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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Entries in patricia urquiola (3)


Under the covers with Tracie

Last night I was whipping through The Bay, scouting for quelque chose for a shoot, and was stopped in my tracks by a delovely set of linen. This little wonder is called Sienna and hails from an Aussie firm, Aura by Tracie Ellis. The collection, smashing in black and yellow, was inspired by Victorian wallpaper and IMHO would be quite the bedroom statement maker. Loves it. Oh, and I included a close-up of the bedside table, since it has a fab nutty vibe with its mix of a Moooi Rabbit Lamp and a Patricia Urquiola designed T Table for Kartell (not to mention the great matte black wall). Here's hoping the nice peeps at The Bay bring in more of Tracie's line.


Commiting to Patricia's style

I must have bathrooms on the brain today. You can catch a tour of mine here on House & Home Online TV, and then these rather gorgeous images appeared in my in-box, touting the arrival in North America in early 2011 of Axor's new collection created with a fave designer of mine, Patricia Urquiola. I totally get her commitment to a rather kooky sense of modern style, plus her love of craft, and the way everything is tossed together in a rather un-matched yet glorious way that all adds up to make the bathroom feel almost like a living room. Love. It. All.


Flat on the floor

Oh, kilims, flatweaves, whatev's, just get them in your house! Today I found myself ogling these kilims while I was hunting down that kooky rug by Patricia Urquiola that looks like a knitting sampler (it's called Mangas, take a look here). They're Catania and Palermo, designed by Sandra Figuerola for Gan, and - imho - they're pretty much on the fantastic side of things from the world of what's underfoot (I'm totally digging their cool patchworky vibe). The nice part about kilims in both wool and cotton is that, for the most part, they actually won't cost you an arm and a leg (and another leg) in the same way that a hand-knotted wool carpet might. Affordability and style, you've just gotta love it.