Monday, August 30, 2010

Nicole and Aaron Rustic Living Room

Nicole and Aaron are planning to live in Long Beach, which I'm super excited about. I told Nicole I would help her out with the decor of the living room. She sent me pictures of what they picked out and wanted my opinion.

So, the idea is that the living room will be a rustic, vintage atmosphere that screams comfort. I love the antlers, hehe. The sofa and chair is mocha brown, dark brown, which has been purchased at Plummers, but the coffee table is still up in the air. She was worried that the colors of the furniture is too dark and she doesn't want to give a dark room atmosphere to the space. Easy fix. I researched on dark room furniture, and basically there are ways to make the room feel more light, or not too dark.

First off, when having dark furniture, its nice to have a balance to them. If the sofa, chairs, and coffee table are dark, contrast with the side table, accessories and table lamps. Either glass, or white color accessories, or even a rug that is lighter. These furniture above shows with dark furniture, but contrasted by the floor, or even by accessories.

I don't know why, but I'm a huge fan of the more picture frames, the better. Especially for giving a more vintage eclectic look. The yellow lantern will fit right in with your walls of eclectic frames or collection of art.
Oh antlers, how do we love thee. Again, I love the playing of contrast colors. Dark brown with white antlers. Goregous.
Cabin fever with a modern twist.
Nice look when you enter a room.
Thought it had a nice comfortable atmosphere to this space.

So overall, a contrast of color would make it look open and airy.

A rug is a nice way to open the space more, depending of what flooring you would have in the apartment.

A white table lamp would look pretty awesome nearby your antler wall pieces.

A rustic side end table, or anything in a vintage rustic look would complete the look.

Fall fashion: Donna Karan

Who doesn't love Donna Karan. I really wish I could afford her clothes, but alas, I can always wait until her DKNY is on sale at Nordstrom rack. I love how she drapes her clothes. She just understands every woman's body. She can make any woman look goregous.

New fall fashion
In love with leather jackets
Need a red purse. Need one real bad.

Simple black dress and leather bag now selling at Bloomingdales.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Eileen Gray

My love for Eileen Gray. When I was in interior design school, I had to build a furniture that is different and new. I researched of different types of furniture that were different, new, and out of the ordinary. When I researched different furniture designers, Eileen Gray was one of the few female designers that had made an impact of modern furniture. She had sleek and modern designs that are classic and beautiful.

She was featured in MOMA. This was one of her design, Bibendum chair.

Eileen decided to focus her career in architecture and began to construct a house called E1027. She started to also built furniture that were used for that house.

One of my favorite designs, E1027 table. This side table is made out of tubular steel, very light weight so it could be carried around the house. It also can adjust to different heights so it could be used in different parts of the room. I love this table. Learn more about E1027 house here.

Eileen Gray daybed.

Eileen gray lacquered panel.

If you want to learn more about her, click here.


I know, I'm finally posting. I just want to show everybody the boutinierres that were made. It was crafty, personal to each groomsmen, and my friend Nicole, helped me put them together. GOOD TIMES!