Monday, September 28, 2009

Bucks County Designer Showhouse 2009

I am loving the Bucks County Designer Showhouse put together by my friend Christine Edmonds and her crew. They own Trove Decor, an evolving collection of vintage finds that they collect and then revive into one of a kind showpieces. About 10,000 people attend the showhouse and benefits go to their local hospital. The photos below show a great sample of before and afters from their project. The theme they went with was apothecary cottage/naturalist's workshop theme. I absolutely love it. All of their furniture and home accessories are vintage and one of a kind. This includes vintage rewired alabaster lamps, marble topped tables, twig chandeliers, and wire baskets.

I want one of my own like this to fix up so very badly... Read more about this great designer showhouse project right here.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Billy Joel's Beachfront Home

Billy Joel's Beachfront Home in Sagaponack is on the market and it is gorgeous! You can pick up this beauty for a cool 22 million (ahem, ya right). I love the cedar shingles, open concept, soaring ceilings and industrial appliances. The interior has been decorated by the crazy talented Nate Berkus. The master bathroom is a site to behold and I can admit I've already entertained a few fantasies of soaking in that tub while gazing out over the ocean.

But for all the splendor of the main house, I would just as happily move into this cute little studio guest house and make it my home. Read more about his house listing here.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Inspirational Quote of the Week

A Palette of Compassion

I wanted to share the work of local artist David Hummer. He is amazingly talented but also has a very kind heart and his story of compassion was just featured on CNN. The following paragraphs are taken from the article written for CNN.

This story is not about his artistic talents, it’s about how he has helped make the world a better place. According to David “In 1989, while he was in Manhattan on a business trip with a fellow gallery owner he realized his work was about to take a different direction. He had just exited a building where they were showing Hockney’s latest work. A gallery where one with means could purchase a work of art priced in the millions. It was then that he noticed a homeless man sitting on the sidewalk with a sign on his lap asking for help. This extreme contrast of wealth and poverty came as a shock.

A few years later his work transformed into realist portraits of homeless people in an attempt to create an awareness of an ever-increasing problem in the US. He abandoned his gallery business and would spend the next 15 years producing these portraits and working with homeless shelters and nonprofit organizations”.

Read more about this wonderful story right here,

Although the story is featured around his previous work of the homeless, he also does some beautiful work with children, some of my favorites shown above. The last two are currently hanging in my studio and were done with sharpie marker and watercolor. You can view more of his work on his site at If you are interested in a personal commission with David, please contact me and I would be happy to get you in touch with him. Enjoy:)


Blog Widget by LinkWithin