Inspired: Alison Van Pelt

September 24, 2012 § 4 Comments

Pink and Orange Frida – Alison Van Pelt

Light Grey Nude – Alison Van Pelt

William Burroughs – Alison Van Pelt

After spotting this artist’s work in this interior, I couldn’t help but look into more of her work.

Alison Van Pelt’s works are BIG (i.e. 9 feet x 7 feet!!!). I love the scale of these paintings. And even though the images are purposely softened and blurred, it’s the bold colour and sheer size of the pieces that make an impact. And the portraits themselves are mesmerizing, transfixing. Wish I had a wall big enough…!

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Wanting: Anything

June 20, 2012 § 2 Comments

Everyone knows accessories make the outfit.

These are Michael Sodeau’s Anything desk accessories. I especially love the scissors. You?

Interiors: Creative Spirit

April 28, 2012 § 11 Comments

This nearly knocked me over. So creative. So unique. So spirited. But then I realized it was Paola Navone‘s own apartment and it all made sense. I was overcome. I’m always impressed by her creative spirit. But I truly was overcome.

What I love most about this interior… The intensity of each colour so striking that it balances perfectly with the overall casualness of the white and grey. Not an easy task but it’s done with ease. Seemingly effortless. I say this because I truly feel creativity is one of the most difficult things to develop and harness. Because… you have to develop and harness at the same time. Grow and edit. Evolve and refine.

Bonus: See here for one of my favourite ‘wants’ also designed by Ms Navone. You’ll want it too. :)

Interiors: Personal Backstory

March 30, 2012 § 2 Comments

Being the daughter of two very well known fashion-involved parents may not mean you’ll be gifted with any kind of creative bone in your body… but Patricia Herrera Lansing seems to have the touch.

Featured in this Vogue article, Lansing’s home is full of her favourite things.

Loads of colour, pattern and beautiful large-scale art pieces make up the interior of her family’s Manhattan home. I’m amazed at the mingling of small and medium sized prints against large swatches of bold colour. And I love modern patterns on traditional upholstered furniture. But what I love most is Lansing’s selection of art, especially the one hung in the Dining Room. I’d love to have Lansing herself walk us through her home and recount it’s backstory.

My own professional secret: Make every client’s home personal to them! That way, I really have no excuse but to leave when it’s all done. Shucks darn it!

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