March 02, 2015
Lynx Wallpaper by Angie Hranowsky Studio
Time flies and I can’t believe it’s been almost 6 months since my last post, but when your body tells you it’s time to heal, you listen. So after battling some serious health issues over the last few months I am finally on the mend and feeling better than I have in years. And with much excitement, tomorrow we finally move to our new office. My mind has been racing with ideas for our new space and it’s gonna be good.
How brilliant is the work of Danish furniture designer Mathias Bengtsson? I love the fluidity and organic nature of each of these chairs.
I love the amazing work of French sculptor Philippe Hiquily. Beginning his career as a figurative sculptor, his furniture is every bit as dreamlike and erotic as his non-utilitarian sculpture.
Scouting for vintage furniture and art, whether it be for a client, myself or for inspiration, is one of the most stimulating aspects of my work. In doing so I've amassed a collection of amazing pieces which has culminated in my own Tastemaker Tag Sale on One Kings Lane. The sale goes live this evening at 6PM PT and 9PM ET. It's a pretty tantalizing selection and I'm so excited to offer it up!
I'm over the moon to dive into another fun project with my dear friend Carolyn Evans, author of Forty Beads, this time renovating an amazing mid-century house complete with original parquet floors and floor to ceiling glass walls overlooking the pool. We designed her previous home, a beautiful single row house in downtown Charleston, which was featured in Southern Living and is now on the market. You can see the listing and check out the entire house here. I have a feeling it won't last long.
As I'm thinking about where to travel next, Mexico City being high on my list, I am drawn to artists like Cuban born Jorge Pardo. As a painter, sculptor, designer and architect his work explores the crossroads between design and fine art. A while back I fell hard for a house that he designed for a client in Naguabo, Puerto Rico. It's rich in color and texture, combining the classic and the contemporary. He leaves most of the concrete structure open, wrapping it in red metal screens instead of glass, creating a blood red swimming pool and shifting the color of the floor tiles from yellow at the front of the house to blue at the back. This house pushes the boundaries as does all of his work.