Sharing a few of the favorite things that have inspired me this week.
Like most people, I spend a lot of time on the computer. As a designer I am always searching and researching new ideas and products to bring into my clients homes.
These are just a few that have caught my eye and started my creative juices flowing. Please visit their websites/blogs and let them know I sent you.
Small pieces of artwork make a huge inspiring statement in this Back Bay Condo designed by Kati Curtis
House of Turquoise featured this entire Back Bay condo on her blog from Design Life by New York interior designer Kati Curtis. I love how she has filled what little wall space there is with unique art media. There are 27 pieces artfully arranged. I wonder if the 27 pieces were a conscious decision to be congruent with the teachings of Feng Shui. Following Kati’s designs, I am sure the wall was well planned out and didn’t happen haphazardly. It’s hard to tell what the treatment is on the window; a white pleated shade perhaps. I’ll have to ask Kati.
Be Your Own Decorator by Susanna Salk
Taking inspiration and cues from today’s top designers
Susanna Salk's new book-Be Your Own Decorator
Tobi Fairley introduced me to this book on her blog a few weeks ago. I believe you can never have too many books or too much inspiration and this gives me both. Compiled by Massachusetts’ own Susanna Salk, of NBC’s Today show Design Ideas, 75 of the world’s top designers and taste-makers share their favorite rooms and design advice. Salk invites and encourages readers to commit “design plagiarism” by copying designer’s styles and ideas for your own home.
Tobi, is included in the book where she describes a foyer “An entry is like a great party invitation: it sets the tone for what’s to come.”~Tobi Fairley. Tobi is one designer who LOVES window treatments and uses them boldly in her projects.
Runway Fashions For Your Home
- Clothing designer Jonathan Saunders meets House Beautiful
Benjamin Moore’s blog, Color Chats!, featured guest writer Gretchen Aubuchon this week. Aubuchon, also from Massachusetts, is an expert at bringing fashion trends from the runway straight into your home decor. She encourages you to take colors from the season’s stylish fashions and paint your walls. Benjamin Moore paint, which I use for all of my color consulting, selected from New England’s own Aubuchon Hardware would probably make Gretchen happy.
I love how this room has several solid colors that decorate the space playfully. The patterned drapery panels work to pull all the colors together.
What are some of your favorite things this week? I would love to hear from you. Just leave a comment below.
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