Visiting Fuigo today. What a design community Micky, Maury, and Bradley have built! So inspired.
Luscious mohair rug from Sacco Carpet.
A sneak peek at a new install!
Design by Amy Aidinis Hirsch Interior Design LLC
I had an idea for a Pollack-like, splatter look for a client’s wall that was inspired by some very cool splatter designs I’d been seeing.
I’m often fascinated by what comes up during the course of a project. I had an idea for a Pollack-like, splatter look for a client’s wall that was inspired by some very cool splatter designs I’d been seeing. I like how the splatter can be condensed or loose.
When coming up with a splatter design for my client, I worked with an artist to develop not only the look I wanted, but the correct consistency of paint. The key was to use a paint that would splatter on the wall, but not drip. It took some trial and error to concoct just the right mixture.
Even though the client chose not proceed, it is all about the process and the journey. Working with the artisan to understand the process and the selection of the correct color palette to make the masterpiece come together was a great experience. It’s also fun looking forward to the moment of being inspired by that client who opens the door for exploration into something unique.
A jasper dining chair stands proud with a custom laser cut iron fleur de lis.
Vintage chairs are an amazing way to add spunk and interest to your interior.
I love vintage chairs. They are an amazing way to add spunk and interest to your interior. When you source vintage furnishings, it makes the space special, like a piece of sculpture in the room. A sofa from a catalog, though customizable, doesn’t have the same presence as a Milo Baughman or Jean-Michel Frank chair. The history behind these designers gives their work that authentic feeling and brings so much more value to a space. Whether there are many of a particular chair out there or not, they have beauty, detail, and form.
Often, I make a vintage chair more appropriate for a client by reupholstering it to suit the space. I’ll consider color or a contrasting element. You can take something from the original design and build on it. The finished result is a truly unique piece.
I’ve been looking out for chairs for my office and saw that my friend Amy Vischio had a great pair of vintage chairs through her company Mixit Inc. Unfortunately, she’d just sold them. She promised to do what she could, however, and in only two days called me back to say she found this amazing pair of Milo Baughman chairs and had them delivered to me. My plan is to pull them apart and reupholster them, a project I am really looking forward to!
What are your thoughts on vintage chairs?
One source I really love for beautiful, custom lighting is Lindsay Adelman Studio.
Lighting is an important element of an interior, from both a practical standpoint and an aesthetic one. Lighting sets a mood in any room, but is also an opportunity to dress up a space. One source I really love for beautiful, custom lighting is Lindsay Adelman Studio. What I love about her fixtures is that they have somewhat of an organic essence to them, even though they are metal and glass. There’s something precise and graceful about them.
These highly artistic pieces aren’t just lights, they’re sculptures. Each piece is hand crafted in her Brooklyn, NY studio from blown glass and precisely machined metal. A team of local artisans create each piece to order from designs based on natural forms, and each is available in a variety of finishes. The balance of each piece must be precise. Because each element is custom made and unique, the various components have to be assembled and exactly balanced for weight differences. The skill and artistry that goes into this lighting is simply incredible.
I find her new collection has a little bit of whimsy and playfulness to it. It is striking and peaceful at the same time.
To see more lighting options by Lindsey Adelman or to learn more about her company and products, visit her website.