Posts tagged interior design
It happened back in October, but let’s talk about this forever! The retired space shuttle Endeavour did a couple of lazy laps around Los Angeles (alliteration!) before landing at LAX and spending the rest of the weekend parading it’s way to the California Science Center. It was pretty surreal and caused mass giddiness in everyone I know. Let’s remember to hang on to magic when we can get it.
How great are these wicker chairs from Ikea? I think they’re soooo chic, every room should have a sculptural element. They feel kinda modern Victorian in the black. They’re also large enough in scale that they’d totally work as a pair in a living room and at $119 each they’re a ton of bang for your buck.
And look! They’re great for cat storage as well.
I don’t read much in the way of interior design blogs, they feel too literal to be super inspiring to me. Mostly I read cute animal and men’s fashion blogs (those are separate things, though a cute animal men’s fashion blog sounds awesome).
Did you know Solange Knowles has a terrific photo blog? Fact. It’s full of pretty people doing stuff in pretty places. What’s not to like? Here are a few of my favorite images from it…
Need more pretty people doing cool stuff you wish you were there for? No problem. Beyonce has got you covered.
And you’re welcome!
Here’s a recent consultation I did. The client has a terrific collection of vibrant work by Los Angeles based South American artists and a 1920’s Craftsman house.
Examples of salon hung art. I love the way this looks, particularly with a focused collection like this client’s.
Inspiration image with bold textiles, neutral walls and salon hung art. Below that is the new floor plan. The living room has an off center fireplace and is a walkway to the hallway, making furniture placement tricky. Floating a smaller scale sofa unites the fireplace with the room. A chair with ottoman and large rug ground the space. Oval coffee table adds a soft curve and is easy to walk around.
Neutral walls, bold furniture option. Grey paint always makes art look great, Ikat fabric balances the intensity of the art, stripe rug pulls together the bold sofa and chair. Teal print dining chair fabric and burlap pendant unite the dining room’s existing furniture with the new bolder living room.
Bold walls, neutral furniture option. Deep teal paint is a lush background for the client’s bold art. Oatmeal sofa and grey chair are set off by the deep chocolate rug. Peacock curtains, organic geometric print dining chair fabric and burlap pendant light unite the space.