This 'Cherry Blossom' fabric sheer from T4 Fabrics is pictured here in gold. It's gauzy white linen is perfect for summer, and the print is sunny yet classic.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Adding Machine Paper
As a design enthusiast, I am captivated by the ingenuity of turning common materials into dazzling visuals. Artists such as Tara Donovan inspire my way of approaching design. Donovan manipulates everyday materials such as Scotch tape, Styrofoam cups, and drinking straws into large scale organic sculptures. With a little imagination anything can become a work of art.....
at 3:55 PM
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Having a strange love for all types of art and accessories, I have always been a fan of grouping a collection on a wall. Even if the collection runs the gamut from modern to vintage, I think a grouping, if done correctly, really showcases all items beautifully. To keep the grouping looking clean and more uniform, consider framing everything in the same frame or mat. Also, mixing contemporary and found items always adds interest.
Getting the items up and arranged seems daunting, but to make it less overwhelming, try laying them out on the floor first. This makes things much easier and will save you the time of patching your walls when you change your mind! Below are a few collections that inspired me enough to start my own. These collectors are doing it right!
I am currently in the process of re-framing some items and then I will have them up. I will post a pic when they are all on the wall!
Monday, May 3, 2010
It was a busy day yesterday, we were installing our window for the Legends of La Cienega event that is being held this week in Los Angeles, sponsored by Elle Decor.
For those of you who aren't familiar with the event it is staged by the La Cienega Design Quarter, one of the best shopping areas in Los Angeles for all things to do with Interior Design. Each showroom invites a different designer to create a window inspired by a movie. There are some amazing things to see and I hope you come by this Thursday through Saturday too see the amazing creations and catch some of the events. Interesting panels, lectures and book signings.
Anyway, back to my window, naturally I wanted to pick something a bit out of the ordinary, so we decided on Romy and Michelles High School Reunion. There is a scene in the movie where Romy claims that she invented Post-Its. That was our inspiration, if you look closely at the image you will see how many Post-Its we used to create our vision. I hope you enjoy.
You can see our window at Maison au Natural, at 819 North La Cienega.
A special thyankyou to Dan Marty, the owner of the showroom, and Kate my right hand, and our amazing interns who so graciously offered to spend Sunday with us, thank you Derek, Amanda and Lucy!