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!
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:
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?
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.
Michael Graydon is a familiar name to me, as he regularly shoots for Canadian House & Home and Style at Home magazines. He has an amazing talent, creating such fresh and bright photos. Plus, some of his photos are immediately going into my inspiration folder....such as this one below:
I have neighbours who can look down into my backyard, and another project on my todo list is to create some privacy on part of my deck. When I saw the next two photos I freaked. It's what I've been dreaming about since I bought my house.