Tuesday, July 19, 2011

small space [big design]

Check out 
today where I'm featured as a guest blogger. I'll show you how to make a small space a big deal!

photo: pinterest

Monday, July 18, 2011

feature fun

Lately I've had some great designer friends ask me to be a guest blogger:

Check out Three Point Perspective where I talked about my favorite style for Friday Faves:

photo: architectural digest

And here's a sneak-peek for tomorrow where I'll be featured at LaBaron Interiors to share some fun small-space design tips on Designer Tip Tuesday:

photo: decorpad

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Greece [Klismos Chair]

Inspiration: [klismos chair] ancient Greece

Because the klismos chair was regarded by the Greeks as a feminine piece of furniture, it is commonly featured on ancient vases that depict the daily lives of Greek women. It has 4 splayed legs that bend under the seat before sweeping back outward toward the floor. The shaped back, called a stile, displays that the ancient Greeks had comfort and ergonomics in mind. 

Ancient Reproduction [Walnut Klismos] Saridis for designer T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings

Current Key Piece [Juul Moller Klismos Chair]

Living with klismos today:

I used vibrant colors to celebrate the lively Greek culture while classical geometric patterns and graceful lines make this space practical and elegant. 

Classical Greek Motifs:

As far as we know, they were mostly decorative and not symbolic. They were often used in combinations- see below:

In architecture and design they searched for the ideal. Once a style was established 
in formative periods- it was repeated in mature periods with minor changes. Their focus was on perfect proportions and distribution of forms and parts. Their goal was to get to the point that by adding or subtracting anything from the structure/form would cause it to be unbalanced. Every feature had a practical purpose and ornamentation was never applied to a degree that would reduce the structure to secondary importance in the design.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Egypt [Thebes Stool]

Inspiration: [Wooden Stool] Thebes, Egypt 

Current key piece: [Thebes Stool]

Incorporated in a space with complimentary pieces: