April 17, 2013 § 3 Comments
After several months of trial and error, testing and retesting, pondering and posturing…
I’m finally excited to launch my new website and blog! We’re moving!!
The new website is really about my life’s work to date, now under my own direction and interior design company (OG Design Studio). What better way to represent myself than to have my own company! So welcome one and all… for those followers who only know my blog posts, here’s an opportunity to see what I do when I’m not blogging (and if you’re very familiar with my blog, you’ll know that this other stuff has taken up much of my blogging time these past few months! Oopsy!).
The new website also incorporates my blog…still under the DESIGNCHICKEE name. It will be a continuation of this blog here but will also include a look into my daily activities with clients and contractors and suppliers. I’ll give you an insider’s look into what I’m working on, key renovation tips and everything that inspires me and (hopefully) motivates my clients. After all…
“Good art inspires. Good design motivates.” Otl Aicher
So please click and take a look… and do follow along! Subscribe to the new blog via email and you won’t miss a thing! I hope to see you all on the other side! :)
P.S. Everything else is staying the same…
April 1, 2013 § 2 Comments
I’ve been busy organizing my shelves, colour coding my files and re-imagining my aesthetic… all in the hopes of bringing you more of what I’m all about. Fullscreen slideshows. New identity. Portfolio images. Client testimonials. And an awesome contact page.
Stay tuned for a bigger, brighter and better website!
And more blog posts… I swear!
February 17, 2013 § 3 Comments
I loved this shot… had to share it. Sometimes we’re too quick to dismiss something old. Just because it’s old. Not so shiny. A little tarnished. Worn. Aged.
But for me… this faucet has been loved. And there’s something so lovely about that.
February 13, 2013 § 2 Comments
Ok. This is precisely why I became a blogger! THIS. How do I come across these images without sharing them with you??
Seriously, gorgeous! And it’s not just a home. It could be your home! It’s a hotel that you rent out and use as if it were your home. Or perhaps your best friend’s home! What a concept! Looks like I need to visit Stockholm. lol
The grey painted wood paneling, the beautiful white windows with brass detailing, that marble-carved free-standing tub… seriously?
Here. Click this for more. I can’t even go on right now. I’m type-less.
January 15, 2013 § 3 Comments
Warm and cozy blankets are a “must have” this wintery season – and full proof gift giving mastery no matter who you buy them for. And these Norwegian cozies are so special! Modern in design and pattern, but traditional in its material and construction.
I couldn’t decide which one I wanted more… you pick!
See these (The Power Collection and Gullfuglen) and more from Funkleshop.
December 11, 2012 § 1 Comment
Sometimes inspiration comes from the most mundane. Stacked shipping containers in this case!
On the outside, the look of these ‘containers’ are what makes the architecture of this home unique and definitely not mundane. Most especially at night, as it lights up from inside and becomes a glowing stack of translucent boxes.
December 6, 2012 § 1 Comment
One side, modern and masculine. The other side, classic and feminine. This dreamy dressing room has it all. Not to mention a most covetable wardrobe! It’s from the set of Sex And The City 2 and it’s a lovely evolution of the first ‘really big closet’ featured in the first movie. Obviously, Carrie and Big have had equal say… even though Carrie’s wardrobe seems to be spilling over to ‘his’ side!
Ok… I know it’s not a real place, but I think I’d be quite happy here. Even if it meant it came with a full movie making camera crew. ;)
November 3, 2012 § Leave a comment
Nevermind the treasures inside this beautiful home (i.e. Christian Liagre lighting, Jacques Adnet furnishings, Hermes, and Waterworks bathroom fixtures – see them all here)… I’m wanting Courteney Cox‘s outdoor spaces! Steel and teak pergolas, lava-rock fire pits, ipe wood decking and a saltwater pool (looking out to the Pacific Ocean)!
Sigh… and I thought I was jealous of her Friend, Ms. Aniston!
October 12, 2012 § 7 Comments
A beautiful, beautiful interior. Decadent. Genuine.
Restored wood beams and ceilings, leaded windows, plaster and stone masonry walls are a backdrop to beautifully ornate furniture pieces throughout.
And then there’s the location! The Greek island of Hydra. So amazing (oh, when will I visit!!!???). Click here to see what lies outside these walls.
October 1, 2012 § 5 Comments
Ok… I know. A ‘Cloud House‘??? Really?
Yes. Really. But before I go into the pro’s and con’s of having your home become a neighbourhood attraction… I want to focus on that hallway! I love it!!! What a way to make a mostly pragmatic corridor, something to REALLY rave about!
That is… if you can stop going on about the shape of the addition you just put on the back of your house!
Me personally… I’d stick with a striking hallway. ;)