I had opportunity to be a guest at the Carriage House, in Kohler, Wisconsin back in August...I know it's terrible, but I'm just now sharing.   I was to take a tour of Kohler, and I mean the whole experience starting with the hotel itself, decked out in the finest.  Then off to the Kohler Showroom, next day to the Kohler Factory and the Ann Sacks showroom, lunch at the American Club and a tour of a their World Class Waters Spa.  I'll tell you one thing, in a time where custom satisfaction is at an all time low, and companies (especially big companies), think of you as just another number.  A tour like this--where they want to educate their clients and help us to understand the companies history and the ideology behind their brand, not to mention a company that produces in the United States, created a client for life.  They really are a classy company, with a family of products ranging from Ann Sacks to Baker and even to their higher end fixture line Kallista...Barbara Barry has an amazing collection through Kallista, by the way. 
 Below are some of the fantastic bathrooms at their showroom!


Star Wars Nursery!

This summer I received a phone call from one of my previous clients-they were pregnant and needed the room re-designed to welcome the little addition to the fam.  The only catch was that it was to have a theme, and that theme was--Star Wars.  Okay, I know it's crazy (as I'm told) but I have never seen any of the Star Wars movies, not one.  I couldn't tell you who R2D2 is or Chewbaca..for the life of me.  So I did a little research and found out that people are crazy about Star Wars, but that there aren't any Mobiles (the spinning thing that babies are suppose to look at in their cribs) and many other things that we here at NYID had to basically have made and constructed.  I saw a pillow online that had the Star Wars fabric cut out to spell the babies name, that was a cute idea, so we followed suit.  Adding a multi-globe like pendant light that resembles the planets and at night the ceiling is ablaze with the entire solar system (okay I went a little crazy on the stars).  Here is a sneak peak at my idea of a themed nursery!

Custom Mobile with all the
characters...I just can't remember their names.
Cute little pillow-Star Wars
Fabric Of course!