Monday, November 26, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Modern Oriental | A New Approach to Chinese Design

I loving the subtle hints of oriental elements in this house by Burnham Design.

The Buddha lamps and the rug pattern... such a sophisticated and modern way to bring in Chinese elements.

The sofa fabric and rug pattern remind me of traditional Chinese window fretwork.

I love this amazing wall paneling and the sleek shape of the lamps.

 Another beautiful Asian-inspired apartment by Francesca Herrera.

Speaking of Asian design, when I hear Chinese garden / architecture, this is what I have in my very typical Asian mind:

But who knew it can look like this:

The Suzhou Museum by the ingenious architect, I. M. Pei
What a fresh approach on Chinese architecture!   

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Photographer: Emily Johnston Anderson




Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Moroccan Style: Bone Inlaid Furniture

A beautiful late 19th / early 20th Century bone inlaid chair. Sold at $4,576 in 2009.  


 Windsor Smith

 Martyn Lawrence Bullard


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Monday, July 16, 2012

The Brooklyn Home Company

I added this beautiful home to my bookmark wayy long ago but completely forgot to blog about it. When I accidentally clicked on it this morning, I was immediately drawn to the harmony of organic and industrial feel, the balance of brown and white, and the beautiful wood beams and furniture-- the same spark I felt when I first saw it. So I did some research and found that the home owners, Fitzhugh and Lyndsay, are both designers (one designs furniture and the other jewelry!) and are part of a real estate developing company called The Brooklyn Home Company.  

Here are some of their other equally beautiful projects:   

so in love with this custom wood counter

Beautiful piece from Fitzhugh's furniture line