14 September 2016

Four years ago today I debuted my "small space big style" showhouse bathroom for @cahomeanddesign magazine. Possibly one of the funnest projects I've ever worked on and I'm still tremendously proud of it. I had just 24 sq ft to make an impression, so I went for it in the biggest, boldest possible way creating my Memphis wallpaper with @tracyhiner of @blackcrowstudios. I'm the first to admit I didn't reinvent the wheel with the wallpaper pattern, as I was influenced by everything from "dazzle camo" to Bridget Riley to Sol le Witt to my beloved Memphis movement, but it sure has been interesting to see the pattern played out by other other designers over the years as my bath seeped into their collective sub-consciouses- I've seen it recreated in murals, similar wallpapers, and even a strikingly identical bathroom in Germany featured on the cover of @interiordesignmag last year. You can even buy it in smaller scale under a more well-known designer's name by the yard at a certain craft shop. Whether the pattern was just floating in the general zeitgeist, or unwittingly "homaged", or outright copied, it's still flattering to be part of a trend bigger than myself! (though I do wish people would just buy my damn wallpaper rather than DIY it themselvesπŸ˜‰). I want to think @erinfeher for inviting me to participate in the showhouse and for being the loveliest cheerleader, editor and friend during the process, as well as @vanessakproductions for being brave enough to manage all the big problems and bigger personalities in the "small space big style" showhouse (just kidding on the personalities - the crew was absolutely delightful). a special shout out to my crazy talented friend @mollyloot who was too busy with actual paying projects to take on the bathroom adjacent to her showhouse room and graciously submitted my name to be her neighbor. πŸ’› Thanks also to the sponsors who made my vision come alive- I couldn't ask for better vendors to work with! @specceramicsinc @walkon_tile @wbdesignstudio @snyderdiamond @lampsplus and @accessorypreview πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ #interiordesign #interior #interiors #bath #interior designer #maison21 #losangeles #hollywood #hollywoodhills #bathroom