Sunday, August 30, 2009
I was in a taxi on the way back from the airport and a client called.... wants to do a little shopping today.... back into it already!!
Loving it though.... vacation now a distant memory ;o)
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I started this project last September. My client is a world traveller and I wanted to reflect this in the design - hence the Asian console with marble inlay, Zanzibar coffee table, and the use of my clients' antique framed maps, etc.
The palette we chose was inspired by Autumn. I used a burnt orange paint suede-effect in the alcoves (either side of the fireplace), the walls are a grey/green and look like wintery skies. The rug had lots of Fall colours too.
The floor mirror is an art deco bevelled mirror and absolutely gorgeous in person (the photo doesn't capture the detail):
I would love to hear your thoughts on this room.... please leave a comment.
Monday, August 10, 2009
We have French doors leading out to a deck and then a three tiered grassy area. I'd like to create different areas - a casual seating area on the deck, with the BBQ - maybe.... then a hidden area right at the back with a kind of Provencal seating table and a fountain....
When it comes to planting, I want to fill the garden with fragrant blooms and herbs.... doesn't that sound lovely?
OK - where's the spade? Or rather, where's the Yellow Pages - I need to find a landscape designer ;o)
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Whilst day-dreaming of England, my mind wandered off to a weekend I spent in Rye, East Sussex many years ago.
The whole weekend was planned for me - I didn't have to do a thing - just turn up at the train station and enjoy!
We stayed at the Mermain Inn. One of England's oldest and loveliest inns, with Norman cellars dating from 1156, the Mermaid, rebuilt in 1420, offers tradition and charm in abundance. I would really like to go back there again some day.
Here some photos of the hotel and surrounding area:
The lounge area and bar in front of a lovely inglenook fireplace:
A view of the surrounding countryside:
If you are ever visiting England and want a romantic getaway - I highly recommend it. They also have a fabulous restaurant.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Here are a few of my faves:
Sunday, August 2, 2009
This table is called Paint or Die But Love Me.... John just presented it at the IMM in Cologne and, I believe, it's going into production:
Here are some more of his designs: