Posts for October 2014

October 8 2014

Dreaming – Travel Abroad Or At Home

I travelled a lot when I was younger and embraced whatever opportunities came my way.  Since then I’ve done more travelling for work than for leisure, but it can be just as inspiring. I love the look of a well travelled home and how it conjures up great memories of travelling abroad.

Here are a few examples of designers who embrace this look in their projects. Designer: Phoebe HowardDesigner Vicente WolfWilliam Abranowicz photograph (featuring work by Thomas Struth)

October 1 2014

Dreaming – Carved Plaster…Angelina & Brad’s French Chateau

Okay, now that I have your attention. I’m sure I’m not the only person that totally flipped over the carved plaster wall in Brad and Angelina’s French Chateau. I saw it when reading about their wedding in People Magazine. I couldn’t find any specific pictures online, but I took a few pictures of my magazine with my camera. Sorry for the photo quality. Brangelina have a very contemporary aesthetic which they juxtaposed with things like this plaster wall, which is so effective.IMG_8039 IMG_8040 IMG_8041I’m a fan of well-designed but edited rooms which lean more contemporary than traditional. I’m not one to say ‘more is more’, but I have to say what takes my breath away is a striking feature in a room; whether it’s an architectural detail, a stunning piece of art or a unique piece of furniture. After traveling in Morocco I’ve been a huge fan of Moroccan architecture, which uses a lot of carved wood and plaster. I came across this website showing an artisan working on a plaster carved wall. Unbelievably gorgeous, isn’t it?  I am definitely using this as an inspiration for a future project.

Screen Shot 2014-10-01 at 2.31.18 PMPhoto via:Moresque