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Furniture Fetish

There is a long list of movies with inspiring interiors but in 50 Shades of Grey the furniture stole the scenes. I found myself drooling over sconces and heart racing over sumptuous upholstery. Although the spare living area was better suited to a dance party, the individual pieces were stunning. I found my favorites from Koket design. http://www.bykoket.com/home.php

This dreamy upholstery is in Anastasia’s bedroom. A tease for the next movie might be to see this room redecorated. If there was ever an argument for reupholstery this is it. This piece by Koket is aptly named Desire.

It’s lounge chair counterpart shown in grey and silver.

The sconce that stole my breath is named Cloe.

The mirror is an edgy composition of points. Cheekily named Guilt.

And although it doesn’t appear in the film it should. I am smitten with the bands of steel in contrast finish and smoke glass. Koket titled the piece Intuition.

Color Blush, Rosé

As summer stretches into the horizon the blush of the season beckons even more. The new pastels, including Rosé feel very current and fresh. It lacks the brown quality of  decades old mauve. For some pink is reviled and intolerable. It is a token of a bygone era and symbol of conforming to oppressive ideas. To me it is absolute sunshine.  Choosing to embrace it today for the same reason many of my older colleagues previously rejected it. We are seeking modern and opening new worlds. What we want to see is something different, something imbued with the character of life itself.

The fashion world has wholly accepted these palette and it’s rapidly showing up in interiors. I love rosé with hemlock, nudes, whites and even blacks. best Rose

Via K. Rocke Design, Artist Gail McCarthy in Palm Beach, Ristorante D’Autore Via Elee Décor Italia, Via K. Rocke Design, Cushions Via Etsy, Via Helena Rasmussen, , Rosie Lamp Via CB2, Via Capellini, Via Ruth Burts, Michelle Smith Via Etsy, Via Fawn Galli

Painterly Furniture

A painterly brushstroke captures the mood and intention of an artist. This application on furniture carries the attributes of a painting. It’s spontaneous, dynamic and adaptable to direction. The palettes are endless. Fabric paints are widely available and it’s just as easy to use additives if you have latex paint lying around. I recently suggested to a client we paint her dining chairs to very loosely tell a story so when guests are present the dining room would still be animated. I would just as easily order a new piece and paint it, but before you recover or donate your tired old furniture consider a painterly approach.

 

I collaborated with an enormously talented artist Nina Santos in updating these tired chairs.

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via Daily Brilliant

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Painterly Fabric by Dedar via The Apartment Copenhagen

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  Rolfsachs Ginger Fred

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  via Remodelista

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 via Oliver Furth via California Home Design

How To Paint Fabric, Without Fabric Paint http://painting.about.com/cs/fabricpainting/gr/pr_GoldenGAC900.htmhttp://www.ehow.com/how_2174719_turn-acrylic-paint-fabric-paint.html

Romantic Valentine’s Dinner

I am in love with Stella McCartney’s whimsical Spring Collection. In the spirit of love and season I was inspired to create this table scene.

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via http://dustyburrito.blogspot.com/2013/06/stella-mccartney-resort-2014-hearts.html

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Leopard

There has been a recent resurgent in leopard patterns. They introduce a chic timelessness. It is a great way to introduce pattern in a more masculine way. Read more →

“Un-Decorator” Fabrics

The rise of the craft studio fabrics in this country is an amazing trend. They produce original, one off, incredibly magical, bespoke goods that embody artistry and spirit. Our seemingly endless quest for Read more →