Thursday, August 26, 2010

Starting over; starting out

So here we go! This is my first blog, my first dealings with HTML language (thank goodness for Blogger Help!), and really my first chance to delve into the world I love: interior design!

Frankly, this time of my life has been quite filled with change: lost love, nomadic living situation, precarious financial standing. Plus, I recently turned 30 (definitely a time to evaluate my "life plan", as it is)!

So, what better way to accentuate the positive and start out, start over, than to focus on those things that I am passionate about and that bring color, depth, and brilliance to my life.

The way I see it, all homes need that something, that glow, a shimmering reflection of those who live there. (Ha!) That's what I see design to be all about: bringing luster and richness to a home. Elegance and sophistication don't have to eclipse comfort to make a truly beautiful home. (As the designer featured in this post makes apparent!) 

So, with all that said, let's get to the pretty! Here are a few pictures from a designer whose work is so vibrant and intriguing, I never fail to be inspired when I look at his projects: Peter Dunham. (Note the gorgeous "Fig Leaf" fabric on the sofa in the foreground above!)


I absolutely love his ability to mix so many textures and colors. His interiors feel elegant, yet so liveable as well. A true talent!

I look forward to researching and posting many more exciting interiors and aspire to bring all my readers a little bit of luster!


  1. Love the blog Emily! Also - I love the most recent post on textured dark walpaper/color!

  2. I'm so glad you like my blog, Jennie! I love, love, love textured wall coverings, too. You should check out to see some seriously beautiful ones!