Luli Sanchez is an amazing textile designer who creates her pieces with handpainted watercolor. It is amazing how many different styles she is able to capture, ensuring that there is something for everyone in her phenomenal portfolio. Her understanding of color and patterns take her textiles to level above the rest, take a peek!
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
This beautiful dining table, designed by Emily Wettstein as a part of her graduate school application, is green in multiple ways. Not only does it have a planter built into the center for your favorite plant or herb, but it is constructed of reclaimed walnut and steel. Additionally, it was built right here in the United States, and it appears to be cat friendly!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
There is something eternally youthful about the swing. They conjure up pleasant childhood memories of warm summer days spent outdoors and the feeling of being able to defy gravity, if even for only a split second. Why not capture that whimsical energy indoors, as an adult!
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The PUBLIC Chicago is a new concept hotel brought to us by Ian Schrager (credited as the inventor of “boutique hotels”). Much like his previous ventures, Public is hip and sophisticated, although more restrained in color and styling. Particularly in the lobby, the building’s historical elements are highly visible but paired with a modern mirrored reception desk and sleek furniture. PUBLIC is a great example of a new breed of hotels offering simplified luxury, proving that less really can be more in the world of high-class accommodations.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
This North Carolina retreat, designed by Nancy Warren, is a true study of mixing and matching. In the kitchen, a farmhouse table has replaced a standard center island and is surrounded by an eclectic blend of seating (stools, upholstered head chairs, and a bench), to make the space feel more like a room and less like a kitchen. Warren herself says, “I feel like I could move anything into another room and it would fit,” of her collage effect. Anyone who has tried mixing and matching their furnishings knows that it is not always easy and this residence is a beaming example doing it right.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Something about the start of a new year truly lends itself to the process of purging useless clutter and organizing things of importance. Here are a few images I’ll be using as motivation around the house and office to promote efficiency and of course, sanity.