Posts tagged ‘mirrors’

February 18th, 2011

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.  Prismatic Spring Pull

8.  Lulu Violet Porcelain Lamp by Arteriors

9.  Du Barry Velvet Fabric

10.  “Midnight” Drinkware

11.  Mulberry Chesterfield

June 3rd, 2010

Trend – Round Mirrors

If there is one thing I have a design weakness for it is hardware.  For me it is all in the details!  You’ll see a wide range of hardware especially in things inspired by equestrian and nautical design.

There seems to be a current interest in playing up hardware on the mirror.  I’m not complaining…I love it!

This is a new product from Restoration Hardware and it is a fairly common form…but they’ve introduced the rope hanger.  The rope lends a somewhat casual air to the design but the large scale (about 3 ft diameter) packs a punch.

I hope you’ll enjoy these various interpretations as much as I do.

1. Arteriors 2. Jamie Young 3. BDDW 4. BDDW detail   5.  Casa Midy 6. Conde House

←I dont know if this is the original inspiration for all of these mirrors but it must at least be an influence.  This is Jacques Adnet’s mirror designed for Hermes during the mid century.  Many of his pieces show a specific interest in using hardware, leather, and a juxtaposition of hard and soft lines.  If you’re interested in seeing more of his work you can learn more here