tangerine dream

this week i'm feeling bright ~ so please enjoy these orange infused interiors.....

(the fabulous kelly wearstler's closet reaches divine peaks & inspiration)

(this is peta's headquarters in l.a. ~ the saturated colors are uplifting & welcoming. i think it's a great concept for the interiors of this business. kudos to the designers: woodson & rummerfield's house of design)

(crisp and clean, the high contrast of the pumpkin-colored walls with the bright white & lime green is energetic and bold. this is in a brentwood home designed by turquoise ~ the design label behind the brilliant furniture & interiors designer, vanessa de vargas)

(found in house and garden a couple years ago, this inspiring & warm space is by new york designer, miles redd. his work is vibrant and bold and charming)

(this luscious space was designed by phillip gorrivan for the new jersey design show house back in 2005)

(this cheerful coral & amber room was done by none other than albert hadley. his previous firm, parish-hadley associates, (which closed in 1999) was well known for being hired by jaqueline kennedy to decorate the white house and private homes. he continues on his own to design interiors for the upper echelon of high society)


photographer's friday: adrian briscoe

where would designers be without incredible photographers to immortalize the best views of their work? i am amazed at how spaces i've done have come to life in a whole new way through the photographer's keen eye & well-handled lens. i'd like to start honoring interiors photographers on studio wellspring ~ which will just so happen to also show off some incredibly inspiring spaces too ..... for what is an inspiring space without an intriguing photo to share it? especially in the blogging world!
in the dreamy atmospheres adrian briscoe creates and captures, romance is alive and well. my heart flutters with every photograph i see. the lighting and composition set such a mood and make you yearn to be placed there too. his focus is still life in the world of interiors, commercial & residential. his work has been shown in many presitgious places from elle decor to the conran shop. to see more of his work please visit his website. to purchase prints please visit in-still-life.


bed rest never looked so good

i've been out sick with a bad cold this week ~ so, naturally my mind turns to dreamy places to lie down, cuddle up and rest.

(the shape of mario bellini's marilyn platform bed and bench recalls their namesake's figure or, perhaps, lips. the bed's slat base is divided into halves that can be individually adjusted for firmness. the leather bed and bench upholstery, removable for cleaning, comes in 20 colors including diva red. found at flou.it)

(the black line found at gervasoni has this hug-you-in love seat. it's handwoven from a natural mixed rattan core and is offered unfinished or stained in four colors: natural, turquoise, white, and coffee. cushion fill options are different densities of polyurethane foams, dacron, and down)

(slumber like a pampered mandarin in the chinoiserie spiral bed by charles pollack. finished with japanned lacquer in black or red, the bed features a linenfold headboard and footboard—each bearing impeccably detailed imagery—flanked by spiraling posts. what a masterpiece)

(with aurora, it's hard not to be a sleeping beauty. the bed's striking profile is upholstered in the poltrona frau's "pelle frau leather", skillfully wrapped over polyurethane foam. the base comes in non-scratch ebony-stained beech, lacquer, or gunmetal steel. delightful!)

(nyloft offers a multitude of gorgeous furniture and lighting. these 2 beds are a couple of my favorites from their bedroom collection. i like their clean style and use of contrasting materials. plus they will even install the italian system furniture for you)

(i could rest so easy with the boudoir collection of upholstered beds and bedroom furniture from kravet. its eclectic selection of 7 beds, including northport, with its metal stud detailing, is complemented with an array of benches like the B830. chairs, settees, sofas and dressing screens are also offered. and of course you can choose from an extensive array of any of the thousands of their standard upholsteries)

(cozy up in the dune day bed. designed with swirling lines by vladimir kagan, these pieces are made from weatherproof, recyclable woven resin fiber over a powder coated aluminum frame. a built-in table offers rest for beach reading and the footrest can provide additional seating. lovely for a porch or backyard! foudn at barlow tyrie)


front at spazio rossana

front design is a design group located in stockholm sweden. it's a team of four very talented women who create and produce incredible work. their latest masterpieces, shown at the 2007 milano salone del mobile (furniture show) in the spazio rossana orlandi booth, are making waves all over the design community. and they certainly deserve it!

(this is called "changing cupboard". it constantly changes its pattern using the same technology as the rotating triangular battens used in billboards)

(the reflections sideboard ~ this has the reflection of a room embedded in the lacquer)

(confetti ~ many sizes of disco balls brought together in a calder-esque mobile. with internal bulbs it's actually a chandelier that sprays a confetti of little lights all across a room)

saw it first on dezeen


bow down to cowtan

cowtan and tout is a fabric and paper powerhouse for furnishings textiles and wall adornment. they represent 5 brands: colefax & fowler, jane churchill, larsen, and manuel canovas. some of their latest designs that caught my eye are here for your viewing pleasure.


kip's bay conspectus

the 2007 kip's bay decorator show house opens to the public next week. wish i could go there in person, but the new york times offers a tour for those of us unable to see it with our own eyes. and i'm bringing you my faves with some additional info about the designers.....

(etienne coffinier and ed ku of coffinier ku design designed a lovely second floor landing ~ i adore that love-seat! their design is based in the classicism of french design but with surprising contemporary influences and concentrates strongly on custom design both architecturally as well as in all furnishings)

(amy lau's living room is a custom made tropical nod to the mod-vintage era. amy is known for her modernism-meets-retro style embodying her philosophy of design centered on "curating" rather than merely "decorating" spaces)

(james rixner's mid-century sitting room ~ who's chandelier is that? anyone?)

(randall beale and carl lana of beale-lana interior design chose a divinely inspired patent leather récamier in the entrance hall. with diverse backgrounds in fashion and theater their design esthetic is eclectic and energizing)

(scott salvator's gentleman's bathroom ~ well-equipped with a fake warhol & a calder. i really enjoy the balance & vibrance of the space. salvator is the 3rd generation of his family to work in the design industry in nyc ~ with a lineage like that he can't help but be brilliant)


calgon take me away......

my mind and body are starting to feel the effects of all the over time, so i decided to go to a virtual spa today. breathe deep, listen to some ambient bliss music, drink jasmine tea, take a long soak, feel the warm glow from the inside out.
(kabuki springs tea room in japan town, sf)

(kabuki springs spa)
(kamalaspa tea room on union square in sf. for more info on this gorgeous spa also visit dotfive's website)

(thermes l'hotel saint germain des pres, paris)

(marie claire maison spa in northern thailand)

(la sommita in ostuni italia)

(international orange spa's yoga room on fillmore street in sf)

(international orange spa's massage room)


full circle

(tufenkian carpet's tibetan rug series ~ this one is called total elcipse in orchard)

(seattle based jmilo offers this cheery water lillys rug made of new zealand wool with silk details)

(indoor-outdoor rugs from the dimensions line, with water-jet cut lacey edges, are made of latex saturated felt. by liora manne)
(the ever popular, but oh so still worth mentioning, zebra rug by martin patrick evan)

(fourth street studios' circles in silk by manhattan-based designers brad davis and janis provisor)

(jump carpet by saxony carpet company)

(the handmade mandala rug by asha carpets)

(the effervescent rug by top floor rugs can be made for you in any size or combination of colors)