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Spotlight on: Donald Baechler

In art, domino, Donald Baechler, inspiration on February 2, 2010 at 8:00 am

Do you remember this image of Rashida Jone’s apartment  featured in Domino?

While there are so many things in this room that I really really love, I always remembered that black and white Donald Baechler above her sofa. I love the graphic, black and white punch it adds to the room. I wanted to learn more about the artist and came across his website. He has some great art-I like his flower series and object series.

Color Umbrella

Tulip

Suitcase

Blue Flowers

All Images from Donald Baechler studios

I really like his use of color and his Black and Whites. They are so cool. I found a great interview with him here.

The artist in his studio

I love the scale of the piece behind him.

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Insects and Elephants

In domino, inspiration, Interiors on January 26, 2010 at 8:00 am

It all started with this image of stylist, Olga Naiman’s apartment via Design Sponge.  I instantly was drawn to the collection of displayed treasures. I love elephants and insects and it’s fun to see them used unexpectedly in interiors.  Here are some of my favorites.

Designed by Monique Keegan

The image above looks like a scientist’s desk

I love the elephant tucked into the corner

Jade Jagger's London Flat

A Domino Favorite-The Ceramic Elephant Side Table

Love the simplicity of the framed walking twig

Again, I love the simplicity here.

Saarinen Tulip Table-A Design Classic

In domino, inspiration, Interiors, saarinen on January 25, 2010 at 8:00 am

One of my best girlfriends recently told me that she and her husband were considering investing in a Saarinen tulip table. I quickly said great idea, and I can’t wait until I can also invest in such a classic. It was designed more than 50 years ago by Eero Saarinen and has remained a design icon since-frequently popping up in decor magazines and all over the blogosphere. Said friend didn’t know what chairs to pair the table with and I said I have about a dozen images of the table in my inspiration file. The best thing about the table is its versality-it can go super modern or can stay somewhat traditional depending on the chairs. So here you go…

Paired with Bertoia Chairs-it has a mid-century/Palm Springs feel.

There are so many things I love about this room, but the focus is the table. Here it is paired with the Tulip Chairs which again keep it modern, but the rest of the furnishings add an almost vintage touch.

The Tulip Table and Bentwood Chairs are like Peanut Butter and Jelly-they just go well together. I love the contrast of the dark chairs with the white table.

Here is the table with Czech chairs-also a great combination. The chairs add so much interest while complimenting the table.

I think this is my favorite combo. The Saarinen again paired with bentwood chairs. Again, I love the wood juxtaposed with the sleek table.

Here the table is paired with more traditional Klismos/Ram’s Head Chairs. A beautiful pairing as well.

The Saarinen is such a classic that pretty much anything goes. KGT-I hope one or all of the images inspires you!

PS-DWR is having its annual Knoll Sale-15% off which makes it an even better reason to invest in a Saarinen.


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Domino’s Darling

In domino, melanie acevedo, photography on January 22, 2010 at 3:00 am

Photo by Melanie Acevedo

I adore this photo! Rather, I adore all of Melanie Acevedo’s work.Melanie was a regular Domino contributor among other well known publications. She also has a pretty solid client list.  If you check out her website, you will realize that she has probably photographed one or two of your favorite interiors also-(Jenna Lyon’s house, anyone?)  What I truly love about this particular photo are the vampy tulips and that firefly/insect clutch. I love the color combination and the calculated “mess” of objects-I feel as if they really tell a story about the owner-dark, mysterious, busy, well-read.I also adore the photo below-again, I love the colors (brighter here) and the mix of patterns. I’ve had this picture  in my file for a long time and look at it quite often. I’m glad I can finally give credit where credit is due.

Photo by Melanie Acevedo


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