November 12, 2010

Jamie Herzlinger

Our favorite David Sheflin, recently introduced us to the lovely interior designer Jamie Herzlinger. While looking through Jamie's beautiful portfolio of work, it is clear she has a natural sense of working texture, geometry and graphic lines into a space.

We're also finding her blog to be an interesting read, chock full of practical design advice. We love her take on how to bring out the best in your floors, ceilings and walls --and future clients, take note, she's a licensed general contractor to boot! A peek at Jamie's past projects below.

Interior of the amazing Hollywood Regency-style Casa Blanca house she designed and oversaw construction herself! Check out the video on this house here.

Jamie's own home (Solano house) is an exemplary example of her beautiful aesthetic.

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November 11, 2010

New in Shop: A rosewood by any other name

The guys have a very definitive eye, and know exactly what they like. I love popping by the shop and seeing pieces from disparate sources, come together under their collective aesthetic. They have a real respect for wood, and know how to bring it back to life. Vintage rosewood, in particular, often makes an appearance in the collection. By pure coincidence, these pieces came together on the floor. Rosewood case goods? Yes, more please...

Danish glass & rosewood cabinet (pair), c.1970's. Look at those curves! No hard angles here.

And by contrast, a pair Danish rosewood chests. c.1960's, fully restored. Serious and substantial.

And here's a lesson in How to get your Don Draper on 101. Floating rosewood credenza on chrome base. c.1960's, Canada.

photos: Antoinette Celes


November 9, 2010

Stanlee Gatti

Just got back from a nice NYC trip. Lots of interesting things to see, and happened to bump into the talented Stanlee Gatti while flexing our retail therapy muscles. It was a thrill to run into one if our favorite people.

photos via Haute Living & Pat Johnson

Although he is best known for creating grand aesthetic experiences for countless events, we find his installation at San Francisco's Conservatory of Flowers, very poignant.

One: An Earth Installation

photos: cbcastro

Only a tiny drop of his prolific event design.

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photos via Laurie Arons Blog