Displaying posts labeled "Traditional"

jamesthomas update

Posted on Mon, 10 Sep 2012 by KiM

It’s been ages since I blogged photos featuring the interior design of Chicago based design duo James Dolenc and Thomas Riker, otherwise known as jamesthomas. Lots of new stuff in their portfolio since ’08. I’m still a fan of their sophisticated yet unpretentious spaces. 

Interior tailors

Posted on Thu, 6 Sep 2012 by midcenturyjo

Original, creative, tailored, at times a little quirky. Soft furnishings are not often associated with these terms but then the work created by London-based Violet and George is not your average garden variety curtains and cushions. Their unique designs are born of their passion for textiles within interiors. Hairy goat ottomans, Spanish flamenco ruffle drapes, men’s tailored eames chairs and sexy lampshades are just some of my favourites from their portfolio. And for something completely out of the box (and definitely not for everyone) what I can only describe as a carnivorous bunny powder room. Now that’s quirky.

Donald Lococo

Posted on Wed, 5 Sep 2012 by KiM

Obviously Jo and I have a thing for beautifully decorated spaces. Throughout the life of this blog my attention has been drawn more and more towards the architecture of the homes we feature. Washington DC based architect Donald Lococo has definitively captured my attention with his thoughful and meticulously designed projects. You almost don’t need furniture in these rooms – the craftsmanship and detail is gorgeous enough.

Time stands still

Posted on Tue, 28 Aug 2012 by midcenturyjo

A man with a dream, an obsession, a domestic drama that unfolds through ten rooms over almost 200 years. House as museum, house as living history, house as an unfolding play. Dennis Severs’ House, Spitalfields, London. No electricity, no mod cons. It is as if the members of an 18th century merchant family have just stepped out of the room. Half eaten meal, beds still warm, the litter of everyday life. You can read more about the artist who uses his visitor’s imagination as his canvas and the friends who keep it going  here.

William Waldron, again

Posted on Mon, 27 Aug 2012 by KiM

You can say we’re quite smitten with the photos created by New York photographer William Waldron (yep, uh huh, fo sho). His portfolio always rocks my world. Such cool spaces he has the pleasure of visiting and capturing and sharing. Here are some more for your viewing pleasure.