Saturday, December 10, 2011


The Imperial Trellis pattern is all the rage in the interior design industry. The LOFT32 Imperial Trellis alternative fabric was  inspired by Kelly Wearstler and is as close to her original pattern as you can get.

Now, you can own Imperial Trellis patterned pillows, drapes and table runners! LOFT32 now offers custom made home decor items in your color choice of any of the Imperial Trellis inspired fabric. We can make any size to fit your needs. Check out these LOFT32 customers' homes and others who added a little Imperial Trellis to their spaces!

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Fabric color options available: Citrine/Ivory, Black/Ivory, Coffee/Ivory, Aqua/Grey, Two Toned Grey

To inquire or place an order, contact: or visit the LOFT32 Etsy Shop!

Saturday, October 8, 2011


And if you ♥ yours, you'll get a mammogram! October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, the perfect time to make an appointment to get checked. If you love your friends and family, you'll remind them too.

For Breast Cancer Awareness month, I'm featuring some beautiful rooms with a touch of pink!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I love going to flea markets, secondhand stores and vintage shops to find a great piece that can immediately transform the look of a room. It's true, vintage or antique pieces stand out as works of art when paired with the right decor style. Traditional decor can feel old, and modern decor can "get" old, but regardless of the style of house, you can always incorporate a few vintage or antique finds to keep it interesting. The challenge is keeping your vintage finds modern. Keep in mind that interiors aren't meant to "match", but rather "coordinate".

The best way to incorporate vintage/antique pieces into your decor is to intersperse them throughout. This will act as a more eclectic and international feel. Designers do this best by making sure they have one vintage piece in every room. If you're lucky enough to travel abroad, you can probably bring home some amazing finds....for all of us others, we will continue to scour the endless sea of vintage items at our local flea markets!

The only rule here is to make sure you balance cultures, styles and time periods. You can't go wrong....and these pieces make your style really stand out!

This vintage yellow tufted wingback chair adds color and character to the corner of this elegant dining room.

Believe it or not, this is a "mud room"! The room includes vintage items such as the white hall tree against the wall, the settee from an antique mall and a vintage table found on ebay.

In this sophisticated, turned rugged living space, these red vintage number signs (once used at an old gas station) add color to this space.

This room's designer created an illusion of height by placing wallpaper on the ceiling and to inspire the rest of the furnishings, she added a vintage couch (still in it's original upholstery).

While updating this home, the designer opted to keep the original 1947 molding over the doorway. It brings charm to the room, don't you agree?

All photos courtesy of Lonny Mag
The painting in this sitting area was purchased by the homeowner at a market in Thailand. Always bring back pieces when traveling.

Bottom line is to mix vintage finds with modern pieces, don't over think it, go with your gut, and if you buy what you love and put it where you'll enjoy it, it will always work!


Sunday, August 28, 2011


Nothing else adds as much character to a room like a unique accessory. Trophy heads, regal dog statues, gazelles, Buddhas, bookends and even artichokes....all just standing there (but delivering) and defining personalities of home owners and decor style from Los Angeles to Dubai! Whether you prefer porcelain, ceramic, glass, stone or iron, these beauties are all the rage in the design business.
Here are a few of my faves in homes around the world!

The peacock in turquoise glaze, adding color, texture and elegance.
Silver ram head figurine, perfect modern addition to any table.

Pure white porcelain greyhound. Adds height and drama to room.

The platinum octopus climbs atop the mantle for a conversation builder.


Another turquoise statue, this large thoroughbred is everyone's favorite.

For a bookshelf in need of an antique look, these jacks in black do the trick.


Horns are so dramatic and provide a wild side to all decor styles.


Tone down a space with these organic artichokes on white pedestals.


Moosehead bookends in bronze bring eclectic style to a room needing flair.

Another horse figure adding wood-like texture and rustic charm.


Orient sophistication of this dragon brings edge and culture to a room.


Another cultural statue, commands attention in a zen environment.

Sunday, July 31, 2011


Sunburst mirrors are NOT new to the design world, in fact, they've been around for years! Sunburst mirrors became popular in European countries in different times throughout history. In America the mirrors as we know them today were used in living and dining rooms from the mid-20th century. Most of the ones that are selling now are inspired my mid century antique designs.

As most of you know, a mirror adds depth to a room, which tends to make the space look larger. When using decorative mirrors, such as sunburst mirrors, you're adding more than're creating flair and in my opinion, functional art pieces. I've seen many different styles of sunburst mirrors lately, and I sell two great mirrors as part of the LOFT32 collection- as seen here:

If you're interested in my mirrors, please EMAIL me!

It's difficult for some of us (including me!) to step outside the "box" and add mirrors to their decor that aren't your traditional square or rectangular shapes. So, to help you envision what masterpiece you can create by just adding a new mirror-here are a few inspiring ideas of what a sunburst mirror could add to your home!


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Wednesday, June 22, 2011


There's a certain intrigue associated with antique lamps. I believe it has to do with the mystery and unknown past of antiques, as well as being unique. 
Antique lamps are also known to serve as a "work of art" when decorating. Because of this title, they typically come with a hefty price tag! Today, manufacturers and designers strive to recreate this very look, by coming up with their own version of the "antique lamp".

I fell in love with Designer, Barbara Cosgrove's lamp collection. I decided to offer her lamps as part of my LOFT32 product line. As some of you may already know, when it comes selecting potential new products or textiles for LOFT32-I only carry products and textiles within a price point that my clients/customers (YOU) can afford and only the items I would put in my own home!

Barbara Cosgrove specializes in nouveau-traditional lamps (which can be used in almost any decor style). Owner and creative force, Barbara Cosgrove began designing lamps out of her garage in the mid-nineties. There, a company was born when she put her first collection of lamps together and headed for the Atlanta Market. Cosgrove's lamps are inspired by her background in the Arts. Her lamps sell to retail boutiques from Manhattan to Beverly Hills to Claremont ♥. Neiman Marcus features her styles in their "Make Room" catalog season after season. A commitment to quality, style and good taste has earned her lighting solutions an extensive following in the design community as well.
Barbara Cosgrove Lamps are regularly featured in publications, a few being: Elle Decor, Domino, Southern Living, Veranda, House Beautiful, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Living, Home Magazine, Southern Accents, Country Home and Midwest Living....and now, my blog!

Here are just a few of my favorites from her collection:

Sold as a pair, these light gold horse statue lamps are perfect...nothing better than a lamp that also adds flair! I ♥ these lamps. Antique bronze base and stem, with white shades.

It doesn't get better than these floor lamps, which double as a side table! Choose the white or black shade on either Gold or Silver option.

Another statue lamp! This sitting dog lamp can add eclectic charm to modern sophistication in any room. White dog statue with a grey/brown shade and antique brown base and stem.

Just like at the studio! These amazing theatre/spot lights are still raising eyebrows all over the design industry. They're timeless and brilliant in their chrome finish. Choose from 3 different size options.

Cream Colored Foo Dog lamps! There's always a place for a Foo Dog in your home. Medium brown shades for these puppies and they are sold as a pair.

Who doesn't adore a nice pendant!? Glam it up or bring it to a casual mood with these hanging beauties. They're available in two different shape options and two color options. Silver or Antique Bronze.

So, which lamp fits YOUR style best?

For pricing on the above lamps or others from Barbara Cosgrove's Collection, email me.