Straight from my email inbox to you. Brian Park (definitely one of my photographer crushes ... see how I gush here) emailed with a link to his latest interior work, photos of the Hamilton Design Associates' Hampton Showhouse master bedroom sitting room. Wow! Talk about brave colour and pattern mix. It's edgy and fun and Brian captures the room so well. I was also taken by his shots of this house in Bellport, NY also by Ellen Hamilton. It's a completely different look and feel but Brian brings it to life for us. It's light, bright and casually elegant. Don't miss the rest of Brian's portfolio. And equally stunning is Ellen Hamilton's portfolio! A must not miss.
It's been a long time since we've shared the works of New York interior designer Amie Weitzman, so I thought it was time to delve into her world again. It's all about classic and contemporary style, particularly with furnishings and architecture, with a modern take on it, using bold artwork, colours and patterns. The result is chic and sophisticated.
The children's rooms Amie has designed are SO stylish and not overly childish (hence long-lasting) that I wanted to make specific mention of them. Really cute!
I was messing around in Messana O'Rorke's portfolio the other day (as you do) and fell in love with this farm cottage and addition (Ten Broeck Cottage). It's a bold but simple juxtaposition of old and new, classic childlike house and believe it or not a trailer home as inspiration. Each building stands alone yet interconnected respecting the other. Simple minimalist lines from the 18th century and the 21st. Stunning.
Here's a little peak into the family home of UK writer Polly Kelly. The home features a large Georgian house, a coastal beach hut and New England-style stable. It's gorgeous and is featured on many pages of Atlanta Bartlett's book "easy elegance" (photographed by Polly Wreford), and is available for hire for photo shoots. Each space has so much character, charm and such wonderful bones (the stone and wood floors = YUM!!!) that you could easily pull off any number of styles, like Polly has.
If you'd like to send us photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow our basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so both pet and furniture takes centre stage. (Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture...and your pet happens to be sitting on it). And second, the photo must be of decent quality. For example, if it's REALLY dark or fuzzy (camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks!
"As and avid reader of your blog, I wanted to submit some pictures of my French Bulldog, Navy. Here he is sitting on the beautifully designed and affordable West Elm overlapping squares arm chair. This is one of his favorite napping spots, especially when the sun it hitting it just so. You can see more pictures of Navy on my blog: www.navybeanonline.blogspot.com."
"I would love for Junior to be remembered. He is sadly no longer with us - he was a sickly little cat who only made it about 2 years. These are from when he was a baby."
"I have attached some photos of my lovely dog Finn hanging out in my sitting room. I think she looks quite regal sitting in my husbands favourite chair."
- Paula (Ireland)
"I'm attaching a photo of 2 of my favorite things: my pup Pepper and my Eames rocker. Conveniently, Pepper enjoys it as much as I do!"
"I’m obsessed with your site almost as much as my dogs! Of course not quite, but I do visit everyday and get so much pleasure and inspiration from your pictures. I am a jewelry designer – so everything inspires me. I also keep dreaming of how I will be redecorating. I keep saving your pics for inspiration! Love, Love, Love!!!!"
- Jill (Kim - Do check out her jewelry = GORG!!!!)
"For your consideration, Finn, man about town...
He has a brother, Thomas and for some reason that I still haven't figured out they love to have there photo taken, I have never posed them not that you could every pose a cat) they just seem to have the knack!"
"I thought I'd send along two shots of my pets on furniture for your series:
1) The first is my dog "Wallace" a corgi-terrier mix lounging on his favourite chair
2) The other image is my Himalayan cat "Gil" trying to figure out what fabric swatch will best match him for his chair."
- Deborah Cameron
"This is Opal and her red Ikea chair. Since the day we brought the pair of chairs home Opal has taken over them. She looks so gorgeous on a red background that we let her have them. Opal is a rescue from KittyKind in NYC."
- A&B from NYC
"Here are my best favourite photos about my pets. I hope, you like it!"
- Zyta (Hungary)
...and because I could not resist this photo...
"thought you might find this pretty funny... I added it to my blog the other day."
**** I just found out this morning that Jewel, my uncle's golden retriever and a huge part of our family, was put down a couple of days ago. She had a large, painful cyst on her paw that would not go away and kept growing (seen in the photo). I unfortunately don't have one of her on furniture (my uncle would have given us crap for allowing that). We'll miss you Jewel!