20 December 2012

style snapshots of a work in progress...

i've been working on a lil project with matt armendariz and adam pearson, helping them to turn their first house into sumpthin' special. matt and adam are a dynamic duo of food photographer & food stylist, and even if you don't read matt's blog to know their names, trust me, you know their work- they are everywhere in the food and advertising worlds- and i mean, everywhere!   when matt & adam approached me about helping, i was thrilled because not only are they nice guys, but tatented creatives as well, and i really love collaborating with cool and creative peeps- the end results are always better than the sum of any of our individual inputs. being practically internet royalty, adam and matt also put together a pinterest board before we ever even had our first meeting, so i knew they were willing to trust in the process, and just go for it-  always the best kind of project!

we're not done decorating yet, but key pieces are starting to arrive, and i'm getting very excited. we've sourced cool fabrics plus ready made etsy finds, as well as custom made pieces and thrift store picks, for a mash-up of modern meets traditional meets ethnic meets color meets fun. the resulting mix is just awesome (imho), and since i've been instragramming our progress, i thought i'd collect them here, all on one page, to share a visual mood board of the project in progress.
a pair of custom green chesterfields on white cowhides will anchor the living room. i put the sofas on chrome legs to feel a little lighter and more modern, and the nice peeps at gina berschneider furniture turned my idea into reality.
this fabulously bold jim thompson fabric is being made into simple, tailored, curtains.
adding this 1960's chinoiserie piece for storage

in the dining room, this big capiz globe hangs over a white marble saarinen table.
another vintage find in the dining room.  like many older homes, there is no storage space to speak of, so by necessity, every room gets a big storage piece.
this funky kravet linen will again be simple tailored curtain panels in the dining room
classique tortoise shades will be layered under the printed linen- pattern on pattern and i love it!

for matt and adam's built-in breakfast nook, we are using duralee ikat for roman shades, and for cushions, perennials blue and natural basketweave with a contrast welt in topaz. finally, we'll add in throw pillows made from a combo of all three fabrics to keep it all mixed up.
since the perennials fabric is indoor/outdoor, these three gorgeous litle girls will get a matching dog cushion of their very own! (sorry matt, i know i lifted this picture of the girls on moving day totally without your permission, but they are too insanely cute not to be included!)
we picked flor tiles in a slightly crazy and colorful pattern for some punch in the media room. also those adorable little girls will be in there watching TV too, and just in case they have an accident (or three) we wanted something that would never show the damage. ps- adam and a friend laid this down themselves just yesterday.  it was really easy to install... or so they say! i'll have to take their word ;-)
last, we ordered a random assortment of ethnic pillows for the same room from an etsy seller- they are going to dress up a plain gray sectional ordered from room & board. as you can tell, all three of us all like color and pattern!
stay tuned- we still need a few more key pieces, then we'll layer in art and accessories (i like to work in stages for an evolved, organic look), and when we are finally finished, matt is going to take some gorgeous photos. hopefully, you'll see this one in print- it is going to be pretty freaking cool!

4 comments:

David said...

Great peeks, I hope you'll be able to show some room shots. It looks like it's going to be a wonderful place to live.

MJH Design Arts said...

The sofas and fabrics are fantastic. How are the beasties? Are they ready for Christmas?
Mary

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

Those tortoise shades and pillows are fab.

truly{passionate, stylish, me} said...

Absolutely love the capiz globe. The whole thing has a bohemian vibe, but it's a little swanky too. Can't wait to see the finished project. Oh, and I think I'll just say it once this time. :)