Khotan rugs embody cosmopolitan style. They are highly sought after by collectors for their timeless beauty and historical significance. These incredible carpets originate in the ancient Buddhist community of Khotan (present day Xinjiang, China), a remote town situated at a key pivot point along the Silk Road. Bridging
For the past several months I have had the pleasure of visiting Aiken, South Carolina while designing a model home at The Reserve Club, a private golf and active lifestyle community located 20 miles from Augusta, GA.
Lately I've been re-inspired by vintage, tribal rugs. Kilim rugs were originally created as prayer rugs by Turkish tribes as early as 7000 B.C. and are one of the earliest expressions of art known to humankind.
Neutrals are soothing, sumptuous and seasonless...making them an ideal choice for the bedroom. In the winter they're cozy and inviting; in the summer they're a calm respite from the heat. Layered just right, neutral rooms are anything but boring!
Today I feel compelled to give some love to the color of romance, passion and drama...RED. When it comes to interiors, I tend to use red in restrained doses. A pop of red adds just enough color to create a strong presence without making the room feel overpowering or emotionally intense.
I love the look of a well-appointed bar. Particularly in the city, few people have the space for a luxurious built-in home bar. A great bar cart is a classic alternative and a stylish addition to any interior, large or small.
I'm starting to design two bachelor pads this week; needless to say, masculine interiors are on my mind! I love a well-executed masculine space. Nothing too macho, heavy or overdone -- just effortlessly cool, comfortable, eclectic and sophisticated.
In decor and in fashion, fur is as cozy and chic as it gets. Fur throws are the perfect accessory to winterize your home, adding a layer of warmth, style and luxury to any room. Real or faux, there's no time like the present to invest in a great fur throw!
X benches are one of my favorite accent pieces for the versatility, function and flair that they add to a room. Tuck them neatly under a credenza in an entryway, fill an awkward space or add extra seating in a living room, or create a beautiful focal point at the foot of a bed.
The Brno chair is one of my favorite chairs. Designed by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929, this cantilever chair has become a modern furniture classic for its sophisticated and timeless design.
Mirrors are one of the most beautiful and versatile pieces of decor you can buy. They bring style and function to any space and can be used in a variety of applications, whether you're looking to add polished elegance, bold drama, or simply the illusion of more space to your interior.
The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to refresh your style. Entryways are the first impression of your home, and they offer an opportunity to make a big statement in a relatively small space.
There's something lovely about crisp white in the wintertime. It's simple yet sophisticated, contemporary yet timeless. While an all-white interior can be tough to maintain, it is stunning when pulled off correctly!
The beauty is in the mix. While many rooms conform to a particular style, eclectic interiors defy a singular label. They incorporate furniture, artwork and accessories from different time periods and various places, resulting in a look that is layered and collected rather than contrived and "decorated."
Great rooms stem from a beautiful foundation. Whether bold and graphic or subtle and sophisticated, area rugs have a tremendous visual impact on a room. They dictate the style and mood, define or separate spatial areas, and anchor the furniture and accessories.
Welcome to the blog of Steele Interiors! This blog will share a little bit of my life as an interior designer living in New York City: my personal style, design inspiration, humble advice and maybe a current project or two.