Usually when I look at images of interiors, my favorite ones are of little corners. Side tables with a few cherished items, a flower arrangement doubled in the mirror behind it, a comfy reading chair with beautiful accent pillow…
Here are some room vignettes that caught have caught my eye over the past few months:
Have a wonderful weekend!
images via Drake Design, Sally Steponkus and Tobi Fairley
Recently, both Table Tonic and coco+kelley featured the work of Page Laughlin. And I was captivated.
Laughlin “examines fantasies presented in popular magazines.” And the paintings are based on photographs from Architectural Digest, Nest and other high end publications.
I pulled the artist’s statement from website, because a paraphrased version would lose too much of the fascinating vision:
I am interested in illusions, in things not being quite what they seem. I am attracted to painting because it allows me to create an illusion and simultaneously reveal the means of its production. Oil painting’s wet viscosity allows for ongoing shifting of structure; it is does not have to be “either/or,” “on/off,” “0/1.” I prefer to use paint to maximize this characteristic – its ability to both make an image and revert to material.
In the subject matter of my paintings, things are often not quite what they seem: lovely interiors, on closer consideration, lead to disquieting seduction; wallpaper details, luscious statuary, give way to recognition of issues of power and subjugation. I try to make work that has beauty to attract and complexity to sustain observation.
I would LOVE to see an exhibition. The texture apparent in the images suggests a very three dimensional quality, and I can only imagine how the scenes would come to life when viewed from different angles.
Speaking of beautiful wallpaper…
I am in love with the powder room redo sighted on Odi et Amo last week.
It features several of my favorites: chinoiserie, blue and white AND Annechovie:
Great inspiration for wallpaper in small spaces.
I love everything about this Black & Spiro window posted on Absolutely Beautiful Things Monday:
See those nose smudges on the glass? Yeah – that would be me.
I have never seen this show. In fact, I didn’t know it existed until I saw a post about it on Design Ties last month.
Apparently, it’s an HGTV-Canada program in which “Sarah” and her designer partner Tommy do complete home renovations. So far, they’ve done two houses and one cottage.
Here are some pictures:
Hmmm. I may need to start watching more HGTV. It might guilt me into attempting some DIY projects of my own…
I happened upon this “webazine” the other day and thought it was a really interesting take on online magazines. While it has some elements of traditional print magazines (features, advertisements, etc.) it is much easier to navigate as a website.
You may recognize Laura Day from TLC’s Trading Spaces. But her own NYC home, which is the focus of this first issue, is nothing like what we saw on that slap dash decorating show…
While I wouldn’t stay that her style mirrors my own, I do find her interiors very warm and innovative. And I like how much value she places on personal inspiration.
I LOVE the site index (looks like a color swatch):
My favorite feature was “The Closet” in which she takes one of her rooms and translates it into a travel wardrobe.
It will be interesting to see what comes next. And since it’s bi-monthly, we won’t have to wait long…