While hungrily devouring the latest issue of Vogue Living (Australian Edition), I turned the page onto this dark, moody setting, featuing the design dynamo behind NYC based Roman & Williams. I knew two things at once: I had found a new favourite, and they have an impeccable eye for integrating vintage/antique peices into their work. Formerly set designers in the film industry, its no wonder that their designs have a bit of drama. I love that their work isn't too perfect or pretty, they are lived in, rugged, organic, and moody. Thought you might enjoy. These images are from the couple's Montauk summer home.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
After my post yesterday on the beautiful planters, I felt inspired to go on the hunt for interiors with plant life. Plants are so good for the air quality in your home, so I have always had a few, but I've always struggled a bit trying to display them and fit them into the decor. After this particular round-up, however, I'm inspired to work at it a little harder. The images below are beautifully styled - I tried to include unusual groupings/planters as well, in case you have space challenges! Tell me, how do you like your plants? I'd love to see!
The photos above are all from Boskke - planting upside down is visually interesting, it helps save water and space. I love the kitchen herb idea - it's on my inspiration board!
Go Smaller: this is the direction I want to go in. The trouble is, I plant something in the most adorable tiny pot, the plant gets too big, and then, sadly, it dies. From the look of my "pictoral research", the trick is using cacti, succulents & bonsai... something with a small root system, that doesn't need a lot of water. I have these silly little shelves by the window in my kitchen that I've never known what to do with, but they get a lot of light. I'll give something like this a try and keep you posted!
Finally, go BIG! Sometimes, less is more. If you have the space, go for impact with a larger piece. My mom used to have a GI-NOR-MOUS coffee tree, but I've seen some striking palm too. Whatever is in these 2 photos... I like!
Posted by Pure Green Design at 5:15 PM
Monday, September 27, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Hotel Fox, located in the design rich and very eco Copenhagen, Denmark, is a unique boutique hotel - each room is decorated by a different design group, and pushes the limit of interior design, taking you on a themed adventure. The hotel allows you to 'room hop' so that you can have a different experience every night. Fox Hotel is a member of a carbon-neutral group of hoteliers, meaning they off-set their carbon emissions each year by investing in renewable energy.
Room 121: Sleep Seasons. Designed by Australia's Rinzen; supposedly inspired by the desire to hibernate.
Room 208: The Crown Jewels. Designed by Container (from the UK)
Room 306: Pico Pico, designed by Hirorthoy. I'm not sure I could sleep here.... not sure if it makes me feel calm or panicked!
Posted by Pure Green Design at 4:04 PM
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
It's a blustery Fall day today... I'm loving this cozy look for the season, in soft, natural tones.
1.Kni Scarf by Knit Frekkles on Etsy
2. Recycled Fabric Ipod Case by Stash on Etsy
3. Recycled leather bag by Remade USA
4. New Fall collection by Stewart & Brown
5. Swedish Hasbeen's Vegetable Tanned Boot
6. Eco pillow hand screened by Elkhorn Design on Etsy
Posted by Pure Green Design at 12:19 PM
Friday, September 17, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Drinking a lot of this right now... sorry for being absent! Working so very hard... BUT, I'm bringing you issue 2 of Pure Green Living Magazine TOMORROW!!!!
I cannot wait! After the madness is over, I've got so much amazing stuff to share with you! Please check back tomorrow, and tell all your friends, Issue 2 is almost here!
Posted by Pure Green Design at 3:51 PM