Friday, February 17, 2012

Introducing a fantastic new photographer

I'd like to introduce you to Dima Aryeh, a talented San Francisco Bay Area photographer. He has a great eye and I really believe he's going to go far. Take a look at these beautiful images - they are crisp and fresh and would all look beautiful framed. I can imagine some of these in a funky start-up, a loft space or two or three grouped together in a traditional residence too!

If you are interested in purchasing any of these fabulous photographs please email me:

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Modern paisley

I recently dressed-up a bed in a master bedroom that we were staging and as I really love the paisley print, I chose a sheet set with a wonderful duck egg blue paisley print. We added lots of pillows, a gorgeous silk decorative pillow and a throw that tied everything together. What do you think:

A modern paisley print pillow with fabulous colors:

Resembling the beautiful henna tattoo shapes or a twisted teardrop, the kidney-shaped paisley is Iranian and Indian in origin, but its western name derives from the town of Paisley, in central Scotland. In Tamil the design is known as mankolam and has long been used in India. It resembles a mango and has sometimes been associated with Hinduism. In Persian the design is known as boteh jegheh and it has been used in Iran since the Sassanid Dynasty.

Here are some of my favorite patterns - some subtle and others a lot brighter: