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June Design Favorites

The Design Industry Gathers


If you're a design industry professional or student, you'll want to attend the big June 14-17 trade show at Chicago's Merchandise Mart. You'll find the latest resources, products, and services for the built environment from over 1,200 showrooms and exhibitors. Click on the logo above for more information on this big event and plan to see the latest

  • Architectural Products
  • Artwork
  • Accessories
  • Building Products and Services
  • Carpet
  • Ceiling Systems
  • Floorcoverings
  • Furnishings
  • Furniture
  • Kitchen and Bath
  • Lighting
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Stone and Tile
  • Sustainable Design Products
  • Technology
  • Textiles
  • Wallcovering


International Art Lovers Gather: Art Basel 2009, June 10-13


Flush with Success



Contrary to the doom and gloom around us, Gail Shields-Miller debuts with shimmer at this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York City, arguably the most prestigious home design showcase in the U.S. “Her Bath” exudes the designer's penchant for the unexpected with a stunning, much-needed flight of fantasy.

This popular Show House is filled with beautifully decorated rooms, but we thought Gail's bathroom was one of the top inspirations. Her work outshone many of the more-senior design icons.

Shields-Miller employed serpentine-like lines to evoke femininity and movement throughout a 13’ x 13’ space. Outrageously wonderful glass mosaic tile “Dahlia” from Sicis, contain real 24-carat white gold leaf. The wall tile pattern, surely “a la glam,” was Gail’s inspirational spark for the bath. As counterpoint to the feminine wall mosaic, she used a luxurious chocolate brown tile interspersed with platinum for the flooring.

Adding drama above is a four-tiered drop ceiling with undulating soffits in a high-gloss aubergine lacquer. Recessed lighting and an eye-catching brass “sputnik” chandelier ca. 1960s from John Salibello Antiques add a touch of theater.

The floating vanity, which slices through the free-form shower enclosure, is an original design by Shields & Company. Note the white marble table from Odegard Gail uses as a shower bench. Echoing the ceiling, she faced the vanity with wavy tile panels by Diane Paparo Studio, finished in an iridescent white satin lacquer. It's topped with a deep-lavender, reverse-painted glass counter top, as is the oval tub. The oval tub is surrounded by an enclosure upholstered in Maharam silver vinyl tufted with antique crystal facets. Tub, vessel sink, and an iconic hatbox toilet are by Kohler. The vanity is accessorized with sleek vintage Italian-cased glass from the 1950s and 1960s from VM Glasshouse. Adorning the wall above is a classic mid-century mirror from John Salibello with three Buddah paintings by Arianna Caroli with 24k gold leaf finish and semi-precious stones.

Two outstanding pieces in the room are the Max Ingrand Fontana Arte mirror on the counter and the marvelously sexy Silla Mariposa chair by Pedro Friedeberg from Sebastian + Barquet. Note how the TV is discretely hidden behind the mirror panel behind the tub, visible only when on.

If you're going to remodel your bathroom, take a page from Gail Shields-Miller and go for incredibly bold style statements.


June is Mildew Begone Month


Mildew is a common household problem on exterior walls and indoors, particularly in areas like kitchens and bathrooms where there's a lot of moisture in the air. Watch this Howcast video on how to clean mildew the right way from your bathroom.




We like much of the stylish, well priced urban furniture designs from BoConcept. Click here to read some of their good tips on Sleeping Well and bedroom design (and it's also fun to take their global sleeping styles survey and see how singles and couples around the world sleep and their average amount of shuteye).


Designer Favorites



D2S friend and designer Oskar Torres was featured in an Ethan Allen print ad, touting his favorites from their various lines. Congratulations, Oskar!


D2S Editor Choices for May

Manhattan Apartment Tour


Design2Share's resident interior design expert, Irwin Weiner ASID, was just interviewed in his NYC apartment by New York Social Diary. That's Irwin being interviewed above, with a Cindy Sherman photo in view on a hallway wall. Enjoy the interview and the photo tour of his colorful, collection-filled space.


"Living Green" Tips of the Month


We like the practical and fun advice videos from Howcast, and their How to Choose Green Appliances is a great guide for homeowners. Watch it here!


Beacon Hill's New Eco-Friendly Fabrics


We were very excited to tour behind the scenes at the Beacon Hill showroom headquarters in NYC, and their new Eco Friendly mission for fabrics is now in full bloom with the Awakening line. It's peace of mind to know that Going Green doesn't mean sacrificing Luxury when it comes to fabrics!


Amazing Children's Rooms


London-based Dragons of Walton Street have been gathering a reputation for producing the finest kids designs in furniture and fabric (and amazing handpainted murals, too), turning a boy's or girl's room into a fantasyland.


A Few Favorites from SOFA New York


The SOFA (Sulpture Objects & Functional Art) New York Show was held at the Park Avenue Armory from April 16 through the 19th, and we saw many treasures there that would be perfect in any home. In decorating, it's important to remember to accessorize a home with art and sculpture, like adding jewelry to a basic outfit to top it off.

From top to bottom (click on the individual photos above for more information about each work):

  • Emma Varga's White Lilac #1, from Compendium Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Keid Moseholm's bronze on granite base On the Swing, from Galleri Udengaard in Denmark
  • Steffen Dam's glass objects entitled Seven Jars, from New York City's Heller Gallery
  • Pippin Drysdale's Porcelain Vessels, thrown porcelain with inlaid colored lines, from London's Joanna Bird Pottery
  • Luminous Vessel by Nisato Akio, a glazed porcelain piece from KEIKO Gallery, Boston
  • Ann Wolff's Sepia III, kiln cast glass from Leo Kaplan Modern in New York City
  • Isohi Setsuko's Spring, bamboo art from TAI Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Sergey Jivetin's Accumulus Brooch, from Ornamentum in Hudson, NY
  • Darth Vader's Mouthpiece, a charcoal-on-paper work by Jonathan Wahl, from Sienna Gallery in Lenox, Massachusetts
  • Portrait of Merwin Shaw by Margy Borgman, from Chicago's Ann Nathan Gallery
  • Alastair Crawford's One of a Pair of Sterling Monkey Candlesticks, from his NYC gallery
  • George Nakashima's Room Divider, American black walnut from Moderne Gallery, Philadelphia