Sunday, 29 August 2010

Designer to Watch-Erin Martin

We stumbled upon the work of Erin Martin the other day and we think we're in love! 

Her work is organic in a very sophisticated way.  The words "organic" or "sustainable" get thrown around a lot these days but very few people get it right.  We love her use of natural materials, muted colors and texture variety.

Her designs seem very original too-as no two houses are alike.

Here is a sample of her work:

To see more of her work, visit Erin Martin Design.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Creative Apartment and Home Interior Design Minimalist

This is a creative apartment. This apartment interior designed by Dutch architect, It features two floors and four people living there. Thank you for using lasers to cut the original panel in the kitchen and other parts of the apartment, the interior looks quite creative and unusual. In addition to laser-cut panels are also other things that make it unique, including a built-in storage solutions and furniture designer. Before the renovation, the apartment has a lot of room but became, transparent residential area full of light and air. Upstairs the master bedroom located next to large bathroom with tile structured from the end of Patricia Urquola, glass, and wood cabinets.
Home interior design

Kitchen design
Staircase design

Bathroom design

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Contemporary or Minimalist Home Design?

This is a guest room design combines classic and modern minimalist decor. Use a brown color on the walls and chairs and sofas classic impression compounded by using a colorful carpet. Not many other components or decor is one characteristic of the minimalist model. Combining these styles can inspire you to organize your living room.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Cool Upholstered Bed

A couple of our favorite things for the day:

1) Laced up boots from Nine West ($209)
2) Modern Upholstered Bed from Brownstone (appx $1800 for queen, $2000 for king-COM)

Thom Felicia Rug for Safavieh

Interior designers are like movie stars.  When they are hot you see them everywhere.  Then a few years later they just disappear.

Thom Felicia is definitely hot now.  He has a wide range of licensed products as we've mentioned in previous post--ranging from Kravet fabrics to furniture for Vanguard and now rugs for Safavieh. 

His rug collection is actually very affordable.  Very young and hip too.  A 6 x 9 rug is about $600.  Very reasonable don't you think?

Here are some samples:

To see the rest of the collection, please click here. You can find pricing and product information in our modern rug section.

Minimalist Interior Design Ceramic White House in Spain

This is a minimalist house design interior and white ceramic. Héctor Ruiz-Velázquez designer has transformed the attic of a house in Madrid, Spain into a new living space with a variety of spaces. Ceramic nicknamed House, all parts are protected with ceramic interior, reasonable name.
Home interior design

Design is considered as three-dimensional objects, allowing each one of the rooms or line of houses to be located by determining the coordinate axes. The result is a power to move around a few square meters at different altitudes, up and down, offering a new experience of roominess in the context of home: to explore space.

Continuous transition between rooms and allow the flow of free movement at various levels. Flexibility of space to change this house is an innovative housing concept that conform to the actual needs and to new uses. Where is the roominess, the brightness and the time flow in a multifunctional room with no corners or take precedence. [via]

Monday, 23 August 2010

Vogue September Issue-A True Economic Indicator

If you watch the news and read the papers, you can get reallly confused. One day the housing index is up, the next day it's down. One day the stock market roars for some weird reason, the next day it tanks for other weirder reasons.

And you know what the best economic indicator there is?

The Vogue September issue.
We just got it today and it's nice and fat again. True, you have to flip through hundred of ads to get to some flimpsy content, but the nice part about that is, advertisers are spending money again! Which can leads to all kind of good things.

And we don't know about you, but we are having this frugality fatigue, big time. Enough already with all this self-deprivation.  Sure, the way we spend money is forever changed, but if you really really want those Channel clogs and you don't have to cut into the rent to pay for it, why the heck not...

So here's to Vogue, and to better times ahead!

PS There's a lovely feature on an art-filled apartment.  Click here to see the slideshow.

Source:  Vogue

Minimalist Modern Home Designer: Builder

Minimalist Modern Home Designer

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Minimalist Design House Italian Style

Minimalist Home Designs

Home interior design

This is a modern and minimalist house design Italian style created by Andrea Oliva. All the characteristics of minimalist house combined to make this house truly minimalist. Start with simple rectangular shapes, flat roofs and white palette and the use of gray on the exterior and interior. The house is also equipped with sustainable features. Flat roofs equipped with solar panels that meet all of these electric eco-design of the house and hot water needs. [Via]

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Pretty Chinoiserie Wallpapers and Prints

A while back we fell in love with a vendor called Jardins En Fleurs.  We probably blogged about it once.  They make beautiful, beautiful Chinoiserie paintings and accessories.  The problem was, it was so expensive it was impossible to sell.  The company closed down shortly after--a victim of the 2008-09 economy, evidently.

Anyway, we get this email the other day from Belle Chasse home and it has a very similiar look and feel.  Alas, we found out it was found by the same founder of Jardins en Fleur.  He has great taste, we must say.

The line is more affordable now.  If you are looking for pretty Chinoiserie prints, it's a nice choice.

Here are some samples:

For product and pricing information, visit Belle Chasse (beautiful hunt)'s web site.

Decorating in White

It's hard to believe summer is almost over.  Here in LA it's scorchingly hot, but stunningly beautiful as well.  There's nothing like driving down the Pacific Coast Highway late in the afternoon, with the blue ocean on one side and the mountain on the gorgeous, it makes us so happy to be alive.

But we're getting off track here...

If you are a reader of this blog, you probably know we're crazy about white.  Especially when it's hot outside.  White has such as an amazing cooling effect, and it's so neutral too...

Here are some of our favorite white interior photos from photographer Per Gunnarson:

So simple and pure.  Don't you think?
To see more of his work, click here.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Crazy for Stripes...

We're so in the mood for stripes lately. It's modern.  It's striking.   It's fun.  It makes your eyes pop.

Here are some great designs using stripes with either wallpapers,  fabrics or paint:

Images from Elle Decor

Images from MyHomeIdeas

Some pretty striped wallpapers:

Source: Matthew Patrick Smyth Wallcoverings for F Schumacher wallpapers.

Fabulous Beatles Chairs from Andrew Martin

Have you seen the work of Andrew Martin?  An UK -based designer, he has that really cool, quirky, crazy English taste that we love.

Here are some new fabrics that just came out for Lee Jofa.   Wouldn't they be fabulous as pillows too?

Love them!

PS We apologize, we don't have the pricing for these yet as they are so new.   We'll be posting them on our Lee Jofa Fabric section as soon as they are available.  In the mean time, if you need it right away, drop us a line.  To see more of Andrew Martin's products, click here.