Thursday, January 31, 2013

Designer Visions Show 2013

This year Hearst Design Group partnered with 48 Hour Film Project in an exciting competition where filmmakers shot their films in three incredibly chic rooms at 250 West Street designed by Matthew Patrick Smyth, David Rockwell, and Antony Todd.

The color on the walls is from the new collection of Benjamin Moore paints called "Notre Dame, CSP-570". It's calming, chic and sophisticated. The mirror is an antique from the 40's and the Sofa is covered in a Schumacher neutral ikat fabric. The pop of color comes from the simple red velvet pillows and gold piping. Guess who is adding gold piping to her throw pillows??

All kitchens have Ann Sachs tiles, Jenn Air applicances and Poggenpohl cabinets.

An antique French door as a backdrop with a vintage glass inset. Great find and the perfect fit!

An Aussie event designer who opened Antony Todd Inc in 1995. 
His pared down but sophisticated style comes with an affinity to classical forms, either antique or modern. 

Almost the same feel as Matthew's Living Room only a little more urban and young. The kitchen in this apartment was the star though. Would have loved to add some sheer fabric roman shades on those windows! 

Loved the vintage glass tiles from Ann Sachs! The sexiest and most glamorous tile I've ever seen.

Ikat Dedar fabric on headboard. Tell me where else did you see this? 
CLUE: The event was in 2011.

A powerhouse in the Industry of Architecture and Interior design, David built commercial projects such as Terminal 5, the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, W Hotels and many others. 
This apartment was executed to have a bohemian and organic feel to it that not many architects of his caliber get to do very often.

Color of the wall: Benjamin Moore - Cool Breeze
Very textured fabrics. Egg Collective Side tables in Bronze and concrete.

A dark wool covering with stitching detail makes this room super cozy.

A Cork wall and a dreamy blue shade to go with it

This color is perfect for any room with lots of light! 
Benjamin Moore - French Toile... though I would call it "Heavenly Blue"!

I can't say I agree with these two patterns together... 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

MK Collection at Jerry Pair

MK Collection is a Los Angeles-based textile and interior furnishings company founded by Melissa Kirkpatrick, a trained artist, former fabric consultant and interior designer. MK Collection includes an extensive array of fine woven and printed textiles, a line of trims and hand-knotted rugs that are produced in collaboration with Christopher Farr Inc. “It’s ambitious to debut a line of high-quality fabrics with the depth that I have with this collection, but I know as a designer that it offers a way to tell a story," Melissa says.

When launching her textile line, Melissa drew upon her insider knowledge of the world’s most venerated mills and artisans. Rather than partner with an established textile brand, Melissa ventured out on her own as an entrepreneur, hand-selecting makers around the world who shared her passion for fine workmanship and exquisite design. MK Collection wovens are made by a third-generation family-run mill in Italy, while the prints are either screened by hand in the U.S. or copper-rotary printed in Switzerland.

With her love of nature and fine art, Melissa found herself drawn to the lush botanical imagery found in the textiles, pottery, jewelry and ironwork of the Art Nouveau period for her design inspiration. Her work features vibrant colors and complex neutrals. “Color evokes so much emotion,” Melissa says. “Even the neutrals in this collection are full of rich hues.”

A careful marriage of color, image and fabric weight is hallmark of MK Collection fabrics. The prints feature three weights of Belgian linen—heavy, midweight and fine—and are available in three ground colors—linen, flax and white. The wovens include a variety of intricate constructions and lush weaves, which join each design to its perfect fabrication partner.

For her rugs, which are produced in partnership with Christopher Farr Inc., Melissa references classical designs such as the intricate detailing of Art Nouveau jewelry and hand-painted porcelain from the 1900s, but reinvents them in surprising ways. The rugs are hand-loomed in Turkey and made from a combination of 100 percent raw silk and wool. Their painterly qualities can be executed in virtually any color to enhance a wide range of interior designs.

An auspicious and original debut, MK Collection reflects the singular vision of its founder—bringing together sumptuous imagery with the world’s finest craftsmanship. “As I worked with great fabric houses in Europe, I discovered an endless supply of textures and fabrics to marry with my designs,” Melissa says. “I knew my passion for art had found a home in fabrics.”

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Inson Wood - Holiday House 2012

Inson Wood received his Masters of Architecture from Harvard University where he studied under powerhouses like Frank Gehry and Rem Koolhaas. Known for using exquisite and timeless pieces as you see here. 
The classical details of the architecture mixes well with the glamorously modern Wendell Castle table chosen to be the main piece in the room. Modern and abstract Art envelopes the room. The finishing touches are combination of "Starkly modern" and Contemporary seating pieces.