algue

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.

Advertisements

F O N T

July 14, 2010

I appreciate a good font.  Fine handwriting.  Letters.

Here are a few font inspired items of decor…enjoy!

MAHARAM letters by Gunnar Aagaard Andersen

Helvetica wall panels from B+N Industries

Chris Labrooy’s lorem ipsum lamp

Letters bookshelf by Pieter de Leeuw

Antique letters used as decor

Flocked letter cushion by Bev Hisey

Font coasters through Carolina Cottage

alphabet wall art by Bookhou

With spring here and summer coming, it only seems right to post some pictures of amazing outdoor rooms and an inspiration room with tips that will help you to create your own amazing outdoor room.

I N S P I R A T I O N  R O O M

How to get this look…

The Belvedere Sofa from Restoration Hardware upholstered in…

this Lulu DK outdoor fabric

Throw pillows from Frontgate

and Sunbrella

Natural ribbed area rug from Pottery Barn

Garden Stools from Wisteria

Wrought Iron Chair

Biscayne coffee table from Ethan Allen

Sunbrella outdoor drapes from Restoration Hardware

A  F E W  M O R E  A M A Z I N G  O U T D O O R  R O O M S

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