Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Today the spotlight is on Iannone Design. This eco-friendly furniture designer is based out of Philadelphia and produces some of the most charming and naturally beautiful pieces I have seen in a long time.

Ianonne makes and varnishes all the pieces you see by hand and they are constructed of all organic materials. The graphic designs and natural tones create a clean,modern feel. I love the wooden inlays and the use of different tones to create texture and patterns... gorgeous.






Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fun Finds J'adore

I'm BAAAACK! Sorry for my absence... it has been a crazy week! So here we go!

Here are some fun furniture finds I have hunted down around the net. Most of these were found on Plush Pod. I wish I were brave enough to own some of these myself.

Jellyfish chairs


Musical Chaircello-chair

The Real Book Shelf


Kicky Benches



Wednesday, September 24, 2008

J'adore la salle de bains

Never let where you bathe become the forgotten space. Ladies know that the bathroom is where we go to preserve our pretty and wash the day away. The WC is often the last room we think to decorate, but take some time and look at these dramatic designs for some inspiration.

As featured in Elle Decor... The simplicity of the lines and shapes of this room gives it a clean, very elegant feel.


As featured in FromEurope.com ... I love the geometrical shapes of the towel rack and counter.


As featured in idealstandard ... Don't be afraid of a bold colored accent wall in your bathroom, even in a small space. The plum wall and accents with metal flooring makes for a fabulously chic and modern WC. Also, you have to love the space saved with wall mounted sinks and toilets. Its a European look and function that we should adopt ASAP.


As featured in idealstandard ... If you like a more traditional feel (ie: white walls and accents) intricate tiling can be an excellent way to add a new element to the style of your bathroom.


As featured in ideal standard ... No space? Decour the floor! This subtle flooring accent really makes this room.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Targeting Decour

Chic furnishings are not only for the privileged. Everyone should be able to come home and enjoy their living space. I find that if you really know how to mix, mingle and get creative you can create fabulous home looks at your local department stores. Target is one of my favorite places for great decor finds.

Creating the right room in places like this is like shopping at Marshall's or Nordstrom Rack. It may take some time, but when you find those pieces buried in folds not only do you look amazing, you may even be able to buy a little more, or save for a rainy day; and people, its raining. Bail-outs, buy-outs, bancruptcy, oh my!

Never fear though... your decour doesn't need to suffer.... Here is a Target living room I created... take it home and have some fun.

(click here to find names and prices for all the items you see)

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Future of Furniture?

These pieces are made by a company called Driade. I found myself gawking at them a few days ago thinking, I don't know whether to tag these under abstract art or modern decor. In my opinion they are a little of both.

The simple curvatures and lines make them chic and sleek. They look like props out of a lost episode of Star Trek, but damn are they cool!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

J'adore Hunt

Simple palettes and thematic spaces can be boring, beiges and browns if not done right can be drab... Holly does it RIGHT.

Holly Hunt's use of earth tones and textures breathe life into these rooms with muted elegance and charm.

My favorite elements, present in all the rooms, is the natural lines and patterns. Wicker chairs, log accent walls, the unfinished wood tables, the shag mirror... all fantastic and add a warm and cohesive feel to the rooms.




J'adore le Hunt

Friday, September 19, 2008

J'adore le Whimsey

I found these adorable, hand painted, children's pieces on Etsy and couldn't refuse them. I thought that looks like something straight out of Through the Looking Glass... low and behold the seller's shop is called Mad Tea Party Furniture.

While these may be a bit loud for the living room, they are the perfect accent piece in a child's room. Picture your little girl's pink room and princess bedspread and one of these piece by her bed. Terminally cute! These are potential future-vintage keepers in my book...

Louis Carroll would be proud.

J'adore le Whimsical...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I Want Candy

The movie Marie Antoinette may not have been historically accurate, but it certainly was candy for the eyes. From the fabulous shoes, which I understand were made especially for the film by Manolo Blahnik, to the lovely decor, which made me want to watch again -- on mute. The colors throughout the film were rich and vibrant. Ornate patterns, designs and subtle detailing from floor to ceiling just made it beautiful to watch.

When I saw these fabulous rooms put together by the Designers Guild, I just HAD to share... does any one know if they are the genius behind the set design?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Haute Hotels

The W hotel chain has done some breath-taking things with their decor. Just about everywhere in the world they have created fantasy spaces that will make you forget what you came for...

These photos are from the W Istanbul...

J'adore le W....

Monday, September 15, 2008

Spotlight Artist - Anish Kapoor

Sunday, September 14, 2008

That Side of the Mississippi - Spotlight Minnesota

Last year some die hard New Yorkers picked this gorgeous pad out in the Mid-West and worked wonders with it. The exposed wood, brick and steel of this old flour mill in Minnesota are complimented by sleek and modern style choices. I found this article in The Times and couldn't resist sharing.






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J'adore that side of the Mississippi...
or at least this apartment and the genius that decorated it...

First Comes Art... part 2

If you want to create space similar to the rooms I posted yesterday, here are some fabulous finds from Design Shop and hivemodern.com... Simply click the images to find source and price information...