There is a bridge between science and art and it is Ernst Haeckel. Haeckel sketched and painted watercolors of various organisms such as sea anemones, jellyfish, and cnidaria. If you are like me and know your favorite periods of furniture better than your marine life, here is the definition of cnidaria! And here are some […]
As readers of our blog already know, we love wallpaper. And there is definitely a wallpaper moment happening in the design world right now. I am just finishing a great project decorating the sets of a Roland Emmerich TV pilot and got to have a bit of fun with the colors and patterns. I was […]
Not only is pamplemousse one of my favorite (and only) words in my limited french vocabulary, I’m also quite in love with the work of ID firm Pamplemousse. Helmed by Delphine Krakoff (the beautiful wife of Reed Krakoff, the Coach design guru), this firm takes color and detail to another level altogether. She is a […]
Maybe since I’m now on vacation in Florida, my post on the color coral seemed so appropriate but once I saw this rope tassel coffee table below that I featured in yesterday’s Florida-themed post, it was kismet. And yes, I am rocking Chanel “orange fizz” nail polish this week.
Posted on February 23, 2012 (Color) Tagged coral, florida
This post is a dramatic deviation from our usual post style of nuanced color, textures, shapes, styles and layers, layers, layers! This is pure drama and all about, well.. quite simply, black and white Do you have a favorite black and white image? Please share!
Yes, you read that right…I have a long-standing obsession with crystal ship chandeliers. There is a story behind it and I feel that it was the beginning of my interior design career. I was designing sets for low-budget movies early in my career (first and last time you will hear about that, uggh) and I […]
Definition: a needlepoint stitch that produces a pattern resembling flames, originating in the 18th century in a series of chairs found in the Bargello Palace in Florence. Older than the hills, this pattern has been repeated for centuries in fashion, upholstery, rugs, pillows… you name it! It never seems to go out of style, just […]
Sears-Peyton Gallery helped us to curate an entire art collection for a new client last year. Over 50% of the artists represented in this beautiful home were culled together with the help of Gaines Peyton, including a large piece by Shawn Dulaney. Lydia and I had a very specific color palette in mind for this particular family […]
Kerry O’Malley, one of the leads in the Broadway revival of On a Clear Day, invited the the Marks & Frantz team to decorate her dressing room backstage at the St. James Theater. We wanted to make her space comfortable yet glamorous. In a space this small, the design must be well conceived and the […]
Posted on December 13, 2011 (Color, Events, New Work, Resources, Small Spaces, Uncategorized) Tagged color, design, Kid's Rooms, Marks & Frantz, wallpaper
John Murphy has a collection of prints and photographs that I’ve used on the sets of television shows like Spring/Fall, an HBO pilot. I love his use of imagination and whimsy in his works. They are a great way to bring some amazing colors into a powder room, bedroom or a kid’s room. I think […]
Posted on October 7, 2011 (Accessories, Art, Color, Interior Design)