Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Teil Duncan Artwork 

I am starting to feel that stir in the air when people fast-forward to fall and skip right over my favorite month of summer, August! Just to keep us living in the moment I want to remind people that it is only July, and that we still have summer days left to enjoy!

I am always drawn to beach paintings and I loved these ones I came across by artist, Teil Duncan. Their composition and semi abstract style are so fun and inspiring. Enjoy Summer while it is still here!!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Fabulous Friday

Maggie O'Neill

Happy Friday everyone! I wanted to post about someone fabulous this Friday who has inspired me over the past few years with her spirited and genius creativity and positive carefree work ethic. Her name is Maggie O'Neill and she is an artist as well as an interior designer who has been making homes, restaurants and bars all over DC works of art ! Have a look at some of her work!

 For Lincoln Restaurant she mounted thousands of penny's all over the ground to create the floor tiling in addition to a Penny DC Flag wall! For Teddy and the Bully Bar, she used a faux wood grain patina mirror as a wall and used rifles as the stems to the dining tables. For Capitale she did a "Hogwarts meets Hollywood" transformation using black & white checkered floors and slanted columns with floor to ceiling rustic windows which play home to hidden leather bound library books! Her artwork alone is inspiring which she incorporates into some of her restaurants such as Lincoln! 

Lincoln Restaurant 



Irish Whiskey Bar

Hank's Oyster Bar

Teddy & the Bully Bar

Mt. Rushmore Wall! 

Main dining area at Teddy & the Bully Bar

 Residential Library 
Maggie did this person's library in a teal faux wood grain!

Maggie's Art


Wednesday, July 10, 2013


John Robshaw Textiles 

"After John Robshaw earned a fine arts degree at Pratt and studied traditional block printing in China, John "I-Caught-the-Asia-Bug" Robshaw journeyed to India to find natural indigo dye for his paintings. Instead, he fell in love with the local artisans fabric-making traditions. The hands-on immediacy and vitality of textiles dyed, printed, woven, stitched, and worn piqued what was to become a lifelong fascination."

I have been looking for pillows that will give my clients room a more interesting mix, but that  can still blend well with other patterns, both modern and vintage. All of Robshaw's patterns enable this. Here are some of my favorites below! He also sells beautiful fabrics, decor, furniture and more at