Source: The D Pages
Today I bring you one of my fav designers du Jour - Ilse Crawford. I have a bit of a girl crush on this woman - I mean have you seen her interiors? She artfully mixes old world and contemporary to create a sort of moody romantic vibe. The colour palette is muted but the textures are rich. Definitely a design inspiration I’ll be taking tips from when doing up my own place.
Source: AD España
"Art" thou wonderful to look at!. Something I find as important in a home as furniture is Art. Good art - although this is always a highly controversial and somewhat personal subject because taste differs from person to person AND THEN it opens up the whole debate about "what is considered art"? Let us not go down that road. Let’s keep it simple. For me, art should have 3 main things. 1) Subject - if the subject doesn’t grab you then so be it. End of story. 2) Colour composition - this can sometimes go against number 1 because often it doesn’t matter what the subject is, if the colours are right then I’ll like it (confused yet? just wait….). 3) Scale. Now that doesn’t mean oversized but more about whether the scale fits and compliments the subject and detail. So, take the piece above for example.
1) The subject may not be to everyones liking but I find it intriguing - it makes me want to know more and want to study it.
2) The colour composition - It grabs my attention and I love the way the vivid pink is centralised because it really draws attention to the subject (not overlooking the fact that this piece was clearly created to cause controversy)
3) Scale - if this image were a small photograph would it have the same impact? Personally, I don’t think so. I think a large part of its appeal comes from the scale.
Anyway, you may or may not agree with what I think but that’s the beauty of Art - it’s in the eye of the beholder ;)
I have a slight sofa obsession right now. I’ve bought two in the past week that are completely at odds with each other. One is a 1960’s curved (and very grotty) old thing and the other a sleek original 1973’s modular sofa called COR Trio (in a very dodgy burnt orange fleecy type material. Ekkk. and yes I may have lost my mind….) but it’s all in aid of something……to be revealed! What I’m really excited about is the prospect of having them recovered! Just need to decide on a fabric…………
Source: The DPages
WelI officially have a design crush on architect Joseph Dirand. I mean the man can design! He’s a master at proportion and mixing materials and he loves his velvet - need I say more…. This little snapshot is from the restaurant Monsieur Bleu. Isn’t is great?! Busy, elegant, contemporary, retro, and classic yet completely distinctive. Love it.
Is it just me or are those chair FABULOUS! We’ll call them lady finger chairs because that’s the first thing that comes to mind (yeah I’m weird….) and I love them. If you are ever passing by Sketch pop in a have a look. It’s a lot of pink (I mean A LOT of pink) but the look is consistent and it’s different! We like a bit of different.
Source: Apartment Therapy
Happy Monday! And here we have one of the winners of the Small Cool Homes contest held annually by Apartment Therapy. This Teeny-tiny 350sqft apartment (yep I said 350, Oh my dayz that is small!) is perfectly planned and very stylish. It’s important in a small space like this not to over scale or over clutter as every inch is precious, but you still want to define specific areas. Make sure you check out the rest of the space to see how the owners achieved this.
Source: Desire to Inspire
Whoa, there’s all sorts of good going on here. I’m loving all the tall, elongated pieces because they really draw attention to the high ceilings and by highlighting the window frames in black against the pale flooring, it perfectly defines the space. Good trick to remember.
Welcome to the jungle!! There is no doubt that jungle and all things leafy are the flavour du jour. Everyone and their dog wants palm leaf wallpaper or fabric, which is great! but a lot of it tends to be a repeat of each other, so it’s nice to see something different like the Thatch Palm wallpaper above. I love the contrast in colours because it’s bold but not harsh and hectic. In fact, it’s perfect for a “nooky” hideaway space like this. Anyone know where I can find it?