Below is sketch by Yoshioka depicting the concept for the mirrors.
The set of mirrors can be re-designed and customized to create shapes and surfaces that reflect the interior and the owner’s wishes. The result is a scrambled panorama that blends art and design into a glittering interior fixture.
Images courtesy LEMA.
Enjoy this re-post from Hold It Contemporary Home.
Skyhouse with Indoor Slide
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.
TriBeCa loft showcases an eclectic mix of styles, check out this re-post from OneKin Design
With its color palate in varying shades of orange, tangerine, tobacco paired with sky, delft and cadet blue the eclectic mix of furnishings create a perfectly balanced look.
This stunning TriBeCa, New York loft has been designed by Deborah French Designs with a very eclectic, yet cohesive, mix of textures, colors, periods, and styles. Designed as her personal home, the designed has traveled extensively during her life, especially throughout Europe and Asia and therefore incorporated elements from both, as they are integral to who she is and how she has personally evolved both aesthetically and spiritually. Deborah has woven together styles from a diverse mix of history and cultures, including Italy, Morocco, India, France, China, America, Afghanistan, and Africa, creating an environment that is both warm and welcoming yet, at the same time, sophisticated and elegant. Her integration of both ‘high and low’ components within the various elements of the design is a critical factor in creating this perfect balance. No matter where one looks the eye is always pleased and the soul soothed. “Once inside, no one ever wants to leave,” she says.
How now brown cow? Or is it teal cow, lime cow or even orange cow? If your confused don’t be. Kyle Bunting the leader in progressive hide conversion allows you to have nearly any color cow you want. With rugs, wallcoverings, furniture, art and pillows the possibilities are endless allowing you to update your decor with these amazing pops of color genius.
I know you have heard the term Rustic Glam thrown around quite a bit lately. Maybe it’s because of all the ‘green’ and the socially responsible ‘recycledness’ that has been creeping into today’s modern, and not so modern interiors.
A true rustic interior tends to be a bit too “lodge-y” as far as I am concerned but I do love the textural furniture, dark, earthy colors, exposed beams and a mounted deer head in small doses especially when combined with an otherwise ‘clean’ interior. A rustic look can be cozy and clean, but it can go junky cabin in no time. When I say rustic glam, I am refering to a subtle, sophisticated yet still cozy interior that appeals to the outdoor lover confined deep within all of us mavens of mod. I can totally appreciate the outdoor touches, but I’m just not willing to go “cabin in a box” if you know what I mean.
I thought it would be fun to share a few key points that will help you bring in the rustic look while still keeping your love of modern, classic or traditional in check. Here are a few ways to bring in the rustic glam!
Brining in wood elements is the most obvious way to add a few rustic touches to your room. I love all of the glitzy interpretations of birch, driftwood and Aspen trees out there today. The look can be a fabulous “wood” look or you can always pull the trigger on a real driftwood table or console.
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Solid Linen or a fun “rustic” print fabric are a few of my favorite ways to bring in the rustic glam look. Simple solid linens and nubby cottons area great basics but what about adding a fun yet sophisticated antler print? If upholstering your existing or new pieces in a bold pattern isn’t your thing, try bringing in a print with your draperies or accent pillows. I love this Antler fabric from Eric Cohler for Lee Jofa is one of my favorites!! You can go simple by using it as an accent pillow or bold with drapes!
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A little walk in the woods or a touch of faux bois never hurt anyone…or any room! Check out the accent wall of this dining room done in Cole & Sons Woods Wallpaper. It is a sophisticated rustic glam look that keeps the dining room from being too formal. I love the impact it makes.
This Phillip Jeffries GORGEOUS metallic woods grasscloth is sublime in this boutique dressing room. It was the perfect way to go a little rustic without being too masculine. You can see more of this gorgeous boutique in the latest issue of House of Fifty.
This faux bois rug looks great in this large open entry space. Rugs are a great way to bring in texture and pattern without being to theme-y. I love how this rug is casual but still works with the more sophisticated antique pieces and architecture of the home.
Bringing in touches of fur or hide is one of my favorite ways to go rustic glam. There are tons of faux and real options out there to choose from as well as pieces that can go more girly if you don’t want your room to feel like a dude ranch.
A fur throw like the Lucca here is a soft blend of chocolate and taupe while the Bella (pictured on the bed) has a bit more depth and texture.
The Bella throw in a super masculine and rustic master bedroom project is paired with a custom walnut bed and red accents.
And for the hide lovers, there are also tons of options out there. A cowhide rug, upholstered stool or throw pillows are easy ways to bring in the rustic element without going over board. The metallic hides are some of my favorites and a perfect rustic glam mix. You can find a few fun options HERE and HERE.
To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Baker Furniture presents five auspicious pieces with elements of chinoiserie, a style developed in seventeenth-century Europe paying homage to Asian design. Many people think “chinoiserie” refers to figures painted in an oriental style, but it’s actually a broader class of design motif drawing on a range of Asian techniques – from painting to carving to fretwork. Happy New Year! — Chinese New Year: A Celebration of Chinoiserie
A stunning example of craftsmanship, this mahogany cabinet is crowned with a pierced fretwork pagoda. The original was created in England c. 1760 and is included in the Dictionary of English Furniture, Vol. 1. This is the ultimate focal point.
This arm chair with carved and moulded borders features an unusual chinoiserie geometric pattern. English c. 1760.
The brilliant crimson Eglomisé panels have carved gilt borders and are gilded and engraved with chinoiserie designs of trellis work, floral patterns, and scrolling foliage. English c. 1695.
This extraordinary commode goes beyond reproduction to a sense of continuing craftsmanship with hand carving and hand decorating. The expertly-formed serpentine shape is an appropriate way to commemorate the Chinese New Year as we begin the “Year of the Snake.” Peking Cocktail Table The Peking Table draws on the vocabulary of Chinese Chippendale to reinforce the idea that traditional English furniture can live happily in a modern home. The blind fretand lyrical bracket are the kind of texture that many modern rooms lack. The subdued finishes allow it to go more places – and become an immediate classic.
Nate Berkus, product designer and New York Times best selling author, this month launches his own line of fabrics exclusively at America‘s go-to fabric retailer, Calico Corners. The inaugural collection, manufactured by Swavelle / Mill Creek, consists of 24 styles and 102 SKUs of fabric.
As a decorator himself, Nate designed the line for both the professional and home decorator. “Fabric is often the first thing we reach for in our firm when beginning a project,” explained Nate. “It adds depth and texture in a way that no other medium can. It’s critical to the way we build a space.” The Nate Berkus collection starts at an affordable $14.99 a yard. Calico will carry the Nate Berkus line in all of its 75 stores across the country.
An avid traveler, Nate has crossed the world for his work, and his debut line of fabrics reflects the inspirations he collected along the way. The line features fabrics for all purposes. Beautiful constructions with metallic embellishment and rough-hewn linen burlap marry with ethnic inspired jacquards and menswear herringbone for upholstery. “I want people to see how diverse fabric can be,” explained Nate. “I’ve covered walls, created headboards, transformed lampshades…all with fabric. People should feel empowered by the fact that whether it’s one yard or ten, they get to decide the impact it will make in their room. That’s what makes fabric so great.”
With the arrival of his fabrics at Calico stores, Nate finds an even greater opportunity to speak to consumers about their homes. “I believe your home should tell your story. In designing products, I design built entities…which I love….but if it’s a tray in the store, it’s still a tray when you bring it home. Fabric, though, can become anything. Consumers get to decide how they’ll use it…how it will tell their story. I can’t wait to see what they make with it. I almost want to demand that whatever it is they create to snap a pic and Facebook it to me,” laughed Nate.
According to Calico Vice President of Merchandising Julie Morris , the launch comes at a time when consumers are showing a renewed interest in better quality home design projects. “Younger shoppers are showing more interest in custom product,” she said. “Their tastes tend to represent a convergence of classic and modern styling, and Nate is a master at striking that perfect balance.”
Morris added, “Calico has a legacy of delivering designer product, positive home decorating experiences and quality to our customers. What is special about this partnership is that Nate’s brand philosophy is in perfect harmony with our own overarching brand concept – we empower people to make their homes unique to them with all of their own passions embedded in the details. With Nate’s vision and the quality that these fabrics bring to home furnishings we have a winning combination to inspire our Calico customers in 2013.”