Monday, April 2, 2018


Simple objects in pretty colors always look appealing.
My Genius Assistant is going to love this photo.  She loves pencils!  I'm more of a gel pen girl myself.
What would you rather write with?  I'm sure there is a personality test in there somewhere!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Global Inspirations

The world is full of beautiful things.  Lets go exploring!

Terra-cotta warrior from VMFA 
exhibit in Richmond, VA

Qin Dynasty,  221- 206 BCE 

 Global - 1635 Fabric by Kravet, made in Spain. 

Lee Jofa pillow from hand blocked Chinese Lantern fabric.  

            Chinese Chippendale Medallion Rug in wool or silk. 
                                    Tibetan made.  By Kravet.

 Lee Jofa Chinese fret in Aqua.   Sunbrella fabric---great for         outdoor projects!   

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Roman Shades - and a promo!

Photos courtesy of Graber 

We are seeing more and more interest in Roman shades to dress the windows as of late.  These, from Graber's Regal Collection shown with the cordless lift option (*free promotion right now available through May 31, 2018).   Also shown with drapery in 
Esmeralda and hardware all by Graber.

These relaxed Roman Shades from Graber's Ainslie in Arctic,  
are great for a casual office, nursery (where we ALWAYS recommend the cordless option for safety) 
mudroom or anywhere that you want a look 
that is dressed but not fussy.  

Monday, March 5, 2018

Small Town Life

I made a trip to my favorite hardware store for some last-minute supplies for a recent 
window treatment installation and couldn't resist taking this picure.    
I mean,  just look at all the years of  love and hard work and elbow grease 
that have made this cabinet so charming.  I love the drawers. 
 I love the labels.  I love the tools and gadgets that make our lives easier.   
But mostly, I love that this kind of store being run by helpful, honest folks still exists. 

Open since 1914,  Nichols Hardware in downtown Purcellville, Virginia 
still gives personalized attention and cares about its customers.   
Thank you,  Nichols.  


*Blog by Ruth, Director of Marketing for Antonia Korby Design.  

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

                    Helping clients with design 
                                       is our passion.
                   (and so is a clean desk.  But you'd never
                       know by looking.)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Custom Roman Shade

with a 2 week turnaround?     

Sometimes it all just comes together.   

This wide (over 70") window needed 
light control and privacy.   

Our RMCoco fabric "Frolic" in cream
with a 3" band in celadon green  
gave it a personalized touch and blended the room 
colors together perfectly.    

So when the fabrics were in stock and the workroom 
didn't have much backlog, our client got a happy phone call to schedule installation  
within 2 weeks of her order!   

PS  The wall paint color is Sherwin-Williams' Agreeable Gray #7029.