GET THE LOOK: Sarah Jessica Parker’s House in Bridgehampton

The bright, cheery and casual attitude of this house struck a cord in me. Maybe it’s because I’ve been seeing so much beige or maybe it’s the extreme minimalist interiors that just aren’t calling my name at the moment. Either way I came across this project and found it charming and appropriate that SJP and Ferris, I mean, Matthew Broderick would share this lovely abode. If you feel a tingly sensation and would like to emulate some of this colorful casual elegance below the photos of the rooms from Elle Decor are some key elements to help you get the…

DESIGN TRENDS: Bets for 2011

Casa Claudia, a Brazilian interior design magazine, asked 7 renowned designers/architects their predictions for the top trends in design for the next year. This is what they said is to come: ________________________________________________________________________________________ 1. Decorations that reflect personal history. Designer: Juliana Llussa 2. Notice the beauty in simple pieces. Designer: Heloisa Crocco 3. Flexible and dynamic interiors. Architect: Guto Requena   4. Nature takes over. Architect: Claudia Haguiara   5. Tidbits of color and humor in daily life. Designers: Caio de Medeiros & Daniela Scorza   6. Return to our roots. Architect: Regina Adorno     7. Equilibrium of man with…

1ST DIBS ON VINTAGE FINDS

1ST DIBS is a website that consolidates the listings of the best antique dealers all around the States. I don’t mean just the Baroque or Neo-classical pieces that come straight to mind when hearing “antiques”. Though 1st dibs does carry beautiful pre-20th Century designs, I’m mostly excited by the Art Deco, Hollywood Glam, and Mid century – Modern finds. Each object on 1st dibs is a design relic – they’re the real deal. I love to browse through the listings simply to observe the beauty of the details and finishes of each piece. This has brought me better familiarization with…

HD Boutique Miami

September 14 – 15th, 2010 This Tuesday and Wednesday, September 14th and 15th the Miami Beach Convention Center will be hosting the HD Boutique tradeshow. Here the best, newest and most innovative products of hospitality design will be showcased to those in the “biz”. The exhibitors range from the largest manufacturers to the most individual and unique fabricators. The point is to get those designers’ juices flowing and bursting with inspiration to fill our restaurants, lounges, hotels, and spas with the best and most captivating designs. I can’t wait! SHOW HIGHLIGHTS : NOT TO BE MISSED tuesday, 1:00 -2:00 pm…

EYES ON: Serpentine Pavillion

JEAN NOUVEL ROUGE This year the Serpentine Gallery commissioned French celebrity architect Jean Nouvel to design the pavilion across from the Gallery at Kensington Gardens in London. In 2000 the Gallery began the program commissioning temporary structures to be designed and implemented by well-known international architects who do not have any previous projects in England at the time of the commission. Nouvel’s pavilion is a simple architectural feat composed of several rectilinear layers covered in a red mirrored surface. The structural component is simplified and instead, the pavilion relies heavily on the use of the intense repetition of color and…

CARLO SCARPA: It’s All In The Details

(Venice 1906 – 1978 Japan) Carlo Scarpa is the architect that made me want to be an interior designer. The Italian master draws me in (every time) with his use of materials and a truly meticulous attention to detail. Every corner, every connection is resolved with the utmost sensibility. This of course means Scarpa did not leave behind an encyclopedia of projects. The ones he did however, are true jewels. In his work he would blend brass with limestone and stucco and brick. He would play with precedents of geometry such as circular Chinese openings in garden walls and corbeled pyramids in a sanctuary’s ceiling….

DESIGN TREND: Out with the Old, In with the Neo

Philippe Starck & Marcel Wanders Some designers are stemming away from stark-ultra-modernism by bringing new life in to traditional forms. The tension between these reincarnated pieces with the modern spaces they adorn creates a multi-layering effect. Two major players of this approach are super-star designers Marcel Wanders and Philippe Starck. Miami’s air of glossy modern glam has been a great canvas for these two. Projects such as the Delano Hotel in South Beach, the Icon Brickell and the Mondrian Hotel showcase this playful take on luxury and the new Baroque. Along with their interiors, Starck and Wanders are most well known for their…

BOUROULLEC BROTHERS

RONAN & ERWAN BOUROULLEC   “(b. 1971 and 1976) are a design team formed by brothers from Brittany. In 2007 the firm’s “North Tiles” design for Kvadrat in Denmark won the D – Design Forum AID Award and has been included in Cappellini’s design collection. Their work has included a tree-house bedroom and a “table sprouting a bowl molded from a single piece of heat-welded Corian”. The designs have been described as representing poetic practicality.”We don’t want to make only functional pieces,” Erwan Bouroullec noted. The Bouroullecs work in Paris for clients including Cappellini, Ligne Roset, Habitat, Domeau & Peres,…