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Spotlight On: Noa Noa For Fall 2011

Today’s spotlight is on Noa Noa and later on, I’ll post a fashion accessories designer in London whom I’m just nuts about at the moment. Why fashion on a design blog? Why not? Fashion and interiors go hand in hand, one inspires the other. I encourage you to check out Noa Noa for Fall 2011 and visit their new website and blog.

Noa Noa Fall 2011

Noa Noa Fall 2011

Noa Noa Fall 2011

This Danish brand is a favorite of mine and with their shop around the corner from my house, you know where I go for inspiration. I appreciate their sense of style, gorgeous color palettes, how well the clothing is made and their attention to detail from trims to sequins and beading. It’s divine.

Isn’t the children’s clothing just darling? The layering of patterns makes me think of doing something similar on a daybed or sofa. Also notice the colors and think of ways you could introduce a few of them into your Fall room scheme.


(images: noa noa)

Posted in fashion + accessories on July 27, 2011

Spotlight On: Fiona Wallpaper

I love this website and wallpaper company, Fiona, which doubles as a play zone for people like us who like to experiment with different wallpapers in-situ to see how they could look in our home. This site is so brilliant, I love the locations – you can choose between Danish country or Danish city – and then different rooms in each location which give you a chance to play around a bit more. The Danish country location is the home of Tine Kjeldsen, also found in my book, so some of the rooms may look familiar to you — if so, that’s why. :)

Fiona Wallpaper

Interesting to see the same wall five different ways above, isn’t it? My favorite one ended up being the last one – funny!

Have fun playing and hopefully you’ll find a beautiful wallpaper to use in your home – you can buy directly from Fiona online.

(images: screenshots from fiona wallpaper.)

Posted in Rooms on July 26, 2011

Spotlight On: Catherine Hammerton

Today begins the Spotlight On series, which will run a few times daily until I’m back from vacation. Let’s visit English designer Catherine Hammerton and her fabulous line, including the new “Flight” series, to debut at the Vintage show in London this weekend. This is a fitting name for the season since many of us will be up in the sky flying to our vacation destinations.

Catherine Hammerton

Catherine Hammerton

You may recall seeing Catherine’s lovely apartment in the April 2010 issue of Elle Decoration, you can visit this page to read and enlarge it.

In London? Don’t miss “Vintage”, a special pop up show over at the Southbank Centre from July 29-31, 2011. Catherine will be showing her new Flight collection so for more information click here.


(images: catherine hammerton)

Posted in Designers + Stylists on July 26, 2011

Summer Break & Vacation Posts

Hello everyone! I’m taking some time off for a bit of a summer break but also to give myself some time before I begin traveling for the official Decorate book tour in the USA and London in August and September. Anthropologie is so generously hosting me in their stores across the country in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and then in September, in their beautiful Kings Road location in London and all of this is made possible by Chronicle Books who have been an absolute dream publisher to work with.

decor8 Summer Break

I’m quite excited about these in-store events because I’ve been working with them on a project idea to get all who visit involved — I’ve been working on this for many months and so next week I’ll give you the full details about the tour, the project and all of the fun we’re going to have together. I can’t wait to meet all of you.The tour will kick off on August 20th so less than 4 weeks from now which is why I need a bit of a break this week to relax and get ready for all of this.

So yes, I’m taking a mini break now but I’ll still be posting on decor8 daily to link you to great, inspirational content since I plan to pop in first thing each morning to post and then run off for the day.While text will be extremely light, you can expect these vacation posts daily until I’m back sometime next week. Don’t forget to stop by and visit to see what I have in store for you.

Back with some links for today… See you soon. :)

(Photos: Holly Becker)

Posted in Books + Magazines on July 25, 2011


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