Color My Insides...

Wow, I cannot believe anyone even stops by her it has been so long since I posted. To make a long story short, I got laid off. I have not found a new job. It is terrifying in this day and age of no jobs. I am quite certain I will have to sell my home. But anyways I decided I am going to use this forum for design/art/ to remind my insides that even though the outside sucks the inside can be OK. Starting with DB. This is one of my favorite rooms ever. It is an early Diamond Baratta design. (The firm is now known as "Anthony Baratta LLC" since Diamond has retired).

DB is famous for their outrageous use of color and bold statements. They can do conservative to ultra modern:

Now they design their own fabrics, carpet and furniture which they use in many of their interiors:

They are so big now they design entire houses:

And pool houses:

You can always recognize a DB interior. They were famous (and still are) for using huge custom rag rugs in earlier designs:

I can look at DB rooms over and over:

Don't you love looking at every surface and detail to discover what makes up the fabulous whole:

And still another favorite, an early bedroom:

Looking at DB makes me see possibilities. It makes me want to break my self-imposed boundaries. It makes me think that I could get there (happy) if I was not so scared. It makes me feel that I can try anything. And I want to start with coloring my insides. What does that mean? We have so little control of our outside world. Of course we make the best decisions we can but it can all be gone in a snap of your fingers. Big things are changing and I have so little control, choices are limited BUT I want my INSIDES FULL OF COLOR! I WANT MY INSIDES TO BE THAT DB RED ROOM. And that is something I can do!
Thanks so much for listening!


  1. Beautiful rooms... thinking of you and your search!

  2. Hi, you're back! I'm back! All thanks to you.

    You ARE as bright as a DB interior! Keep shining bright! xoxo

  3. I'm sorry to hear about your layoff. I have been there before. It ended up being a nice time of reflection for me but I imagine it would be different if you had a family to care for. Something even better is right around the corner. Just you wait!

  4. the stairs on the entryway are sooo beautiful!!!!