Category Archives: Furniture
October 24, 2011Posted by on
Some say the kitchen is the heart of the house, but I’d argue that the true heart is the main seating area. This is where martinis and heart-to-hearts happen. This is where you take refuge after a horrendous day. This is where you snuggle up with the people you love. Big expectations for such a condensed space! That’s why striking a serene balance is important. A well-balanced space automatically soothes your brain (just ask your therapist!) and makes you feel protected. One easy way to achieve this sense of zen is by mirroring your sofas then anchoring them with a fabulous cocktail table. Sprinkle the space with an accent chair, pillow, blankets and voila! Instant ooohhhhmmmm…
October 11, 2011Posted by on
Apparitions of Louix XVI chairs have been haunting homes since 2002 <*cue spooky music*> and with Halloween just a few weeks away, I think it’s an appropriate time to go…dun dun duuuuun…Ghost Chair Hunting!
Philippe Starck’s elegant-yet-whimsical design takes the traditional French-style and transforms it into a transparent, phantom-like form. The Ghost Chair is fantastically sophisticated and magically transforms to stylistically fit any space. The trick is the treat!
Photo courtesy of Love.Inspire.Create
Photo courtesy of DecorPad / designed by Courtney Giles
Photo courtesy of Megan Blake Design
Photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy
Unsourced photos via Pinterest.
October 3, 2011Posted by on
I’ve always had a bordering-on-obsessive passion for vintage trunks. Specifically, vintage Louis Vuitton trunks. Using them in interiors makes my heart skip a little, like a teenager whose crush just smiled at her, and I simply can’t get enough. Please note: I don’t quite require an intervention…yet. But I do require an indulgence! Be still my lil heart:
Badgley Mischka’s Home for Elle Decor
By Ingalls Photography via Design*Sponge
Photo by Victoria Pearson for House Beautiful
Unsourced photos courtesy of Pinterest
September 30, 2011Posted by on
Long before the great Chicago architect Louis Sullivan coined the phrase “form follows function”, the Ancient Greeks were practicing it. Tired, I imagine, of sitting on the ground or on rough, wooden stools, the concept of a comfortable chair was born around 500 BC and quickly shot to stardom. Curved to hug and support the body, the timeless klismos chair has popped up throughout history, making appearances in ancient Greek bas reliefs, paintings in Pompeii, Homer’s epic tales in The Iliad, and later during eighteenth-century Europe’s neoclassical period. Today, the elegant form and cozy function makes it a perfect addition to any style interior. I even own two myself!
Thomas Hamel for House Beautiful
Stephen Sills and James Huniford / Elle Decor Nov2007
Nestor Santa-Cruz for Elle Decor, Nov2005
J. Randall Powers for Elle Decor
James Huniford for Elle Decor
Elle Decor 2004
Barry Dixon for House Beautiful