Hang on that should read bold, beautiful, colourful, livable, bursting with personality and downright fabulous. These are Digs by Katie, Katie Leede that is. I've chosen to highlight just one home by this über talented interior designer, a Venice Canals contemporary but promise me you won't miss her diverse portfolio. You're in for a treat.
San Franciscan Caitlin Moran is an interior designer who "balances a certain timeless grace with an unquestionably modern sensibility". I love classic shapes mixed with modern colours and patterns. It's such an eye-catching melange that is so pleasing to the eye. And might I add that she was once employed by design legend Vicente Wolf. Yes, Caitlin Moran has it going on. (Do I ever need that closet in a bad way).
A great eye, loads of experience and I'm sure an address book full of secret sources. It takes a lot to be an interior stylist. You can't just hang up your shingle. It takes talent and an inherent feel for what is now or more importantly what is next. Katie Seller is a fabulous interior stylist! Interiors, still life and houses, you'll find so much inspiration in her portfolio.
Joel Robare of JR Studio wanted to share his latest project with us - an 870 sq ft Chicago condo remodel. The concept was "Luxe Living in Intimate Scale. This project maximizes living using detailing and furnishings that are both luxurious and functional - keeping an eclectic aesthetic that incorporates interior, skyline and color in sophisticated harmony. Low furniture was selected to emphasize the ceiling heights, reflective materials move the abundant natural light around the rooms, the dark wood floors run across the condo and up the back wall enlarging the sight lines. Playing on a modern interpretation of a traditional Chicago brownstone, vintage furnishings were recovered in restyled plaids, paisleys and otherwise rethought conservative patterns." Fantastic project, and I am loving the vintage/mid-century vibe of the spaces. (Photos by Nathan Kirkham)
Since that was just a little taste of what this firm can do, here's a bit more to really get you going.
Sometimes a photo screams "Look at me! Look at me!" Bold, brash and in your face. Fab but fleeting. Other times it's a light bulb moment. "Yes, oh yes I get it. Brilliant!" and an image is saved in the inspiration folder. Daniel Hertzell switches my lights on. It's what a truly talented photographer should do. Capture your imagination.