Lovely things

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

cmi in the news — New England Home May/June 2012

I am so excited to be included in the May/June issue of New Eng­land Home Mag­a­zine! The "Per­spec­tives" sec­tion offers design­ers a chance to share some of their favorites — in this issue, it is light­ing. My smil­ing face is on page 144, and my light­ing picks are on 144, 146 and 148. If you don't have the mag­a­zine, go get it (and really, frame those pages…)

Or, check out my light­ing picks below:

Niven table lamp from Salgado Saucier

Niven table lamp from Sal­gado Saucier

With its delight­fully Gaudi-esque style, I would use this lamp to add a dose of whimsy to a tra­di­tional liv­ing room.

Chatham floor lamp from Currey and Company

Chatham floor lamp from Cur­rey and Company

This qui­etly styl­ish floor lamp would be equally at home in a tra­di­tional or more mod­ern home. It’s the per­fect com­pan­ion piece that attracts the eye with­out yelling “look at me!”

 

Brass and chrome Sputnik chandelier from Irwin Feld Design

Brass and chrome Sput­nik chan­de­lier from Irwin Feld Design

This mid-century fix­ture is one of my favorites, here updated with a mix of brass and chrome arms. I would hang it in a small foyer over an antique pedestal table for a vibrant counterpoint.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

flower power — from the odegard collection

I def­i­nitely have a thing for side tables with char­ac­ter, and these are great exam­ples. From Viya Home, the Stephanie Ode­gard Col­lec­tion includes sev­eral organ­i­cally inspired tables, but these three wield the strongest flower power!

My per­sonal favorite, the sculp­tural beauty of this piece is undeniable.

 

viyahome odegard

via viya home

Its more demure cousin, less a bloom than an bud.

 

viyahome odegard
via viya home

A lit­tle edgier with a chrysanthemum's extravagance:

 

viyahome odegard

via viya home

Which do you find most inspirational?

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Friday, September 2, 2011

furniture friday — from chelsea textiles

Despite 'tex­tiles' in the name, Chelsea Tex­tiles also has a lovely fur­ni­ture line of rang­ing from Gus­ta­vian to mid-mod to lac­quer. This one piece melds all those styles. The color is Gus­ta­vian, the styling is mid-mod and the legs are lac­quer! Add it's curvy gor­geous­ness and the fact that, to me, it looks nearly a crib for cod­dling grown-up girls — I'm feel­ing the love!

Chaise longue with curved back in lacquer - via chelsea textiles

Chaise longue with curved back in lac­quer — via chelsea textiles

Chaise longue with curved back in lacquer - via chelsea textiles

Chaise longue with curved back in lac­quer — via chelsea textiles

Chaise longue with curved back in lacquer - via chelsea textiles

Chaise longue with curved back in lac­quer — via chelsea textiles

What do you think? Check out the full line here and let me know if you have a favorite piece.

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

lovely things: vignettes from merchandise mart

Mer­chan­dise Mart in Chicago is a great place for design ideas. Show­room vignettes often fea­ture cutting-edge looks, but on this trip I found many that appeared delight­fully livable.

pink and plush from Scalamandre - at merchandise mart chicagopink and plush from Scala­man­dre — at mer­chan­dise mart chicago
warm and sophisticated from John Rosselli at merchandise mart chicagowarm and sophis­ti­cated from John Rosselli at mer­chan­dise mart chicago
shoreline chic from Lee Jofa at merchandise mart chicagoshore­line chic from Lee Jofa at mer­chan­dise mart chicago
traditional elegance from Lee Jofa at merchandise mart chicagotra­di­tional ele­gance from Lee Jofa at mer­chan­dise mart chicago
ethnic pop from Kravet at merchandise mart chicagoeth­nic pop from Kravet at mer­chan­dise mart chicago
lovely lines from Century at merchandise mart chicagolovely lines from Cen­tury at mer­chan­dise mart chicago
fresh citrus from Schumacher at merchandise mart chicagofresh cit­rus from Schu­macher at mer­chan­dise mart chicago

Notice how some­thing as sim­ple as pil­lows can ele­vate a space.

modern colors from Kravet at merchandise mart chicagomod­ern col­ors from Kravet at mer­chan­dise mart chicago
fresh and fun from Kravet at merchandise mart chicagofresh and fun from Kravet at mer­chan­dise mart chicago

Do these vignettes spark some­thing with you?

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