October 27, 2012
September 20, 2012
The wallpaper cabinet that I had made was finished over a month ago and I finally had a chance to take a few snapshots…
I’m really happy with the result, remember when it looked like this?
What do you think? You like?!?!?!?
The room is still a work in progress, a new light fixture over the dining table and art for the back wall are next…
September 13, 2012
I have been working on a post and beam house in one of the canyons in Bel Air. It was built in 1964 on top on an old (1920′s) stone house, and the prior owners had not cared for it well at all.
Recently, I’ve been working on fixing the front of the house up to give it more curb appeal as well as added security and privacy.
It’s coming along…
The front entrance was completely redone with a new Mangaris Mahogany deck leading up to the house, the trim color was changed to Benjamin Moore Sharkskin, new house numbers from WestOn Letters, and the railing in the lower right hand corner of the photo was built to match the railing shown on the left side of the deck, much landscaping has been done as well… I wish that you had seen it before.
A close up of the new Mangaris deck. The house color is being changed to a warm light gray/beige.
A little peek at the side yard as seen from the front walk as you approach the front door…
August 22, 2012
I’ve been working on this mid-century architectural home and my client really wants the items we select to feel period. She is also drawn to really modern objects and furnishings.
We have approached her home with the perspective that we will be respectful of the period in which the home was built (1964), but with modern updates.
I had this gorgeous Nina Campbell wallpaper installed and it couldn’t have been more perfect. The pattern in the paper feels so 1960′s, but the hand drawn flowers outlined in black make it feel more modern and updated.
Paired with a 1960′s danish modern rocker upholstered in Knoll fabric with a cushion in a China Seas linen, a custom night table, a custom bed also in Knoll fabric and vintage lamp and you have the perfect mix of modern and vintage all in one.
It was so good, I didn’t want to leave…
August 20, 2012
I just got some new bedding. I was ready for a change and we really needed new sheets. I was getting tired of the all white and I have this black and white ikat duvet cover that I got at West Elm a while back, but I’ve still just been using my white sheets.
Today I went bold for me and mixed and matched some blue bedding from Roberta Roller Rabbit.
I’ve also been loving this Bruschwig & Fils Dzhambul fabric and have been thinking I would make 3 euro shams for my bed but I haven’t been able to make up my mind…
Here are my multiple bedding options, I was feeling like I wanted to change the wall color behind my bed, but now I’m thinking maybe no, just go for the Dzhambul istead.
What do you think, do I do the Dzhambul, do I paint the wall, do I do both, nothing??? Decorating for myself is such a challenge!!!
Here is the new fitted sheet and blue shams, bold move for me as my bed is usually all white.
Here it is paired with the Dzhambul fabric that I like…I’ll still have my white duvet which will mostly cover the busy sheet. What do you think?
When I want a change of pace, here is my black and white ikat bedding. I know, my duvet cover needs a serious ironing, tell it to my 2 year old and 5 1/2 year old…
August 12, 2012
July 26, 2012
I have been in the process of having a client’s home photographed. I am really bad at having homes and spaces that I have worked on photographed by a professional. For some reason it seems like a far more daunting task than the actual working on the space.
It’s a forever impression captured in stillness that represents my self expression. There’s a lot of pressure to get it right.
I still have to get a few more shots in this home, but here’s a little teaser.
photo by Adrienne Cohen Isom
July 21, 2012
When I worked for Vitra they came out with this product called Algue. I loved it and wanted to find an opportunity to use it.
Then I forgot about it.
I have been looking for something to put on the wall above a client’s dining table for months with no luck. The objects that I have found have been out of budget, and even more challenging, my client didn’t want anything to cover the grasscloth that we had installed on that wall.
So I have been looking for something with presence, that is interesting and has a light airy quality that allows the shimmery grasscloth to shine.
I was at Dwell on Design in June and it hit me. I walked past a display with some poorly executed Algue in it and I knew that it was perfect.
I told my client about it and we ordered it right away.
We ordered 2 boxes of the product, each box includes 25 approx. 12″ x 10″ pieces. My client and I spent a day last week assembling the Algue ourselves and are quiet proud of the result.
What do you think?
We started assembling on the dining table. This is 4 pieces of Algue snapped together with little pegs that are provided.
We kept holding it up to the wall to see how we liked it.
We realized that in order to keep adding on to it we would need to mount the piece to the wall. It was becoming unruly to move it from the table to the wall.
In this image the algue sculpture is nearly done, we added a few more on the right side and decided to walk away for the day to live with it and see if we wanted to add more. When we know its complete, I’ll share a few pics of it in the space.
July 12, 2012
Back in February I styled 3 different video spots for Valspar Paint. The first was with Molly Sims, the second with Lauren Conrad and the third with Padma Lakshmi.
Every time you view and share one of these videos, Valspar will donate $1 to Habitat for Humanity.
Have a look, let me know what you think and PLEASE SHARE!!! You can view all 3 and find out your perfect pallet at the Valspar facebook page.