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Henna Party: Stenciled Stair Risers

Henna Party: Stenciled Stair Risers

I never shared the stair riser project that our first group did at Peacock Pavilions last May. My bad! This first set of “themed” stenciled stair risers is what inspired the most recent round. Those, in turn, were inspired by this blog post, ...

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Moroccan Zellij Tile Patterns

Moroccan Zellij Tile Patterns

I’m obsessed with repetitive pattern. I am particularly fond of tile patterns. I have a MAJOR THING for order and symmetry. I am particularly captivated by the Zellij tile patterns that are literally everywhere in Morocco, with their underlying meaning of ...

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Last Call for the Marrakech Painting Trip

Last Call for the Marrakech Painting Trip

First and foremost-HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope that the coming year brings you peace, some prosperity, and many opportunities to explore and expand your creativity. If any one of your resolutions involves more adventurous travel, here is an opportunity for ...

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Decor Ideas: The Color Purple

Decor Ideas: The Color Purple

Have you noticed? Shades of lavender popping up everywhere, from soft sweaters at Banana Republic (ask me how I know this!) to these recent pages of Elle Decor and House Beautiful. Love it with the Moroccan door!     This ...

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Pretty Patina Pieces

Pretty Patina Pieces

Some gorgeous examples of aged and patina surfaces, both real and faux, from the October Veranda… I’m noticing a LOT more photos in new books and current magazines lately that feature softly glazed walls. God gosh, it’s been 20 years since this ...

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Return of the Marrakech Painting Trip

Return of the Marrakech Painting Trip

Marrakech is calling. Maryam and I have been emailing. A return painting trip to Marrakech is in my near future-and maybe yours?? I will be taking a small group on a painting trip this December to continue the creative work that was begun last ...

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Stenciled Sugar Floors by Linda Florence

Stenciled Sugar Floors by Linda Florence

Another artist featured in the Surface Design journal article on floors is Linda Florence. I have seen Linda’s wallpapers featured on blogs and in the book, The Cutting Edge of Wallpaper, but this article focused on her “Sugar” flloors. Linda, ...

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Designed in Dust: Surface Design

Designed in Dust: Surface Design

A couple of months ago I happened upon a magazine I’d never seen before in the bookstore. Surface Design is the official journal of the Surface Design Association, an organization that focuses mainly on textile arts. The main title on ...

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