Thursday, 31 May 2007

1st Dibs

Oh how I love Thursday mornings. I look forward to my weekly updates from 1st Dibs all week. For those not in the know, 1st Dibs is an amazing resource of antiques from all over the world, from mainly US antique dealers. Pieces range from art, to pretty much any kind of indoor or outdoor furniture, or architectural elements. Prices range from reasonable, to ridiculous. Here is a range of my pick's from this weeks new listings....

I love the shape of this 19th C Flemish mirror. It would look amazing above a fireplace. I've seen more modern interpretations of this in bone/ebony which is a bit not PC but looks amazing...

This beautifully feminine 19th C daybed would look equally sensational in a bedroom, library or a sunroom/patio.

These 1940's french wrought iron chairs are beautiful! I would love to have a pair of these and a small table on a private terrace off my bedroom. Perfect for a Sunday morning cuppa...

I love these 1960's brass nesting tables.

This 1960's brass tripod table is very Gio Ponti (although the description didn't mention if it was). I think it would look fantastic in a very modern or a traditional interior.
These Billy Haines side chairs are very handsome. Perfect for perching on sipping cocktails...
This black lacquered campaign-style chest is very sexy with a hint of history. Should we call it modern colonial?

I am a fan of traditional starburst style mirrors, but I have never seen one made of bone before - as this one is. A modern take on an old favorite that would work in most interiors.

These brass garden stools are very cool. They look a little exotic to me, but I love the hand-made look, and think they'd look fantastic in a tropical style garden.

These sky blue Dominique boudoir chairs are so elegant. Need I say more?

This English leather and bamboo chest has a wonderful antique look about it, and I could see it in a chinoiserie styled bedroom, with a blue and white lamp and other asian styled bric a brac.

I love these French bergeres, even without fabric! How cute would they look used as dining chairs, or upholstered in a pink silk velvet for use in a dressing room.

Black and brass Jean Royere nesting tables. Classic shape, and still as modern looking today as when they were created.

This Tommy Parzinger dresser is timeless. Love those handles!

Another Tommy Parzinger piece - a drop leaf dining table. Perfect for a small partment. Beautiful woodwork. And sexy legs to boot!

Wednesday, 30 May 2007

First post

I'm quite new to the world of blogging, but after having read a few design based blogs over the last few months I thought it would be a fun idea to start my own.

I am a designer of interiors, textiles, furniture etc. and I plan to use this blog to post photos of things that I find interesting and inspiring, as well as ideas and concepts for designs.

The first photos I'd like to share with you are from the fashion world, rather than interior-related, but equally as inspiring. I have been in love with soft muted pinks, stone, mushroom, silver, mauves, and purples for a long time, so I am now completely in love with the new collection from the fashion house Bottega Veneta. The designs are so feminine, timeless and so sophisticated. The photo on the left is my audrey!

Love these colours, so pretty and feminine. The handbags, clutches and belts are also stunning, and I can imagine using those leathers on dining or luxe boudoir chairs.

The colour and design of this top& skirt (or is it a dress?) is so beautiful.

I'm loving these colours. The clutches are sweet too, and a little oriental looking.

This is a bit fun, don't know I could personally get away with the puffy sleeves, but it's light, summery and feminine, and I love the texture and colour of these pieces. I could imagine using the detailing for an austrian or soft london blind - lots of pleats to make it light and airy, and a modern interpretation of a traditional and ususally dowdy looking window dressing.

These designs are all stunning. The colours are so inspiring, as are the luxurious diaphanous fabrics used.

That's it for now, hope to get back soon with some more wonderful images to share with you!