Friday, October 23, 2009

Platner does Altanta

I was so please to see the Platner chair used properly! I mean, it's a beautiful piece - and, it could go anywhere, even I'd say it can carry a space on it's own. However, Toronto firm Burdifilek had the guts to upholster with a brown/turquoise pattern...and it works. I must admit, this may not have been a combination I would have come up with myself, however I know this is something Anna would have brought forth in a brain storm. I have such appreciation for reinterpretation of modern classics only when it is done with dignity. W Atlanta is home to these beautiful customized Platner chairs. Be warned, don't try this at home; leave it to the professionals!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Here (for your viewing pleasure) are some fantastic pieces ; new to the Fornasetti collection. The top three images are porcelain additions and the bottom image is a magazine rack. The thing with these pieces is the depth they bring to a space. When looking for accessories you just can't go wrong with a Fornasetti piece. The Fornasetti catalogue comprises three categories: the Grand pieces; the Home Accessories and the Delicate Objects. From Grand Pieces (jaw dropping) to Delicate objects, these objects are considered true artistic reproductions as they are drawn from the historic archives of Piero Fornasetti.
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

We are almost done with the ladies washroom here at Igloo world headquarters. I just can't get over how fabulous it looks. Of course we used Bardelli tiles (; we decided to work with the Cuban Black collection designed by none other than Ruben Toledo. Let's just get the nitty gritty out of the way: the quality of this product is unparalleled, the craftsmanship unrivaled. There, now we can get to the fun part. This collection was inspired by Ruben's native land: Cuba. As its name indicates it, this collection represents a Cuban Veranda in a beautiful poetic way. Ruben Toledo, one of my favorite designers was born in Havana, Cuba in 1961. He is designer extraordinaire!! A painter, sculptor, illustrator, fashion chronicler and critic, and surrealist. You name it, he has designed it or collaborated on it. There is no limit to this man's genius and creativity. Give us a call and stop by it's worth a peak, it truly is.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Igloo Design - Spa Calme

Igloo Design - Spa Calme
I had a chance to experience one of our own spaces this weekend. It was a great experience! This spa was designed over a year ago, and as always, I make a conscious effort to stop thinking about projects after they are done so that when I walk through them with a fresh pair of eyes. This is the only way of being able to asses ones work. When I arrived to the spa, I was welcomed by a fantasy like reception desk-we used a white 8x8 ceramic tile that looks like a tufted pillow. The contrast between visual and actual texture creates a lot of interest. Beyond that, there is the change rooms and relaxation area. I was happy to see how the owner Natalie grew into her space by adding her own 'Spa Calme' touches, such as relaxing music and special scents. Needless to say, the service was impeccable and the experience was grand. I left as a returning client and most of all a proud Interior Design Professional!