I first saw Eric Cohler’s work on This Old House when he worked his magic on a barn conversion. Eric Cohler has been dubbed the “Mixmaster” for his use of contemporary materials, which, juxtaposed with classical elements, give his interiors a jolt of unusual color and texture, as well as great comfort.
Ex-pat Australian Antony Todd now calls New York home. A master of interior design, event staging and flowers Antony’s Aussie charm, skill and passion have earned him the praise of celebrity clientele, major corporations and the design savvy. I’ve only featured his interiors here. Check out his website for his amazing event staging and flowers. Beautiful!
Images from Antony Todd
Wid Chapman Architects is an award winning firm specialising in residential and hospitality design. Wid Chapman himself was Chair of Interior Design at Parson’s School of Design. Plenty of ideas to file away here including the great use of negative space and voids. I love the hallway picture hanging system.
Very early on in the life of desire to inspire we received an email from Lorenzo telling us how much he loved the site and did we want to swap links. One look at his wonderful apartment and the blog that chronicles it and he was on the blog roll. I thought at first that Lorenzo and his girlfriend had to be designers. No they’re in the arts and hail from Firenze my favourite Italian city. Their recently restored flat is stark white except for the pink quartz and resin floors and amazing original 50s windows. All of this is just the stage for their stellar collection of design classics. All the greats are here – Panton, Ettore Sottsass, Saarinen, Achille Castiglioni the list goes on. Lorenzo just sent me some new pictures. Their apartment is so hip it hurts! For details on their amazing collection check out their blog HipHouse.
Amy Lau founded Forms of Design and her interiors are organised along modernist principles – balance in scale, texture and colour. Mid-century collections of decorative and fine arts are prominent in the firms work. Amy was a co-founder of Design Miami Fair an invitational design event featuring the most significant post-war to contemporary design galleries. Her interiors are so liveable and tug at my mid century heartstrings. Love this style.