Such beautiful images in Annabel Elston's portfolio. Beautiful but not what you'd call pretty. I love the darkness and the sharp blaze of light, the chiaroscuro. I love the beauty of the spaces in the half light. Don't miss her personal work with images of brutal honesty and decay.
So excited. I have another peacock chair and this one is a beauty! Made in the 70s by the man who taught my blind husband to weave cane (yes the typical cliche of a blind man making baskets!) and stored in a shed since his retirement the now 73 year old gentleman let my husband have it for a reasonable price and the promise to help with some cane weaving jobs. He just finished weaving a basket for a hot air balloon and he's supposed to be retired. I would love to have seen his shop in it's heyday. I was too excited to wait until it was in my office to take a photo. It's currently drying after a warm soapy wash. Tomorrow hopefully photos of it gracing a corner of my retro office.
Massucco Warner Miller - that's Julie Masucco, Melissa Warner and Carrie Miller. Their style is fresh and vibrant with layering of patterns and textures all with a modern twist to the classic. Think cool West Coast vibe is dating chic Upper East Side. The trio obviously love high end fabrics and finishes but equally treasure the flea market find.
Brocky Proxmire wrote us about the bedroom his mother, interior designer Kelley Proxmire, designed for the DC Design House. It's stunning, so elegant and sophisticated, and had a special feature: "The big hit of the room was the now you watch it (#7) now you don't (#8) TV. The TV is mounted on a swing arm behind the drapery panels. There is a slit in the drapery panel on the end so that swing arm may be extended several inches into the room. The size of TV (19") is correct size for this distance of TV viewing from the bed." Brilliant! Thanks Brocky (and Kelley!)
Muriel Brandolini is a highly sought-after interior designer from New York whose style is so funky and creative that I want to dissect every inch of the photos in her portfolio. It's all about vintage mid-century glam with layer upon layer of incredible patterns, textures and colours. Eclectic to the max, I think her style is as close to Jo's wacky taste as I've ever seen. So Jo, this one's for you.