October 12, 2011

Designer Spotlight: Mona Ross Berman

I've spent a little time organizing my concept binder and I happened to notice that I've pulled several conceptual images from designer Mona Ross Berman.  I love her use of color, interesting architectural details and playful interiors.  Enjoy a few of images of her work, all courtesy of House Beautiful...

What a creative way to cover up a laundry room

Always remember the finishing decorative touches on your tabletop

I love the shaped cornice above the window.  Helps to transition the space between wall, window and millwork

Who wouldn't want to sleep here at any age?

The floors, the floors, the floors!

A great wallpaper is the perfect way to add a lot of "punch" to a small space!

October 10, 2011

A Very Fortunate Tabletop

For those of you who may not have seen the article in Architectural Digest, I have a newsflash for you: the beloved Venetian fabric house, Fortuny, is launching a collection of tabletop accessories.  Enjoy the article and images as seen in Architectural Digest....

Mariano Fortuny was a Renaissance man—painter, photographer, lighting designer, as well as a couturier whose crinkled-silk fashions turned women into Greek goddesses. The Spaniard, who died in Venice, his adopted city, in 1949, also made handprinted fabrics that Marcel Proust said “swarmed with Arabic ornaments, like the Venetian palaces hidden like sultanas behind a screen of pierced stone.” Still he left a few decorative arts unexplored—namely plates, flatware, and home accessories. Young designer Elad Yifrach, founder of L’Objet, an American luxury-tabletop company launched in 2004, has now splendidly redressed that oversight.
From shapely serving platters to cocktail picks embellished with amazonite beads, Yifrach’s L’Objet pour Fortuny collection, which is now being introduced at Bergdorf Goodman and will be in select Neiman Marcus stores September 1, inventively reinterprets the protean master’s multicultural work.
“It was a really challenging project when you consider how genius Mariano was,” says Yifrach. For nearly two years he explored the 92-year-old firm’s archives, studying motifs that could be translated onto objects for the home. A carafe is ornamented with details taken from Rabat, a fabric pattern that is a riff on Moroccan embroidery. A magnified section of the tattoolike print Maori enlivens a plate. The slinky Delphos gown, created around 1907, is reflected in the line, too, its silk pleats channeled into a striking black bisque vessel for scented candles.
“For a long time people saw Fortuny as strictly traditional,” says Maury Riad, who has been reinvigorating the brand with his brother, Mickey, since acquiring it in 1988. (Fortuny’s new showroom at Manhattan’s Decoration & Design Building opened last year.) “But the patterns work in both classic and modern settings.” Thanks to L’Objet, that now means on a table near you.

October 7, 2011

Favorite Find Friday: Stanton Home Furnishings

Based in Atlanta, Stanton Home Furnishings has a great variety of pieces to choose from at some really great prices.  Some of my favorite are seen below!  Have a great weekend!

Abacus White Bar

Vintage Grey Console

Dark Coffee Table  

London Blue

London Side Chair  

Slope Arm Chair

Connie Chair

Reclaimed Lumber Roman Bookcase

Hamilton Chair

October 5, 2011

A Little Louis in the Nursery

As I come back to New York and Versailles fades into the sunset, I'm pleased as can be to see the new line of French inspired nursery and children's furniture from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child. ...tres chic!

October 2, 2011

Guest Blogger from Design Shuffle

As I fly back over the pond to New York, I'd like to pass the reins for today's post to Design Shuffle, a fantastic website for designers and design inspired people alike.  Enjoy!

Hi all, I'm Susi, a writer for Design Shuffle, a fabulous social media site where you can browse through tens of thousands of photos from designers from around the world. 

I am excited to be guest blogging for Lindsay today. Her photos of her world travels are so gorgeous. My guest post today is inspired by her photos and focuses on unexpected textiles in interior design like Ikats from Bali and Suzanis from Turkey, as well as Indian inspired paisley and fabrics based on Florentine marbleized papers. Such an international mix! Hope you enjoy!

Ikat Design

Ikat is one of the hottest patterns and textiles in design today. The traditional Balinese fabric can work in traditional and modern decors.

Suzani Living Room Design

Like Ikat, Suzani is a bold and typically colorful pattern. Its graphic quality even looks good framed as artwork. Did you see Lindsay's post on gorgeous Suzanis in the Tachkent collection by Pierre Frey? http://lindsayhair.blogspot.com/2011/08/tachkent-tuesday.html

Love the blue and white Ikat print on the ottomans in this casual living room designed by Lindsay. Ikat is a nice addition to the other patterns in the room.

Suzani Chair Design

Suzani pattern makes for a bold pattern on this arm chair. Bright colors and bold pattern works with the simple lines of the chair; the two don't compete.

Ikat Zig Zag Design

I loved the marbleized fabric ottomans from Janey Whitehorn (see Lindsay's post about them here:†http://lindsayhair.blogspot.com/2011/03/marblized-world-of-janey-whitehorn.html). Marbleized fabrics blend Ikats's pattern with a loose zig zag that is another current trend. It looks lovely in this stunning bedroom design.

Hand Blocked Paisley Design

Hand blocked paisley is popping up on textiles and wallpaper. More traditional paisley, inspired by 19th century shawls, is also a hot design trend.

Suzani Bench Fabric

Suzani fabric is used to upholster this bench. Love that each of the cushions is different from the others, a nice twist.

Ikat Tile Pattern

In today's interior design, Ikat pattern extends beyond textiles. This gorgeous Ikat patterned wall is made of tile. So beautiful!

This content was created by Design Shuffle, a social media website that showcases the portfolios of talented Los Angeles interior designers to New York interior designers while providing inspiration for anyone who loves design!