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Thursday
Sep252008

An architect's dream

I imagine this house may have developed from a crazy dream architect Robert Harvey Oshatz had one night. And for some lucky owner in Portland, Oregon this is their home....that FLOATS!!! The creativity one must have to come up with something like this is astounding. Here is the description on Oshatz's website: "The Fennell residence, as a floating house, presented a unique opportunity for design. The imaginative use of curved glue lam beams evoke the poetry of the ripples and contours of a river. The expansive glass facade embraces the river and frames the sunset, and one accesses the deck via an expansive sliding glass door. A master bedroom sits over a study and looks out over the living dining area and out to the river beyond. The curvilinear forms create spacial differentiation that enhance the experience of time as light plays through the daily and seasonal changes."



Thursday
Sep252008

Andi Pepper


Andi Pepper studied art before becoming an interior designer, sculpture and painting to be precise. It shows. ".... the idea of using space as a clean palette empowered her and allowed her to take a fresh and personalized approach to interior design which she has developed to this day." The look is clean and fresh, modern with a nod to tradition. I've highlighted Andi's residential work but she's known for her hotel design so make sure you check out her hospitality portfolio.

Wednesday
Sep242008

Richard Birch


This image has been in my inspiration files for such a long time. I spied it in Real Living magazine and bookmarked it. I love it! The photographer is Richard Birch, ex-Londoner now resident in Australia. He's shot for all the major Brit interior magazines and it's easy to see why. These photos have such a fabulous vibe. Fresh and funky they have beautiful lighting and interesting composition and angles. Don’t miss Richard’s other portfolios especially his derelict tram series. Great shots!

Wednesday
Sep242008

Final kitchen design

I am blogging my entire kitchen renovation from start to finish! Greentea Design has provided me with their solid wood kitchen cabinets, and I'm taking care of the rest.

If you'd like to be brought up to date, check out my kitchen remodel blog for an archive of previous posts. This post I will show you the layout I went with, what cabinets I chose, and some 3D sketches of my new kitchen.

Initially I was concerned about what layout to choose because of the expense of changing windows and sealing up doors etc., but in the end I decided to spend the money on changes like these in order to have the kitchen I really want. It turned out not to be not as big of an expense as I thought, as I've gotten a quote from my contractor for all the work he needs to do to prepare for the cabinets and I did not have a heart attack. :) So I decided to make the window smaller, seal up the door and knock the wall to the living room down. The following photo was my next layout idea.


This was modified slightly for the final design because Greentea's cabinets are not really designed for corners, so the corner sink had to be moved and since I love kitchen sinks under a window, I decided to go for that. Here are some of the first 3D layout designs that Mike at Greentea created for me. I LOVE technology, and the fact that I get to see exactly what my kitchen will look like. He did several different angles as well which gives a clearer idea of the space I'm working with.


More of this post HERE

Wednesday
Sep242008

Brooke Giannetti


Rooms cocooned in classic design, beautiful fabrics and antiques, add a touch of whimsy and you have the work of Brooke Giannetti of Giannetti Architecture & Interiors. These rooms are family friendly as well as stylish. It's a blowzy, casual, linger longer elegance. Brooke blogs as well. Velvet & Linen chronicles her work and shares her inspirations.