24 Headboard Ideas for Day 24

25 Nov

I did a post this week about a knowledgeable headboard, but noticed that the picture did not come through, so here it is:

Below are 24 other headboard ideas we like:

Day 23: Murray Moss

25 Nov

Back, but with his same refined sense of style, Murray Moss opens his new midtown loft high-design gallery in New York called Moss Bureau.

Moss says, “Im inviting you backstage.”

Here are the photos from ID Mag:

Richard Woods’s woodblock print on wooden door and a clock by Maarten Baas.

Peter Marigold’s shelves and table in painted Douglas fir.

Johannes Nagel’s stoneware sculpture.

Hella Jongerius’s glazed porcelain vase embroidered with cotton thread.

Cathy McClure’s Bots rings of sterling silver and toy eyes.

More works by McClure.

A polished-brass vase by Michael Anastassiades.

Day 22: Chevron Pattern

25 Nov

The past couple days have been filled with so much love and joy!

Have you missed us?

With no time to sit down at the computer, we give you a quick view of some design elements we have been thankful for this weekend.

Chevron Pattern:

This “V” shaped fret, or pattern, has become quite popular in design over the past few seasons. Dating back to before christ, the chevron pattern has been used in the military to indicate ranking or years of service. We use this bold pattern in design to create a strong impact and add visual interest to a space. Here are some examples of chevron we love:


Day 21: A Knowledgeable Headboard

21 Nov

Love this concept! So smart 😉


“More is more, …

20 Nov

“More is more, and less is a bore!” ~Iris Apfel, NY Fashion/Interior Designer

She is just perfect. See her in action with Ari Seth Cohen of Advanced Style here

Day 20: Modern Baroque

20 Nov

Today’s post gives thanks to the Baroque Period and provides a showcase of its recent emergence in today’s modern design. This fall and winter we are seeing this comeback style hit the runways and design/fashion magazines in a BIG way!! We can help but jump on the trend wagon!

The style originated in the 1600’s in Rome, Italy and quickly spread across Europe. It is known for its artistic style and exaggerated use of detail to produce drama and grandeur in architecture, painting, dance, literature and music.

Today, in design and fashion, we embrace all of the exquisite elements of Baroque, here are some of our picks!! Can you guess our favorite?

Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012




Restoration Hardware

Liv Chic

Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012


Photos via: Google Search, Tumblr and Pinterest

 Im dying for the Restoration Hardware tufted sectional with the oversized birdcage/crystal chandeliers!! Do you have a favorite?

Day 19: Bernhardt Interiors

19 Nov

Very busy day at A.Clore Interiors!! In light of selecting furnishings for a new client we are going to showcase our favorite high-end furniture line. Berhnardt Interiors!

“Bernhardt Interiors allows classic and contemporary to mix and mingle and have fun in unexpected ways. And with more than 225 pieces for the whole home, this eclectic collection lets you create a style that’s all your own.”

Here is our most recent design featuring Bernhardt Interiors Furnishings:

Lancaster Arm Chairs (Bernhardt), Estelle Rectangular Mirrored Cocktail Table

Piper Tufted Back Sofa


And here are a few of our favorite pieces from Bernhardt Interiors NEW arrivals:

Cabrillo Nailhead Dresser

Landon Metal Poster Bed

Sienna Flare Upholstered Bed

Bowery Upholstered Arm Chair

Henley Dining Table (106″)

Black Petrified Chairside Table

Elwood Sofa

Helix Chairside Table

Henley Console Table

Like what you see?? Contact us for more information!!

Day 18: Renningers Antique Market

19 Nov

Hey everyone!! We are a day late due to the fact that we spent all day yesterday walking around the Renningers Antique Market.

It was amazing!

Words can not describe the experience, therefore I am going to show it to you from the perspective of my iPhone (and a little from my Cannon due to the death of said iPhone). So, here goes….

First off, Renningers is located in Mt. Dora, Florida off of Highway 441. Here in arial view from their website.

“Located on 117 acres of scenic, rolling land, in beautiful Lake County, the heart of Central Florida. Amid 
spreading oaks, garlands of Spanish moss waving gently from their branches, you’ll find the best of both worlds!”

The antique center, farmers and flea markets are open all year round on the weekends. But once a month in January, February and November they host what is called “The Antique Extravaganza”. Thousands of vendors set up shop Friday, Saturday and Sunday to showcase their unique artifacts and vintage finds. It is truly a sight to see. The amount of  “stuff” that one can consume is overwhelming and you really have to know what you are looking for in order to stay sane!!

We only go to get around a quarter of the show. We weren’t looking for anything in particular – just a chance to take in all the interesting items people had for sale. You name it, they had it.

Like many of the vendors’ pieces at the show, theres a story behind these handcrafted candle holders above. Bena Greene is a fellow interior designer who fell into a new hobby 6 weeks ago when she accidentally broke her grandmothers chandelier. With the broken pieces, she began to create amazing glass sculptures. The great thing about them is that they be flipped up or down to change either their functional use or decorative appearance. Contact me if you would like more informtion!

It was really difficult picking out the pictures to show you! I wish I could have posted all 75! I think these provide a small idea to the reality of this “extravaganza”. Can not wait till January!!


I want to leave you with my favorite booth from the show. Or at least my favorite from the 1/4th of the show we got through. And that alone took 3 hours!!

Laura and Rick Nickerson have made a business out of their hobby for antiques and garden decor. Damed “Gardentiques”, they travel the eastern coast to display their timeworn treasures. We were especially impressed with the staging of their booth. It was by far the most eye-pleasing and stylish! We found that it was easier to see each individual piece and how they could become a part of the home. Their unique sense of color and quirky artistry were are true delight and was a highlight to the day! You can check out their website to see when they will be back to Renningers here.

Day 17: Secret Places

17 Nov

There is no hard and fast rule as to what makes a secret place. Beauty, by its very nature, is subjective. Our criterion is a simple one: we must feel at home, we must feel good to be there.

A secret place represents an escape from reality, a chance for the human psyche collect and recharge. Whether its curled up with a good book in your favorite chair, reciting a mantra in your private meditation room, or tending to a rooftop garden – this place should thought provoking and embody a sense of calmness.


For the first time in a long time I was able to just stop for a moment – and collet my thoughts. It felt good as I found my self standing alone in the middle of the sweetest little lady’s secret garden.

I am sure you are wondering why I am standing in the middle of this secret garden, Sarah’s Secret Garden.

I was invited to provide a table scape that will be displayed in the secret garden during the Holiday Tour of Homes – a tradition in Sanford. I went there today to gather inspiration. A left with a feeling of rejuvination! (and a lot of ideas!)

What started with “Ill just take some photo’s and be on my way.” Turned into a loong moment of meditation. Take a look at Sarah’s Secret Garden from my perspective and enjoy 🙂

How could I not stop and take a moment here? The beautiful black and yellow butterflies swarmed me AND I was able to grab the inspiration needed for the design of the table-scape! As well as a moment of meditation to myself. A big THANKS for that!! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

What is your secret place? Do share!!

Day 16: Genevieve Gorder

16 Nov

Today we spotlight my FAVORITE celebrity designer, Genevieve Gorder. I’ve been aspiring after this little gem for almost two decades now, in fact, some of my fondest childhood memories include a comfy seat next to mom and hours of TLC on our VCR. Remember those? haha.

And today, a decade and a degree later – almost as if we are kindred spirits, I use the advise and knowledge she has shared in my practices daily. I am in love with her design aesthetic and obsessed with her products. Her personality shines brighter than the sun on a hot Florida day and her beauty is a reflection of what she carries with in. And so, I give you, the ever so talented — Genevieve Gorder!!


You may remember her from popular shows like Trading Spaces and Town Haul. But there much more to know about this bubbly brunette!

Did you know she did the bottle design for Tanqueray #10 Gin? Yep, here it is:


Today you can find her on re-run’s of Dear Genevieve, as a judge on Design Star and CEO her own design firm, gg studios.

We absolutely love her “barefoot” approach to design. And her ability captivate her clients and evoke thoughts and feelings prior to designing an interior is something we strive to achieve every day. Her eclectic design style and whimsical eye for color are a true delight.

Here are some of Genevieve’s interiors that inspire us:

Genevieve, if you happen to read this….thank you for being a shining light and constant inspiration. I hope one day we shall meet and I can truly express all that you have done to inspire me to be the designer (and woman) I am today. 🙂

Hope you have a great weekend!!