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!

Attention: Cat Lovers

By Holly Peterson

You treasure your kitty, but the pet furniture you buy makes your living room unsightly and disorderly. Your options are limited and cleaning around your cat’s furnishings is difficult. Buy your Cat Crib cat hammock today and eliminate that clutter while keeping your furry family member happy!

The Cat Crib was designed with the intent to eliminate those bulky cat towers and cat beds which are the only options for cat owners right now. The Cat Crib allows the owners to save space in their homes and eliminate clutter from their cats.

You can now have a clutter free home AND a satisfied cat!
- Design Diva

Trueform Concrete Products

By Holly Peterson

Trueform Concrete has the industry’s very first online concrete product store!

Long gone are the days of waiting for custom concrete design...
This makes for happy designers, and even happier clients!

The stand alone sink units would make the perfect addition to any powder room or bathroom. Choose from 5 sink styles and 8 concrete colors as well as a metal base in blackened or stainless steel or a wood base in your choice of 3 stain options.
Concrete Sinks

Select from 4 standard fireplace surround designs. Specify your measurements and select from 8 concrete colors. Complete your order by adding a hearth or trim kit.
Concrete Fireplaces

When specifying concrete flooring and kitchen counter tops, custom concrete specifications are best.

Contact Design Diva Interiors for help in determining
if Trueform Concrete is right for your home and lifestyle!

ATTN: Event on 11/17 in NorCal, MA, and NY!

By Holly Peterson

It's that time of year again...

is helping make your holiday feast special!

You pick your favorite Marimekko fabric and they'll sew you a tablecloth to-go!
Bring the Holiday feel into your home!

Choose any Marimekko fabric in the store and tell us your table size (square or rectangular).
Their talented in-store seamstress will create a custom-made tablecloth
for you to walk out with on the same day!

Participating store locations:

- Design Diva


By Holly Peterson

It's that time of year again...
Make sure and take advantage of this RARE opportunity!

LA MART invites YOU to purchase fabulous goods for your home, while receiving designer pricing!

Happy Shopping!!!
- Design Diva

Happy Halloween: Authenticity Rules!

By Holly Peterson

Halloween brings out the child in us all...
A time of year when it's socially acceptable to dress in costume; to be whoever we want!

What if we could BE whoever we wanted to be, ALL the time...?
I challenge you to celebrate this Halloween not only today, but every day!
Be You, For You, and ONLY You!
{even if that means you're dressing up in silly costumes daily}

Let's celebrate our individuality into 2013 and beyond...
Each and every one of us is unique; we have an authenticity all our own.
Often times, we're too concerned with getting approval from others that we lose sight of this.

Be true to yourself and you will seek nothing from others.

Have a SAFE and HAPPY Halloween!
- Design Diva

Remote Access to Your Front Door!

By Holly Peterson

SimpliciKey Allows for Remote Locking and Unlocking of Doors

The SimpliciKey Remote Control Electronic Deadbolt allows homeowners to safely lock and unlock their home from any smartphone or computer.  It provides three methods of home entry, including: key fob, keypad, and key.  Up to eight key fobs can be programmed to one SimpliciKey.  Each fob features 128-bit encryption and a range of up to 50 feet, allowing home entry with the touch of a button.  A blue LED light on the lockset indicated the door has been locked or unlocked.

Purchase SimpliciKey @ a local Home Depot.
See REVIEWS here.

A great solution for everyone!
- Design Diva

Update Your Shower... Easily!

By Holly Peterson

HydroRail Shower Column from KOHLER

HydroRail is a simple and affordable way to upgrade a standard shower
to a customized KOHLER shower experience.

Custom Shower Experience
Convert a single-outlet showerhead into a two-outlet custom shower.
Customize the experience by selecting a KOHLER rainhead and handshower.

Easy Installation
Suitable for remodeling applications and new construction.
The shower column installs without having to alter any in-wall plumbing.

Contact Design Diva Interiors on how you can integrate this
beautiful AND functional fixture into your bathroom!
Showering just got a whole lot better!

Smart Product: USB Charger/Outlet

By Holly Peterson

PLUG-IN to the future with the new Pass & Seymour USB charger... 

Designed to replace conventional duplex receptacles, it allows you to plug your mobile phones, tablets and other electronic devices into the wall without the need for a bulky AC adapter. Available in all P&S Decorator colors — including Ivory, White, Light Almond, Black, and Nickel the USB Charger Combo will meet your needs for style, convenience and savings.

Contact Design Diva Interiors to swap unused outlets in your home!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Holly Peterson

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month...
And Marimekko is helping make a difference!

Join Marimekko to support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® this October by shopping for a cause.

With the purchase of every Marimekko Puketti or Pirput Parput Mini Umbrella, Marimekko Puketti or Pirput Parput Smartbag, Marimekko will be making a donation to BCRF to help in the fight against breast cancer*.
SHOP ONLINE or in-store today!

Attention: CHICAGO Residents (Sept. 29/30)

By Holly Peterson


Chicago’s Annual Street Festival Celebrating Design

I highly recommend a visit to see you UNISON's fab goods!

- Design Diva

EDGE COLLECTIONS {Wallcoverings}

By Holly Peterson

Clam Bake Wallcovering in Custom Grey ©2012 EDGE Collections

Serpent Shell Wallcovering in Custom Grey ©2012 EDGE Collections

Contact Design Diva Interiors on how you can integrate EDGE Wallcoverings into your home...

Absolutely fabulous!!!

Michael Taylor Presents the Karel collection from Randolph & Hein

By Holly Peterson

Contact Design Diva Interiors for ideas on how you can bring an
amazing Randolph & Hein piece (or two) into your home!

New York: Save The Date: RCC 9/11 Memorial Garden Dedication

By Holly Peterson

Please join Eric Laxman
to honor our heroes
through poetry, music, and art.
The dedication of
will take place 
at the 
Academic Quadrangle
145 College Road, Suffern, NY 10901
RSVP not required.
For more information, please phone: (845) 574-4214

Design Diva Interiors will be there in spirit...
Beautiful work!

Happy Labor Day from Design Diva Interiors

By Holly Peterson

"Life is not a means to any end, life is just here now.
Live it.  Live it totally, live it consciously, live it joyously — and you will be fulfilled."

Guest Blogger: Arcadian Lighting

By Holly Peterson

Fantastic Foyers

I'm Jessica, a writer for Arcadian Lighting. Every day I get to write about the latest interior designs, trends, and all the light fixtures that go with them. Thank you for having me as your guest, Holly! 

Today, I'd like to share a collection of beautiful foyers because they are the best place to make a great first impression with guests. Even if you're just returning home from work, stepping into your own fantastic foyer can help the stresses of the day instantly slip away.
I hope you find these foyers as inspiring as I do! 

Fantastic Foyer

As if an expansive floor-to-ceiling window weren't enough, a gorgeous sparkling chandelier graces this elegant foyer. The black and white staircase is especially sophisticated, too. 

Fantastic Foyer

The lattice wallpaper and cozy bench give this foyer a charming, feminine atmosphere.
The color palette is particularly chic and modern, as is the large framed mirror. 

Fantastic Foyer
I love the ceiling in this entryway and the elegant lantern pendant light.
A row of white columns makes such a stately impression upon entering this home. 

Fantastic Foyer

There's nothing more classic than striped wallpaper and checkered floors.
The yellow walls and floral carpeted staircase is so cheery and friendly. 

Fantastic Foyer

A bright red stair running really adds a charming accent to this cozy, rustic foyer.
I love the oversized wicker basket of logs. 

Fantastic Foyer

A perfect marriage of rustic country style and elegance, this foyer also illustrates the beauty of greige. The soft color palette is inviting, while the matching table lamp and wall sconce brings a sense of sophistication. 

Fantastic Foyer

Plenty of coat hangers and metal bins are a perfect way to keep everything organized when first walking through the door. An extra long bench makes it easy to remove heavy boots during the colder months, too. 

Fantastic Foyer

This traditional entryway shows off a handsome collection of furniture.
The gallery wall of family portraits is a wonderful way to keep your loved ones present.

Which of these beautiful foyers is your favorite?
Let me know in the comments! And be sure to stop by Arcadian Lighting to pick up a sparkling pendant light, chandelier, or light fixture to make a great first impression in your foyer!

Graham & Brown Celebrate the 2012 London Olympics

By Holly Peterson

Bring the eternal city into your home with this new graphic wallpaper design, capturing the excitement of the 2012 London Olympics. Graham & Brown launches this illustrative cityscape, featuring London's best known buildings and attractions. 

The elegant fashions of the 1950s feature alongside iconic London landmarks in Graham & Brown’s new wallpaper design, 'Jubilee’.  Launched to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the new design has been created by surface design & textiles student, Sophie Minal. “I wanted to capture the atmosphere and style of 1950s London during the Coronation. Seeing my design go into production and taking the first roll off the press has been an amazing experience.”
- Sophie Minal, Designer

Contact Design Diva Interiors on how you can integrate this
whimsical wallpaper into your home or office space!

Industrial Art by Chip Gianakos

By Holly Peterson

Industry Accents
Be a part of this unique journey to find beauty and mystery from our mechanical world.
Industrial Art... a passion for metals, forms, function and cutting edge creativity. 

power track table
This stunning piece is the result of a collaboration between
Chip Gianakos and Mike Nolte of Vanguard Sculpture.

Designed by man, made beautiful by nature’s rain, these preserved industrial copper boards tell a compelling tale of technology, science and beauty.  The fascinating story that these boards tell is intriguing and special. Our industrial machine took materials ( copper ) from mother nature and crafted them into an artificial electronic world.  We then threw them away .. in a field .. and nature has begun, in her own, patient, forgiving way to reclaim what was once hers.  Long forgotten, nature has silently and artfully put an unmistakable mark on our short-sighted, materialistic world.
The preservation and display of these items not only represents a real world, tangible rescue of our planet through recycling, but a compelling marriage of technology and nature.  I look forward to sharing this collection with our community and exploring ways that nature makes beautiful, our industrial machine.

These copper panels are two-sided with original designs on both sides, allowing for endless possibilities on "wall" options/divides.

Contact artist {Chip Gianakos} directly to inquiry about custom pieces/pricing...
Also, contact Design Diva Interiors on collaborating with this artist,
in creating a one-of-a-kind piece for your interior space.

Nature Inspired... The Egg

By Holly Peterson

LOVING these nature inspired bath and sink vessels...
from Nella Vetrina

Contact Design Diva Interiors to "hatch" an egg in your home!

Transform Your Interior... With Great Lighting!

By Holly Peterson

Terzani Introduces New Designs/Products for 2012

Three stunning new collections (Argent, Frame and Angel Falls) and two new product designs
(Etoile and Stream) were recently introduced by Terzani at the Euroluce show in Milan. 

 For his latest work for Terzani, Nigel Coates, well known for his unorthodox approach to design, has created an engaging, unique light.  Customizable groups of hand made crystal (24% lead) "Angels" are illuminated by halogen or LED lamps.  What caused these angels to fall from the Heavens?  It's up to the viewers to decide.  Either way, Angel Falls is sure to garner attention, and generate conversation in any setting.
A celestial suspension of interwoven nickel-plated metal shafts, Etoile twinkles in all directions creating a gentle play of light and shadow for any space. Design by Cristian Lava. Introduction for 2012 is this large redesigned suspension of Etoile.    

 Capturing a moment in time, Frame features a metal coral leaf, enclosed inside a borosilicate glass preserving a delicate imprint of nature.  Hidden inside is a single bulb which glows from within, creating a stirring light that projects a dynamic shadow due to the permeable coral.  Frame is available in white, red, gold plated or silver plated.  Design by Terzani Lab.

Stream is an impressive presence in any room. Like Cristian's other works for Terzani, Mirage and Etoile, Stream's design exploits the physical characteristics of the materials used to envelop a room in a unique, immersing light.  Here, over seven kilometers of metal chain appear to flow down from the undulating, nickel-plated frame.  These cascading tiers project a streaking, yet tranquil, shadow throughout the room. Design by Cristian Lava. Introduction for 2012 is the wall sconce of Stream. 

Contact Design Diva Interiors for ALL your lighting needs!

Trade Pricing: Moe's Collection

By Holly Peterson

Contact Design Diva Interiors to order!
See MORE from MOE'S...

Christopher Guy: Singapore Penthouse

By Holly Peterson

Christopher Guy: Singapore Penthouse 

Contact Design Diva Interiors to order Christopher Guy furnishings today!
Hope you enjoyed the video!
-Design Diva

EcoDomo Architectural Details

By Holly Peterson

 Residence - Lancaster Collection

If you’re prone to leather guilt, here’s one solution that will please your eco-conscience.
EcoDomo recycled leather floor tiles come from scrap batches from tanneries, furniture, even shoe manufacturers, giving gorgeous and usable leather a new life underneath your feet. The color lines are extensive for a reclaimed/recycled product, and you can look at virtual samplers right through their website.

A proud member of the United States Green Building Council, EcoDomo uses a "triple bottom line" approach to business - its products must exceed market demands, contribute to the environment and the communities where the products are produced.

EcoDomo can be used for many applications: flooring, walls, furnishings, ceilings, etc.
Contact Design Diva Interiors on how to integrate this versatile product in with your home!