Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vintage Pillows

By Erin Ferucci

Celebrity Lifestyle Designer

After looking at Michael Savoia's beautiful pillows and Brenda Antin's spectacular vintage textiles is it any wonder I have vintage pillows on the brain?

Pillows are great way to change the look and feel of a room quickly and easily.

Vintage pillows are a great way to make any room look pulled together. They can be swapped out to create a new look. They can be moved from room to room. They never go out of style!

Dan Marty Designs offers a fabulous assortment of Vintage Pillows!I love these Suzani Vintage Pillows from Caryle Designs in Santa Monica. They transform this simple white sofa. Beautiful!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Healing With Water

By Erin Ferucci
Celebrity Lifestyle Designer

Water is a design element that is healing. You can create a paradise in your backyard or on your patio easily and inexpensively by installing a water feature. A water pump is an inexpensive purchase (around $20 at Home Depot). If you want to spend a little more money on an urn or decorative statuary you can, it’s worth the investment. Put your fountain in the corner of your garden, on your patio or even on the balcony of your condo. The soothing sounds of water will be something everyone will enjoy. The birds will enjoy it, your guest will enjoy it and most importantly you will enjoy the stress relieving healing properties of water.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Michael Savoia

By Erin Ferucci
Celebrity Lifestyle Designer

Michael Savoia's talent is flawless and his passion is inspirational!
His work as a custom embroidery and embellishment artisan is incomparable.

Years ago I was designing a home in Sun Valley, Idaho. I was doing really simple oyster linen chairs for the breakfast room and wanted to take them up a notch design wise. So, I had Michael Savoia embroider an Arts & Crafts style pattern on the top panel of the upholstered chair. Need less to say, they came out beautiful....Take a look at his process, which leads to amazing products...An image begins on the computer… then the computer relays the exact pattern to scale on the fabric and VOILA!! Michael's company Villa Sovoia Inc. specializes in custom embroidery company with its showroom and workroom located in the Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA.

You can also read Michael's Blog for fascinating insights, fabulous photos and tons of inspiration!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Vintage Textiles from Brenda Antin

By Erin Ferucci
Celebrity Lifestyle Designer

This AMAZING collection of Vintage textiles, panels, drapes, bedding comes from Brenda Antin in Los Angeles. I have been shopping in Brenda's shop for close to 15 years's always a delight to see all the new goodies...but when I went in last week...OMG...she was organizing her enormous collection of vintage textiles...I just had to share... They have been in business for approx. 18 years, collecting vintage textiles and antique furniture from England, France, and all over Europe. They have enormous one of a kind collections of: ticking's, toiles, exceptional linen's and lace from Chateaux's in France.Generally, all their upholstered items in their shop are mostly re-upholstered in French Vintage Linen - I LOVE THIS!!! OMGAll of the linen and textile collection can be purchased from their shop directly by calling: 323-934-8451.They are always traveling, bringing back new ideas and inspirations for designers to share with their clients ... You need to see this collection in person, it’s worth a visit just for shear inspiration or to enjoy the impeccable taste level…I highly recommend a visit ..

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Spotting Market Trends #2

By Erin Ferucci
Celebrity Lifestyle Designer

One of the big trends revealed at Market week in Los Angeles was BIG PRINTS. Big prints are everywhere!!!!!! and I mean BIG!!!! These big prints are bold... rich...
vibrant...impossible to ignore.They even appeared on wing backed chairs, one of the season's other hottest trends. Big prints are everywhere!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Market Week Trend Spotting #1

By Erin Ferucci
Celebrity Lifestyle Designer

Two weeks I was immersed in market week, a big event in Los Angeles for Interior Designers.!!
Designers came into town from all over the U.S. to view new collections of fabrics and furniture, meet other designers, see new products, etc. etc. and wow was this event amazing!!

Most everyone re-designed their showrooms, threw absolutely beautiful parties, and wined and dined all of us designers. It was fun to meet all the editor's of the big design magazines too. They like to get to know us as much as we like to get to know them!! It's fun to talk shop amongst your peers too. Everyone is so supportive of one another…and were all chins up- in this economy...

To see all of the new things was amazing too!!
I noticed the resurgence in WING CHAIRS!!! They were everywhere!!!!!! I mean everywhere!!
Take a look for trend spotting #1... classically tailored...

studded wing backs...contemporary wing backs...even chaise wing backs. Wing backs are hot right now. Even Ethan Allen has jumped on the band wagon.