Nathalie Vingot Mei is an interior designer from la belle Provence who wrote us recently to say she's a fan of the blog....and now I'm a fan of her work. Her work has been featured in Art et décoration, Marie Claire Maison and Côté sud. One word - SERENITY. Inviting spaces bathed in white and creams, with pale accent colours and lots of textures in fabrics, all with a very raw quality. C'est merveilleux et je suis vraiment contente qu'elle nous a envoyé un courriel. :)
Kyle Timothy Blood is the design force behind Kyle Timothy Home - obviously. But what is also obvious is his understanding of casual elegance and family friendly spaces. These are bright airy and light rooms that are just so appealing that you want to snuggle in that chair or whip up a cake in that kitchen. Custom doesn't mean design for the sake of design but truly understanding a client's needs.
Clean lines, monochromatic, dramatic in its restraint and simply beautiful. The latest private residence by Albano Daminato (previously featured here). Design classics by Hans Wegner, Warren Platner, Eero Saarinen and Arne Jacobsen are combined with custom pieces and layered with the textures of oak, hand woven rugs and travertine stone adding depth to the monochromatic palette. Sometimes colour is just not necessary to make a statement.
Sandra sent us an email the other day with a project she wanted to share: "In the past you've posted pics of my cats Lulu & Schmoo (see here and here) & I recently finished redoing the small dining rm in my 1st ever home & thought I'd share. The before pic shows how the dining room is located just off the kitchen. I'm not sure why, but previous owners put a ceiling fan way off center in the room. Because the hole made in the ceiling to accommodate the fan could not be easily covered up, I decided to just put 2 lights over the dining table (even though I originally wanted just 1). It took about 7 months to complete only because I waited for each piece in the room to go on sale. The only things I was willing to pay full price for was the pottery by a local potter, Charlie Tefft: http://www.ctpottery.com/". What fantastic choices she made - particularly the Marais chairs and pendants. LOOOOOVE the yellow!!! Great job Sandra and thanks for sharing it with us!