I am in awe of Ken Gutmaker's photography. As a result of his perfect composition and lighting, I want to be a part of each of these spaces. I so desperately want to walk out onto that deck, and pass through the open glass walls into that backyard (I wish the climate here was conducive to that much glass), and eat at those dining tables. I think I need to stash a few of these photos for future reference.
More from Scott Weston that is.
"My other Client adores what we call 'Flavours of White' and we have for the last 2 years been busily refurbishing the family home. I have known this Client now for 15 years and it's such a joy to be able to use unusual materials that are out of the ordinary and not necessarily used in residential work. We have come to love using an ABET Laminati product called 'Stratificato' in pearlescent white and is glue fixed to solid timber battens and comes in sheet size of 1200 x 3050mm. In these bathrooms we have used the full panel width thereby reducing the visible joint sin a bathroom and to the delight of the Client minimising nasty joints that need cleaning. We also use it on the ceiling with recessed flush shower heads that requires exact precision installation by our bathroom builder who we fly out from Copenhagen every-time we do a bathroom fit-out. The Danes are true perfectionists and carefully mitre all the sheet joints thereby eliminating the nasty silicon joint that with time gets dirty. We make sure that our Client does not get her way all the time and we slip in our signature celebration of colour to internal cabinets and secret drawers to walls in ABET laminate fuscia."
And the kitchen? "The kitchen is a combination of Corian and silver mirror and as I had never used the product before was sceptical of an all white kitchen. However, it is such a hard wearing product and has a great depth to it I am using it on another project in what we call Elizabeth Taylor 'mauve'." Few words about this one from Scott but who needs them when the pictures tell it all. Gorgeous and practical!
I love it when an email is waiting for me from architect Scott Weston. It always means loads of photos of Scott's latest projects and this email was overflowing with colourful, clever and downright gorgeous rooms. Per usual Scott has outlined the pieces and process he has used to come up with these stunning spaces. Take it away Scott ....
"I thought you might like to see the finished images of this glamour dining table. The bespoke table overall size being 1.1 x 4. 2metres and had to seat 16 people comfortably. A table that was solid hardwood with turned timber legs and frame finished with a 50mm resin tabletop in high gloss in matching tomato red. The table was hand rolled/painted to give it a softer texture whilst contrasting with the modern resin material. As the table was the main player in the room everything else went out a bone white in walls and joinery. 14 Kartell Mademoiselle chairs upholstered in Missoni fabric enrich the table surroundings whilst the Showtime host chairs are just pure drama! The linear credenza that sits under the window is lined in black felt and has a very elegant feel when opened to display silver cutlery and Murano glass ware. I was extremely chuffed when the Client hosted a lunch and I was seated at the head of the table-a very rewarding experience indeed.
Three cascading Moooi pendants and plaster wall up-lights create flattering lighting to the space."
I'm so blown away with the dimensions. That is some table and imagine having the space to indulge in such a fantasy turned reality. Scott also included photos of another piece he designed for his client.
"The tansu cabinet to the entry foyer draws reference to a typical Japanese tansu cabinet and was manufactured in separate boxes so the whole cabinet can be easily dismantled.We played on the walnut timber veneer external carcass but every drawer or hinged door when opened reveals a high gloss lacquered internal carcass. The entire drawers are made in the high gloss lacquer finish and gently soft-close when not in use."
And in a lame attempt to sound like a steak knife salesman in a television commercial ... wait there's more! But that will be later today when Scott shares clever beautiful bathrooms and his all white kitchen.
So are you measuring? Taking snaps? Writing wish lists? We know many of you are because our inbox is filling. Seems people like to email not just leave a link. OK OK we give in :) As you get your submissions (original post here with what we need from you) ready for Jason Martin to weave his magic you can now email them here. It's your chance to get free and fabulous advice from hot new designer Jason as he launches his new e-design business DIY+. The eye candy above? I think this is my favourite Jason Martin room. So start measuring, snapping and writing. Time is ticking!
I posted photographer Rodolphe Foucher's work last year and he emailed us to let us know he's got a new website that includes new photos. I was more than willing to do an encore post, especially since he had sent both Jo and I this photo, which I have framed in my upstairs hallway: