Tis the Season!

Posted By susanzaring | Oct 29, 2008 | No Comments | Category: Holiday

Just want to pass on some festive news; I was out shopping the other day and ran into one of my favorite stores Anthropologie. They had some really great crystal and mercury ornaments, check out their website for more ideas http://www.anthropologie.com/

I love this time of year, getting ready for the holidays, finding great recipes to cook for friends and family and decorating the table with beautiful tableware. Here are a few sources that I love to use, they all offer very different aesthetics and affordable prices. The fun part about decorating your table for dinner parties and events is that you can have alot of fun with it..there aren’t any set rules, mix up pieces, add a spark of color with the linens you choose or festive glassware. The possibilities are endless…

La Cafetiere, is a wonderful shop located in Chelsea New York with a casual elegant vibe, the owner is from France and offers traditonal yet polished accessories and homeware. Check out her website at /www.la-cafetiere.com.

The above items are from Anthropologie home collection, I love this store, it is such a great go-to place for pulling any table together, they offer everything from traditional to modern at great prices. Stores are located all over the United States so please check out their site; Anthropologie

Juliska is another great source for tableware, offering fanastic ceramic pieces. Stores located throughout all major cities; Juliska

Upcoming Design Show in NYC!!!

Posted By susanzaring | Oct 14, 2008 | 4 Comments | Category: Events

For all you New Yorkers or anyone visiting the city this weekend,

please check out this fantastic design show. I went to this event for the first time last year and fell in love… so many wonderful things to look at; art, jewerly, furniture, and more…

Let me know what you all think!!!


October 17-18-19, 2008Friday & Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-5pm

90 exhibitors selling the best of 20th century design for stylish 21st century collectors. This show is important but not at all imposing and brings together a young group of dealer/stylemakers who are always on the cutting edge. See it here first and then spot it all over in a year or two. This is one of the first modern shows of NYC’s fall/winter show season and dealers will be bringing their best. Art Deco, Midcentury Modern, Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Scandinavian, French and Italian —- Furniture and furnishings, art, designer jewelry, lighting, rugs, books, photography, ceramics, glass, posters, silver and more. 69th Regiment Armory, Lexington Avenue @ 26th Street, New York CityShow Admission: $15 – $20

For more info check out http://www.stellashows.com/ for this show and further art + design + antique events.

As I was looking through magazines and websites for inspiration for my newest project I came across these amazingly fresh and bold rooms from Domino’s website. Check out a few of the rooms, I am sure it will inspire anyone who is stuck in a rut. There are many more rooms displayed so please make sure you go to Domino for a list of resources and other decorating ideas.

Happy painting to you all!