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Faux Croc

23 Feb


21 Feb


Fendi {Casa Crystal Collection}

11 Feb


Shop Ten 25 in High Gloss

2 Feb

Imagine the high pitched scream and multiple OMGs  that came from my office the moment I noticed Shop Ten 25’s pillows in the premier issue of High Gloss Magazine!  I have been counting down the days until HGM finally launched it’s premier issue and it was well worth the wait.  This online magazine was founded and built by the design industry and blogging world’s most fabulous. Design, travel and fashion…what more does a girl need?

Of the 20 pillows that made the “Roll Call”, Shop Ten 25 had five pieces that made the grade!   If you haven’t had the chance to check out High Gloss’ very first issue, then head on over to the site and take a peek! And make sure to check out pages 34-35!

See them in The Shop | St Thomas Yellow Linen | Lulu Raspberry | Ogee Green PillowMarcella Blue BargelloLeopard Pillow

Let It Be

1 Feb

Today I wanted to share how creating custom art from an existing piece is easy and affordable. I have worked with artist Chris Judy on commissioned pieces as well as recreations of his existing works.  You can see more details on his latest commissioned piece for one of my clients HERE & HERE.

Let It Be is one of my absolute favorite pieces from  Chris’ collection and it also happens to be the one most of my clients gravitate towards too.  Most of my clients are not looking to make an investment in commissioned art  but I think I have found a way to fill their need for “custom art” without breaking the budget. Chris is able to take a piece from existing collection, digitally change the colors and create a piece that is custom for the client. Each piece can be printed on canvas or archival paper and the sizes are made to fit the specified space.

Here is the original Let It Be

Here is the first custom piece we worked on. The client wanted to bring in a warm turquoise with pops of plum and lime green.

And a few images of it in the actually room it was customized for.

I am working on another bedroom in need of oversized art and turned to Chris for options. This guest bedroom has oversized furniture  and the teal, gold and ivory bedding look beautiful with the Venetian plaster and warm wood touches.  The room’s only blank wall is in need of a piece with rich color, bold scale and a contemporary feel.  We once again decided to work with Let It Be.

Here is the final draft, I can’t wait to see what my client thinks of the custom look.

Metal & Mesh

31 Jan

Whiting and Davis, a producer of metal mesh products used for things like decorative architectural designs, industrial uses like protective shark mesh suits and, of course, for fashion.  Whiting and Davis also produced costume jewelry until the 1980’s.  The brand is also known for its dainty mesh handbags and the material has been used by designers like Catharine MalandrinoMichael Kors and more.

“These intricate materials look like metal covered fabrics but upon a closer inspection these lustrous materials are an intricate weave of interlocking metal links formed from rings of solid brass, aluminum, or stainless steel, plated or enameled, and polished to a brilliant finish.” You have seen this material on runways and in stores in the form of shoes, dresses, tops and handbags.

From accent pillows to window coverings, room dividers, and back drops, its applications are seemingly endless.  Beyond the luxurious opulence you may associate with the product, it can create an atmosphere of industrial or contemporary edginess.

Aside from its aforementioned use in the fashion world, it can be used for industrial, architectural and scientific applications as well as jewelry and home décor. “It is an intricate weave of interlocking metal links formed from rings of solid brass, aluminum or stainless steel, plated or enameled, and polished to a brilliant finish,” according to the company. It can drape like fabric while providing the longevity of metal. “This luxurious material ripples through the fingers like liquid gold…”

Chatting with Christen Maxwell

28 Jan