Interior Design

tzd trend alert: knots

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Time for another TZD trend alert … and I love what Brooke put together for us this time. Take it away, Brooke!


I adore when a timeless design motif is re-thought and re-invented — and the classic ‘knot’ motif is popping up in unexpected places this season. The ‘knot’ is a sophisticated classic — think Tiffany earrings and cuff links — yet can also be relaxed and casual, especially in the nautical sense. What is it about our fascination with the knot? I wonder if it is human nature’s innate desire to be intertwined with another; after all, we use the saying to tie the knot. Here’s a sampling of my favorite knots — in fashion ….

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… and in décor!

Decor Final

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To which one of these lovelies shall I forever tie myself? Traci beautifully styled her guest room dresser with this vintage Dorothy Thorpe pretzel candleholder. It’s sophisticated and timeless, which is so true to her personal style.


Ahhh, I love to meander my intertwined worlds of fashion and interior design! Until next time …


Gah! See what I mean?! I’ll take one of everything, thank you very much. Which knot is your favorite?

tzd trend alert: prism prints

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Bonjour from Brooke! With March in full swing, my roving fashion eyes have their sights solely focused on spring. Traci and I are also the proverbial ‘busy bees’ at TZD, sourcing beautiful fabrics for several client projects at the moment. Everywhere I look, prism prints are thawing out my cozy sweater-wearing fashion heart. Mara Hoffman has the look covered in swimwear and prêt-á-porter. And I am loving Hermès Perspective Cavaliére collection. The enamel bracelet is the perfect neutral to go with just about everything I am coveting this spring.

Prism Dress

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In the décor sector, prism prints are prevailing across fabrics, wallpaper, art, accessories and even rugs. Miles Redd for Schumacher “Cubist” panels are to die for. Although this is not a look just any home can pull off, bright colors bring warmth to the grey shades that are so prevalent now. Plus, these prints pair perfectly with mid-century lighting and furnishings.

Prism Decor Final

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Lisa Mende, our fabulous studio partner, brilliantly integrated the prism print trend in her “Style It” One Room Challenge sponsored by One Kings Lane. By lining her bookcases in Cole & Sons “Prism” wallpaper, she gave depth and dimension to an otherwise black wall. Be sure to see her entire room reveal here!

Lisa Mende One Room Challenge


Brooke nailed it again, didn’t she? I’m personally drawn to the softer, more subtle prism prints, which can add a graphic, modern element to a more traditional space. Not to mention that Hermès cuff would fit beautifully into my well-edited jewelry wardrobe!

Photo courtesy of, and interior design by, Lisa Mende Design. Photography by Dustin Peck Photography.