Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Classic Furniture Meets Contemporary Layout

Bedrooms-I came across this classic looking bedroom, married to a contemporary layout. Based on the windows, and positioning of the bed, we can assume that this room is inside a loft. I love how the bed is just far enough from the window; it gives the space ample breathing room, and provides for an interesting approach to a bedroom, that could have easily started off as an office or living room.
This is a prime example of creative thinking. Imagine what the floor plan & layout must have looked like. One must really understand three dimensional space to pull this off. In my opinion, it's all the rage!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What a fantastic monochromatic space.

Great! Such impact.

Finally, two minutes to have a seat and put some semblance of a though together. In my quest to expose design lovers to daring spaces I have come across these lovely spaces that are clearly worth commenting on. The first: a kitchen, is very subdued and yet still quite risky. Notice the cabinets and walls are one. The space becomes quite strong and imposing because the main protagonist is this raw umber colour that communicates such a sophisticated vibe. The floor, although much louder, (surprisingly enough) becomes a secondary player . The table and chairs bring just the right amount of detail to this very gutsy scheme. I am not sure how many of you would agree to let a colour be the leading concept of your space. This interior designer (Courtnay Daniels Haden) truly nailed this space! For more on colour be sure to check in regularly with the Color Association of the United States ( Interestingly enough the second space (an office) also uses stripes; this time on the walls. Obviously they are much more prominent in this scheme. The designer's intention was to make them the focal element. The office is not very subtle and yet transmits a very organized feel due of course to the horizontal repetitive lines painted on the walls. Gutsy, wouldn'y you say?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

As promised, more daring! This gorgeous powder room (ouvre de Miles Redd) in a New York city appartment is daring (to say the least) and yet quite sophisticated. This unusual wallpaper is by Scalamandre ( and is the one and only protagonist in this Oscar winning space. Again, how many of you would have dared? If this powder room doesn't make you want to touch up your lispstick, I don't know what to tell you.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Who would have thought?

Just look at this space: Fuchsia? Yet it works, so much so I imagine that whomever resides here must be quite fabulous!!

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T. S. Eliot . Words to live by... At least I think so. Happy new year everyone, here's hoping 2010 will be a wonderful year in all things design. I chose this quote because it illustrates the direction I want to share with you all in these next couple of weeks.Let's have a look at the rooms that were a risky undertaking and are so undeniably successful we all wish we had the guts. There's no way around it people, if you want gorgeous: take the risk (of course what I mean by that is listen to your very qualified interior designer)! You will be amazed at how wonderful your new daring space will make you feel, it will inspire and re energize you. Better still, yours will be a unique space, reflecting your person and lifestyle. Stay tuned, I have some great spaces to share with you.