Painting/Decorative Arts

Peeking in at the Kokoon Arts Club

  Clevelanders today would be more than a little surprised at a Cleveland legend that began in August, 1911, the Kokoon Arts Club (originally spelled with a K). From the looks of the actual photos and reports, conservative Clevelanders certainly learned how to throw wildly popular parties at their annual Bal-Masques. One absolute requirement to…

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Grand Simplicity: St. Paul Shrine

Having recently attended a wedding at Saint Paul Shrine (officially known as the Church of the Conversion of St. Paul), we were suitably impressed by its intimate, humble beauty. Although St. Paul Shrine is rather petite in size (as churches go), its interior details are stunning.   A little bit of its history: the Church,…

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“Love” at Tiffany’s

What a great way to disguise the not-so-attractive construction phase of a build-out. This Danny Roberts mural…

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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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