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I was so excited this last week to discover more photos of my favorite interior designer’s most recently published project.  Both Architectural Digest and the builder involved, Schuchart/Dow, shared more beautiful photos of the Seattle home Jeffrey Bilhuber completed a awhile back.  I was already in love with this home, but these new photos sealed that feeling even more.  This home seems particularly appropriate for spring to me too.  I had the privilege of seeing the outside of this home in person while it was being remodeled, but I’d be a happier boy seeing that gorgeous interior!

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

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I’ve been a bad blogger lately.  Life’s distractions have been getting in the way more than normal, and posts like this one have been sitting in my drafts for longer than planned.  And even though the March issue of Vogue is about to hit newsstands, I couldn’t not share this post about an amazing home in the February issue.  When I first got my hands on the magazine, featuring Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson, I knew I’d love her editorial since I love anything by photographer Mario Testino and editor Tonne Goodman.  As I was flipping through the pages I was drooling over the mid-century home Johnson is photographed in.  I knew it looked familiar, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it…and then it hit me!  It’s the Los Angeles home of interior designer David Netto and his wife Elizabeth (it says it in the mag too, but I figured it out first), designed by the legendary architect Richard Neutra (Tom Ford’s LA home is also a Neutra).  Netto is one of my favorite designers, and the way he mixes old and new, classic and modern, is a very similar language to my design speak.  Of course this would be his home, and I’m so glad Vogue shared it in this very special way!  I thought I’d go ahead and share this beautiful editorial, along with some additional images of the home, as well as some suggestions from a favorite shop, West Elm, to get the look for your home.  Enjoy!!

Dakota Johnson wearing Balenciaga, Vogue, February 2015, photographed by Mario Testino

Dakota Johnson wearing Balenciaga, Vogue, February 2015, photographed by Mario Testino

David Netto

David Netto and Richard Neutra

Dakota Johnson wearing Proenza Schouler, Vogue, February 2015, by Mario Testino

Dakota Johnson wearing Proenza Schouler, Vogue, February 2015, by Mario Testino

Richard Neutra

Richard Neutra

Richard Neutra

Richard Neutra

Dakota Johnson, Vogue, February 2015, by Mario Testino

Dakota Johnson, Vogue, February 2015, by Mario Testino

David Netto

David Netto and Richard Neutra

Dakota Johnson, Vogue, February 2015 by Mario Testino

Dakota Johnson, Vogue, February 2015 by Mario Testino

David Netto

David Netto and Richard Neutra

Dakota Johnson, Vogue, February 2015 by Mario Testino

Dakota Johnson wearing Balenciaga, Vogue, February 2015, by Mario Testino

David Netto

David Netto and Richard Neutra

Dakota Johnson, Vogue, February 2015 by Mario Testino

Dakota Johnson, Vogue, February 2015 by Mario Testino

David Netto

David Netto and Richard Neutra

How to get the look:

chair from West Elm

chair from West Elm

Bring in mid-century pieces by or inspired by the likes of Mies van der Rohe and Eames, mixed with pieces from Morocco and other parts of the world.  Leather, wood, and metal are important for the mid-century side of things, but add textures like wicker and natural fiber rugs to bring a touch of David Netto in.  Also make sure there’s plenty of white.  Mid-century homes can have a tendency to feel dark even with a ton of windows.

Carved table from West Elm

side table from West Elm

Moroccan rug from West Elm

Moroccan rug from West Elm

Fluffy textures on rugs and pillows soften all those sharp edges.

Mongolian lamb pillow covers from West Elm

Mongolian lamb pillow covers from West Elm

coffee table from West Elm

coffee table from West Elm

Mix right angles and curves for a perfect mid-century mix.

 

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Happy Monday!  Today’s must have is extra special, because it’s the debut of my friend Brian Paquette‘s wallpaper collection for Studio Four NYC, which he launched a little over a week ago in New York.  The 3 print collection comes in 3 color ways, with custom options available (I have some in mind), and its inspiration comes from the places he’s traveled and the people he’s met.  His ‘Corinne’ pattern might just be my favorite, and reminds me of the art Brian created that mimicked quilting at an art show of his I attended.  All 3 prints definitely have an artist’s hand to them that I love.  Brian worked with photographer Charlie Schuck to capture the wallpaper collection in a perfect way, and just before the collection debuted, Freunde von Freunden released their interview with Brian talking about his process, inspiration, and more.  Read that here, enjoy Brian’s wallpaper collection, and also get inspired by his now former apartment that I got to enjoy drinking wine in!

Brian Paquette's former apartment via Freunde von Freunden

Brian Paquette’s former apartment via Freunde von Freunden

'Nantes' by Brian Paquette for Studio Four NYC

‘Nantes’ by Brian Paquette for Studio Four NYC, photographed by Charlie Schuck

'Nantes'

‘Nantes’

'Nantes' photographed by Charlie Schuck

‘Nantes’ photographed by Charlie Schuck

Brian's former apartment via Freunde von Freunden

Brian’s former apartment via Freunde von Freunden

'Corinne' by Brian Paquette for Studio Four NYC

‘Corinne’ by Brian Paquette for Studio Four NYC, photographed by Charlie Schuck

'Corinne'

‘Corinne’

'Corinne' photographed by Charlie Schuck

‘Corinne’ photographed by Charlie Schuck

Brian's ceramics and art collection via Freunde von Freunden

Brian’s ceramics and art collection via Freunde von Freunden

'Reynakos' by Brian Paquette for Studio Four NYC

‘Reynakos’ by Brian Paquette for Studio Four NYC, photographed by Charlie Schuck

'Reynakos'

‘Reynakos’

'Reynakos' photographed by Charlie Schuck

‘Reynakos’ photographed by Charlie Schuck

 

 

 

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I’m a huge fan of the textile creations of Zak + Fox, as seen in my past post What I’m Obsessed With Now: Zak + Fox, so I’m super stoked about the latest venture by the brain behind the brand, Zak Profera.  He’s partnered with design mega-site One Kings Lane for a limited-time sale of exclusive furniture featuring three new fabrics designed just for OKL, and you have basically one more day to get in on the offerings!  Sorry for my lack of warning, but better late then never to give this beautiful capsule collection a much deserved mention.  To go along with some of my favorites from the collection, I’ve also shared photos from Zak’s super chic New York apartment recently featured on Domaine, with the world-traveled vibe you would expect after seeing his gorgeous prints inspired by places as different yet equally stunning as India and Japan.  I’m still as obsessed as ever with Zak + Fox, and now there’s even more ways to bring it home!

Zak Profera

Zak Profera of Zak + Fox

the fabrics and inspiration

the fabrics and inspiration

Zak's home via Domaine Home

Zak’s living room via Domaine Home

Zak + Fox sofa for OKL

Zak + Fox sofa for OKL

Zak's home

a beautiful ombre chair at Zak’s home

Zak + Fox sofa for OKL

Zak + Fox sofa for OKL

Zak + Fox showroom

Zak + Fox showroom

Zak + Fox chair for OKL

Zak + Fox chair for OKL

Zak's dining room

Zak’s dining room

I love the black and white tea set and brass bowl (part of an incense burner) on Zak’s table by collaborator Apparatus Studio!

via Instagram @zakandfox

via Instagram @zakandfox by Andrew Stewart

Zak's bedroom

Zak’s bedroom

 

 

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Every once in a while a really good designer collaboration happens that the masses (and I) can afford.  It’s more common in fashion with designers like Alexander Wang creating capsule collections at H&M, or Proenza Schouler at Target, but Nate Berkus is one interior designer that knows how to bring great home design to all of us!  Although this is not his first collection for Target, I have to say it’s my favorite.  From geometric prints and objects, wall weavings (a huge trend), peach accents, and tons of texture, I might just have to add a few pieces to my space.  Nate Berkus for Target is a Monday must have!

Nate Berkus for Target pillow

Nate Berkus for Target

Nate Berkus for Target

Nate Berkus for Target wall weaving

Nate Berkus for Target

Nate Berkus for Target pillow

Nate Berkus for Target object

Nate Berkus for Target object

Nate Berkus for Target

Nate Berkus for Target

Nate Berkus for Target

Nate Berkus for Target pillow and throw

Nate Berkus for Target

Nate Berkus for Target pillow

Nate Berkus for Target

Nate Berkus for Target wall weaving

Nate Berkus for Target

Nate Berkus for Target

Nate Berkus for Target

Nate Berkus for Target lampshade

Nate Berkus for Target

Nate Berkus for Target tray

Nate Berkus for Target

Nate Berkus for Target table

Nate Berkus for Target

Nate Berkus for Target lamp

Nate Berkus for Target

Nate Berkus for Target vase

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With a new year comes the desire to start fresh in every way.  Part of that fresh start is at home with the way you decorate, from big things to small, to what sofa you relax on, to how you make your bed.  A big addition to my fresh way of thinking has been thanks to Belgian designers like Axel Vervoordt and Vincent van Duysen.  Along with the big dose of white I’ve been loving, I’m also wanting perfect Belgian linen bedding, and clean lines and modern spaces that still feel warm like you can only find in Antwerp.  A lot of great shops are jumping on the Belgium bandwagon, offering beautiful bed and table linens, linen rugs, perfect shelter sofas, and more.  Although I love all the rooms by Vervoordt, van Duysen, and Nicholas Schuybroek, I am a designer myself, so I really just get inspired by their work, and want to add Belgian accents in my own way.  Adding the look to your own space is as easy as layering your bed with neutral or colorful Belgian linen bedding.  That’s what I want for spring (pale pink bedding to be specific)!  This way of designing and surrounding yourself with serene colors, beautiful textiles, and more seems so right for 2015!  Here are a few of my favorite Belgian-designed spaces, and pieces to pick up to bring the look home.

Vincent van Duysen

Vincent van Duysen

Vincent van Duysen

Vincent van Duysen

Vincent van Duysen

Vincent van Duysen

Belgian shelter sofa from Restoration Hardware

Belgian shelter sofa from Restoration Hardware

cane chair by Pierre Jeanneret

cane chair by Pierre Jeanneret

Nicholas Schuybroek

Nicholas Schuybroek

Nicolas Schuybroek

Nicolas Schuybroek

Vincent van Duysen

Vincent van Duysen

Vincent van Duysen

Vincent van Duysen

linen rugs by

linen rugs by Libeco

blankets from Libeco

blankets from Libeco

Vincent van Duysen

Vincent van Duysen

Axel Vervoordt

Axel Vervoordt

Axel Vervoordt

Axel Vervoordt

Axel Vervoordt Living with Light

Axel Vervoordt Living with Light

Belgian table linens from West Elm

Belgian table linens from West Elm

bed linens from

bed linens from Linen Works

linen curtains from Libeco

linen curtains from Libeco

Axel Vervoordt

Axel Vervoordt

pillows from Libeco

pillows from Libeco

Belgian linens from West Elm

Belgian linens from West Elm

Vincent van Duysen

Vincent van Duysen

Belgian linen shower curtain from Restoration Hardware

Belgian linen shower curtain from Restoration Hardware

Nicholas Schuybroek

Nicholas Schuybroek

Nicholas Schuybroek

Nicholas Schuybroek

 

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Okay…so apparently I’m feeling springy!  As a follow-up of sorts to Monday’s post all about a fresh start, this is all about bringing a fresh color other than white home.  Mint!  I’ve been seeing this pale shade of blue-green popping up in clothing stores, as well as many home stores, like West Elm and Crate & Barrel, as a refreshing hue for after the holidays.  From Belgian linens, to ceramics, and enamelware, mint is a great way of adding some subtle and soothing color to your home this winter that will see you well until Easter, where it will fit in even better with its other pastel friends.  I was also reminded of some spaces featuring mint green by two of my favorite designers, Tom Scheerer and Jeffrey Bilhuber.  And how could I leave out Martha Stewart?  It’s basically her signature color!  The products I’ve found would fit in perfectly in their rooms, and yours!  Now…can we just jump to the season where I can have fresh mint in a pitcher of mojitos?!

Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer

Belgian linen bedding from West Elm

Belgian linen bedding from West Elm

Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer

The ‘Dromedary’ sofa by John Derian was slipcovered in a pale mint linen, keeping the cool vibe going in the nearly all-white room.

Kate Spade Saturday 'Galaxy' sheets from West Elm

Kate Spade Saturday ‘Galaxy’ sheets from West Elm

Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer

quilts from West Elm

quilts from West Elm

Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer

bedding from Crate & Barrel

bedding from Crate & Barrel

I love stripes, so you know I’ll love any minty stripes!

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

table runner from West Elm

table runner from West Elm

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Mint looks amazing both on walls and on furniture!

Belgian table linens from West Elm

Belgian table linens from West Elm

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

My sister has a kitchen with cabinets painted a minty green, and it’s so fresh looking!

Kranen/Gille ceramic pendant from West Elm

Kranen/Gille ceramic pendant from West Elm

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber at home

Newgate clock from West Elm

Newgate clock from West Elm

Martha Stewart's East Hampton kitchen

Martha Stewart’s East Hampton kitchen

Mexican tile floors in Martha’s kitchen are more of a turquoise, but chairs surrounding the huge breakfast table are a paler shade that mimics her collection of McCoy pottery.

Tolix style chair

Tolix style chair

Martha's porch

Martha’s porch

All of Martha’s outdoor furniture at her East Hampton home ‘Lily Pond Lane’ are painted the same shade of “Martha” green to play off of the home’s trim.

Kate Spade Saturday pillows

Kate Spade Saturday pillows from West Elm

McCoy pottery at Martha's house

McCoy pottery at Martha’s house

Atelier Stella vases

Atelier Stella vases from West Elm

Martha Stewart's East Hampton home

Martha Stewart’s East Hampton home

 

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