The Apartment in Copenhagen is such a unique concept. Thought up by Tina Seidenfaden Busck & Pernille Hornhaver, as a way to experience art and design in an informal and intimate way. The apartment acts as their store/showroom/gallery/portfolio and houses art, antiques, furniture and design objects. The Apartment is where they offer their design/art services and consultations, along with the ever changing inspiration of The Apartment. It’s like they get to redo their home all the time and have friends come by to see how pretty it is.
I have a big girl crush on Ariele Alasko. She is a carpenter who lives and works in Brooklyn……she is super cute and feminine and keeps her nails painted and wears rings all while using power tools and getting dusty making furniture. It’s just all so fabulous! She mainly makes tables, headboards, lamps and wooden household items and her materials are all salvaged and reclaimed. Check out her story and blog here.
I have been stalking Madeline Weinrib’s website lately.I just like to browse through to see all the pretty textiles and get some color inspiration. Here is a peek….
Tuesday I did a round up of my favorite “dining rooms” in the Dining by Design section of the Home Design Show. Today, I am giving a proper mention to the designers that left an impression on me.
I am a sucker for one of a kind, handcrafted wooden pieces. Any man that can create someting beautiful out of raw wood has instant sex appeal. If Mr. Rogers was a craftsman, sweater vest and all, I would look at him much differently. Obviously, I am bias and think Steve is the best craftmans out there, and the sexiest, but I always appreciate good craftsmanship when I see it. Make sure to check out the designer’s websites!
Victor Dinovi from Brooklyn NY, had a beautiful floating shelf paired with a matching mirror that caught my eye. How great would that look at the end of a hallway?
Geoffrey Keating had a desk that I kept passing and couldn’t stop looking at. It has such an authentic vintage look and the variations in the walnut are beautiful.
Sunday I went to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show at Chelsea Piers in NYC. It was so much fun looking at all the new and interesting products and designs from mostly local companies.There was a separate section called Dining By Design where designers and companies created “dining environments” with wonderfully set tables. Today, I am going to do a “recap” of my favorite dining areas and Thursday do a roundup of my favorite vendors.
The first room I saw was designed by Design Lush with a completely black and gold color scheme.The table and chairs looked like smoky glass and the chairs were upholstered in faux silver fox fur.
Do you see what the seating cards are held by….Slinkies….freakin 14 carat gold slinkies!!!! Brilliant!
I am enamoured with the creations of Danish designer Tine Kjeldsen, creator of the brand Tine K Home, who does neutrals to perfection! She produces an electic mix of pieces influenced by different aspects of French, Scandonavian, Asian and Morrocan design. Everything she does is totally my cup of green tea. I want to live in her Spring/Summer 2012 catalogue…..or at least vacation there for a little.
Her rustic meets elegant designs