Yesterday I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge. We talked about set decoration, interior design , and of course, wallpaper! The radio station, Heritage Radio, where we did the interview was really great – in the back of the super popular Brooklyn restaurant Roberta’s Pizza. Check out Heritage Radio’s great …..
Posted on September 18, 2012 (Uncategorized) Also tagged brooklyn, Carrie Bradshaw, design, Design*Sponge, fabric, furniture, Interior Design, Lydia Marks, Marks & Frantz, Photography, radio, Set Design, Sex and the City, The Devil Wears Prada, The Strand Hotel, trinaturk, wallpaper
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 …..
Posted on June 26, 2012 (Art, Color, Floral) Also tagged art, botanical prints, watercolors
eHow asked Marks & Frantz “How to Choose a Living Room Paint Color”! Click on the eHow article to read on!
Posted on April 20, 2012 (Uncategorized) Also tagged paint, press
Last year, we helped a client curate a starter art collection for their new home. During the process we were able to bring in some favorite artists and discover some exciting new ones. With the help of Valerie McKenzie at McKenzie Fine Art and a few bookmarked editorial spreads by one of my favorite designers, …..
Posted on February 13, 2012 (Art) Also tagged art, jamie drake, mckenzie gallery, New York City
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 …..
Posted on January 20, 2012 (Color, Fabric, Uncategorized) Also tagged fabric, flame stitch
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 …..
Quilts have usually not been my thing but every once in a while I come across vintage quilts that feel so fresh and contemporary. My great grandfather, who was the last territorial governor of Oklahoma before it became a state, amassed a family collection of quilts that feel far from the traditional “granny-style” country quilt! …..
Posted on March 28, 2011 (Color, Museum Shows) Also tagged museum, quilts, Red
Check out the fabulous creations of Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby. They are amazingly versatile; their work includes product design, furniture design, building facades and the Olympic torch for London 2012! They also designed a line of carpets for The Rug Company. We are designing some really fun kids’ rooms right now and I can …..
Our friends at the NYDC featured Lydia and I in their quarterly magazine, Array. We were asked to talk about one of our current obsessions…