Thursday, July 28, 2016

7 Interior Design Videos You Need To Watch



It's no secret that we are all craving a little bit of design inspiration via television and online video. Gone are the days of the true design shows it seems; Sarah Richardson's 'Design Inc.' (one of my long gone favorites), Designer Guys with Steven & Chris, and Million Dollar Decorators are a thing of the past. Now it's all about rental properties and real estate transactions, apparently in order to appeal to a greater number of male viewers. There has been a gaping hole for some time, so I'm excited to see a crop of videos springing up that are helping to satiate our hunger for all things décor -fabric selections, fine furnishings, and art placement!

Another one of my favorite TV shows of the past was Canadian House & Home, but the fabulous catch is that though they no longer air on television, they still post weekly free episodes on their website - I never miss one! Above you can see a shot from this years Kips Bay Show House; get the full video tour with Lynda Reeves here, and a more detailed video tour of the fantastic dressing room by Les Ensembliers here.


One more fav from the House & Home video archives (there are soooo many goodies though!), the tour of designer Allison Willson's (of Sarah Richardson Design) own home.


Designer Meredith Heron launched a fantastic new web series called 'My Small House' - you can see the first 3 episodes featuring her dream-worthy 1856 abode and it's period-appropriate restoration. When you see the sneak peeks on her instagram, you'll know you don't want to miss the details:


This week Studio McGee also launched their own web series, House to Home. Their first episode is all about designing a nursery in a rental home, something I think many viewers can appreciate!


We got a lovely dose of aspirational design on La Dolce Vita this week - a NY Brownstone completely gutted and pieced back together by Silver Lining Interiors and Magness Design; you can view the 10 min film in Paloma's post 'The Townhouse' on her blog.


Another fabulous Canadian show that I try not to miss is Cityline, particularly on Thursday's when the focus of the talk show is everything design. Brian Gluckstein, one of my fav designers, frequents the show and we get a look into his luxurious spaces. Again, every episode is online at Cityline's website. Here's an example living room segment where he highlights using blue, probably my personal favorite hue.


Did you catch Miles Redd on The New York Times T Magazine? 'One Morning Two Ways' gives us a glimpse into his stunning NY townhouse and his Fire Island escape. That front door though!!


Last but not least - some hopeful gossip: upon sharing a few shots from a recent Connecticut project, TV design queen Sarah Richardson was asked if a new design show is coming. Her answer? "[O]f course there is. I'm cooking something up with @tommysmythe (via instagram).


Hope those links will tide you over and give you the design-fix you surely need! Any other links on your radar recently?
 
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Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday's Favs To Follow



Amanda Evans is one of my favorite local Vancouver-based designers to follow - she has a luxe design sense that draws me in! As the principle designer at Twenty One Two Designs, Inc., she's my pick for this weeks favorite to follow - her instagram account is chock-full of gorgeous inspiration, her design projects and selections, and even a lovely peek of her sweet son here and there.

(photography by Tracey Ayton)
 
(photography by Tracey Ayton)
 


Amanda Evans for Once A Tree Furniture (photography by Tracey Ayton)
 
Amanda Evans for Dinner by Design 2015
 
Hope you all have a fantastic summer weekend, à bientôt!
 
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

New Work From ElizabethKimberly Design



I'm always happy to stumble upon new work from my favorite designers, and ElizabethKimberly Design is no exception. The duo created a home that was one of my ALL TIME FAV house tours to feature on my blog. So when I started to see a few peeks of their recent projects through the high-end builders Jackson & Leroy's instagram, I fell in love (especially with that stunning vestibule pictured above). ElizabethKimberly Design is recently collaborating with Establish Design as well, so be sure to follow along for even more design goodness to come!


Ahhhh the soft minty-turquoise of that door!


If I told you to combine crystal knobs, brass pulls, and nickel knobs and pulls all in one kitchen, you would think I was weird right? But look how good it looks!!


It's all about the ceiling details in this office ...








Lots of details to love here! An I love how every room is the perfect mesh between classic and fresh. See more from ElizabethKimberly here.
 
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Friday, July 8, 2016

Bathroom Bliss | An Organized Vanity



It'll be a while yet until we can tackle the renovation of our Master Ensuite - but I'm finding I'm already daydreaming about all the fittings, tile, and hardware I will choose when the time comes! So when I came across the Kohler Tailored Vanity Collection, I knew I had to tuck away the inspiration in my "dream home files." It's all about form meets function, and thoughtful design. With a little more research I found some great examples of just how creative and innovative these vanities really are:

 
Kristin of Hunted Interior designed this fabulous classic bathroom, all black & white and brass, and she showed us some of the magic of these tailored vanities with how much they can really store! She incorporated a roll out drawer and an electrical outlet shelf; that would be a MUST for me (hair straightners anyone?).
 
 
And I loved her idea of a recessed medicine cabinet, maximizing hidden storage especially when working with small amounts of counter space.
 
 
 
Kristin of Bliss At Home also used a Tailored Vanity in her bathroom, just look at all that smart storage, this makes my overly-organized-side so so happy:
 
 
 
 
Particularly loving those roll out drawers and electric outlet shelves again. And then there's a drawer divider that comes with 3 dividers for changing function, just smart!

 
You can view all of the Kohler fittings in this Delft Blue Bathroom, a blue & white space designed in collaboration with Molly Hatch. I love the idea of a simple process where you first select your vanity style, then counters, sinks and faucets, and finally your custom storage options and accessories. All of these fantastic storage ideas will definitely be something I'll come back to for my own future reno!




1- Zara Home blue & white bath accessories 2- Kohler Damask Tailored Vanity 3- Blue Carrera marble tiles 4- Kohler roll-out appliance storage  5- One Kings Lane ginger jar 6- Benjamin Moore Cloud Cover 7- Scalamandre China Blue 8- Kohler adjustable shelf with electric outlets 9- Kohler cabinet drawer divider 10- Kohler medicine cabinet
 
 
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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Design Inspiration | Dark Greens


Naomi Watts home via AD
 
This isn't your 90's green people - call it forest, hunter, emerald, whatever you like - dark greens are officially making a huge comeback. It's a jewel-toned, rich, and quite luxe version of the hue. Let's start with one of my favorite designers Meredith Heron who has been selecting gorgeous greens for her own home as well as her clients, trust me when I say you need to be following along with her sneak peeks of a project on Instagram - three words: Green Lacquered Kitchen!

Meredith Heron - featuring the jffabrics Meredith Heron Collection Vol 1 wallcoverings
and #jfmeredithheron Salute Fabric
 
It's lots of fun to follow Studio McGee on Snapchat (I'm finally on there as @marcusdesign!), they've been showcasing dark green projects using BM Hunter Green as seen below:
 
 
 
Here's a lovely green-black they utilized in a home office, so rich! (BM Salamander)
 
 
A stunning mossy-green tile at the Waterworks showroom on Melrose Place:
 
Waterworks showroom via La Dolce Vita
 
And of course I found plenty of inspiration, modern & traditional, on Pinterest!
 
 
 
 Brett Heyman
 
 
Watch out for green goodness, guaranteed you will begin to notice it around!
 
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