We going back... Join us September 1-6, 2016 for our Paris Decor Tour. Five days in Paris at a four-star hotel on the Left Bank—visit the famous weekend flea markets, explore unique shops and ateliers shops and, of course, check off some of your own personal must-sees when in Paris. What else, you wonder? • Hotel d’Aubusson, […] Read More


I am excited to announce that the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) has approved two more of my courses. Smart Textiles for the Modern Environment and A Guide to a Sustainable Design Business have both been approved for .2 CEU’s with a Health Safety and Welfare designation. Smart Textiles for Modern Environments: A Guide for […] Read More

Designing the Future


When: Friday, November 13, 2015   9:00 - 4:00 PM Where:  Harper College1200 West Algonquin RoadBuilding J, Rooms 259, 261Palatine, IL 60067 Join Susan Schultz and I Friday, November 13, 2015 for this intensive hands on workshop on how to monetize trends into your business. Being able to apply relevant and deep-seated trends to your […] Read More

Blowing My Own Horn

I was asked by the team at the Office Insights to provide some of my content from my Smart Textiles for Modern Environments CEU class that I did at NeoCon. Here's the results- a three part series published last month.   […] Read More

Smart Textiles

So honored to be asked to contribute to officeinsight after my presentation at NeoCon last month. The second part in the Smart Textiles series drops Tuesday, July 27th. Deb, I keep meaning to tell you how much I liked the article about your/your NeoCon class in the last officeinsight. I only took 1 class while […] Read More

VIP HPMKT Experience


Don’t Underestimate the Value of Being There Join me and my design partner in crime, Jackie Von Tobel  as Soft Design Lab hosts our  VIP #HPMKT Experience to High Point Fall Market* in cooperation with High Point Market Authority. If you have never been to High Point Market or have not attended the last four […] Read More

Sunday Best

While Paris is known for great food, finding a good meal on a Sunday, when most shops and restaurants are closed, can sometimes be a bit tough. Here's a short list of recommendations in and around our neighborhood. Semilla, 54 rue de Seine, 6th - right around the corner Right in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, […] Read More

Paris Markets, Round 2

So, as I started to say in my last post, before I started talking about food(!) was that as much as I love Clignancourt, I find it to be a bit too rich for my budget. When I go to a flea market, I want to to feel like I scored a deal! And, although […] Read More