28.1.12

Lights above the counter

Accumulation, repetition works great when it comes to pendants.
Better as a pair, even better for trio and more, that it is classic trick to use above a kitchen counter.

Desire to Inspire

Marie claire


Erin Martin

emmas

Jean Louis Deniot
Leroy

27.1.12

artntheapple: Uptown art excursion

artntheapple: Uptown art excursion: Here's a few things worth seeing at the uptown galleries right now. I must start with my absolute - MUST SEE - DO NOT MISS!!! Please do ...

25.1.12

Reds

red passion! A touch of it becomes a non-color element. The splash in the eye that reads more like a focal point rather than a pillow, an architectural element rather than just a sofa. It is very "osez" when you talk about it but in reality it reads very sophisticated and not aggressive at all.

Elle d├ęcor

Marie claire
Christian Liaigre




Showhouse 2007

Volpe



24.1.12

Don't hang your art

I love the casual accumulation of photos and print on top of a table, on the floor, on a mantel or on a shelf.
It is a pleasure to curate a space easily and move favorite pieces around.



Douglas Friedman

Angus Ferguson

Charles de Lisles

Daily Dose

GIlles Boissier

23.1.12

White wall, white curtains

Great effect, as if one cannot decide when the wall stops and the window start. It expends the room, and the curtains become architectural...


AD


Ideat

Elle Decor

John Pawson

Public Chicago


22.1.12

Ado Chale fascinating textures

Ado Chale (b. 1928 Belgium) Over a career that spans nearly half a century, Ado Chale developed an international reputation for creating art furniture that incorporates exotic minerals and other decorative natural elements. As a young man instead of continuing in his father’s cabinet workshop, Chale studied ironwork. On a trip to Germany, he discovered the world of minerals in a Frankfurt “rock shop”. Gradually, a pastime became the focus of his career. He opened his own mineral shop on Brussels' famous Avenue Louise in 1965. Rather than just sell impressive specimens, he took pieces of malachite, mother-of-pearl, lapis lazuli, elephant tusk, petrified wood and other natural oddities and included them as the main decorative element in his own furniture creations. Chale often sourced these exotic materials on his travels to places such as India, Brazil, Afghanistan and Arizona. In addition to mineral mosaics suspended in resin-epoxy, drawing on his educational background, he has also completed works in cast metals. Chale’s low tables and consoles are the most sought after examples from his oeuvre. Many of his tables rest on his signature tripod bases. His work is included in numerous royal and public collections around the world.









14.1.12

Fred Brouart is gothic


Fred Brouard was born in 1944 in Caen, Normandy. He died in 1999. At the National School of Arts in Paris, he was encouraged by Henri-Georges Adam to further pursue his talent in the art of sculpting.

He soon partnered with such established sculptors as Alicia Penalba. He exhibited at the New School in Paris and at New York’s Sonnabend Gallery and at Eric Allart gallery.

You will find his pieces at auction at de Pury or at the Craig Van der Brulle in NYC.





13.1.12

Lacquered walls and ceiling

Any wall color takes a new dimensions with shiny lacquer. Using high gloss oil paint create the wet look that makes the wall so reflective you can see yourself in it. It is a luscious treatment and is perceived as such.


Robert Haynes

Reed Krakoff

Blog

Elle decor

Elle decor



11.1.12

Angular bathtub

We love them, our client enjoy using them yet they do not come in mind as the most comfortable choice. The rectangular tub is the tub of the last decade. Made in corian, stone, concrete or wood they are inspired but the japanese bath ritual.

Yovanovitch

Elle deco france

AD France

Yabu Pusherberg

10.1.12

Living by Leroy Street Studio

I was asked a lot by readers to show works from our studio. These are a few images of living rooms we have done over the years. Keep in mind that some of the photos were taken with just an iphone...
We love to work in a diversity of place and style and we are really excited by new directions and inspirations. So we will not stick to a language but rather adapt and invent new ways of approaching a new project.








9.1.12

Before the twentieth century

It is seems contemporary design has washed out all that happened before the 1930s. But now that evrybody has been raving about the 40s, and then that the 50s and finaly 60s, I don't want us to start looking at the 80s as the new new thing.  I propose to look backward and rediscover the beauty of real antique and their amazing work of craftmanship and design.
I am not proposing us to go back to traditional design but rather include those antiques in our new and modern spaces, making them more relevent.

Elle decor


Estilo Nuevo

Mary Jourdan



Rees Robert

8.1.12

Do keep a budget for the sterling detail

Those projects bellow (all from estilo vivo) work because the space has been developed with the last final touch in mind. In those case, I just love the intrusion of antique silver sterlings service and candelabra in a otherwise modern environment. It softens the space and bring out wonderful memories of our grandmothers' house (without the flowery fabrics...)