Hotel Indigo: West London, United Kingdom

October 28th, 2013 1 Comment

A hotel and a restaurant that’s run entirely by lords and ladies sounds intriguing. Believe me when I say that the treatment we received during our stay at Hotel Indigo nothing short of royal. This newly remodeled boutique hotel located in the heart of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, was our third and last stop on this trip to Europe. read more

Hotel Ares Eiffel in Paris, France

October 21st, 2013 No Comments

It’s been my life-long dream to go to Paris. I’ve been fascinated with the language, the history (especially Ludwig the XIV era) and the culture since I can remember. I took four years of French in high school (and forgot almost all of it since then) and my heart melts when I hear French whether it’s live, in passing or on television. 2013 was the year. I made it to Paris! read more

The Hoxton Hotel, London UK

October 14th, 2013 No Comments

Hoxton is cool! No, really. It’s a hotel like no other I ever stayed at. Casual yet high-standard; comfortable yet classy; edgy, inspiring, unexpected….and so much more. The Hoxton Shoreditch should be where you stay, next time you visit London, UK. read more

NeoCon 2013 Color Palettes

June 17th, 2013 No Comments

Not familiar with NeoCon? Let me explain. It is a three-day-long, contract furniture, fixture and material show and conference. This international event brings more than fifty thousand designers, architects and exhibitors to Chicago to marvel over new product introductions and learn about the trends in the industry. read more

Testing Crypton Dog Bed

May 17th, 2013 No Comments

Crypton fabric is arguably the most durable commercial-grade fabric on the market. Other antibacterial/antimicrobial, soil-resistant technologies have been introduced, but Crypton was the first, and is the most recognized in the interior design industry. It was only a matter of time, that the company would introduce a home line, and specifically a Crypton pet bed collection. read more

What is a Crypton Fabric?

May 3rd, 2013 2 Comments

I graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) in 2007. But even before I got my official diploma in Interior Design, I learned about a ground-braking invention– Crypton Fabric. Someone did a moisture barrier test in class – they poured water onto a fabric, and we could see the water bead up, and not penetrate the moisture barrier of the fabric. I was sold. read more

What I discovered at the Boston Design Center

March 24th, 2013 No Comments

We don’t have a design center in Milwaukee. The closest hub for commercial product is Chicago. Despite the distance, I appreciate the convenience of having The Merchandise Mart, the world’s largest commercial building, largest wholesale design center and one of Chicago’s premier international business locations, so close to home. read more