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A Lady of Industry

photo: billy cotton for lonny mag This week in the studio we’ve been loving industrial lighting with a delicate touch. If there was such a committee to defend industrial furniture outside the associated concrete grunge, we would be their head honcho. Strong, geometric lines when paired with soft hues can turn industrial drab into high society glam. Take a look below to see a few industrial lighting finds that expose function without sacrificing form: From top left (clockwise): 1. Large Spica 2. Halo Chandelier 3. Small Wire Pendants

Sophisticated Purple

It recently came to my attention that, without even noticing, I had developed a grudge against purple.  I had started to to think of purple as this obnoxious bright grape color and nothing else- but it seems as though purple is making a comeback!  From fashion to home decor- all different shades of purple are making their mark. Talk about a 180…while I don’t know that we’ll be designing a completely purple space any time soon, we have already incorporated some shots of dusky lavender and aubergine in two clients’ homes this month.  There is a moody sort of elegance about a deep or dusty purple that I love!  Here’s a little inspiration: 1.  Vintage Glass Cabochon Cuff by Gerard Yosca 2.  Royale Capri Clutch by Dareen Hakim 3.  Harlow Nesting Tables 4.  Minaret Fabric 5.  Kelli Violet Hide/ Polished Nickel Lamp by Arteriors 6.  Purple Baroque Style Mirror 7. …

Love it! Wallpaper

I have always had a soft spot for Phillip Jeffries’ stunning grasscloth and other textured wallcoverings but now that he has added bold graphics to the mix I’m sold!  The new VOYAGE line offers a selection of handcrafted Manila Hemp, Linen, Japanese Paper Weave and Jute wallcoverings – all with large scale hand screened graphics.  The Rings and Chain Link are two of my favorites. Some other products I’d love to use in the future are Horsehair which is a “solid” grasscloth with beautiful and subtle color striations and Deco Wood which is a “herringbone” pattern created by alternating grasscloth and wood veneer on the bias.  I think both are really elegant with a  somewhat masculine take on the traditional grasscloth wallcovering.