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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…

OBSESSION…

May 15, 2010

I was recently at the Beverly Hills Hotel and as I passed the iconic Fountain Coffee Shop on my way to the Polo Lounge for afternoon tea was again reminded of my longstanding love affair with the Hinson Martinique Wallpaper that graces the walls.  Whenever I bring this pattern up in a crowd, oohs and aahs erupt, as most people know and love this paper.

I dream of one day having a space where I can either use it in a living room or dining room I can’t make up my mind.  I think a large open space industrial loft would do as well, then I could have it all.  Here are some musings on how I would decorate around this iconic paper…

Martinique by Hinson in the Fountain Coffee Shop

L I V I N G  R O O M

Atollo Sofa by Poliform

Vintage Paul McCobb travertine topped side tables

Anneau Table Lamp from Baker

Hudson Furniture Coffee Table

Kalos Apta Chair by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia

Jean Prouve Cite Chair – one of my all time favorites!!!

Platner side table

Bul lamp from Ligne Rose

The incredibly affordable Ikea Stockholm Rand area rug

F L O O R I N G  O P T I O N S

Reclaimed wood floors stained a deep walnut laid in a herringbone pattern

I could just as easily go for a nice natural concrete floor, so you’ll have to choose your preference…

Just a reminder of the Banana Leaf yumminess…

D I N I N G  R O O M

Cherner dining chair

The Table  from B&B Italia

David Weeks AMAZING pendant through Ralph Pucci

Link Sideboard from Poliform