Odds 'n Ends
On the Bookshelf:

Suzanne Kasler: Sophisticated Simplicity

Suzanne Kasler’s third book was released on Tuesday, and I look forward to receiving my copy.  Her designs are not only sophisticated, but simply elegant.  Town. Country. Shore.  Each section focuses on a separate aesthetic, and I am sure each will be full of inspiration.

Paloma Contreras: Dream Design Live

I started reading La Dolce Vita in the very beginning, when my son was a newborn and I was taking a hiatus from my own design projects.  Now, with a successful career as an interior decorator, Contreras has written a book about culling inspiration, using it in the design process, and sharing the home you’ve created with the ones you love.  For those in the San Francisco Bay Area, a book-signing is scheduled to take place at Hudson Grace on November 6th.

Inspiring Pieces:

With Maison & Objet wrapping up in Paris this past Tuesday, I have pulled together a couple of my favorite new releases from the show.

Moirai Chandelier by Sé Collections

This chandelier just makes me happy.  I love the vibrant jewel tones, and the visual interest in the different shapes, lengths, and angles.

Sequoia Table by Brabbu

Inspired by the Giant Sequoias, the Sequoia table was presented at Maison & Objet.  I love the contrasts in this image.  The hard and soft angles.  The masculine and feminine touches.  The use of both soft and bold color.

Industry Events:

Registration is now open for the following:

–TISE: The International Surface Event

Three shows in one, covering all things flooring, tile and stone, The International Surface Event takes place January 23 – 25, 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

KBIS: The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show

See the newest in all things kitchen and bath at KBIS (affectionately known as K-biz), which takes place February 19 – 21, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.

At the Theater:

A Simple Favor

Before opening in theaters today, I was able to see a pre-screening of A Simple Favor.  While the movie has quite a few laughable moments (the mothers out there will relate), the stylishly modern home, and wardrobe – if only I had that closet – of Emily (Blake Lively) drew me in.  And, I love the soundtrack: a collection of fun, French pop.  Listen here.

Around the Web:

The Grand Style of Versailles

This past April, I traveled to France in the midst of airline, railroad, and château strikes. The Palace at Versailles happened to be striking on the day we chose to visit, so it was a pleasure to see Artistic Tile’s review of the ancient marbles used throughout the palace.  Take a look to see how modern stones can be specified, in place of those no longer available, to create a palace of your own.