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Friday, June 14, 2013

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 14.6.13

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 14.6.13: imagecourtesygalleriethaddaeusropac Don't buy copies of art.  If you can't afford the real thing, go for a walk and find a sto...

VT 14.6.13

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Don't buy copies of art.  If you can't afford the real thing, go for a walk and find a stone that looks as beautiful as a Brancusi sculpture.
 You can find amazing things in nature.



Axel Vervoordt
'Elle Decor,' Jan/Feb 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 12.6.13

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 12.6.13: imagecourtesygiftsoflife.tumblr Acknowledge local conditions and adjacent structures.  To find a color for the exterior of your house, che...

VT 12.6.13

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Acknowledge local conditions and adjacent structures.  To find a color for the exterior of your house, check out your neighborhood.


Donald Kaufman
'Elle Decor,' Sep 2012

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 11.6.13

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 11.6.13: imagesourceunknown Never buy art just because the color is right.  Art should bring you further along as a person, while also mirroring ...

VT 11.6.13

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Never buy art just because the color is right.  Art should bring you further along as a person, while also mirroring your view of life.  When you approach a collection that way, you can buy different things but there will always be a connection among them.


Axel Vervoordt
''Elle Decor,' Jan/Feb 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 10.6.13

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 10.6.13: imagecourtesydesiretoinspireblog My favorite colors come from the shades of local earth.  Dig into the ground and you'll find so man...

VT 10.6.13

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My favorite colors come from the shades of local earth.  Dig into the ground and you'll find so many layers of color--amazing yellows, sand, browns, black, beige.  I don't like cool dogmatic white houses.  They're not human.  I prefer warmth.


Axel Vervoordt
'Elle Decor,' Jan/Feb 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 6.6.13

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 6.6.13: imagecourtesydesiretoinspireblog Color is a mood setter.  It can make you feel great.  But people have a fear of color.  They're af...

VT 6.6.13

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Color is a mood setter.  It can make you feel great.  But people have a fear of color.  They're afraid of what their friends will say or not say.  White is glum and beige is boring.  I'm Italian.  For me black is mourning.  Mind you, I had a black kitchen once that I loved.  Food looks sensational in a black room.


Mario Buatta
''Elle Decor,' Apr 2011

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 5.6.13

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 5.6.13: imagecourtesygiftsoflife.tumblr If a room has bad bones, paint them out.  Doors, windows frames, and moldings will disappear if you pai...

VT 5.6.13

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If a room has bad bones, paint them out.  Doors, windows frames, and moldings will disappear if you paint them the same color as the walls. 
 It will hide a million mistakes.


Mario Buatta
 'Elle Decor, ' Apr 2011

Monday, June 3, 2013

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 4.6.13

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 4.6.13: imagecourtesytheblackworkshop.tumblr The design industry is seeing an enormous shift, mainly because of technology.  In the course of a...

VT 4.6.13

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The design industry is seeing an enormous shift, mainly because of technology.  In the course of an afternoon,  you can go online and look up 101 things.  But just because the information is available doesn't mean you shouldn't kick the tires.  There is no substitute for tactile, direct experience.


Alan Wanzenberg
'Elle Decor,' Nov 2012

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 3.6.13

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): VT 3.6.13: imagecourtesydesiretoinspireblog Luxury can be intangible.  It can be a day with nothing to do.  It does not require a big budget.  If ...

VT 3.6.13

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Luxury can be intangible.  It can be a day with nothing to do.  It does not require a big budget.  If anything, money can be destructive to luxury.  I've worked for people with 15 Kelly bags in their closets.  At some point that becomes a burden.  Luxury is a sensibility, one that requires discernment.


Alan Wanzenberg
'Elle Decor,' Nov 2012


Sunday, June 2, 2013

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): THE SUNDAY POST 3.6.13

VT (for all of my design-obsessed peeps): THE SUNDAY POST 3.6.13: imagecourtesyjjjjound EVENTS ON THE CALENDAR: The Thorn Tree Project:   Join Clodagh and friends for an incredible evening at The...

THE SUNDAY POST 3.6.13

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EVENTS ON THE CALENDAR:


The Thorn Tree Project:  

Join Clodagh and friends for an incredible evening at The Urban Zen Center for The Thorn Tree Project's 11th Annual African Bazaar and Silent Auction to benefit the children of the Sumburu Tribe.

The Center is located at 711 Greenwich Street (between Charles and West 10th)

More information about The Thorn Tree Project can be found at Facebook/The Thorn Tree Project

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Banana Tree Imports:

It's Pop-Up Sale Time Again!

Announcing our Annual Pop-Up Sale
at 1125 King Street, Alexandria, VA
June 8-30

Everything 50-70% off

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Jay Fisette Reelection Fundraiser:


Please join Arlington (VA) Democrats at Jay Fisette's Re-Election Reception on Monday June 3rd, from 630-830 PM.  Meet Democratic Candidate for Governor Terry McAuliffe and some other great candidates!!  It's going be a blast as we celebrate a great night for Virginia's future, and ready for Nov 5th.  Details for location, as well as the ticket purchases can be found on Facebook/Jay Fisette.