Jessica Charles’ classic handcrafted beauty the Paloma chair’s feminine curves, elegant polished finish and sumptuous blue quilted upholstery make a striking fashion statement for the home.
The Paradis custom bench from Hutton Home’s Pierre Paris collection embraces the timeless essence of true luxury and marries it with an intoxicatingly seductive feminine style. In one word this piece is simply, captivating.
Councill’s sleek Ginger chaise in a deep blue jewel-tone accented with dark trim creates a restrained glamour fitting of both contemporary and traditional interior styles.
Bradburn’s Harlow table lamp’s sophisticated silhouette and gilded base is reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour and elegance.
Famed French photographer Emmanuel Thibault’s collaboration with luxury rug maker, Diacasan Edition, has reincarnated his iconic images into another art form – hand crafted wool rugs.
This timeless classic has been a long time favorite. When asked to describe this illuminating beauty I offered the following statement: Striking in color and graceful in structure, the red Agatha suspension light fixture immediately captured my attention. The sculptural yet airy design reminds me of the elegant, flouncy skirt of a Jason Wu dress [...]
To say that I developed an intense decor crush on SkateModerne’s lovely faux shagreen finished Lavender Fern Cabinet would probably be putting it lightly. The intricate, delicate fern patterns (difficult to truly appreciate in the image) in the cabinet doors and the coral cabinet door pulls are a masterpiece of thoughtful design.
An enchanting visual story unfolds in each of the carefully placed details of Porte Italia’s hand painted (with watercolors) wood Cividale oval chest of drawers: the considerate aging of the piece, the lovingly rendered leaves, and the jewel-like drawer handles.
The grand dame of decorating, Dorothy Draper, originally conceived of this Chinese Chippendale inspired curio cabinet for The Greenbrier Hotel she decorated – and is so famously known for. Decor Shopping Resource: The Dorothy Draper Collection by Kindel.
Albert Sacks’ yellow-hued ‘Albert’ sofa for Hickory Chair fills the room with a vibrant, sunshine induced cheerfulness. With touches of both traditional and modern styling coupled with an almost unexpected, if not somewhat unconventional, burst of happy yellow color, the Albert sofa makes a memorable decor statement.
Reminiscent of the vivid blue turquoise waters of the Caribbean this modern style blown glass chandelier exudes an aura of sophistication, elegance and grace. Decor Shopping Resource: Currey & Co.
Crystorama’s Cypress lighting collection’s delicate and romantic floral design belies the fact that the very feminine-style chandelier is forged of iron. I love the powerful design contradictions between the feminine and masculine design materials: a strong iron structure dressed in a dainty, pretty exterior replete with delicately sculpted rose petals.
Regina Andrew’s Gold-leaf glass-top table is exotically charming and visually light. The table’s gilded Quatrefoil pattern anchors the piece with a bit of design history dating back centuries, but the overall clean design interpretation makes the table decidedly modern.
Corbett Lighting’s ‘Bangle’ lighting pendent is a perfect illustration of the modern classic style infused with jewelry themed elements drawn from the fashion world. Love its simplicity, elegance and timeless beauty.
A neutral, yet elegant color palette inspired by Sir Peter Paul Rubens’ portraiture Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria, radiates royal splendor with cool grays, warm grays, and earth tones accented with rich red, copper and metallic gold. (Pantone color guide inspired by Ruben’s artwork: Pantone Warm Gray 1 C, Pantone Cool Gray 1 C, Pantone Cool [...]
Johannes Cornelisz Verspronk’s Andries Stilte as a Standard Bearer inspired this romantic decorative color scheme that is an artful blend of warm earth tones, pinks and blues. (Pantone color guide inspired by Verspronck’s artwork: Pantone 698 C, Pantone 7605 C, Pantone 453 C, Pantone 5773 C, Pantone 7561 C, Pantone 551 C, Pantone 7546 C [...]
A near-neon pop color palette of violet-blue, blue-greens, yellow, magenta, red, and black purple inspired by Warhol’s Green Marilyn. (Pantone color guide inspired by Warhol’s artwork: Pantone 605 C, Pantone 3232 C, Pantone 7465 C, Pantone7682 C, Pantone 0521 C, Pantone 199 C and Pantone 276 C.) Artwork Details: Green Marilyn (1962) by Andy Warhol [...]
This vibrant color palette of blues, greens, yellow and orange is inspired by Nicola Da Urbino’s “Panel with the Adoration of the Magi” (Pantone color guide inspired by Da Urbino’s artwork: Pantone 106 C, Pantone 144 C, Pantone 7526 C, Pantone 7737 C, Pantone 7734 C, Pantone 645 C and Pantone 287 C.) Artwork Details: [...]
This decorative room color scheme is inspired by Auguste Renoir’s famed portraiture of Mademoiselle Sicot which offers a rich and feminine color palette of soft purple, verdant green, and warm gray, accented with touches of black, gold and wine. (Pantone color guide inspired by Renoir’s artwork: Pantone 7445 C, Pantone Warm Gray 8 C, Pantone [...]
Artwork Details: Vase (1736/1795). Qing Dynasty. Porcelain with overglaze famille rose enamels National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Home Décor Details: Chinese River Antique Rug at David E. Adler.
Natural Alabaster Pendant by Crystorama. White Glass Lamp with Pink Shade at Dering Hall. Noelle Sofa by Nantuckit. Dhurrie Collection (style number DHU556C) Pink and White Geometric Pattern by Safavieh. Maisons du Monde pink Louis Poesie Armchair. Vitality Floral Pink Wallpaper at Graham & Brown.
Lavender Fern Cabinet-SkateModerne Vera Chair – Councill Jacqueline Vine Jewel Glass – New Ravenna Mosaics High-back chair – Paulo Antunes Furniture
LZF’s Agatha Pendent in red at Global Lighting Madeline Chair by Wild Chairy. Hutton Home’s Pierre Paris Collection Paradis Custom Bench. Jaden étagère by Councill. Rory Jewel Glass Mosaic by New Ravenna Mosaics field shown in Ruby, Sardonyx and Moonstone.
Erin Adams Coral shown in Ponti, Moonstone and Opal for New Ravenna Mosaics. Jessica Charles’ Ritter Chair. Marcel Wanders “Forest Muse” for Graham and Brown. Chester Settee from Haute House. Vistosi Chandelier Blue at 1st dibs.
What Inspires Me: “A bit obsessed with the texture and contrast in the impeccable new collection from D. Bryant Archie – had me instantly enamored. Crafted from vintage fabrics and alpaca hand-woven in Peru these additions to her already stellar brand are spot on trend for 2012. Inspired by her clever palette of Cobalt + [...]
What Inspires Me: “ The details. A floating room that is a holding space for a big relic or piece of history. Beaten gold. The richness of the past that gives layers to this moment. Hand made, individual "jewels" that speak volumes and are surrounded and supported by white. This beaten gold torso piece I [...]
I think that Pantone’s Spring 2013 Fashion color report hit some high notes, but overall I wasn’t enthused by the 10 color spectrum. Below is my take. My fashion 2013 color favorites: Monaco Blue (Pantone 19-39644) is regal,sophisticated, tailored; Nectarine (Pantone 16-1360) is the perfect shade of orange – not spicy, not fiery, not [...]
A shrinking violet by no means. This extraordinary and artistic bathroom wall executed in beautiful mosaics from Phoenician Arts is arresting and captivating in its color-saturated lushness.
The tertiary color wheel illustrated with tile and mosaics. Color Complexities: Mixing any one of the three basic colors in the Primary Color Wheel (red, yellow and blue), with any one of the colors created in the Secondary Color Wheel (violet, orange, green) yields six completely new colors: Red-Violet = red + violet Blue-Violet [...]
The primary color wheel illustrated with tile and mosaics. Simple Beginnings: All colors are derived from combinations created with three basic colors: red, blue, and yellow. Hexagon Mosaic Cobalt Blue Tile – Classic Tile & Marble. Mesh Mounted Mamounia Tiles in Bright Red – Tierra y Fuego. Trend Q Yellow Tile – [...]