The header photo is a setup using several of the pieces we own appearing together illustrating a fantasy environment rather that a real one

Using Primary Color Palettes

Continuing the discussion on using color palettes in interior design, let’s further explore the use of Primary colors. Often primary colors in the current vernacular are considered juvenile. You see them used in children’s room décor and toy designs. Perhaps it’s because of the high level of stimulation they generate is what makes them seem childlike. I […]

Painting by Vasily Kandinsky, Dominant Curve April 1936, Oil on canvas, Dimensions: 50 7/8 x 76 1/2 inches (129.2 x 194.3 cm) Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. ©2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Art Trends – Not!

“Top 5 Art Trends of 2015 In the market for some new artwork to fill your home…”  The headline of this story from Dot & Bo makes me uneasy. It has provoked me to try and explore why. I grew up in an artist family, real deal artists, so the idea of top trends in art […]

Mid century modern room using color palette designed by Barbara Daley Schwab

Color is Challenging

Color is Challenging One of the hardest challenges of room design is picking a color palette. You may have bright colors you are attracted to, or perhaps neutrals, or high contrast black and white, or soft, serene, warm. We are bombarded by color schemes and color terms. Paint samples in all tints and shades in […]

Jens Quistgaard’s serving platters and boards.

Jens Quistgaard’s Picnic

You’ve heard of Teddy Bear Picnics well I’m imagining serving up a Jens Quistgaard’s Picnic. Jens Quistgaard, a Danish designer and sculptor, is best known for his tableware (in this case picnicware) designs manufactured by Dansk from 1954 through the following 30 years and some continue to be produced today. Jens Quistgaard is synonymous with […]