Tracey Overbeck Stead is an interior designer based in Austin whose portfolio had me wowed from the first photo. "Tracey has drawn inspiration from the minimalism of High Modernism, the playful qualities of Japanese Pop-Art, and the timeless elegance of French Antiques". Lots of kitchens and bathrooms to make you salivate so beware.
... the patina of old wood, modern and white with vintage and found. Sleek kitchen comfort with minimalist bowls. Sooth the senses, feed the soul and pander to your collection craving. Stunning photos by Amanda McLauchlan.
Where oh where have the retro posts been? Simple answer - I ran out of retro books to plunder. I had to wait to the next big book fair to replenish my stocks. I got some goodies! I thought I'd start with everyone's favourite era. Not the stylish sixties or the fabulous seventies. No the much maligned eighties. Kelly Wearstler is on the bandwagon. Is it time to join? Remember the chunky pine? The stencilled furniture? The lace and patchwork and dried flowers and Tiffany lamps? Padded bedding of all types and grey, grey and more grey (with lashings of salmon pink)? Bedrooms are the best area to start. Somewhere soothing to rest your head. Today's book is Making the most of Bedrooms & Bathrooms, by Mary Gilliatt, Orbis Publishing, London,1983.
Bates Masi Architects is another architecture firm that believes strongly in blending their structures with the environment. Such attention to detail. And I love the strategically placed windows in a few of the photos below, that serve almost as peepholes, or look almost like a piece of artwork.