Friday’s Photo: Colorful art glass

While at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show last week I saw bright, bold color everywhere. I was especially drawn to the colorful art glass that several different artists had on display. One studio I have had my eye on for awhile now is Vetro Vero and I was thrilled to see them at the show.

Vetro Vero: Linda Holt Photo

Vetro Vero: Linda Holt Photo

These three glass pitchers are just incredible don’t you think? You can see more of their beautiful work HERE.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday’s Photo: creative upcycling

Next week I am very excited be to attending the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York City. It got me thinking about my last visit to NY when I attended the Wanted Design show in May. A fun find from that show was this colorful pouf by Studioavni called the Bindi Dot, made from upcycled Indian Sarees.

Bindo Dot

Bindi Dot

Inspired by the colorful Bindis that Indian women adorn on their forehead, the Bindi dot is the adornment placed between the two eyebrows. The Bindi dot is also known as the six chakra or the seat of concealed wisdom. You can check out the full collection HERE.

Have a great weekend everyone and hang in there..only another few weeks until Spring. I for one can not get there fast enough.

Friday’s Photo: Blanco’s answer to the new warm grays

After my post earlier this week about trending brown/grays and taupes  I found it so timely that in my email today was this announcement from Blanco.

“BLANCO CERANA™ reinvents versatility with the addition of its warm, neutral Biscuit color to the one-of-a-kind Fireclay collection”.

Blanco Biscuit sink

Blanco’s new biscuit colored sink

Biscuit is a color the design world hasn’t seen much of since the 80’s . It makes perfect sense though to reintroduce it now since biscuit (creamy almond white) pairs better with brown/gray that bright white does. I see this as one step closer toward taupe and one step away from cool gray.

What do you think my friends…just coincidence?

Have a great weekend!

 

Friday’s Photo: Creative wine display

Another highlight from BlogTourVegas was visiting the New American Home, built by Blue Heron and designed by Blue Heron’s interior design consultant Miquel Hutton.  The home was AMAZING and the two most interesting facts?

1. The home has a net zero electrical usage, thanks to a superior insulation package, passive solar design, LED light fixtures, Energy Star appliances, and an 15 kW photovoltaic array.

2. The home is the ultimate in modern luxury yet surprisingly, done on a “budget” with mostly off the rack items.

SAMSUNG CSCThe bar with the adjoining wine room was one of my favorite spaces in the home. Backlit onyx panels and standard metal pipes drilled with round holes created the wine display. A Mohawk Karastan carpet from the new Smart Strand Silk Forever Clean line, comfortable leather chairs and a geometric shaped table is the perfect tasting spot. I could move right in, couldn’t you?

You can see more photos of the home HERE.

Have a great weekend!

Friday’s Photo: Jonathan Adler for Formica

I never thought I would see it but laminate seems to be making a come back. While visiting KBIS I saw how Danny Seo has made laminate very on trend for Wilsonart (read that post here) and now Jonathan Adler is doing the same thing for Formica.

Linda Holt Photo

Linda Holt Photo

Adler has created a signature line for Formica of fun colors, patterns and textures.  You can check them all out here.  This 100% green product is easy to install, much more affordable than stone and now with all the new color and pattern options, definitely back on my radar.

What do you think? Would you ever consider laminate again?

Have a great weekend and for all of you in the North East brace for yet another Nor’Easter.

Friday’s Photo: Franz Viegener

As a precursor to KBIS next week I attended an educational evening at Designer Bath in Salem. I got a sneak peak of some of the newest introductions for luxury baths. One of the highlights for me was meeting the artist Franz Viegner who designs faucets that are truly works of art. This was one of my favorites of the evening. It is from his contemporary line called the edge collection in rose gold. I have never seen anything quite like it.

Franz Viegener faucet

Franz Viegener Edge Collection

Have a great weekend everyone and I hope you will follow me on social media starting Monday to see all the latest kitchen and bath products that I will be posting live from KBIS.

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Friday’s Photo: nature vs. art

While scrolling through my cell phone photos last night I spotted these two images almost next to one another. Both were taken while on vacation in Arizona. The photo on the left was taken on our drive back from the Grand Canyon and the one on the right is a detail shot of a vase taken through an art gallery window.

Linda Holt Photo

Linda Holt Photo

It’s always interesting to discover how artists find inspiration. I wonder if the artist of the vase has spent a lot of time looking at cloud formations. Pretty cool don’t you think?

have a great weekend everyone!

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