An Eye For Detail in Cleveland Design : Tudor Arms Hotel

Can You Tell Where This Is? You probably pass this building often, not even realizing its interesting past history. Now that its new neighbor, MOCA CLeveland (the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland), is rapidly going up in time for its October, 2012 opening, the Tudor Arms Hotel is right in the middle of the place…

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Kips Bay Showhouse

Just returned from visiting the 2012 Kips Bay Showhouse- lots to share with all of the Cleveland interior designers out there. We wish Cleveland would return to the tradition of a Designer Showhouse! Lacquered walls and ceilings continue to be “the” look. They are quite labor intensive and expensive, but definitely are gorgeous. Can you…

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Textures Abound At the ICFF

While walking around the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, the vast variety of textures consistently caught my eye. Whether on furniture pieces or accessories, interesting, contemporary ways of reinterpreting materials seems to be a new trend. What will it do for Cleveland interior design? Here are… metals and metallics, glass, wood and textiles:  What’s your favorite?…

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An Eye For Detail in Cleveland Attractions

Whose gargoyle is this? Where is this gargoyle located? The gargoyle resides on the exterior of Amasa Stone Chapel on the Case Western Reserve Campus. The building was built in 1882 and named for Amasa Stone, an industrialist who built railroads and invested in mills in Ohio. He was also a major benefactor of Western…

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Cleveland Events: They’re baackk…

  You know they’re coming if you live close to Lake Erie. Well, they’ve arrived. And I’ve already inhaled one while cutting the grass. The midges returned last Thursday and were caught by the WEWS cameras as they hatched on the shores of Lake Erie. And, as far as events in Cleveland go, this isn’t…

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