Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Dear Designer Launch with The Roswell Current for 2010

January 15, 2010
By: Laura Green Thome
Within the past year we have seen core industry journals tumble and fall such as Southern Accents & Domino Magazine, we have also seen the blogosphere continue to take off at the speed of light. Although veteran sources such as Architectural Digest and Veranda will continue others will find new avenues. At the core of my philosophy for interiors is the belief that everyone should be able to attain a beautiful space to live in. No matter what your restrictions be they budget, square footage, apartment living, condo living, home ownership etc. I believe you should have access to making your home significant.

As designers we are aware that not everyone can afford to hire their own designer. So in light of my philosophy, along with the editors at The Roswell Current we are launching a Dear Designer Column for 2010. We would love to have you participate and welcome your questions, no matter how large or small for the next issue.

Please submit questions to and title them Dear Designer. Submissions will be reviewed by our editors for content and selected for publishing at random. Not all entries will be published. We look forward to hearing from you!~Laura

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year, New Column, New Color Trends

Preview of L. Green Studios
New Column for 2010

A few of my favorite colors for this year are from a variety of sources...
Here we used a vintage flamestitch on 24" pillows over a bone white linen velvet sofa. In combination we used a vintage slipper chair with button detail in a knubby cotton ivory and Nancy Corzine Cut Velvet on the lumbar pillow. The old knotty English pine table is an antique French piece found at a local market.

Look for unusual color combinations to start popping out early in 2010~combinations such as a beautiful fuschsia or tourmaline pink combined with a rich sable brown leading into a classic vanilla shell of a room. I would use these colors sparingly with a pared down version fo the same sable brown in a large over scale settee with brilliant fuchsia pillows mixed with an antique Aubusson pillow. Find a few occasional slipper chairs from the late 30's or 40's and have them upholstered in a fuchsia mohair or cashmere.
Then add balance to the room by using a classic old knotty English Pine Table stripped of paint or stain as the center piece. Layer the piece with lots of classic books in a large format to tip the scale into the artistic direction. To turn the table into a more classic approach add a few hand thrown pieces of pottery in the raku technique mixed with a few simple phalaenopsis orchids in paper white tones.
More on our new column to come January 15, 2010...