Saturday, December 12, 2009
Dreamscape concept Woodson & Rummerfield’s with artist Mattia Biagi ~
Vecchie scarpe: Old shoes
Old shoes raise the ground behind them in hurried steps in the cold winter. Torn from the road used from the time, they accompany our future. Old shoes, lead us into tomorrow's mysterious street. Old shoes portrait of personality, high, or low-cut, in leather or satin. Some people have many, and unfortunately there are those whose feet have none. Old shoes as a story suggest the fate of the soul.
Poem by Mattia Biagi
Sketch by Jaime Rummerfield
Friday, October 2, 2009
The pavilion is stunning.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Check out Jonathan's new utopia collection http://www.jonathanadler.com/
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Designer Matriarch Bunny Williams created a delightful space for the Kips Bay Showcase House. What a Breath of fresh air! Bunny goes down as a legend in our Style File. She has mastered the elements of a tastefully decorated room. Thank you Bunny for being such a classic and bright inspiration!
BUNNY WILLIAMS interview with Douglas Brenner featured in House Beautiful Magazine:
"I just wanted to be happy — and color makes you happy. Turquoise is intense and exciting. But you have to balance strong colors with neutrals. I always stand in a room and think about the balance — you've got to get your proportions right. I say, "Okay, where's the furniture going to go?" I had the fireplace and the big strong botanicals, so I wanted the other end to have the big strong bookcase. But I didn't want it obviously balanced. I broke the symmetry so it doesn't get boring. You have to throw it off a bit."
And you scaled the pattern to hold its own.
I learned all about scale in my 22 years working with Albert Hadley. In a high-ceilinged room, it's exciting to feel the height. You also want intimacy, but if you keep everything low, you throw the excitement away. That's why I used those big, tall planters on the table and the pedestals with the urns in the windows — it makes you notice the height of the window. And the folding screen takes your eye upward. But I tilted the mirror over the mantel downward to reflect the room and the people — not the ceiling.
Why did you paint the ceiling gray?
White ceilings are boring. This one is not just gray, but shiny, which gives it a lift. It makes it ethereal, airy, almost skylike.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
What a solid statement! Well done David.