Archive for January, 2011


Villa Nova Misaki Clover from De Sousa Hughes

Villa Roma Misaki Clover from De Sousa Hughes

Recently, I’ve been on a hunt for a fabric for a pillow for green leather chair for a Piedmont client. She recently purchased a red area rug with green accents.   This fabric is one of the contenders for the accompanying pillow for her side chair in her living room.  I absolutely love it because it shimmers.  It is made of Viscose and Polyester. It is from the De Sousa Hughes Showroom at the San Francisco Design Center.  The vendor is Villa Nova and the fabric is called Misaki Clover (1194/12).  It is available in 12 different colourways.  I hope it all comes to fruition with this client because I have had my eye on this fabric for so long.  I can hardly wait to use it on a client project!

Elizabeth Barnes

Elizabeth Barnes

Elizabeth Barnes is the principal designer at Leeza Designs in Piedmont, CA. In my opinion, the icing in any room are the fabrics selected for pillows. I believe the fabrics are what give your room that personal and warm touch.  It is also one of the easiest ways to give a room a fresh new look.

Hot off the Press: Pink!

Pink is getting a lot of publicity in 2011.  Pantone just predicted 18-2120, Honeysuckle is THE color for 2011, which is a HOT raspberry color.  And, the The New York Times just wrote an article on the pink bathroom, referencing one of my favorite movies from my high school years, “Pretty in Pink”.   And they noted blogger Pam Keuber, who started a blog called http://savethepinkbathroom; a hilarious blog, worth checking out!  But, beware, she asks you to take a pledge to never destroy your vintage pink bathroom!

What do you think?  Will you be keeping your PINK 1970s bathroom? Or, do you have any plans to change your living room to PINK in 2011?  Let me know.

I’ve included a few pictures of the PINK work I’ve done and a few PINK photos that I find inspirational.  Enjoy!

Leeza Designs Pink Tiled Bathroom with a Pink Ceiling in Kensington, CA

Leeza Designs Pink Guest Bedroom in Kensington, CA

Leeza Designs Panels with Roman Shade in a Pink Guest Bedroom in Castro Valley, CA

Inspirational Living Room with Pink Accents

These last two fun inspirational pink photos are from Belle Maison.  You can check out Belle Maison using  the link in my blogroll.

Elizabeth Barnes

Elizabeth Barnes

Elizabeth Barnes is the principal designer at Leeza Designs in Piedmont, CA. In my opinion, Color on walls can create a great background for your artwork or can take center stage.  The trick is selecting colors that mirror the light levels in your rooms.  And, my goal is to choose colors that you feel comfortable living in and that create a cohesive feel throughout your home.