November 2010

Ryan Korban - So Haute

“I never quite understood why interior design in the traditional sense has no sex appeal.”

New York based “it” designer Ryan Korban loves creating spaces that exude sexy, something he feels there’s not enough of in the design world. His own 550 square foot apartment is a testament to his fresh, sexy and fashion forward take on interior design. Swathed in fur, silk, chrome, brass, marble and exotic materials like shagreene and zebra, Korban’s place oozes sexiness and luxury. For him, design is about creating a fantasy and his approach is certainly one that breaks the traditional mold. He’s the …

Nicole Gibbons Glo cover

I want to give a huge thank you to MSN’s lifestyle site Glo for featuring me in a story on the top 10 design experts and designers to watch! And not only was I featured, I made the homepage cover on Nov 16th! Super exciting! Here’s a peek and you can check out the full story here. Congrats are also in order to my fellow bloggers & designers Grant K. Gibson, Jeannie Hays of AphroChic and Victoria Smith from SFgirlbybay who were featured too!

Martha Stewart Living iPad App

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Martha recently debuted an awesome iPad app that might have just taken digital publishing to a whole new level. I know that’s a strong statement but seriously this is the most incredible magazine app I’ve seen yet. This “Boundless Beauty” themed digital issue of Martha Stewart Living features all of the signature elements you’d expect from a Martha Stewart publication including beautiful photography, mouth watering recipes, decorating inspiration, gardening and more. The cover alone sets the tone for how impressive this issue really is with its moving image of a …

Thanksgiving - Rustic

Q. I have been actively searching the internet for affordable, stylish tablescapes for my Thanksgiving table and can find almost NOTHING.  I need help for inspiration and resources for reasonably priced, chic linens, etc.  Any advice? – Erin Barry


A. Hi Erin! Right now I’m inspired by natural colors, organic shapes & textures and a look that is rustic yet modern with a touch of glamour.  Some of my favorite places to shop for affordable tabletop finds are Target, West Elm, Ikea, Etsy, Pier 1Fishs Eddy, Williams-Sonoma and Ebay (because vintage adds …

Chic Cheap Art Idea_Massuco Warner Miller

Large scale art can be expensive but you can create an easy and affordable art installation for your home simply by stretching a few pieces of your favorite fabric onto a canvas, like San Francisco based interior design firm Massuco Warner Miller did in the cozy living room shown above.

Start by finding an inexpensive fabric that you love and purchase about 3 yards. I recommend choosing a colorful patterned fabric like the KWID Imperial Trellis linen shown in this room. You’ll also need a few easy to find supplies which include 3 canvases from your local craft store (groups …

Jonathan Adler_WSJ

Jonathan Adler’s Colorful Abode. Photo: Jessica Antola for WSJ

See the first photos of the recently debuted Elle Decor show house, take a tour of Jonathan Adler’s bright and brilliant home, get the deets on the latest online decor mag launch and more…here are our favorite articles around the web that you must-read this weekend!

*A full slide show with photos of the first-ever Elle Decor Show House in San Francisco have hit the web featuring rooms by Grant K. Gibson, Jay Jeffers, Kendall Wilkinson, Gary Spain, Suzanne Tucker and more. (Stylenik)

*Take a tour of Jonathan Adler …