Sunday, September 30, 2012


First #INSTYLETOUR Celebrates Sinks, Art and Tweeps 


Twitter-inspired social media gathering attracts national sponsorship, interior design bloggers and original artwork


Boston, MA:  What began as a desire to bring regional design bloggers together in real life has morphed into a celebration of inspiration and excellence in art and design for over twenty-five interior designers from the Boston area and beyond.  The two-part event on Tuesday, October 2nd, sponsored by Blanco America and internationally-acclaimed artist Giovanni DeCunto, is being held at north-end restaurant Villa Franceso then moving to DeCunto’s studio for a special viewing. Highlights of the event will be an interactive presentation from Blanco representatives and a draw for an original piece of Giovanni DeCunto’s art.


The idea for this event, labeled with hashtag #instyletour on twitter, was born at a July 2012 tweetup hosted by local interior designer Andie Day and Vermont-based builder- turned-social-media-specialist Todd Vendituoli. “Art, interior design and fashion continue to overlap as today’s technology-infused lifestyle evolves,” explains, Andie Day. “We know that bloggers play an important role in communicating trends to consumers. We wanted to continue to push that envelope by exposing designers to manufacturers with beautiful, functional pieces for the home and unique styles of fine art. We’re excited about our first #instyletour evening.”


“Blanco America embraced the concept right away,” adds Vendituoli.  “They see the value in harnessing the power of design blogs and talking about their beautifully-crafted sinks and faucets to such a targeted audience. Exposing their product to an audience so heavily immersed in communicating good design is invaluable.”


Day and Vendituoli hope to roll out the #instyletour concept to other design-centric markets such as Miami and San Francisco.  The goal is to provide venues for those who have met via twitter to meet face to face and interact with brands that provide products to the design industry. “Face to face connections are still incredibly important,” says Vendituoil. “We all ‘talk’ virtually all the time, but now we’ll be in the same location learning more about design and art, and making our connections even stronger.”


The dinner and Blanco presentation at Villa Francesco, 150 Richmond Street, North Boston is from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Immediately following, guests will move to Giovanni DeCunto’s gallery at 15 Lewis Street, North Boston for the viewing and raffle.


Members of the media who wish to attend the first #instyletour night, contact organizer Andie Day at 978-500-8172 or 


To obtain Blanco high-resolution product images, contact: Lori Dolnick


To obtain high-resolution images of Giovanni DeCunto's artwork and/or bio information, contact Suzanne King at



Saturday, September 29, 2012

Thinking In Autumn Colors!

 Amazing how nature can create such incredible beauty. Vibrant fall colors that captive with such intensity. I have picked just a few Benjamin Moore paint colors that I connect to fall.    

Colors of the vine.

Just to give you an idea of how rich and sophisticated reds can be.

A little natural gray at its best!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Exclusive Event Featuring Giovanni Decunto & Blanco!

On October 2, 2012 together Blanco America and the internationally acclaimed artist, Giovanni Decunto will come together for an evening of masterful art and design. The invitation only event will take place in Boston's North End. There 30 select Designers/Bloggers will be privileged to be the first to participate in the #InStyleTour 2012 event! The evening will begin at at well known North End favorite, Restorante Villa-Francesca and conclude at Giovanni Decunto's gallery. It will be hosted by the beautiful and talented award winning Interior Designer, Andie Day.  By her side, Todd Vendituoli of Todd Vendituoli Construction L.L.C and writer of BuildingBlox. Winner of "The Best Blogger" for construction business award for 2012!

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Giovanni Decunto

                                          "An outstanding representative of an American artist."

                                                                                    – Rex Scouten,
                                                                                  Curator of the White House                               

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thank You Jessica Gordon Ryan and Freshome!

The talented Jessica Gordon Ryan, of "The Entertaining House" and writer for "Freshome" recently asked me to collaborate with her on a recent Freshome article: 

For the answers visit Freshome to read Jessica's article where we share our thoughts on how investing in a professional can save you time, energy and money.  

Hyde Park Loft Project Photography by
Thank you Jessica and Freshome for allowing me to share my thoughts with your readers!
                                                                            - Michelle

Friday, September 7, 2012

Brizo & Jason Wu LIVE from the runway!

FASHION WEEK LIVE from the runway in NYC!!
Jason Wu sponsored by Brizo.
Watch the latest runway show LIVE TODAY at 1:00 PM EST.

Go to to view the show...Enjoy!
The Jason Wu For Brizo Collection! Smart Technology!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Working on a brand new look!

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to let you know that you'll be seeing a few new changes on the blog for the next couple of months. So please forgive our appearance and any future hiccups you may encounter. As you have probably noticed, the new name is in place already! "DECORTIZO" is our new name and we can't wait to share all the additional changes that will be coming for 2013!!

Thank you for your patience and continued support!

All the best,