Friday, March 15, 2019

Inside a chic and charming mural-filled Palm Beach apartment!

This gorgeous Palm Beach home belongs to British artist and designer Aldous Bertram. To make the most out of his plain 1970s tiny one-bedroom rental apartment, he decided to adorn his home with hand painting murals on almost every wall. The results? A charming and delightful muraled wonderland! Let's check it out, shall we?

Photo credit: Peter Murdock

How insanely talented is he? By incorporating hand painted murals featuring architectural details such as bricks and wall niches, a detailed mural inspired by antique Chinese wallpaper, painted tented ceilings and hand-stenciled ceilings in a caned pattern, he instantly creates visual interest and a sense of "wow factor" in his home. I love how he masterfully combines colors, patterns, artwork, rattan and chinoiserie pieces in an unexpected way for a cozy, lived-in and layered look. His beautiful paintings and his tented hallway are especially my favorites! Whimsical, imaginative and inspirational, what's not to love about this effortlessly chic and charming Palm Beach abode? Your thoughts?

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Five beautiful ideas to place the Corbusier Lounge chair in living rooms!

This post is provided by Tiffany Lewis.

At the core of its design, the Corbusier Lounge Chair is a ‘living room product.’ Yes, it is highly versatile and can be featured in a number of other spaces, but featuring it grandly in a space it was designed for in the first place is not something that you can completely overlook. So, if you want to feature this unique furniture piece in your living areas, here are 5 inspirations to get you started. Let us take a look:

In between plush and stately

The half-baroque and half-modern designing of this living room ambiance is something of a dichotomous construct. It is not only attractive, but also offers a stately and charismatic aura that makes the whole space feel like the perfect mix of traditional and modern. But the thing that stands out the most amongst all else is the timeless aesthetic and comfortable recline of the Corbusier Lounge Chair. Its simplistic presence within the semi-dark theme of the living room feels very trendy and stylish. You can definitely construct such a theme in your own homes as well.

Ahead of the accent game

The large girth and artistic body of the Corbusier Lounge Chair are perfectly suited to be the accent piece that your living room needs. This image features a unique configuration of sofas around a mantelpiece, and the Corbusier Lounge Chair sits snugly at the forefront while adding some much needed shapely and pattern contrast to the whole space.

The penthouse effect

The penthouse effect is the perfect way to feature the Corbusier Lounge Chair as it is inherently graceful and sophisticated. It can make a large space feel highly welcoming while providing the perfect place to recline and relax. This image features an excellent representation of such a living room layout, where the grey LC2 chairs complement the artistic body of the black Corbusier Lounge Chair perfectly well.

Grounded amidst colors

Usually, the Corbusier Lounge Chair itself is used as an accent piece to create contrast within an ambiance. However, if your living room is colorful and eclectic enough, you can actually use the chair as a piece to anchor the whole aesthetic. Just take a look at this image. The use of gorgeous red and blue jewel tones is highly distinct, but it is actually the black Corbusier Lounge Chair that grounds the whole ambiance.

Understanding the contemporary

The contemporary aesthetic is something of a dissimilar construct. It tales sleek, mismatched pieces, and used them to deliver a wholesome ambiance. This is why the Corbusier Lounge Chair would be a great addition in such a living room. This image is proof enough; with the cream couch, black one-seaters, and trendily minimalistic feature wall, the cowhide upholstery and luxurious curves of the Corbusier Lounge Chair feel like the most statement worthy accent piece.

The idea of using the Corbusier Lounge Chair in living rooms may be a conventional one, but the way you create an ambiance around it makes all the difference. We hope some of these ideas inspired you to get started with your own.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Inside a bright and beautiful South Carolina home!

This 165-year-old home belongs to a family of four who moved from New York City to Charleston, South Carolina about seven years ago. The homeowner's favorite color is orange so when they enlisted designer Matthew Bees to design their home, orange is naturally incorporated throughout the house. Although the project took six years to complete, the results are worth the wait. Bright, beautiful and brimming with style, color and personality, this Charleston single truly sings! Without further ado, let's check it out, shall we?

Photo credit: Annie Schlecter

What a gorgeous home! A variety of patterns and vivid colors are employed to achieve depth and visual interest. In addition, strong contrast of colors are used to create tension and a powerful dynamic. Stunning, striking and energetic, what's not to love about this lively home? Your thoughts?

Friday, March 8, 2019

Book review- American Originals!

Today, I wanted to share a wonderful new publication from Vendome Press with you. Thanks to Meghan Phillips for sending me American Originals. In this amazing book, photographer William Abranowicz invites us into the private spaces of extraordinary and fiercely authentic individuals, as seen through his distinctive eyes. 

Let's check out some of the fabulous photographs you will find inside this book!

Photo credit: William Abranowicz

This book is truly a visual feast! Honestly, how can you not be mesmerized by the extraordinary homes of accomplished painters, poets, rock stars, designers, tastemakers, politicians and celebrities?

Some rooms have a few quirks and surprises, some are charming and familiar but most importantly, they all exude style, character and originality, which I love! With more than 250 stunning photographs (most never before published), you can easily spend hours upon hours pouring over the gorgeous vignettes and interesting details in each space! 

Engaging, inspirational and unforgettable, this incredible publication shouldn't be missed! I absolutely enjoyed seeing these creatives express beauty in their personal sanctuaries, how about you? 

Don't forget to get your copy here!

*I received  this book to review for free but the views and opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Inside Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus' modern California-cool Los Angeles home!

This 1930s, 4000-square-foot Spanish hacienda-style home in Los Angeles belongs to rock 'n' roll royalty Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus. Tish decided it's time for a design makeover but intended to maintain the original structure and architectural detailing. In just a few short months, she completely redesigned the four-bedroom four-bathroom home including an extensive renovation of the kitchen. The results? The abode went from dark and moody to white and bright. Let's check it out! 

Photo credit: Ashtin Paige

Such a cool and an effortlessly laid-back home! I like how Tish subtly carries the color palette of black, white, brown and beige with a hint of blue from room to room for a sense of flow and continuity. I also like how she masterfully incorporates modern lighting, bohemian textiles, wood elements and brass accents to achieve the modern California cool theme she had in mind. To make the space feel more personal, she layered sentimental pieces from their travels and decorative objects that held meaning for them. 

Bright, beautifully layered with a boho chic vibe, what's not to love about her amazing decorating approach? I am especially drawn to the gorgeous tiles she used at the back of her shelves and the chevron tiles she used for her kitchen backsplash. Are you drawn to anything from this tour as well? Your thoughts?