Friday, October 29, 2010

More Wallpaper....and Peter Fasano

Richmond Wallpaper

Loving this new hand printed paper by local fabric & wallpaper designer Peter Fasano

When I first saw this, while shopping at Webster, I thought it had a very de Gournay like feeling to pattern. I think it is perfect for a powder room or dressing room.

Peters prints range from understated casual elegance... some really playful animal themed prints.

Maxx Print

I first used Peters fabric on a dog bed for a client in San Francisco, which I blogged about here and failed to put the fabric in the blog (hmmm hello?) The designer dog bed (*I cannot believe
I just wrote that) was designed for Princess Lucy - a very beautiful golden retriever. I recently received news that Princess Lucy and her owners are leaving SF for the Boston I get to design thier East Coast home! Yayyyy!

Pitter Patter Print by Peter Fasno

Anthony Burrill

I recently bought this poster by Anthony Burrill, for a clients home office (he liked it!) and bought one as well. Mine will be framed in a fire engine red, just to jazz it up a bit. Anthony has a shop on his site, so you can purchase online. I am a big fan of his work!

His work is very simple and bold, his messages are pretty important and sometimes really funny!

This one made me laugh! Reminds us not to be so boring...and predictable. Straight to video...imagine?

So Cheery and bright - I think I may need this one as well....

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For the Crisis in the Gulf

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Schiaparelli Pink

“Shocking-pink” was Schiaparelli’s signature color. She described hot pink as “life-giving, like all the light and the birds and the fish in the world put together, a color of China and Peru but not of the West.”

This is my office...

Just kidding. This is a photo from A Certain Style by Trica Guild. Love the Leopold wallpaper in color Schiaparelli.

....I love that Elsa Schiaparelli has a dramatic shade of pink actually named after her - she is a legend. For more info. on Schiaparelli, click here:

As most of you know the Schiaparelli sofa, seen below was designed by Michael Taylor and upholstered in a hot pink:

A color I would only wear on my toes....

Boutique Designed by Johnathan Alder

The Mayfair Hotel in London

My Latest DVF, in Hot Pink & Leopard

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pretty Slick, More "In the Works" Kristine Mullaney Design

This is a custom office I designed for a client in the back bay. It is being installed as I write this...

This custom office is designed to hide all media equipment, each printer, light box and other computer equipment has a home. One thing has changed in the design, the computer is to the left. Something about having your back to the door I didn't like...maybe I've have watched to many mob movies, I don't know...

I have been working on this 2,500 sq. unit for about 8 months. I project managed the 2 month renovation. We fully loaded and wired this unit with Apple Technology throughout, a killer sound system and a large wine fridge. Which is all hidden in a closet. The condo is completely wireless. Which simply means, there is an Apple dock recessed in the wall, you put your iPhone in and all music, movies, games and anything on the iPhone is accessible to all computers and plasmas in the unit.

After the renovation, I was able to start on the fun part - the interior design!

There is lots of custom furniture throughout the unit, so the process is taking some time -- still it is going to be AMAZING and unique. I can't wait to show you the professional photos, when it is all completed.

Here is the fabric on the roman shade, Gordian Weave, by Kelly Wearstler

Love it.

Moving to the Livingroom....below.

The Living Room
Another reason why it would be great to have the professional photography - the feature wall is wallpapered in a silk ivory and golden StriƩ silk wallpaper - which does not come out in the rendering.
This is the drapery fabric, which I had hung on an industrial looking white track (so it disappears into the ceiling)

I never met an Oushak I didn't love....

In the living room I picked out this gorgeous Oushak rug. Oushaks are one of my favorite styles ....they are just so beautiful -- and the scale is just right, so it does not come off fussy.

Fine rugs are like art to me, I get a little obsessed and fixated on the perfect rug. Especially when it as fantastic as this one. It just adds soul and interest to a space.

I am still on the hunt for the perfect piece of Art for above the sectional. The search continuous.....

Here is the the clients dining area, please do not mind the iphone photo. This piece of art, is by John Palmer. Antiques and lock box found at local antique stores. Drum shade is custom, other pieces are by Ligne Roset in Boston.

Another piece I found below, was this Ormand Gigli, Girls in the Window photo. Since the original photos sells for for 35k, I decided to purchase one of the original posters and have it framed, for one area in the foyer.

I love the story behind this photo, below is directly from the Ormond Gigli site

Girls In The Windows, by Ormond Gigli

In 1960, while a construction crew dismantled a row of brownstones right across from my own brownstone studio on East 58th Street, I was inspired to, somehow immortalize those buildings. I had the vision of 43 women in formal dress adorning the windows of the skeletal facade.

We had to work quickly to secure City permissions, arrange for models which included celebrities, the demolition supervisior's wife (third floor, third from left), my own wife (second floor, far right), and also secure the Rolls Royce to be parked on the sidewalk. Careful planning was a necessity as the photography had to be accomplished during the workers' lunch time!

The day before the buildings were razed, the 43 women appeared in their finest attire, went into the buildings, climbed the old stairs, and took their places in the windows. I was set up on my fire escape across the streeet, directing the scene, with bullhorn in hand. Of course I was concerned for the Models' safety, as some were daring enough to pose out on the crumbling sills.

The photography came off as planned. What had seemed to some as too dangerous or difficult to accomplish, became my fantasy fulfilled, and my most memorable self - assigned photograph. It has been an international award winner ever since.

Most professional photographers dream of having one signature picture they are known for. "GIRLS IN THE WINDOWS " is mine.

Monday, October 25, 2010

South End Glam, Kristine Mullaney Design

In my last blog entry, I mentioned I was going to try and blog once a week. Which is laughable, given all of my interior design projects (*I'm not complaining! )

This is another project I finished last December, for the very fashionable couple in the south end. They are just a fabulous, if not more, as their bedroom. Trust me.

Can you believe this condo use to be an old warehouse...?

The bedroom project was to make this space a reflection of this couples style. Slick and handsome, metropolitan, a hint of glamour and sophisticated. Also I needed to solve the issue of always needing more closet space to house more clothing & accessories -- and to hide the plasma.

The new custom closet does all of that....

Soooo I added a custom closet space, a gorgeous feature wall, designed some bedding (more details below) we closed off a wall, built the closets to the ceiling, added some sconces and recessed lighting and voila!

I finished just in time to attended there Holiday party, at there place.
Which was an absolute blast!

The closets floor to ceiling utilized the 11foot ceiling height and the far left side houses all of Michael Shoes, a very serious collection ( think, the male version of Carrie Bradshaw's collection)

The drapery was bought online & so was the rug, by the homeowners.

The Lorenzo damask wallpaper and the custom pillows -- are just the icing on the cake, don't you agree? The sconces are from cira lighting, the pewter rims adds a nice touch.

I am in love with the Damask paper. It's just perfect.

Custom pillows are a combination of Holly Hunt, Schumacher and Stark Fabrics.

The chandelier was found online and then I designed this custom shade from a pewter scrim like fabric, from Larsen, and had it made by custom shade designer.