I love the contrast in these spaces. With the dark walls you can set off so many wonderful soft colors and it gives such a beautiful back drop for the textures of the wood and the gold frames. I could just move right in.
Wishing you a wonderful Thursday and a big thank you for reading here!
This years San Francisco Decorator Showcase is a beautiful mix of old and new with an emphasis on a unique set of juxtaposed details thanks to Catherine Kwong and the other talented designers. Catherine designed the Living area of this amazing home and I love this space just as much as I loved her own beautiful home!
Catherine Kwong designs a decadent rock 'n roll hideaway for the 2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. With custom furnishings and an emphasis on luxe materials, Catherine Kwong brings her signature elegance and modern point of view to create a grand living room. “The design was inspired by Mick and Bianca Jagger in the 1970’s - the young and wild, traipsing-to-Saint Tropez years,” said Catherine Kwong. “I was doing research for a client and discovered all of these beautiful old photos of Mick and Bianca that depicted a wild romance. They were impossibly stylish and full of excitement, with a bit of scandal, of course. So I designed this room for them; a place for late-night parties with rock royalty and the jet-set. I wanted the room to be just like Mick and Bianca: luxe and decadent, but with a rock 'n roll edge.” The star of the room is the dramatic painted floor, which serves as a rich canvas for the room’s artful mix of luxurious textures, details and lines. Inspired by the iconic paintings of Cy Twombly, the floor was hand-painted in exuberant brushstrokes by decorative painting firm, Stancil Studios.
Susan Ferrier always knows how to make the most beautiful spaces. I love this just as much as so many others I have featured here on the blog. The sofa itself is to die for! I love the stone on the table to add that extra bit of dark drama to the space though. The color palette is based off of a pair of Uniforms from the owner Mary Pirllaman's Great Grandfather (one shown below). What an amazing bit of inspiration. I love everything about it!
I am getting excited for February and for Valentine's day. We don't do too much to celebrate here but I think this year maybe we could add a little more pink to everything. I love the softness of it but cannot commit more than just a little to any color. Here are just few images I found to get you in the mood!
Well another set of installs are done.. mostly. We had no window coverings but hey those will be there on Friday and then I can take a bit better pictures. That is the hardest part I think about installing design jobs is getting everything to come together on time and in the correct condition. Inevitably something goes wrong but you learn to improvise and sometimes it ends up being better because you are actually in the space.
I was pretty pleased with these spaces over all. We still have things to add and things to finish up but it was a good day of work.
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It is funny how I seem to come across images with a different view in little groups. I love to see how a room looks from above, it can be so different and it helps you realize that it either all works together or maybe not. At home we have a landing at the top of the stairs that looks onto the Living and Dining rooms, sometimes it is nice to get a different perspective.
I am falling for this look - New Traditional at it's best! A simple neutral backdrop with pops of color that can be changed out easily.
Things here are moving along quickly.. I have so many things that I would like to share and just not enough time to get them on the blog... Today I am on my way to Atlanta for the show, this is my first time there so I am super excited! I hope to see many of you there! If you want to keep up with me and all of the latest trends I will be posting on Instagram during the show. Check it out @ greigedesign or on Instagram.