Thursday, September 30, 2010

Autumn Arrives


Gustav Klimt

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Superneutral Palette

1. Buoyant Blue, No. 6483, Sherwin Williams, 2. Dragonfly, No. AF-510, Benjamin Moore, 3. Gray Horse, No.2140-50, Benjamin Moore, 4. Blue Fir, No. MSL124, Martha Stewart Living Paint, 5. Cooking Green Apple, No. 32, Farrow & Ball, 6. Titanium, No. 2141-60, Benjamin Moore, 7. Punch, No. MSL014, Martha Stewart Living Paint, 8. Stonington Gray, No. HC-170, Benjamin Moore, 9. Babouche, No.223HC-170, Farrow & Ball, 10. Heath, No. MSL212, Martha Stewart Living Paint, 11. Natural Twine, No. MSL217, Martha Stewart Living Paint, 12. Lancaster Blue No. UL34, Ralph Lauren Paint, 13. Makaha, No. 19-32, Pratt & Lambert.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Victoria Smith

Stylist Victoria Smith showcases her home "modern bohemian" home in San Francisco.

Photos: sfgirlbybay

Friday, September 24, 2010

Robert Kuo Fabric Collection

Best known as an artist and creator of objects Robert Kuo transforms his distinctive designs in to a 44-sku fabric collection for S.Harris. Kuo's fabric collection will include lines and textures found in his decorative objects as well as natural fibers, earthy colors, and a mixture of silks, chenilles and velvets.

Photos: Editor At Large

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Male Design Aesthetic

Usually I post images that appeal to the feminine perspective but I recognize that the male point of view prefer environments richer in color with bolder, thicker furniture.

Photos: Lonny Mag

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Marble & Herringbone

Bringing these two classic favorites together can create a fresh new look.

Photos: Vern Yip

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Outside Offices

An office is generally a space where people work, these offices really think outside of the box; or cubicle.

Piet Hei Eek

Office Pod

In It Studios




Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Renovation Season

Although it's still Summer and the first official day of Fall isn't until September 22nd, it's not too early to think about renovating your home for the holiday season! Furniture and window treatments often take anywhere from 6 to 10 weeks to arrive, so if you are planning on giving your kitchen, living room, bathrooms, etc. an update it's a good idea to start now!

photos: DWR

Friday, September 10, 2010

Creative Headboards

Applying fabric or wood in a creative way can become the perfect unexpected focal point of a room and way to introduce a new pattern or texture.

Photos: Lonny Mag

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Home Libraries

People who love to read may be the most interested in the idea of a home library because it gives order to their passion, but books are great to decorate with as well. They can be the focal point of the room, help an otherwise empty space feel more intimate, or help add texture to a room. With the popularity of the Internet, in the future books will most likely become prized items no different than a piece of art.
Elle Decor
Home Interiors
designer digs
John Barmanvia
Diane Von Furstenburg's home as seen in InStyle

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Green Hospitality & Building Restoration

On a recent trip to New York City's meat packing district, I stayed at the Jane Hotel. It takes green hospitality design to a whole new level with communal bathrooms and custom brass energy efficient keys. In Europe, guests commonly insert a card into a slot when entering the room to turn on the electricity. Removing the card (which doubles as the room key) on the way out the door shuts off the power. It is an easy way to conserve energy, yet it is almost never seen in the United States. The Jane was originally completed in 1908, and was designed by William A. Boring (the architect renowned for Ellis Island's immigration station). Originally built for sailors this landmark was restored on its centennial in 2008; so not only is this place over a hundred years old but it is one of the most energy efficient hotels in the county. Oh and I forgot to room was 50 sq. ft!

photos: The New York Times
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