Ahhh, the warmth of Spring is beginning to grace us, and with it comes thoughts of time outdoors, relaxing and entertaining. This beautiful vacation home in Amagansett is a picture perfect setting to capture the essence of summer. A renovation by Bates Masi & Architects of a Midcentury Modern home, it is light filled and warm, incorporating reused and repurposed material choices, and unexpected yet classic furniture. Delightfully understated this estate is Athena and Victor Calderone’s Hampton home. The design of the home was carefully considered, and maintains the wonderful qualities of the mid-century architecture. The interior is designed by Athena herself, and is an eclectic collection of flea market finds and one of a kinds. It works. Sure says summer to me.
Images and excerpts sourced at Trendland.
March 19, 2013
Artists often have the most wonderfully creative homes, yes? After spotting Kirra Jamison’s colorful space in the latest Inside Out magazine, I’ve been craving a serious dose of color, personality and character in my own home. Let’s take a peek, yes?
March 18, 2013
The latest CB2 catalog showed up on my front doorstep a few days ago and as I was flipping through it I was immediately drawn to the lines in their b r z bed linens.
Immediately, I thought of a recent design that Envelopments® featured in their latest wedding collection. I loved the clean lines, the modern feel and the geometrically inspired graphics. So I started looking for more geometric goodies and was so pleased to find that this hot trend is just getting started.
I seriously can’t get enough of this chair which is all at once complex and yet simple. The bold color elevates this to perfection in my eye. And word on the street is that it is surprisingly comfortable. But if a wire seat isn’t your thing, check out this equally stunning Geometric Animal Trophy Head, also from Bend. Way more fresh, in my humble opinion, than the cardboard versions that have been everywhere the past few years.
As much as I love the whimsey of the piece above, I also appreciate the softness of Urban Outfitters’ Honeycomb Glass Pendant Shade:
And for an even more modern take on the geometrical shade, try this Dustin Dodecahedron Wood Pendant from Ralph Lauren available at Circa Lighting. Available in two finishes, it is a simple, yet striking piece that would add so much to an entryway or foyer:
For the more adventurous, Ferm Living’s Monroe Wallpaper is breathtaking. Can’t you just imagine this in a powder room or on one wall in an entryway?
Lastly, if you’re intrigued by the concept but wary of falling for yet another hot-turned-played-out design trend (can we say Chevron, anyone?), this sweet little pillow from Etsy’s ClassicByNature could be just the right touch.
What do you think – can you see geometrical design making its way into your living space?
March 14, 2013
There are so many incredible light options these days. Aside from the fixtures you can buy in shops, you can also create your own style that looks amazing but doesn’t cost a lot. Not only does your fixture look great but there are some amazing lightbulbs out there now that are literally designed to shine on their own. I came across an awesome light DIY that allows you to have a well-designed pendant while highlighting a neatly designed bulb.
I love a good DIY, especially if it’s a focal point in your space. Another great tip about lighting – it adds balance and harmony in a room and can definitely make a smaller space feel bigger. Have you tried a DIY like this? Share your story.
(Image via Crafty Nest)
March 14, 2013
… turn that artwork upside down?
To be fair, the art pictured is not actually upside down – it just appears to be. Yet what a beautiful reminder it offers for perspective – the importance of seeing the world differently and viewing our surroundings in new and exciting ways.