Diva Design Diary

By Holly Peterson

Diva Design Diary is about bringing the latest interior design trends and tips to our existing clients, as well as future clients...enjoy!

Get Control in 2010!

By Holly Peterson

Regain control over that jumble of cords with these clever clips. Available in neutrals or brights, the clips have adhesive backs that can be attached to walls, table legs, or anywhere those pesky cables and cords need restraining.

Cable Drop, $10 for six

"Fortune favours the brave"...

By Holly Peterson

Spoil yourself with a little something to give you "courage" for the New Year...

The Courage Tray
from Juliska

I'm dreaming of a white...

By Holly Peterson

Oh, that's right, I'll be spending this holiday season in SUNNY Southern California.
Looks like I'll have to keep dreaming...

Photo from Country Living Magazine

Photo from Coastal Living Magazine

Photo from Coastal Living Magazine

Photo from Coastal Living Magazine

Happy Holidays to our valued
clients, friends, and family!

Design Diva Interiors

Stone Seating... Clever!

By Holly Peterson

Phillips Collection - Kling II Poof Stool

Cleverly mimicking the look of a giant stone, the Kling II Poof Stool is actually a lightweight, water-resistant stonecast-resin sculpture with an angled niche that offers a place to perch. Measuring 28 inches in diameter and height, it comes in Sand and Granite color finishes.

Cash for Clunker Chairs

By Holly Peterson

We heard of General Motors’s cash for clunkers campaign a few months ago, but Emeco is putting an interior design spin on this deal-busting concept. From November 25 through February 2010, the chair manufacturer will offer a 50 percent discount on any chair and stool in its online catalog to anyone sending in an old, clunker aluminum chair.

Emeco will collect the unwanted chairs and send them to its recycling plant in Baltimore, Maryland. The discarded aluminum will then be repurposed into future products for the Emeco line. The Pennsylvania-based company will accept any aluminum chair for recycling, and customers can exchange more than one chair, as well. All chairs and stools made by Emeco qualify for the discount.

More information can be found at emeco.net

Video to Watch: The Future of Driving

By Holly Peterson

Protecting Your Hardwood Floors In ALL Seasons

By Holly Peterson

From your "best friends" and loved ones...

Found this article helpful, thought you would too!
Click HERE to read on

Thinking about replacing your existing floors with wood?
Contact Design Diva Interiors for help on selecting
the perfect wood floor for you and your home!

World's Largest LED Project

By Holly Peterson

The curvilinear grid-shell is covered with over 5,300 diamond-shaped steel panels,
containing nearly 5000 RGBW LED fixtures.
Laurel Petriello -- Interior Design, 11/30/2009

Prepare to be mesmerized. The newest architectural marvel of the Middle East, YAS Hotel in Abu Dhabi, was recently completed in conjunction with the launch of the inaugural 2009 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix held at the new circuit built around the hotel. The hotel features the world’s biggest LED project to date, controlled through remote device management (RDM) protocol.

Built by Aldar Properties and designed by Asymptote Architecture, the main design attraction of this 5-star, 500-room, 279,000-square-foot complex, is the curvilinear grid-shell covered with over 5,300 diamond-shaped steel panels, containing nearly 5000 RGBW LED fixtures. New York lighting design firm Arup Lighting employed a lighting application by e:cue lighting control to create lighting effects such as color-changing lighting sequences and customized three dimensional low-resolution video content on the grid-shell.

Beneath this high technology shell resides two hotel towers complete with sculpted-steel monocoque pass-through bridge running over the Formula 1 racetrack for patrons to easily commute from building to building, as well as follow the events below.

“A perfect union and harmonious interplay between elegance and spectacle. The search here was inspired by what one could call the 'art' and poetics of motor racing, specifically Formula 1, coupled with the making of a place that celebrates Abu Dhabi as a cultural and technological tour de force,” said Hani Rashid, co-founder of Aysmptote.

The YAS Hotel opened its doors October 30, 2009.

If only it was more of a destination...
Outer Saudi Arabia is hardly where I think I'll be booking my next vacation?!

Article from: Interior Design Magazine

Fabulous Stationery

By Holly Peterson

Looking for Fabulous Stationery?
Look no further, this company has all your stationery needs covered...

Design Diva Interiors may be sending out some "Fabulous Stationery" this holiday season...
That's how FABULOUS it is!!!

Find yours HERE

What's Your Favorite Digit?

By Holly Peterson

Finally, a Turmeric jar for the numerically inclined. These earthenware containers come numbered zero to nine, each with a cork top to keep your spices fresh and countertops in order.

  • Price: $5.00 each
  • Dimensions: H 2.75 inches x W 2.75 inches
More info @ Anthropologie