Thursday, March 29, 2012

A dynamic contrast

As Spring approaches, life seems to be moving forward at a thunderous pace while it can feel a little hectic at times, there are some really exciting projects in the works and new little milestones being hit along the way which make it feel so worthwhile. While my mind is often swirling with a dozen ideas at any given time, there's one space that's been particularly on my mind recently and I've found myself going back to find it quite a few 
times in the past few days. 

The first time I saw this space, I knew immediately it would someday appear on this blog - clean, fresh airy but still so dynamic and interesting, it felt like love at first sight. The Kubus fabric in Or by Pierre Frey almost cinched the deal right away - this fabric has been a favourite of mine for some time, and I'd love to have it in my home but the price $350/yard price tag had scared me off. I love how Michelle Adams of Lonny magazine balanced this dramatic pattern with soft blue walls and upholstered pieces in creamy neutral tones.


Dramatic drapery in the living room - Kubus fabric in Or.

The angular geometric lines of the console echo the pattern in the curtains.

The geometric element is continued in the striking but simple light fixture, all of these hard lines are balanced out with the soft form of the Louis XVI dining chairs and oval Saarinen table.

Michelle kept the drama in the living area and left the kitchen quite quiet in contrast.

This bedroom and the bedding in particular have been on my mind lately - soft creamy neutrals and warm walnut, injected with the just right amount of punch in the bold white and blood orange bedding. 

Just the right amount of calm to be a soothing and relaxing retreat at the end of the day, and just the right jolt of energy to wake up refreshed and energized.

{Photography: Patrick Cline, Design and Art Direction: Michelle Adams for Lonny magazine, 


Rachel said...

These are gorgeous photos!

Karena said...

Really gorgeous space; I agree a softness, yet just enough to keep it interesting and vibrant!

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a m o u r e t t e said...

That table is to die for

Daniella said...

Love those bed sheets!

Hind said...

Bright and super pretty! keep up


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