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This horoscope rug in New York Social Diary’s profile of Bernd Goeckler caught my eye:
Alas, it’s a french antique from the 1940s. I guess those are the kind of items you score when you run a store as amazing as this.
I stumbled across the work of Scott Houston McBee while reading the article on James Andrew on NYSD today. He has a huge, gorgeous, whimsical painting of an ostrich in his foyer that caught my attention immediately! I did a quick search and found his new collection of ocean liner paintings:
I can’t pick a favorite, I love them all! They would be wonderful as a series, but could also stand alone.
And, as you can see, they are really quite large.
These would be perfect for an office of someone who had a particularly affinity for or interest in ships like this, or as a more modern interpretation of ye olde painting of a galley hanging over the fireplace.
Here are some others from the extensive collection:
A similar look could be achieved by framing vintage ocean liner posters, such as this one:
Travel used to be so much more glamorous. sigh.
So now I am doing it on a Monday, which really makes this day feel like Sunday, but it is not! And I am bluntly reminded that everyone else is at work, while I am still only partially employed and therefore semi-partially-salaried. Today would be much more fun if my laundry room looked like this:
Regina Callan via Casa Sugar
Or even this tiny one:
Unfortunately mine looks more like this:
I am chilled to the bone.
Thank goodness for the fluffy dogs that sleep on my feet and warm them.
I think winter should only be experienced in a true winter house, outfitted with fireplaces and wool blankets in every room.
Back to hibernating….
I’m currently working on a design project for an office space. I’m just getting a concept together, and therefore letting myself have free reign in terms of budget 🙂
However, it’s still a task to narrow down the exact direction I want to go in. I don’t have much experience with commercial design, and have an aesthetic that is much more suited to residential. Meaning, while I LOVE the London offices of Gilt Groupe…
…they are not what I would call “my style.” I want to design something that is modern and impressive, but also classically elegant.
I love this shot of Michael Kors in his office…where can I find that table??
via Habitually Chic
I’m also drawing a lot of inspiration from Christian Liagre for Holly Hunt:
I think this collection is a great combination of modern lines and traditional materials. I’m dreaming of an antique oriental rug in muted colors, with Michael Kors’ desk, and the Christian Liagre Editeur bookshelf. Now back to furniture hunting!