Chair Love : Emeco : Philippe Starck

January 15, 2012 § 1 Comment

In my opinion, Emeco is the king of aluminum chairs. Emeco chairs are clean, classic and timeless, yet fresh. They work in almost any style, from traditional to modern and they come in a number of fantastic styles and finishes (included power coated colors). These classic chairs are designed by Philippe Starck and are made of 80% recycled aluminum, half is post-consumer (pop cans) and half is post-industrial (scrap from manufacturing) and they are American made (Hanover PA.)

Axel Vervoordt’s Venetian Palazzo

September 11, 2011 § 1 Comment

I have been in love with this house since it came out in Architectural Digest 5 or so years ago in a September issue. I have brought it to every house I have moved to, which has been more than one a year and it respectably sits among my design books. European interiors have always appealed to me most, I don’t know if it is my Polish background or maybe my little beach house of a shack I spent my summers in, with only oil lamps to light the night, but either way I am incredibly draw to these cozy European designs.

Axel Vervoordt is a well respected Belgian designer with the simple design philosophy: “Make people happy; make them discover things in themselves; make them feel at home and love their house.”

Secret hideaway?

In love with the use of sage and soft terra-cotta colors. Always fond of rustic raw tables.

Whimsical like drapes

This made me fall for indigo

Makes me think of reading with a cup of tea. Media doesn't belong here.

Inspiring space to work in

Post # 100 – Outdoor Dining

June 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

Summer, you are here, thank goodness! Today is my first day of freedom and I am just giddy with excitement.

Once I received my interior design degree, I went on to get my business degree, and oh my has the lack of creativity been unbearable. But, now it is Summer so I can spend my time enjoying more creative things. First on my list is to host a summer dinner party in my back yard, and here is a collection of the inspiration photographs I’ve come across.

 

Earthy Dining Rooms – Do you love it?

June 14, 2011 § 2 Comments

I have just realized that not a single one of my posts have been dedicated solely to dining rooms, so, here it is. This collection of dining rooms have a bit of an earthy, rustic, farmhouse feel. I’ve always liked this style because it reminds me of the summer beach house my family had when I was very young; it was like a little farmhouse that was comfortably simple.

Westbrook Interiors

Tommy Smythe

Domino

Bella Mancini Design

via. Decor Pad

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Aaron Hom

via. Decor Pad

Feldman Architecture

Breakfast Nooks

May 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

A breakfast nook to me is cozy and usually involves a bench
and a wall of windows. I love them and one day I will have one.

My Favorite Breakfast Nook Yet
via Decor Pad
House Beautiful
via Mari Mar Delights blog
via Newlywed Diaries

Lairds Landing and Scandinavian Dining Rooms

March 20, 2011 § 1 Comment

In my very early years, between 4 and 7, I spent my summers at a little beach house on Lairds Landing in Inverness, a coastal town west and slightly north of San Francisco. This wasn’t your upscale Malibu beach house in any way, this was a cute, tinny hide away with no electricity off a beaten dirt path, often blocked by cows. Clayton Lewis, a legendary artist and fisherman was the owner of this precious secret place. When he passed away the decision was made to let the land “return to the earth,” which is really very sad and I think it should have been preserved.

Lairds Landing Beach House - Years After Everyones Left

My years spent in Inverness has had an important impact in my design style and I think that is why I am drawn to old styles. I also have a deep love for Scandinavian designs because it reminds me of that organic, fisherman’s, artist look. Its modernised, but the roots are there.
Dining Scandinavian:

Mismatching Chairs – Why Not?

February 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Mismatching the dining room chairs is comfortable; comfortable in an imperfect way, comfortable in a beautiful way. I dislike a perfectly matching home, where everything is just so and you feel like you can’t touch anything because it will throw everything off balance; it’s hardly relaxing. Mismatched chairs are elegant in their own way and more people aut to do it, but not too many, because it would lose all its interest.

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