Another beautiful day in Portland! So happy to be here! My faithful assistant, the lovely Miss Arnica and I did a fab install at a clients house today...we have been working on the dining room of a very modern home in the west hills and it is all starting to come together. The fabric on the draperies is a linen by Windsor Smith for Kravet and called RIAD. Our walls are "chocolate" in a satin finish by Miller Paint in the historical palette. Lovely! The table is from Moe's home collection and extends to 135" and the amazing chairs are by Nathan Anthony - using their fabric "Queen - Pewter" with chrome nailheads - 8 side chairs and two arm chairs. We are still waiting for the white lacquered "Harlow" console from Patagonia and two Silver Gourd lamps from Barbara Cosgrove. The finishing touch will be just the perfect piece of art, which we have yet to locate - any suggestions? I love how this room is looking, I just couldn't be happier! The new lighting will be installed later this week - 2 Robert Abbey white Penelope pendants, lined with silver. Unfortunately, the FLOS lamp in there now is totally chipped and damaged. When you enter the house, the dining room is at the end of the foyer up two steps and acts as the true focal point - so having the draperies hung from the ceiling in a bold pattern really keeps your eye from running right outside into the garden.....the draperies are actually "non-working" and put in place to soften all the hard edges of the windows and to extend slightly into the window itself to give the illusion of an entire wall of windows. We should have the finishing touches within the next few weeks so stay tuned...then it is on to the kitchen and out onto the deck! YIPPEE!!!