I have come across Yves Klein modern tables quite often lately and thought it would be a great idea to display a few of them. Yves Klein was a French artist who created this very particular blue ( International Klein Blue) in the 1960’s. After that he designed a table made of Plexiglas with a glass top and filled with three different color pigments inside. One with International Klein Blue, one with Rose Pink and one with Gold leaves. I think the blue would look great in a very modern space but my favorite is the one used by Celerie Kemble which is filled with gold leaves.
Cerelie Kemble Design
Donny Deutsch's home featured in AD recently.
Posted by Julie Paulino at 8:51 AM
Ever since I saw this kitchen at the current issue of Veranda Magazine I was taken by it. Windsor Smith, the designer, incorporated industrial elements in a classic background to create an open, grand and unique kitchen. The first thing that caught my eye was the balance scale on the picture above. Isn't that an exquisite detail? For crying out loud Windsor, God Bless you! Then of course my eyes started to get bigger as I was trying to get everything in. Let's talk about those gray cabinets, how seamlessly they blend with the carrara marble that is used abundantly throughout. Oh! and that sconce in the middle of the open nickle shelves, oh my! Talking about layers, texture and interest, the wall behind the shelves is enveloped in hexagon marble tiles, really?! Now moving on to the floors, I can see kids coming in and out riding scooters and roller blades and the floors would only get better. This kitchen is an absolute antidote to boring. If it were a brownie I would have already ate it!
Posted by Julie Paulino at 7:35 AM
image via Design Sponge
Posted by Julie Paulino at 8:04 AM
Isn't that contemporary rug hot!?I recently got a Soumak at ABC Carpet, a month ago to be exact and I am trilled at how it enhances the entire living area. While doing some searching before acquiring it I came across Loom Rugs, based in Australia. Its impressive and beautiful selection of rugs which goes from Kilim to Pile rugs to Soumak and vintage rugs among others caught my attention. Some of them look as beautiful as art. Enjoy!
A bright yellow Kilim
A Hepsi Rug
Below, some of their carpets featured in Vogue Australia.
Posted by Julie Paulino at 7:27 AM
Every year my husband goes through the same ritual of playing fantasy football and me rolling my eyes at just the thought of it. I'm so bad that two weeks ago while he was selecting his players (to form his fantasy football team) the only name I was able to recognize among the 17 players was Tom Brady. I mean, can you blame me? And let's clarify that I didn't even know the guy before he married Giselle... So last night, after having the TV on for the entire afternoon showing lots of big men colliding against each other and me reading the paper, Evren told me "oh, there is a football game tonight, we should watch it". I gave him a kind of "are you talking to me? kind of look and all he said was, This is serious stuff Julie! You think it's a joke, you are the only woman in America who doesn't like Football! I was in shock when he said that! There is no way he can really believe this. He is a big joker to the point that I don't even know when he is serious anymore. To prove him wrong I have to throw this question out there. Do you women watch Football!?
images from Windsor Smith, Domino, Lonny, Rue, Pinterest.
Posted by Julie Paulino at 7:54 AM
Today I'm pairing two of my favorite designers with rooms that I think could represent them very well. Not all of them share the exact color scheme as I wasn't looking as much for a color match as for rooms that would convey the same soul. I hope you're having an excellent week!
Chloe Fall 2011
via The Decorista
hakoon Fall 2011
Thakoon Fall 2011,
room by Robert Couturier via Elle Decor
Thakoon Fall 2011
I think Thakoon is a genius! Love, love love him!