Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Domino is done. Didn't make it even five years....
The magazine, which attempted to demystify the interior design process has gone under.
This catchy and consumer friendly mag will be missed! Sign of the times I guess...
Obviously this super glam office's art is not "random"-- love it though...
The hallway of my dream shack in the Mykonos! Love this electric blue!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The room is a mix of Shumacher, Osbourn & Little, Old World Wears and Stark for the rug!
I will share more photos, as this fabulous Comm Ave. Condo gets finished!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I know what your thinking...
Kris, are you delusional? You think these prices are great? Girlfriend we are in a recession...I want it for even less! Gotcha. Here we go...
Example below: Carolina Herrera Jr.
Bought this Sofa on ebay, for under $100.00. Then had it reupholstered for the tune of probably 700 - 900. Fabric sides were salvage left over from a larger piece. Main ground is a linen. Not expensive.
THE THRILL OF THE HUNT!
The first time Joe realized I could run (fast) with heels on was at the Alameda Flea market! antiquesbybay.com
Ever since, I have never been able to get away with walking slow with him, it's out there...he knows.
That particular day I didn't find anything, but my lovely friend Kara found a beautiful Rose Tarlow http://www.rosetarlow.com/ chair - girlfriend please post it up!
Point is, these places are hit or miss...still it is really fun to hunt!
...Because there is nothing like seeing and feeling the REAL thing (ebay can be tricky)
To find pieces you can reupholster and make your own, you need to go to estate sales, antique stores and flea markets.
Check out the below flea markets, search for vintage pieces and antiques. Then become very good friends with your local upholster! Lastly, get a fabulous designer who can help you find some amazing fabrics.
California (bay area)
My most recent antique store find, was found at a random shop in Ipswich, MA.
From the Estate for Priscilla Kidder, the founder of Priscilla of Boston
Here is a bit about Robert from his protoge, Mary Flaigs
I have so much to thank Robert Driscoll for--he was a mentor and friend who encouraged me to pursue an artistic career. He generously shared his skills and knowledge and was always fun and inspiring to be around. Although he was recovering from serious surgery when we met, his charismatic spirit attracted all ages. His studio/gallery at the Osterville Harbor reflected his whimsical nature. When I first visited there he showed me a newspaper article written about him, in which he stated that he wanted to bring "happiness to the world through his paintings". I know he achieved this in his art, which truly expressed the person he was--playful and happy to be alive, capturing the beauty he saw in nature, through his floral and marine works...He was a truly unique individual...
GOES TO SHOW YOU NEVER CAN TELL! BUY WHAT YOU LOVE!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Milly Designer, Michelle Smith's Home -- I needed to dust off my Oct. 07 Elle Decor to Share!
How dreamy is this? Michelle renovated and designed this 1920's apartment with the help of Architect Anik Pearson and Shaun Jackson.
Milly's Spring 2009 Collection - here are some bits and pieces of what I loved!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Last summer I had the unique experience of getting a private tour of this house by Ron. Hillside, is nothing short of spectacular!
Ron is an AD 100 Designer, famous for his use of unconventional materials and taking things "off the grid," meaning whatever you would expect something to be -- he mixes it up and makes it interesting!
Yes, that is a banana! A blown up picture of a banana - as wallpaper! I wish I had a shot of his original painting of Houdini -- so wickedly awesome!
This is a steel table that actually turns! Look closely and you can see the built in round place settings - which also spin.
This color is custom matched to a rare 60's Ferrari color. Which Ron has coined Ferrari green! Hot! A color that is comparable is BM - tequila lime!
THE LIVING ROOM
Ahhh, if these trees could talk! Ron's outdoor parties are notorious! With outdoor areas like these people are bound to end up dancing on the tables and sleeping outdoors! While having the best margarita ever, mixed by Ron, we had a chance to walk around with my dear friend William and my husband.