Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Blogging - Elle Decor

Elle Decor is one of my favorite shelter magazines, I never miss it. The editors have outdone themselves in the January/February 2009 edition! Almost every room they feature is stunning. If you are a design lover, it is simply not to be missed. The apartment featuring the work of designer Jamie Drake takes my breath away. I just can't stop staring at it.

Over the last couple of evenings, I have soaked in a bubble bath and studied every inch of this apartment. Apparently, Drake is a lover of lilac and has me thinking seriously about lilac. I want to paint my apartment lilac! Over the long New Year's weekend I plan to work on several paintings, and Drake's work will definitely be influencing mine.

The owners of this apartment are art collectors with an extraordinary eye. Drake fashioned an environment for their fabulous collection. I am in awe of the heavenly collaboration that occurred. I want to move in! Here is a peek at this beautiful apartment:

I just can't help dissecting it. Marvelous colors in the first picture. And of course, the work of glass maker extraordinaire, Joe Cariati, adds to the romance. I adore Cariati's work, I've written about his work before, see previous post here. Cariati makes me think I should collect glass rather than ceramic. Ryan McGinnis' wonderful triptych couldn't ask for a more sublime environment.

The color scheme in the second picture makes me want to put a brush to canvas immediately. Too bad I am short on supplies. That purple with the pale orange of the chair is stunning.

The dining room makes me insanely happy. I adore the combination of blue and orange. This is a fairly new combination for me, that I have been experimenting with over the past year. It's one I never thought I'd use, but now it's one of my favorites. I am so in love with Jeremy Stenger's paintings, I wish I'd painted them!

This apartment is a fascinating study in color. I adore how the color repeats throughout, so while there is a lot of color, the effect is cohesive.

There's more, so you simply must pick up the new Elle Decor. Drake's work will be influencing my creative ventures this weekend. My painting will definitely include the color lilac. I love his use of orange and blue in the dining room. Perhaps my orange and blue ceramic vases will come out of the closet. Stay tuned. And Jamie, thanks for being an inspiration!


smallspiralnotebook said...

I LOVE, love, LOVE, Elle Decor, and these vases are v. fabulous!

Cheers, Felicia

Ellas Inspiration said...

I just love the colors! Great inspiration!

BR Karin
from Sweden

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the names of the two dining room paintings by Jeremy Stenger--I sure do want copies! Help me if you can. Thanks.


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