Archive for April, 2012
We’re in shock how fast this year has flown by; Design on a Dime is upon us again! Check out some photos of the installation process yesterday…
We’d like to thank the following companies for supporting us and giving so generously to our vignette to benefit Housing Works:
And a sneak peek at what we were able to create with these incredible donations…
Regular tickets have now been sold out, but VIP Preview tickets are still available (you get in an hour earlier with the chance to meet all of the designers!). Hope to see you tonight!
This week’s wallpaper weekly is in fact not wallpaper. For this special edition, we feature the talented Michael Loughlin of Talking Walls NYC.
Loughlin creates hand painted designs for interior walls in repeat, resulting in a dramatic visual statement similar to wallpaper. For example…
A TalkingWallsNYC pattern:
And hand painted on walls:
Click here to see the decorative patterns available and more room examples. Talking Walls can also develop custom patterns – in any scale and color combination <amazing!>.
Michael has so generously and enthusiastically volunteered his time and talent for our Design on a Dime vignette, opening tomorrow (Thursday, April 26) to benefit Housing Works Charity. A very special thank you to TalkingWallsNYC AND to Valspar who sponsor the event and donated all the paint.
Check out a sneak peek of the pattern and colors that we developed with Michael which will cover our vignette walls (a kid’s room):
It’s not too late to score tickets to the opening party tomorrow night. Come see what will definitely be some statement walls by Michael and fabulous room vignettes by almost fifty other designers, all filled with amazing home finds for sale and all to benefit Housing Works. It also just so happens to be one of our absolute favorite nights of the year!
PS – stay tuned to the blog tomorrow for a daytime preview of the amazing furniture pieces that will be for sale – AT DRASTICALLY REDUCED PRICES – at our vignette tomorrow night!
We are overjoyed to be passing the torch of Traditional Home’s “Top New Trad” honor to a dear friend who also happens to be one of the greatest (and wittiest) design talents we know: Nick Olsen. Check out the spread of the Gramercy Park apartment designed by Olsen via the all new TradHome (the online magazine by the editors of Traditional Home)…
Congrats to all the amazing 2012 New Trad Designers!
Nick Olsen ;)
Ps, check out some of our picks in the latest TradHome, pages 34 and 53!
Page 53: 10 Design Apps, Our Pick iHandy Level
Adena Pin Ring, our pattern this week, is an historic Parisian print, circa 1799. It was installed in the library of Ohio’s sixth governor, Thomas Worthington’s house, Adena, in Chillicothe, Ohio in 1808. The meaning of the house’s name, Adena, is referenced in a diary entry in 1811 by Worthington:
“Adena, a name given to places remarkable for the delightfulness of their situations.” via The Ohio Historical Society
While we are certain the Adena home is still today quite ‘remarkable for it’s delightfulness,’ it’s namesake wallpaper is just as delightful! Below, the historic colorway of Adena Pin Ring restored and recreated by Adelphi…
And below, images of Adena Pin Ring in Alternate Colorway D lining the drop front desk in the NY apartment of Richard Dragisic (of architecture firm Fairfax and Sammons) and Bill Brockschmidt (of Brockschmidt & Coleman where, as we’ve mentioned before, Anne began her career as an office assistant and later as project designer)…
Truly delightful to work at this desk!
The Adena paper is repeated in the jewel box hallway…
And, read more about the rich history of Adena Pin Ring wallpaper here.
As more traditional gals, the furniture retailer BoConcept is not one of our regular stops – but we were stopped in our tracks walking by the 18th street storefront for the new Ottawa Chair by Karim Rashid.
We’re totally enamored by this chair! Wouldn’t it be great upholstered in a print and seated behind a fabulous desk?
Rashid describes the design as a leaf-like form where the legs of a grouping of several chairs creates a feeling like a forest of trees. Watch more of Rashid discuss his Ottawa chair here:
Yet the Ottawa Chair is not the first of our botanical inspired seating love. Below are some additional leaf inspired favorites, first being the famous Ginkgo Side Chair by Claude Lalanne (to note: it sold at Christie’s for $37,500 in 2010!)
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