Hope Dana and Kate Platt partnered up in 1999 to create Platt Dana Architects, a firm with a keen eye for modern designs loaded with functionality, as can be seen in their portfolio filled with many incredible New York residences. There are built-in bookshelves in almost every photo - do these ladies ever know how to create great storage in useful places!
John Loecke's website says it best. ".... when not producing shoots or writing design-related articles for a variety of shelter publications (Better Homes and Gardens, Country Living, Hamptons, and Veranda), and other publications, he can be found running his eponymous interiors firm: John Loecke Inc. His philosophy? “Banish the beige!” as his idol, the celebrated twentieth-century designer Dorothy Draper once proclaimed. For an interior by John Loecke Inc. plays off those same sentiments, combining rich color, texture, and pattern to create delightful spaces that pop with personality and life." How about "Wit, whimsy, and fun form a solid foundation. Toss in several bold, punchy colors, and the magic comes to life." I couldn't have put it better. His use of colour brings a wide grin to my face. Life was meant to be this bold and zesty!
Paul Massey is a photographer who's been regularly featured in top decor magazines such as Elle Decoration and Living Etc. He's photographed celebrities the likes of Prince Charles, Mikhail Gorbachev, Nelson Mandela, Mick Jagger and Goldie Hawn to name a few. He's been shot at, chased by wild elephants, poisoned, and nearly drowned in a hurricane covering a four-month transatlantic yacht race. But most importantly, he has taken to photographs of interiors that are eye-candy to remember.
"Thought you may like to see our current project nearing completion in Sydney. It's for the editor of Vogue Australia & has symbolic & graphic modern interpretations of Moroccan tile patterns throughout the home.
We have reinterpreted old palace tile patterns & they appear as strong graphic:
1. Linear components
2. Coved monochromatic bathroom walls & floor
3. Backlit suspended ceilings
4. Dado walls to the courtyard.
Thanks Scott! It's an inspiring space. I can't wait to see the feature in Vogue magazine.
It's my favourite time of the week, retro time!! This week's amazing pictures are scanned from The Complete Book of Decorating. An Illustrated Guide to Designing Your Home, Corinne Benicka, Lansdowne Press, Sydney, 1980. And before someone comments they are smoking in that conversation pit. Bad people but the cushions are divine!