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Tuesday
Mar132012

STAPLE MINIMALISM

These exceptional rooms are simply to die for. They're part of the impressive body of work of French architect and designer Joseph Dirand, famous for his minimalist designs and restrained color palette. By using simple yet strong lines and as few as three colors (black, gray and white), Dirand is a genius at creating powerful design stories in his spaces. There is no need to say much more, just take in the dignified beauty of these habitats.

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Saturday
Jan282012

Styled to Perfection

It's been a while since I've featured the work of stylist, but when I came across these beautifully styled images by Finnish set designer/stylist Jenni Juurinen I knew it was time to do so. I simply couldn't resist since her work is so exquisite. Love, love, love the simplicity of her vignettes and how they tell a story without trying too hard. If you want to indulge yourself, I encourage you to browse through her magnificent portfolio and get ready to drool. Enjoy!!

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Wednesday
Jan112012

They've done it again!

When I came across these beautiful compositions, I knew right away they were the magical work of photographer Carl Kleiner and stylist Evelina Kleiner. Probably these images look familiar to you too. If you remember, they also created these photos for the IKEA cookbook “Homemade is Best”. Obviously, IKEA was so impressed with their talent that they hired them again to work on this new project. This creative duo doesn't stop to amaze me with their imaginative creations and concepts.

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Tuesday
Dec202011

Creative Settings

How amazing is this series of photographs by Belgium-based photographer Jean-Francois De Witte? By strategically setting everyday kitchen utensils and variously-shaped dishes, Jean-Francois was able to create these whimsical compositions depicting characters and animals. This is imagination and creativity at its best.

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Tuesday
Oct112011

A Powerful Scheme


I've always felt that using black and white in home decor is a sure way for creating strikingly elegant and sophisticated interiors. if you're looking for drama and want to create a bold statement in your home, this powerful and basic combo is the ticket. Some might find it boring for the lack of color, but surprisingly it's quite the contrary. Think of white as a blank canvas and black as the outline of a drawing that you can fill in with pops of color whenever you feel the need. As a matter of fact, this is the design story I used when decorating my 500 square-foot New York pad, and it worked perfectly for me. Besides, one of the great benefits of this color scheme is its versatility with most decorating styles. If you're still not sure about embarking on a black and white adventure, and to prove my point, here are some stunning interiors from the talented photographer David Prince's body of work.

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Friday
Sep232011

Room for Pampering

The bathroom tends to be the smallest room in the home, but one that is often neglected when it comes to creativity and design. Whether a powder room or a full bath, it should reflect who you are. Your bathroom should be a little oasis and room where to pamper yourself everyday, so why not make it special and heavenly. With the amount of fabulous fixtures, fun tiles and fantastic accessories choices at your reach, there's no reason why you can't have the bathroom you have always wanted. It's all about having fun and thinking out of the box, the sky is the limit. Here are some dreamy bathrooms for inspiration photographed by the talented Mel Yates. Happy Friday!

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Saturday
Sep032011

Rockalicious

Nowadays, it's very common to find celebrities shsowcasing their talents in fields other than what their known for. But I was happily surprised to find out that rocker Lenny Kravitz has a passion for interior design. Who would have thought? Actually, for him it's more than a simple love affair. He started his design company, Kravitz Design, 13 years ago and has been involved in the business since then. Besides being a world-famous singer and actor, Kravitz can add to his resume projects like the Florida Room at the Delano Hotel in South Beach. He's presently working on a 46-story condo tower in Miami and collaborating with famed designer Phillipe Starck in the new SLS Hotel in South Beach. Here's a taste of his work showcasing his trademark rockalicious style.

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Friday
Aug262011

Through The Lense Of: Jonn Coolidge

Yesterday, I treated you to the wonderful tour of the home of interior and lifestyle photographer Jonn Coolidge, but today I thought it would only be fair to to share with you some of his dashing work. It was in the world of interior photography and design that he felt the perfect communication as a graphic designer and photographer. His clients include Tom Ford Internaitonal, Gucci Group and West Elm, among others, and his work has been published in shelter magazines like Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Metropolitan Home and Veranda. So here's some eye candy I hope you enjoy :)

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