Saturday, June 25, 2011


Nestled in the quiet oasis of Pacific Palisades
sits KIER DESIGNS.  Heidi has put
together an international range of
elegant, charming and unique items
to help make a house a home.  She does
a great job of mixing vintage, new, funky
and throws in some elements from
the beach.  Her window displays are always
inviting with a taste of what is to come.

It doesn't take long to see that Heidi
has a passion for lighting. 
She makes great use of the ceiling
space for her collection of chandeliers.

You can chose from a wide range of
lamp bases in a variety of color and shapes.

Or pick from a nice select of AIDAN GRAY HOME

This is a great place to come for accessories and
this wall fixture is a good place to start.

The beautiful pieces from SCENTS AND FEEL
make for a nice hostess gift or the
finishing touch in a bathroom.

I think Heidi has created a comfortable,
casual but also sophisticated look.

Kier Designs
15260 Antioch Street
Pacific Palisades, Ca. 90272
310 459 0980

Friday, June 10, 2011


had a store in Tustin, California for 20 years before
relocating to Central California in San Luis Obispo.
They developed a strong following in Tustin
and are forever hearing how they are missed.
Recently the Assistance League of
Santa Ana contacted them to see if they
could work on a special event on the
ladies yearly trip up the coast of California.
An after hours wine and shopping event
was decided upon and the date was set.
Not wanting to miss out on something
different and fun I went up to see if 
I could be of help.
Jan, who is responsible for all of the
great displays did her magic.

  Vern made sure the garden was blooming

The table looked great where the wine
and goodies were waiting to be tried.
These cones filled with nuts looked and tasted great.
Mixed nuts combined with butter, cajon pepper,
rosemary, paprika and brown sugar, heated
and mixed together.  They were worth the effort.
The beautiful crystal bowl had lentils 
on the bottom to hold up the cones.
Another easy and crowd pleasing appetizer.
Brie covered with a layer of Jalapeno Jelly
topped with crushed pistachios.  

Nothing left to do but wait for the guests
and Maddy was our look out.
We were so impressed when the touring bus 
arrived, it just fit in the parking lot .

 The ladies enjoyed the store
 and Jan enjoyed entertaining her
old customers in her new location.
 These after hour events are a nice way
to enhance the business of the store, and
now that the WEB SITE
is done all these ladies can
visit the store whenever they want.
For me it was a great chance to spend 
time with my friends.

you can also follow them on FACEBOOK

Sunday, June 5, 2011


I stopped by ROLLING GREEN   to congratulate 
them for being a visual merchandising  
finalist in NYC's 'Gifts & Decorative Accessories:
2011 Retailer Excellence Awards. 
It is easy to see why they received the
nomination.  I was struck by this fabulous
display in the kitchen/entertaining
area of the store.  They have strung together
over 3000 tea bags.

It creates a very unique backdrop
for a large space that is sometimes
hard to cover.
It made me think of the huge brick
wall my house faces.  I started to
fantasize on what I could do with my wall
and knew this is the place to get some ideas.
I would love the tea bags but not
very practical for an outside space.

We use to have a beautiful wall of ivy
but lost that last year during a 
windy rain storm. 
Now we have a clean canvas.
I love all of these old windows
 have hung overlapping each other.
A large window pane mirror is also a great idea
for a large wall. It could be an
interesting effect.

A vintage metal or wood clock
or even several in different sizes.
The older the better.

This could be a on going project,
collecting a variety of sizes and shapes
of bird houses.  I would have
to figure our how to secure them
to my brick wall but with all the
creative people I know that shouldn't
be a problem.
Thank you to ROLLING GREEN for
giving me all of these great ideas to think about.

This is Sophie another good reason
to stop the store.