Arren Williams is the name, and I'm a stylist, editor and trend reporter. You'll catch my work regularly popping up in print in the likes of the National Post, House & Home and elsewhere. I'm also a guest expert on Citytv's CityLine, and you can occasionally find me on HGTV as well as on ABC 7 News in Chicago.

To keep things fun I've tapped a couple of friends - Julia Black and Jenn Hannotte - to contribute their views on design too. Enjoy!


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Not all white

While running around like a crazy person this week - hunting down just about every lemonade pitcher in the city for a shoot - I had a slow-motion oh, what's that moment while shopping at The Bay. This is Arabesque, a porcelain dinnerware service designed by Niels Refsgaard for Dansk and inspired by a mix of Japanese and Greek hand-painted pottery. I don't know about you, but I'm just loving the fact that it's not plain old white (and that I could throw it in with my all-white dishes and it would look FANTASTIC). Oh, and for more on the classic colour combo of blue and white click here.


Pass the s and p

I have a great set of Dansk cutlery, Parallel Diamond to be exact, but it doesn't stop me from jonesing for other tabletop loveliness. Take the Scandi firm Gense as a case in point, who've been creating flatware and other essentials for the past 150 years. Their Focus de Luxe line of cutlery first hit the table in 1955, when it was launched at the H55 exhibition in Sweden (and where it was snapped up by the likes of Grace Kelly). Don't you think it would make slapping together a PBJ sandwich a fancy affair? The latest from Gense is the re-introduction of their Shakers, designed by Pierre Forssell and first debuted back in '55 too. Seriously. I doubt you'll find a chic-er way to chuck some s and p over french fries or tip sugar into your coffee.