Friday, January 21, 2011

Featured Blogger: Delight by Design

It's been a while since I've written posts for our blog because Adrienne Breaux has been so busy providing us with so many great articles over the last year. Adrienne also works for several other blogs and we are going to be competing for her time this year so I have to step in and fill in the blanks. I will let you know right up front that I'm not a writer. Just a retired old magazine publisher who just happened into the best retirement gig in the world.... Swank Lighting. Most of you know the story of how my partner Doug Taylor and I stumbled on this great adventure, or I should say we were showered with blessings when we founded Swank, so I won't bore you with it again here. All of that said, one of my favorite former blog duties was reviewing other design blogs. When I started searching for a great blog to review the other day, I was very disappointed to find that most of the popular design blogs now are so modern in focus. So many blogs about sleek, contemporary, stark, stainless steel & white, green design.. etc. Not that there's anything wrong with that... But, where are all the great, daring bloggers who see the beauty in the classic, glamorous, over the top swank of the Hollywood Regency style?? Well I found a great one today. Blair Friedeman of Jackson Hole, Wyoming founded delight by design in 2008 as an outlet and a way to publish her musings on how to inject style in dwellings. I love that Blair sees the beauty in a room with brown painted, or gold gilded paper walls, floor to ceiling drapes, 4 poster canopied beds, plush floral design rugs and yes even glitzy over the top table lamps. Please visit Blairs blog and start enjoying her daily musings.
Ed Sexton

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