Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Organization Inspiration

What a Tuesday! I have one more meeting to go and then I'm home to get some cleaning done. I am feeling really inspired by this incredible loft of Sabrina Linn that was featured in the Canadian House and Home Magazine.

I go crazy over inspiration boards, I always have! When I was little decorating my cork board was by far one of my favorite things to do. It later to continued to become my entire bedroom wall!
Alright, do you guys even know what I'd do to get this closet?! Well in my current situation I'd have to get rid of my bathroom, so I'd go pretty far, but I don't think I could go that far!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Craig Damrauer: New Math

I just came across the hilarious and witty artwork of Brooklyn based artist Craig Damraue which was being featured on the Inside Out blog. This collection of NEW MATH creates equations that make the most complex thoughts as easy as 1+2=3! His work was displayed on the walls of Matt Eastwood's home in last months issue of Inside Out and the readers were going crazy over it...and so am I! Enjoy!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Flavor Paper

Flavor Paper has me licking my lips:-) I just took some time to revisit my love for wallpaper and am loving it! I haven't had the project for fun wallpaper in awhile and I'm really missin it! I've been working with alot of tiles, and they really need to catch up with the wallpaper-like porcelains. The damask tile just isn't cutting it anymore!

Chinatown Toile has been around for a bit in the design world, but the average person may not have noticed it. We were at a going away party at a bar a couple months back and they had this Chinatown Toile on the wall. I pointed it out to one of my friends and I noticed my friends going back there throughout the night to look at the wallpaper. It is definitely something you may walk by again and again without noticing the detail, but when you do you could stare at it for hours!

Onda just does something for me! I love the color combination and the organic details!

Oooohhhh...Luxury, you're just that! How fun is this multi-dimensional work of art?!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rough Luxe

My feature today on Design Milk, Rough Luxe=Tough Love, is about this "new manifesto" in design they are calling Rough Luxe. I personally love this style, but there was recently a write up about it in The Wall Street Journal Magazine (WSJ Magazine) and the readers HATED it! Take a look at the article and let me know your thoughts!

images via WSJ magazine, Rough Luxe Hotel, Obsolete

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Some Organic Love!

I am working on a lobby remodel in Santa Monica and am loving these organic elements for the space as well as the bold colors mixed with the sharp contrasts of black and white! What fabulous coffee tables, stools, and ottomans in these images!

Love everything about this!

The artwork is a little scary, but how great is the size and the contrast with the space!

The coffee tables is pretty close to this fabulous metal side table!

These reclaimed wood stools are very similar to the Butterfly Joint Stools or for a more modern look go with a lacquer Gus Modern: Pawn Stool.

Love the Jasper Morrison cork stools mixed with the morrocan rug!

Get the look of the that round stool with this hand carved walnut stools by Alma Allen and then there is the, always fabulous, classic Eames Walnut Stool

Beautiful sculptural stools...the Taburet M Stacking Stools!

images via JannePeters, Houzz, Nathan Eagan, House and Garden

Monday, September 21, 2009

Jill Stuart's Dreamy Home!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Mine was short, but super sweet! I actually had some time to relax on Sunday, get some cleaning done, spend some time at the beach, go rollerblading, go out on a beautiful date with my fiance, and still get some work done! It felt so good to clean up my apartment a bit and as much as I love my space I am dying to make some changes to it. As I was cleaning I came across this issue of Elle Decor featuring the home of of fashion designer Jill Stuart and started to daydream! I just love the crispness and freshness of this apartment with the use of bold artwork and sophisticated details. Her place has a soft feminine touch without being too cutesy or trendy! I love it!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Chapel House

I had to share this amazing Chapel House I found over at Penny Rounds. This 19th century chapel in Bazel that was converted into two loft style homes. I love the soft neutral palette and the BOLD artwork with these amazing architectural details! I would die for these windows!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

51N4E Architects>>>PERFECTION!

Wowzer, that's all I can say right now! Check out this weekend home in the historical center of Bruges by architects 51N4E and let me know your thoughts on this marvelous transformation! You all know I love patterned tiles, rustic elements mixed with pure modern design, black and white, as well as cobalt blue, and this place has it all!!! I must say I'm a little jealous of these darling homeowners!

ANYSPACE: I love this Space!

There is something about this space that I fell in love with. This may sound strange, but it reminds me of forts my brother and I used to make in my grandparents hay barn. We would rearrange the hay to create tunnels and rooms within the "50 foot high and 50 foot deep" stacks of hay bales. I actually have no idea how high the hay bales were stacked, but as a little girl, the stacks were SO tall! We would play for hours in our imaginary apartment, building volumes and seating within the space. My grandma would even bring us lunch inside the fort. In my mind this is what my hay apartment looked like, well minus the ultra modern furniture! These volumes of raw wood are used to create multifunctional areas within this loft. ANYSPACE is actually an old diamond cutting and polishing shop in Antwerp that has been reorganized into lofts and newly built spaces. If you are familiar with kitchen and bathroom design you are aware of the challenges you face with installing or relocating plumbing in a concrete slab. This is a genius idea to build up the floor with these sculptural volumes to avoid this expensive and labor intensive task. I hope you can appreciate this space as much as I do!

I found these images via an amazing site, OWI//Office for Word and Image, which I found through one of my favorite blogs Bloesem. This photography is the work of the talented Jan Kempenaers.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Perfect Outdoor Room!

What a fabulous little outdoor room! I am imagining a stream directly outside the front door, the sounds of birds chirping, and an outdoor shower:-) Now this is my kind of camping. I would love waking up to the sunshine and spending the day exploring!