Stuck by a bedroom design from Nathalie Farman-Farma that we saw online, led us to her "Expert Guide to Decorating with Prints." Lovers of textiles ourselves, we thought we would share her top 5 tips for decorating with print and vintage fabrics and textiles:
In case you missed our Defining Design event earlier this month, we thought you would like to see the actual bed designs that the interior designers installed this year and to know more about what inspired them.
Many of us who love design have a very active Pinterest account. We see things all the time that excite and entice us; images that we love and wish for ourselves. The problem for most of us is that we aren't quite sure what, how, and when to implement. This is where Susan Hall, of Buttercup Home Custom Interiors, comes in. She actually uses Pinterest as a design and communication tool with her clients, making for a very interactive experience.
For more than three decades, Mandil Inc. has been telling client's unique stories. Whether a home builder or owner, marketer or architect, the Mandil approach is to blend architecture, color, branding and interior design to tell a consistent story. Eric Mandil's passion for creating notorious and beautiful spaces carries through to everyone working with the firm. Sean Hughes is a Senior Interior Designer at the firm and has worked with The Brass Bed on a number of occasions, and there is definitely a theme running through all of his projects. We would call it "artful".
Karyn McGowan has been creating award winning interiors for 25 years. She cut her teeth working for two nationally recognized firms before starting her own business, KPM Design, in 1998. KPM strives to create interior designs that are timeless by implementing modern materials on to classic forms. Whether the style of the home is traditional, contemporary, or eclectic, Karyn combines beauty and function to meet the needs and expectations of her clients and their lifestyle.
Margaret Selzer has created literally hundreds of bed designs though her business, RIVER + LIME. The firm focuses on hospitality and residential projects located in resort communities across the country. From glamping yurts to Montana lodges, Margaret is an integral part of the project team that designs and creates these multi-unit vacation experiences.
Mary Knape & Kelly Zibell, principals of Knape & Zibell (KZID), are inspired by transitional concepts to set the stage for the spaces they create. For these two creatives, their art is revealed through layering traditional design elements with the unexpected and bold. The results are rooms and homes that are accommodating and reflect the personalities of their clients. "Curating interesting items that are collected just for or just by the client elevates the results - turning the ordinary into something extraordinary," said Mary Knape.
As a family matter, Nadia Watts has art and design in her bones. Growing up in Alexandria, Virginia, she spent weekends with her mother, an art educator, at the Smithsonian Museums and The National Gallery of Art. Plus, she is the great-great granddaughter of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Early in her career, Nadia worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she helped gather pieces of Tiffany’s work for a special exhibition. This hands-on appreciation of the depth and diversity of her ancestor’s designs prepared her to design for a diverse array of styles and cultures.
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