We’re so fortunate everywhere we look, we can find something that can inspire us creatively. On a daily basis, I come upon furniture pieces that I’m awed by.
Sometimes, it’s vintage pieces like this Pierre Cardin bar:
But it can easily be something brand new, such as Kelly Wearstler’s Souflee chair.
The design or feel of a room can sometimes arise based on a photo. Paris holds a special place in my heart and the city’s unique rooftop landscape brings about lot’s of inspiration.
Amazing architecture, old or new can come from anywhere and inspire anything.
This design of this airport in Morocco inspired me to come up with a ceiling design for a current project.
And who says you can’t paint a front door bright Hubba Bubba pink?!
There’s a natural creative flow between fashion and interiors. The cut and color of fabrics, prints and color combinations play an integral role in stimulating my design senses.
Oscar de la Renta hair pin.
Monique Lhuillier pink beaded dress.
William De Lillo 1968 Belt.
These vintage maxi’s and caftan’s inspire an array of things; fabulous and glamorous rooms, chic and luxurious window treatments and rooms.
And of course in nature, one finds the most beauty
Imagine my delight when Pantone announced my all time favorite color, Emerald Green, is the Pantone color of the year for 2013.
And while I love emerald because it boldly takes green, the color of nature, to an energized level that oozes luxury and life, it certainly has a deeper calling. The color green symbolizes well-being, balance and harmony. It was long believed that green was healing for the eyes. Egyptians wore green eyeliner. Green jade is a sacred stone of Asia. It’s the color of currency and in the middle ages, was the color worn by merchants and bankers.
Timelessly classic, emerald green creates instant elegance and glamour to any room. It gives a burst of vitality to the already fresh feel of green. The richness of emerald green is comforting, inviting and unforgettable.
When I design a room I love incorporating emerald green with pale silvers, whites and neutrals so it stands out and steals the spotlight. It can also be paired beautifully with golds, chartreuses and citrines, corals, peach tones, lavenders, violets and charcoals and black.
Here are a few examples:
Create your own show stopping jewel box of a room with any of these items:
For over all drama; lacquer your walls emerald green, liven up your front door with the sparkling shade or give new life to a piece of furniture with this dazzling color.
F. Schumacher’s new Byzantine papers are stunning with burst of exotic emerald green
Malachite Gemstone from Zaire, Chilie and Australia is sometimes referred to as the “mirror for the soul” and is always found in varying ranges of emerald green. Legendary designer Tony Duquette used elements of malachite in many of his interiors. You can sprinkle emerald green into your spaces with the use of malachite. Whether in small objects like decorative bowls and finials or boldly bring in malachite tables and chests, or even printed fabric from Jim Thompson’s Gemstone collection.