Even though BlogTourNYC was last May, I feel like it was just last month. Somehow, the time has just flown by. Modenus and their sponsors have already taken another lucky group of bloggers to California (BlogTourCali) and as I write this post I’m sure another fabulous trip is already in the planning.
This photo, taken while touring the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) was from the Bespoke Global booth. I love everything about this little vignette. The textures, the shapes and the different hues of neutrals. Also, what’s not to love about a Koi fish table?
Getting back to BlogTourNYC, I still have hundreds of images to go through and edit. Over the next few weeks I plan to dedicate my weekly Friday’s Photo to more fabulous products and design discovered while on the trip.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone. I will be in Providence Rhode Island taking an architectural color class with Teresa Tullio. As always, I’ll be sure to pass on any info that I think would be helpful to you my readers.
#1. There is not a single straight wall anywhere on the house. Wright wanted the house to appear as if it was part of the landscape so he took great pains to copy the exact angle of the surrounding mountains.
#2. While Wright was alive there was no glass in any of the windows. Again, he wanted the house to be organic and one with nature. After his passing his wife (who was probably sick and tired of daily sweeping out the desert sand and lizards) put in glass.
Frank Lloyd Wright House Taliesin West
If you get a chance to visit I highly recommend it. Wright was quite an interesting fellow and the guided tour was quite enlightening.
If you ever get a chance to visit a Christopher Guy show room be sure to bring your camera. The products are beyond beautiful and the way they set up their show rooms is like visiting an art gallery.
Christopher Guy/Linda Holt Photo
When I spotted this silver mirror and two coral wall scones against the purpley-black wall I just about died! I would LOVE this in a powder room or dining room for a bit of glamour or even in the entryway. A work of art don’t you think?
There is an expression attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson that goes, “build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door”. Well this past May while touring the ICFF on BlogTourNYC, I saw what I thought was a better mouse trap….except it was a bird feeder.
Linda Holt Photo
So simple and beautiful…a work of art, but oh so clever. Striped down to the bare essentials, these feeders are so perfectly balanced that if a pesky squirrel even tries to hop on he/she will slide right off. Genius don’t you think?
Spotted at the Norway pavilion at The International Contemporary Furniture fair.
One of the things that makes high quality furniture so special and worth the investment are the details. While on BlogTourNYC we visited the Christopher Guy show room. To say the details on the furniture at Christopher Guy are impressive is somewhat of an understatement. I will be sharing a full post on them in the near future but for today’s Friday Photo take a look at this cabinet handle.
Christopher Guy detail
The entire front of this cabinet, including the handle, was carved from a single piece of wood. Now that’s an impressive detail don’t you think?
I love to make mood boards, both for for my clients and myself, as it helps to visualize what the room will ultimately look like. While on BlogTourNYC, we had the pleasure of meeting the talent (Mark Cutler) and faces (Dorothee Fisher) behind a brand new company called nousDecor.More than just another mood board website, nousDECOR was born out of a notion that great design should be accessible to all budgets and all interiors.
The site is filled with links to plenty of products as you would expect, but also features design advice, a blog and some very unique resources to help you build your dream room. Looking for advice on what style of chairs will look best with your mid century sofa? Simply click on “Seeking Advice”. You can upload a photo of your room, ask a question and get advice from the other users as well as an expert.
Another unique feature of the site is called Real/Deal/Steal. Let’s say you see a designer inspiration room on the site like this one from Jonathon Adler that you would like to recreate in your own home.
Jonathan Adler on nousDECOR
The REAL price tag for this room? $11,190.00. A bit pricey for you? Simply click on DEAL and the site automatically readjusts to give you furniture and accessory options at a lower price point (while still maintaining the look the inspiration room). On an even tighter budget? Just click Steal and this room can be recreated for as low as $1,500.00.
Now to the $14,000 “style it to win it” give away. To welcome you to the nousDECOR community, nousDECOR is giving one lucky winner this $14,000 sofa from Bespoke Furniture.
To enter the contest you simply log on to nousDECOR. Attach an image of an inspiration room and create your mood board using this Bespoke sofa in your room. Publish your board on the site, ask your network of friends and family to “like” your board and the board with the most “likes” wins the sofa. Even easier, simply Click on this link to go directly to the contest. Better hurry though, this contest ends soon!
While at an event this week at the Boston Design Center I noticed two trends that show no signs of fading; large scale lighting and organic elements used as accessories. I especially loved the entrance display at Webster and Company.
Linda Holt Photo
That antique lantern is just incredible and although the hefty price tag might not work with all budgets, the succulents in the organic inspired pottery is easy to recreate. As if the Universe was making it easy for me, I stopped at Home Depot on my way home and what did they have? A whole table display of succulents. My weekend project is about to get underway.
Have a happy weekend everyone!
Looking to freshen up your home for Spring? If you would like help with decorating or color give me a call.