Saturday, May 28, 2011

The turquoise I see!

Yesterday, a very nice lady came to my house to buy my little 2 year old crib set for her daughter who is expecting. She seemed to love my house, and asked some decorating advice as far as colour went.. She asked: "What is turquoise?". I scrambled through my fan decks to give her an better idea of what turquoise really looks like. Turquoise to me is "holiday", "sun", "beach", "pop of fun", "hit of unexpected colour". You can do no wrong by bringing in turquoise whether painting an accent wall, or an entire room. I love turquoise with dark grays and deep indigoes, gray beige, stone colours, against a fresh crisp white, or paired with apple greens, mauves, lavender, or verdigris.... Here are a few paint chip favourites: Blue ground by Farrow and Ball, Angelic Blue 23-4 by Pratt and Lambert, Myth, 23-8 Pratt and Lambert, Clear Sailing, CC-784 Benjamin Moore. Any touch of turquoise will always add great pizzazz whether as a piece of furnishing, textiles, artwork etc...
Have fun!

House of Turquoise.. Love the deep grays and gray beiges with a pop of turquoise

House Beautiful

Chic Coles

Design Delight

La Dolce Vita

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House of Turquoise

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fine lines....


Carlo Scarpa sketches

Suzanne Kessler

Carlo Scarpa sketches

Design Delight- Handpainted tiles

Sciolari mid century light fixture

 Kaveri Singh Artworks-Mural

This post is about looking at the fine lines in home decor. The scratches, the pencil strokes, the colour combinations, tranparencies, and vibrancy with metals. Fines lines can be found in furniture (knoll coffee tables), side tables and artwork. Window frames are also a great way to add "the fine lines" into a space. Personally I like bringing this element to any project because it lifted a space. It opens up, and makes it delicate. It also brings repetation to other parts fo the room which is essential (such as the stairways, or any architectural features of an interior)... You get the idea!! ;)

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Symmetry (from the Greek: "συμμετρεῖν" = to measure together), generally conveys two primary meanings. The first is an imprecise sense of harmonious or aesthetically pleasing proportionality and balance such that it reflects beauty or perfection. The second meaning is a precise and well-defined concept of balance or "patterned self-similarity" that can be demonstrated or proved according to the rules of a formal system: by geometry, through physics or otherwise. (wikipedia)

I prefer symmetry when designing. Beauty IS symmetry. Repetation is beauty. Symmetry is repetition. Its easy on the eye, and does not feel jarring, it flows....

 Artform portfolio

Design Delight

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