Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bohemian Wonders

All styles have a way of representing who you are and have the ability to almost tell a story. One of the more eclectic is the Bohemian style. Combining a variety of unique items and patterns but yet coming together in a very fun atmosphere

It is harder than it may seem to bring it all together since most people would be hesitant to mix and match patterns and add in an abundance of color all in one space. In the end a well put together bohemian space provides a vibrant and energetic atmosphere that could make anyone feel alive and comfortable.

Bohemian style has a very festive personality that could wow any guest. Do you have a unique space that perfectly represents you?

Monday, July 29, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Beneficial Banquettes

Banquettes have a way of making a simple small space into an elegant expansive area. Beautiful and functional, banquettes can work in any atmosphere with its versatile look as well as maximize seating. They can mold into a casual feel or add a bit of drama to your dining space  while at the same time adding additional storage. What more could you ask for? Here are a few images of fabulous banquettes elegantly displayed. 

I love the way the shape of this banquette is echoed on the wall behind it.  Shape, scale and details all play a role here!
Doesn't this feel like a grand hotel?  I love the creamy fabric mixed with  graphite grey chairs, so chic!
Details always make a difference, the picture light highlights this vignette as you would a piece of art.  The brass nail-heads add just the right touch of pattern and texture against this velvet backdrop.
Hope these beautiful banquettes have inspired you to try it out in your home. How do you like your banquettes ?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Detailed Design

"The details are not the details. They make the design."
-Charles Eames

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Simply Contrasted Retail Design

Retail design and hospitality design are favorites of mine.  There are so many different shoppers in this world and as a designer I love to develop the right environment to express the retail store's brand.  These images represent very simple retail environments.  Some use graphic contrasts to draw the eye and others use textural details to give the space a bit of drama.  I hope that you like what you see.

What kind of retail environment appeals to you?

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Smallest Acts have the Strongest Powers

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

- Leo Buscaglia

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Coffee Culture

When it comes to coffee, you know exactly how you like it. The same can be said of  the atmosphere in which you choose to purchase, as well as enjoy your cup of Jo.   Each coffee shop has its own personality which in turn attracts local and/or visiting coffee drinkers to try them out. 

There are just as many variety of coffee shops as there are coffee options, ranging from rustic bohemian styles to elegant "better not spill" environments. I personally adore the more intimate, chic, and eclectic coffee ambience for it's ability to make you instantly feel warm and comfortable

Whichever cup of coffee you choose, I'm sure you will find your perfect go-to coffee shop to satisfy your craving.

The coffee Academics; Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Tully's Coffee Shop; Kagoshima, Japan

Cielito Querido Cafe; Mexico City

Lolita Coffeehouse; Ljublijana, Slovenia

Vanilla; Berlin, Germany

Coast; Poole, United Kingdom

Gasoline Alley Coffee; New York, New York

Friends of Mine; Melbourne, Australia

Tinderbox; London, England

Cielito Querido Cafe; Mexico City

Cafe Foam; Stockholm, Sweden

Fluff Bakery; New York, New York

Many coffee drinkers seem to be on the hunt for their ideal coffee shop. Have you found yours?