Category Archives: Contemporary Design

My Shop is Open!

Oh, I’m so excited! I’m a shopkeeper at last! Well, an online one at the very least. Oh, and it’s stocked full of lovely, lovely things. Vintage 1960s pottery? Check. And art glass, you ask? Murano? Check! Mid-century Italian pottery. … Continue reading

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Interview on “Terry’s Blinds” Site

I’ve recently been interviewed by Tudor Davies at Terry’s Blinds at http://www.terrysblinds.co.uk (which is nice). Here’s the article: Designer Insights with Adrienne Chinn Posted by Tudor Davies – October 7, 2014 Adrienne Chinn is an independent and well-established designer based … Continue reading

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William Haines – A Man of Taste

I’ve long been an admirer of the 20th century American interior designer William Haines. He had a flair for creating interiors which combined simplicity and luxury — much like Chanel did for clothes. And the furniture he designed, many designs … Continue reading

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Wow! Pow! Neon!

I’ve been out and about on the streets lately where I’ve suddenly turned on to neon. Maybe it’s the grey winter weather, maybe it’s just a general fed-upness with neutral interiors, but I just want that colour slam dunk right … Continue reading

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A House of Her Own

Photo: Architectural Digest. Over the holidays I read a biography of the twentieth century American artist Georgia O’Keeffe, “How Georgia Became O’Keeffe: Lessons on the Art of Living” by Karen Karbo. This was a woman, who, once she listened to the thing … Continue reading

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You Zig and I’ll Zag

I’ve been noticing zigzags lately. They look fresh, dynamic, and, yes, a little bit cheeky. They’re not for the faint-hearted. They shout ‘look at me!’ They’re the naughty child in the stripe family. If you want to add energy to … Continue reading

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Any Colour As Long As It’s Turquoise

I love all shades, tones and hues of blue-green. There’s an old saying, “Blue and green should not be seen without a colour in between.” Well, Bah Humbug to that. Just look how well Mother Nature does it — wide expanses … Continue reading

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