3 Fab Tips for Mixing Patterns in Design

October 3, 2011
Many people shy away from mixing patterns in home décor, but—just like putting together a stylish ensemble in the world of fashion—interior design can be fun and playful. One of our fav shelter magazines, Elle Décor, did a great piece on “How to Mix Patterns Stylishly,”... READ MORE >

Dorothy Draper-Inspired Décor to Grace the Greenbrier Express Train

September 27, 2011
We LOVE decorating icon Dorothy Draper, so you can imagine our excitement that Carlton Varney, president of Dorothy Draper & Co., is bringing the designer’s signature style to the new Greenbrier Presidential Express train. This is especially fitting since Dorothy herself de... READ MORE >

Perfect Fall Accents for Seasonal Decorating

September 21, 2011
Autumn arrives on Friday, and the change of seasons always provides a wonderful time to make design revisions at home. We’re not talking about anything drastic, just seasonal tweaks to take your space from summer to autumn—a knick knack here, an accessory there. Shades like c... READ MORE >

Don’t Miss the Chic Shop Sale!

September 16, 2011
Hi all! We have an announcement to make: We’re having a BIG sale at Chic Shop to make room for new goodies! Items on sale are 20-50% off. Now is the perfect time to invest in summery décor at fabulous prices. Here’s a sneak peek at just a few of the discounted furniture and ... READ MORE >

Spring Color Reports Feature the Next Big Hues

September 13, 2011
Have you been following New York runways as models showcase the latest styles for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week? Well, in addition to the fab designer collections we’re eyeing, we love that Pantone always reveals its seasonal color reports during this bi-annual event, as the fashi... READ MORE >

La Cienega: L.A.’s Designer Drive

September 9, 2011
La Cienega Boulevard is a designer drive here in Los Angeles. Although that isn’t news to most Angelenos, this is: the fabulous Lucas Studio and Harbinger are moving to La Cienega in early September. Joe Lucas and Parrish Chilcoat of the studio and store are our good friends, a... READ MORE >

Hillary’s Picks: Inspired by a Picture

September 7, 2011
We absolutely LOVE this picture! In fact, we’re so smitten with it we decided to find accessories that fit the mood and the fabulous color scheme. Here are Hillary’s picture-perfect picks: You know us and bar carts, and this one is the perfect coral-red color. Bar cart, O... READ MORE >

Finials on Parade

August 29, 2011
We are so excited about all the places we’ve seen our finials lately! Take a look: Marisa of Stylebeat and The Editor at Large selected a vibrant array from our Finial Touch Rock n’ Rolla collection for display at the California Bespoke exhibition at the recent CA Gift Show i... READ MORE >

3 Recent Finds We’re Swooning Over…

August 26, 2011
We’re always on the hunt for stylish home goodies for Chic Shop and our interior designs. Whether we’re talking diamonds in the rough or the best of the best, we love discovering gems of home décor. Here are three of our most recent finds that have us smitten: One word is pe... READ MORE >

Customers Share Photos of Finials in Their Homes

August 23, 2011
We love how jewelry-like finials polish the look of a lamp, and we’ve shared professional photos of finials from The Finial Touch by Hillary Thomas Designs here on the blog doing just that. But would you like to see how these finials look in our customers’ homes as well? Some... READ MORE >