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Scott Weston strikes again!

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!

P.S. Jason's first posts Bohemian Living and Modern Beach House are up on his blog and they are just brilliant! Lots of room porn and great advice!


More from Rodolphe Foucher

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:

Enough bragging, here are some more beautiful photos from Rodolphe's portfolio.


Latest from Sixx Design

Sixx Design have done it again with their latest project. Robert and Cortney Novogratz have brought their funky and fab style to the New Jersey Shore with Bungalow, a 24 room hotel that mixes high and low, vintage and modern and comes up with a look that is hot hot hot. Everything from the "Do Not Disturb" signs to the gorgeous carpets has had the Sixx Design magic touch. Perfect time to feature their latest project too - their much awaited book Downtown Chic: Designing Your Dream Home: From Wreck to Ravishing is out May 5. Hey that's today and you'll find it here. (Many many thanks to publicist Carol for these fab photos by Joshua McHugh.)



Something exciting today on DTI. One of our favourite hot new designers Jason Martin has just launched his latest venture, DIY+. It's an "e-design" style package for people who want help with design work or a project but don't need, don't have access to or can't afford to hire a full service on-site designer. So what's this to do with DTI readers?

To launch this new design option from Jason's firm he is offering to help 4 readers plan a space of their own. It could be any of the following:

1. Creating a plan for an entire room (furniture, color palette, a few fabric and accessory ideas).

2. An overall design story for the whole home (more general aesthetic- color palette, styles of furniture and accessories, design inspirations).

3. How to meld the different styles of two people living together (more general aesthetic- color palette, combining art, styles of furniture and accessories, design inspirations).

4. Ideas for a redo (using what you have- suggestions for additions to or editing a space, ideas for refinishing or recovering furniture, tips on lighting etc).

Think of it as a "primer package" to get you started on your way to a clearer design of your space. You are the DIY part. Jason is the + part.

Here's what we need. A description of what you want to accomplish, lots of pictures of the space and its furnishings, maybe a few inspirations images, basic measurements of the space and items in it (that you want to keep) and then a paragraph or two on the space (likes, dislikes, how the room is used, personal style, etc). To keep our inboxes from exploding we need a link to a site where you have uploaded your dilemma - Flickr, Picasa, your blog, wherever you can. Jason will choose 4 reader's homes and over the next few weeks will work his magic! With lots of links and lots of problems we should be able to get a little community brainstorming going on as well. Remember it's links only in the comments below.

And the images above? Jason will be explaining each of these ideas on his personal blog this week, giving you a more well rounded look at how he use the images to build a space. So what are you waiting for? Start snapping.