Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Susanna Salk's Room for Children PLUS a giveaway!

With two successful books under her belt, a regular design contributor on the Today Show, an editor at 1stDibs and,   Susanna Salk, has quickly positioned herself and rightfully earned the reputation of one of today's top harbingers of style.
This week, we sit down to discuss her newest book, "Room for Children" which showcases, of course, the interior design of children's rooms. If you have a book, grab it and following along as we discuss the images, great tips and a general approach to the one room in the house where it's ok to play.

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"Room for Children" publisher Rizzoli is generously giving away a copy of the book to one of our listeners! So, in the comments section, please share a quick story about a kids room you've decorated for your own kids, a client, or even when you were a kid! The book can only be sent to US and Canada. Thanks!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Noted Antiquarian, Lee Stanton

Lee Stanton is one of Los Angeles' leading arbiters of style and the premier purveyor of fine period antiques to prominent interior decorators and discriminating clients nationwide. For years, his San Juan Capistrano warehouse was a go-to for those in the know on the look out for 17th-19th century antiques. Early morning lines would form hours before doors opened, as news of fresh crates from Europe, spread through out the city.
Knowing that so many of his clients traveled from the Los Angeles area, Stanton, decided to open doors along the prominent, La Cienega design corridor. Stanton's lovely and down to earth demeanor coupled with his generosity to share his vast knowledge, will have you immediately understand why he is held in such high regard.
Stanton was gracious enough to sit with us and chat about antiques, design, his own history and the up coming Legends of La Cienega design event- of which he is one of the founders. {for more information please see their website: Legends of La Cienega }

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Chatting with Scot Meacham Wood

Many of you know of Interior Designer Scot Wood as Tartanscot from his well known and beautifully executed blog of the same name; others know him for his elegant eye for design and love of all things Tartan.
This week we sit down with Scot to learn a little more about the Southern Gentleman behind the design, what inspires him, his approach, his theory and were even treated to an, a Capella serenade (which will make you melt- is it time to have a design blogger stage show? Soundtrack? )
Scot's diminutive San Francisco apartment, transformed into a space large in elegance and design.
The beautiful Hampton's home Scot worked on, via San Francisco and with only a few days, on site, to install.

to see more of Scot's work please visit his website: www.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Food Day 2010

Today is the 2nd annual April Food Day spearheaded by fellow bloggers Meg Fairfax Fielding of Pigtown*Design and Chris Cox of Easy and Elegant Life.

It's time to "pay it forward".

April Food Day is our annual reminder to help out and asks that we all make a donation, no matter how small, to Feeding America. They are annually feeding 37 MILLION Americans, including 14 million children. This represents a 46% increase over 2006.  There is need, no question.

This year, in order to track the success of the April Food Day initiative, there is a special donation page that has been set up.

Thanks to Meg and Chris for making this great event happen. If you have any questions, you can email Meg here or Chris here.

Thank you.