Saturday, March 19, 2011

martz on main

Little loft style apartment on Main Street gets a new Gordon Martz table. Vintage, solid wood construction, and great handmade ceramic tiles. The table was a bit high at 20" so we anchored it with the client's existing pieces (instead of cutting the legs down and ruining the integrity of the piece).

You can find great Martz pieces locally - in Minneapolis - or on 1stDibs.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


A must have book for collectors, Mary Randolph Carter's A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of A Misspent Life focuses on living well with everything that makes a house a home. If you have been influenced by the picturesquely cluttered studios of Pablo Picasso or Alexander Calder, or by the art- and book-filled house of Vanessa Bell, this unique style book will stimulate you with its creative ideas. The volume explores how real-life tastemakers (photographers, textile designers, fashion designers, writers, artists) integrate their life and interiors to live well with their passions, histories, conveniences, and inconveniences. In inspiring essays, Mary Randolph Carter muses on such key housekeeping concerns as clutter versus mess; open windows; and unmade beds. Combining practical tips with liberating philosophy—"Don’t scrub the soul out of your home"; "Make room for what you love"—this volume celebrates living beautifully and happily, not messily. Lavishly illustrated with intimate photographs of different living spaces, Carter exalts in the beauty of imperfection and in living perfectly in our "imperfect" homes. Life isn’t perfect—why should your house be? (overview from Rizzoli Press)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


New Sarah L. Jones Interiors cards have arrived! Find the secret floor plan cleverly hidden on the back.

I must admit these cards rock, so if you would like me to post you one, I'd be more than happy to. Just shoot me an email at with your name and address.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Ethereal hand carved ceramics by Isabelle Abramson - collect them all here.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


All too often I'll see design magazines featuring Asian inspired rooms that are more kitsch than sophistication. Because Asian Art is my true love, I'd like to share some of my favorite antique and contemporary pieces.

Classical Chinese furniture has always been my weakness. If you are looking to invest in a custom or reproduction chair, study up and make sure the proportions of the piece you want are true to the original designs. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has a world-renowned collection of Chinese hardwood furniture, and the interactive website is a great resource. Custom horseshoe armchair from P.A. Larkin.

Hand painted wall coverings from Gracie Studio - available at Holly Hunt Ltd. in Minneapolis (to the trade).

Traditional brass ring pulls from Chinese Brass Hardware would look great on a simple end table like the Mondo from Room and Board.

And no Asian inspired room is complete without some antique accessories. Green glazed ginger jar, Laotian Buddha and Negoro Wan bowl all from LAMONT.

Want more ideas for creating an Asian inspired space? Email me at

Sunday, October 3, 2010



Located across from the Pacific Design center in heavenly Los Angeles, The Melrose Project looks like a divine place to collect all your interior needs. Next time I hit California... I'm there!

Find out more here and read some reviews from other designers here.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Looking to revamp a tired powder room or create a relaxing master bath? Try white... yes, good ole' white! I love a crisp, clean white for bathrooms. You cannot go wrong with it. Combine a Benjamin Moore paint - White Dove - with stony greys, blues, natural textures (like hemp or linen fabrics) and interesting details and you'll be happy with the results.

All products above are available to the trade (and some retail) for product information contact me at