This post is more about exterior architecture than interior design because I couldn't resist posting the following photos from the portfolio of Barton Phelps and Associates. I can see why they've been published and awarded on many occasions. I love that the views from the surrounding landscape played a major role in their designs.
I love the simple lines, the beauty of the timber, the lush use of leaves and plants, the old battered pieces with crisp new furniture. Brad Ford is a New York based interior designer specialising in residential spaces."Our interiors showcase signature designs that are understated yet sophisticated, straightforward, elegant and functional. Balance, light, space and color factor into every design, creating a timeless effect. Clean lines and simple but well-crafted furnishings, with an attention to texture and the highest quality materials are BFID essentials."
WINKS - weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we think you'll want to see. If you'd like to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we'll link you.
- Jennifer sent an email introducing us to her etsy shop Turtle Papers. She has the cutest line of stationery and Tshirts.
- One of my favourite online shops ISO50 has new posters and cute button packs instore.
- Leah has updated her blog England Construction Project with the latest pictures of her massive build. OK massive to me who lives in a 2 bedroom apartment!
- Back in April I posted an amazing table by FurnID. Sara just left a comment on the post. "Thank you for all your compliments. It all makes us want to go to work every morning!Just wanted to let you know that our website is both in danish and english now!All of us from FurnID wish you a splendid day." If you haven't been to their website now is the time to go!
- And just to let you know Kim and I will be guest bloggers on Mark Cutler's blog Mark Cutler Design. Mark's out of town for a few days and while he is away Kim and I plan to misbehave on his blog. Just kidding Mark!
Coburn Architecture has a fabulous portfolio on their website...so good because it seems they also specialize in interior design. The rooms featured are decorated with such great colours and furniture, without alot of attention focused on any sort of obvious architectural features. The first 2 photos below are my favourites. I think it's totally brilliant to make a cozy desk area out of an otherwise unusable space.
Today is Kim's birthday. Here's the card I made you. Just print it out and pop it in a frame. Take it to work and place it on your desk. When things are ratty just break the glass and cut along the dotted line. Perch on your lap and pretend. And here's your virtual present.....
A trip downunder to visit me. I have the apartment booked. The champagne is chilling but I swear I may not be able to get out of these chairs after a few too many glasses. Happy Birthday Kim! And Happy Birthday to Kim's twin sister Julia!