Enjoy this re-post from Inteior Design Magazine of 30 Stunning Images. I especially like this image below of this bedroom utilizing concrete, walnut and acrylic.
There is nothing more exciting than having your work published Nationally. I have had my work show up in the pages of various Better Homes and Gardens publications a few times over the years and each time it is still a thrill. I eagerly await the newsstand date whereupon I rush out and buy a handful of copies for my private collection of published works. Odd though, nobody ever asks why I am purchasing so many copies of the same magazine.
Today this blog is about a recently published kitchen that I was lucky enough to work on last year. It was a project for a general contractor that I work with frequently and his wife. Below you will find a few pics of the finished project still with the watermark from the photographer. From there you will see the scanned article that was published about the project.
On the first day of this project I was greeted at the door by my contractor’s wife and within seconds I knew what she wanted. In her hands held out to me were a leaf of a jade plant, a piece of drift wood and a white Japanese inspired vase.
From those few items together we developed a concept that would incorporate reclaimed barnwood, a clean aesthetic and a neutral color palate.
Enjoy this re-post from Hold It Contemporary Home.
A tubular steel slide plummets through four storeys inside this penthouse apartment in New York by architect David Hotson. The apartment occupies the uppermost stories of a late nineteenth century tower in lower Manhattan and had never been used as a residence before, so Hotson was able to restructure the entire volume to create quadruple height spaces, a glazed attic, indoor balconies and the two-stage slide. The architect collaborated with interior designer Ghislaine Viñas, who added all of the furniture and artworks throughout the apartment.
In the feast of furnishings, a wing chair is a design staple—and one that’s always welcome. “It’s the mac and cheese of upholstered seating,” says interior designer Eric Hughes. “No matter what style, a wing chair is reliably comforting and comfortable,” he says.
The classic piece boasts a generous size and stately shape that can easily act as the main attraction in a room. Plus, signature blinders—a clever remnant of its late-17th-century origin when it blocked out cold air while boxing in the heat of a blazing fire—make these draft dodgers ideal for fending off winter’s chill. But its substantial stature means moderation is key: The wing chair has a lot of presence, the inside story is to use them strategically, such as against a wall or tucked into a corner so as not to overwhelm a space.
Fortunately, there are countless styles to suit any taste, from sleekly modern to traditional Colonial and everything in between.
Baker Historic Charleston Wing
CELINE TUFTED WING CHAIR BY CELERIE KEMBLE FOR LANEVENTURE
“This would work well in a city apartment because it’s lean and slim,” offers Hughes, who’s a fan of the chair’s crisp lines and handsome walnut frame. He also admires its shipshape silhouette and its comfortable angled back.
“The exaggerated wingspan is a little avant-garde, and the aerodynamic shape gives the chair a Jetsons flair,” Coyle opines. “It’s fashiony and fun,” she says, adding that its sleek lines and large size would work well in a modern home. Coyle also loves how the lack of customary rolled arms gives it a distinctive look.
“This is the chair I’d like to talk to at a party,” says Hughes with a laugh. The artful proportions and the “contemporary way the nailhead trim is used give it personality in a classic setting.”
“This is the big daddy of all the chairs here,” Hughes asserts, citing its “generous bones.” He calls its wings “futuristic” and “podlike,” creating a sheltering effect. As for the unusual angled wood base, he says, “the legs have an artisanal feel, like Noguchi.”