Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Invitation - The Fine Art of Design

Val Fiscalini at the 2011 Decorator Showcase

IFDA Northern California Chapter &
ArtHaus Gallerists; James Bacchi and Annette Schutz



411 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Wednesday, June 29th, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
5:30pm - 6:15pm - Networking, Appetizers and Libations
6:15pm - Gallery Tour
6:30pm - 7:30pm - Program and Q&A

IFDA Members - no charge; Non Members $10

RSVP by June 24th to dnicolson@sbcglobal.net

Special thanks to Benjamin Moore www.benjaminmoore.com

Discover the value of partnering with award-winning art gallerists for your next design projects.

During the past 15 years, Gallerists and Icons o Design James Bacchi and Annette Shutz continue to bring the Bay Area's fine art and architectural and design communities closer together. Named "Best Gallery" on the SFBAY List, two years running, ArtHaus is one of San Francisco's foremost resources for contemporary, museum quality works, diverse in subject matter, media and style.

The Wiseman Group

National Bank of Canada

Lawanna Cathleen

KAG Staging


Doyle McCullar

Dining by Design

Ashley Jenkins

Applegate Tran
Phot by Chris Stark

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tricia Guild and her team

Imagine working for Tricia Guild? I think it would be an interesting job! Just look at the fabrics they produce. As a young design student in London, I spent most of my Saturdays walking along the King's Road, it was a short walk from my Fulham Road flat and the home to two of my absolute favourite stores: Designer's Guild and Osborne & Little.

The rooms used in their photoshoots are stunning - typical London homes with Georgian detailing and the use of colour. Amazing!

A few years ago, http://www.decorati.com/ approached me and asked me to write about my adventures in London and I wrote above the King's Road and surrounding areas. If you are interested here are the links to Valerie's London:







Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mirror, mirror

I always use lots of mirrors in my designs. Not only do they reflect the light, but they essentially add another window to your room. There are so many to choose from too. I particularly like Venetian mirros - I used this one a couple of years ago in a hallway and it looked amazing:

More glamerous Venetian mirrors:

Three mirrors together look wonderful and add a sculptural element:

This time the mirrors are placed down the wall - look how dramatic they look with the dark paint colour:

Round mirrors look so good above a console or a fireplace:

I placed this floor mirror in my client's living room. It made the light bounce around the room. I also placed a silver floor lamp to the left and in the evening, when the lights were dimmed, it looked very romantic:

Monday, May 2, 2011

Classic blue and white

A classic blue and white room never goes out of style. As these images show, it doesn't have to be nautical either!

I think these ginger jars are stunning:

Love the navy blue walls here:

What a beautiful window seat - look at the view:

Timeless living room:

Romantic bedroom:

Bold stripes:

All images from www.housebeautiful.com