Can't wait for summer after last night's snow storm? Crazy, right? Given snow in May, it was exactly visions of summer, and the beach, that inspired Erin Iba, of Iba Design Associates, when she designed one of the six beds featured at our 4th Annual Defining Design event on May 9th. Specifically, she had thoughts of The Hamptons when she chose Libeco's Shelter Island linen duvet cover and Euro shams, and paired it with an Ann Gish indigo-colored wild silk coverlet and standard shams. Erin and company then topped the bed design off with John Robshaw and Coral & Tusk decorative pillows, two of our favorite designers. For sheeting, she chose a Dea linen top sheet (perfect for summer), and for the fitted sheet, a new pattern from Matouk, Georgia, in a crisp cotton. All looks just perfect on the Made Goods' sea grass bed frame. Certainly a creation fit for the most languid of summer nights.
Miranda Cullen and Devon Tobin, of Duet Design Group, were one of six design teams featured at our 4th Annual Defining Design event on May 9th. Their inspiration came first from the shimmering velvet-like "Crazy Monet" shams from Fino Lino Linen & Lace and the "Newtopia" duvet cover, a bed linen designed and printed by the geniuses at Christian Fischbacher. The two elements together suggest dreamy summers in the garden, but with a twist. "Newtopia" is especially interesting in the way it frames kaleidoscopic views of skies and botanical gardens, then solders various panes together with a "copper-foil" border, much like Tiffany glass.
Lanthia Hogg, of Lanthia Hogg Design, was one of six designers featured at our 4th Annual Defining Design event on May 9th. Rooted in Aspen Valley, with new headquarters in Denver, the design for her bed brilliantly displayed the combination of urban living and mountain chic that she so admires. The elements of the design showed the very best of Leitner linen, which she used for her duvet cover and matching shams, as well as the chunky Euros that provided just the right texture against the Eastern Accents bed frame. For sheeting, she chose Celso de Lemos's luxurious Bourdon style sheets in caramel, which were the perfect color and style for this creation, but are also exquisite sheets to sleep in.
Carolyn Morris, of Alvarez Morris Architectural Studio, was one of six designers featured at this year's Defining Design event - the 4th Annual - on May 9th. The inspiration for her design came from Celso de Lemos's "Tea" matelassé duvet cover, a subtle and sculptural play on words in a bold Persian blue, black and white pattern. She took the design to the extreme in both her play on color and context. The sheeting and shams, also from Celso, perfectly match the duvet cover and Euros. The coverlet, made by Alicia Adams Alpaca, in a rich cobalt blue alpaca wool topped the bed design off on the mid-century modern Wesley Allen bed. Appointed with time-period appropriate mushroom lamps, Kindel Knowledge Collection bedside tables and art and design books, her vision was portrayed to a "T".
The 4th Annual Defining Design event will take place on Thursday, May 9, from 5 - 8 pm. Carolyn Morris, of Alvarez Morris Architectural Studio, is one of the six designers to be featured this year. The combined experience of Carlos Alvarez and Carolyn Morris takes the whole project into account, from master planning, exterior siting, landscape, building and interior architecture, interior decoration and furnishings.
The 4th Annual Defining Design event will take place on Thursday, May 9, from 5 - 8 pm. Kristän Maynard, of TRH Design in Boulder, is one of the six designers to be featured this year. TRH specializes in residential, hospitality, resort condominiums, timeshares and hotels. Besides individual home owners, her clients include developers and their sales and marketing teams.
The 4th Annual Defining Design event will take place on Thursday, May 9, from 5 - 8 pm. Erin Iba, of Iba Design Associates, is one of the six designers to be featured this year. With offices in New York City and Colorado, Iba Design Associates, was founded in 2008 and has grown into a multi-dimensional studio focusing on select residential and hospitality projects across the country and abroad.
The 4th Annual Defining Design event will take place on Thursday, May 9, from 5 - 8 pm. Atelier Interior Design, a full-service, luxury interior design firm is one of the six design firms participating. Their eclectic style is informed by global and cultural inspiration. Nestled in the heart of Denver's Golden Triangle district and just one block from the Denver Art Museum, Atelier Interior Design "shines through the beige to bring Colorado natives a global and colorful twist to home design."