SPACE

ELEVATE

FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS I'VE HAD REOCCURRING DREAMS ABOUT STEPS. THEY NEVER HAVE RAILINGS, THEY FLOAT IN WHAT FEELS LIKE ANOTHER DIMENSION WITH NO GROUND, AND I KEEP CLIMBING WITHOUT EVER LOOKING DOWN. I'VE DEVELOPED A FASCINATION WITH STAIRS AND BELIEVE EACH TREAD to be A STEPPING STONE LEADING TO AN ELEVATED STATE OF BEING. 

BETSY BURNHAM VIA ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

HOUSE ON STILTS VIA NOT A PAPER HOUSE

STEEL RAILING DETAIL

ALCHEMY FOR THE EQUINOX

AS VENUS STEERS CLOSER TO THE EARTH AND WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE SPRING EQUINOX, I'M MORE THAN EVER FOCUSING MY INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ENERGY IN MY SANCTUARY; MY KITCHEN. I'VE BEEN OBSESSIVELY RESEARCHING THE ALCHEMY BEHIND PLANT BASED FOODS AS A MEANS OF HEALING AND ILLUMINATING ONESELF NATURALLY. THE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL BENEFITS TO CONSUMING NUTRIENT DENSE GREENS, SEEDS, NUTS, AND LEGUMES IS FASCINATING, AND I'M FEELING COMPLETELY INSPIRED TO REFLECT THEIR TONES AND TEXTURES INTO THE SPACE THAT TRANSFORMS THEM. 

ALL HALLOWS EVE

WITH THE NEW MOON in scorpio during a time where the veil between living and dead is as thin as gossamer, i find myself withdrawing to my sacred space surrounded by objects from loved ones that have passed. whether they are adorned in my home or on my body, there is an energy within them that brings me closer to those that were ever so important in my life. all hallows eve is a time to remind ourselves why we are here in the first place and determine what legacy we WISH TO carry on through the spirits of those that created us.    

RILETTO DOUBLE BED BY KAI STANIA 

CONCRETE KITCHEN STYLED BY CLAIR DELMAR

SERPENTINE ENTRY TABLE 

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MELBOURNE HOME BY HECKER GUTHRIE

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DARK CABINETS + DRIED HERBS VIA TRENDENSER

HAVELI HOUSE VIA MY DOMAINE

REJUVENATE

ONE ASPECT I'VE LEARNED ABOUT FLYING SOLO IN LIFE IS THAT NO MATTER WHAT ODD CHAIN OF EVENTS MAY COME INTO PLAY (IE. DEATH, ILLNESS, INJURY, OR EVEN LONELINESS) IT'S IMPERATIVE TO ALWAYS TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AT THE END OF THE DAY. TO RELISH IN SOLITUDE AND INWARD REFLECTION. THIS CAN EASILY BE ACHIEVED BY WAY OF DEAD SEA FACE MASKS, ESSENTIAL OILS, AND PORCELAIN. THESE BATHROOMS HAVE ME DREAMING UP THE IDEAL SPACE TO CHECK IN/OUT AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, REJUVENATE. 

CALM + COLLECTED

I'VE ALWAYS BEEN AN ADVOCATE FOR WORKING WITH EXISTING PIECES THAT HAVE BEEN COLLECTED OVER TIME AND BRINGING THEM INTO THE FOREGROUND; HOWEVER, THE YOUNGER MY CLIENT'S BECOME, THE MORE DEMAND THERE IS FOR MEANINGFUL OBJECTS THEY HAVE YET TO ACQUIRE. DISCOVERING THEIR INTERESTS AND PERSONAL HISTORY IS A HUGE PART OF MY WORK, WHICH TAKES THE JOB SO MUCH FARTHER THAN SURFACE LEVEL MATERIALITY. WHETHER DISCOVERING NEW ARTISTS, DIGGING THROUGH GARAGES OR ANTIQUE EMPORIUMS, THE THRILL IS FINDING THE PERFECT PIECE TO CREATE A CONDUIT OF INTRIGUE AND SUBSTANCE IN SOMEONE'S LIFE. 

COCOONING

WHENEVER THERE IS A TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR (AS OF LATE), I HAVE A HABIT OF COCOONING IN MY SPACE. I KEEP THE SHADES DRAWN, LISTEN TO THE RAIN ON THE TIN ROOF, AND CURL UP IN MY LINEN BED ONLY TO RESURFACE AFTER THE DELUGE AND PLUNGE INTO THE DAY. THESE MOODY ROOMS ARE IDEAL FOR COCOONING AND ENCOURAGE OCCUPANTS TO breathe DEEP before GOing FORTH AS BUTTERFLIES. 

30 square metre apartment via home-designing 

dark + moody home via coco lapine

modern oak kitchen via dust jacket attic

aksel pendant by beacon lighting

CURRENT MOOD

WITH THE SUMMER SOLSTICE APPROACHING, THE SUN FINALLY RETURNING, AND NOT TO MENTION A HALF BLOOD MOON LAST WEEKEND, THIS WEATHER HAS ME VIBING ON BRIGHT SPACES WITH PATTERN, HINTS OF BURNT ORANGE (WHETHER IT BE FROM TEXTILES OR HARDWOOD), NATURAL FIBER RUGS, LAYERED SPACES, AND LARGE SCALE ARTWORK. I'M LOVING IT ALL AND LOOKING FORWARD TO MY SUMMER PROJECTS. 

ENTRYWAY VIA CHRIS LOVES JULIA

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE VIA SUBURBAN BITCHES 

KELLY KLEIN'S PALM BEACH GETAWAY VIA ONE KINGS LANE

VICTORIAN TERRACE IN SYDNEY VIA DUST JACKET 

BEDROOM EYES

THE SPRING EQUINOX HAS ME DREAMING OF WHITE WALLS, FRESH EVERYTHING, PLANTS, AND CLEAN SPACES. I LOVE THE PROMISE OF A NEW START AS THE SEASON TRANSITIONS, BRINGING MORE LIGHT AND LONGER DAYS TO CREATE AND PLAY.  

LYNWOOD REMODEL FROM STUDIO MCGEE

SAN FRANCISCO RENOVATION BY GEREMIA INTERIOR DESIGN  

INTERIOR STYLING BY JOSEFIN HAAG VIA FANTASTIC FRANK

SPRING PROJECTIONS

WITH SPRING APPROACHING, I FIND MYSELF DRAWN TO APOTHECARY-LIKE SPACES AS WELL AS PIGMENTS OF OLIVE AND MAUVE.  I'M NOT ONE TO ADVOCATE TRENDS; HOWEVER, I DO BELIEVE IN THE TRENDS THAT HAVE OUTLIVED THEIR TERM AND ARE INHERENTLY VERSATILE ENOUGH TO EFFORTLESSLY TRANSITION FROM SEASON TO SEASON. THESE ARE A FEW I COULD DEFINITELY SUBSCRIBE TO. 

BUILT-IN GREENHOUSE KITCHEN + APOTHECARY 

FLOATING STAIRS + WISHBONE CHAIRS + SHIPLAP + PICTURE WINDOW

MOODY WALLPAPER + MAUVE + OLIVE + BLACK + CHROME

FRENCH CONNECTION

THIS 19TH CENTURY APARTMENT IN LYON, FRANCE, HAS ME COMPLETELY CAPTIVATED THIS WEEK. COMBINING MID-CENTURY ELEMENTS WITH MODERN ART AND RUSTIC EMBELLISHMENTS, INTERIOR DESIGNERS PIERRE EMMANUEL MARTIN AND STEPHANE GAROTIN OF MAISON HAND, HAVE CREATED A CURRENT AND RELEVANT SPACE WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE INTEGRITY NOR HISTORY OF THIS 164 YEAR OLD STRUCTURE. 

PHOTOS BY FELIX FOREST FOR VOGUE

WINTRY MIX

THE RECENT BLIZZARD LEFT MYSELF AND MANY EAST COASt RESIDENTS HIBERNATING FOR THE BETTER PART OF A WEEKEND, WHICH GAVE ME PLENTY OF TIME TO COMB THE VAST INTERWEB FOR INTERIORS WORTHY OF BEING SNOWED IN. EACH SPACE EMBODIES A SENSE OF CALM, WARMTH, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, ENGAGEMENT. 

THE ART OF ORNAMENT

THE ARCHITECTURE OF NORTH AFRICA NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE ME. THE DELICATE ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND ORNAMENT PUNCTUATED WITH PIGMENTS RECALLING THE SEA OR SAND REVEALS AN ANCIENT CULTURE ALIGNED WITH IT'S NATURAL SURROUNDINGS. ANTIQUITIES FROM THESE REGIONS ARE STILL VERY RELEVANT IN MODERN SPACES AND HAVE THE ABILITY TO CREATE LAYERS AND DEPTH THAT HARNESS A CONNECTION BETWEEN OLD AND NEW.

LA MAMOUNIA HOTEL MARRAKESH, MOROCCO

ENTRANCE SONG

AN ENTRYWAY SHOULD BE SIMILAR TO READING THE SYNOPSIS OF A THRILLER. LAYERS UPON LAYERS OF STYLE, TEXTURE, INTRIGUE, AND REFLECTIVITY THAT ONLY DRAW YOU FURTHER INTO THAT PARTICULAR WORLD. THESE JEWEL BOX ENTRYWAYS LEAVE ME WANTING TO PEEK AROUND THE CORNER AND DISCOVER WHAT TREASURES MAY LIE AHEAD.  

CREATURES OF COMFORT

A NEW YEAR MEANS FRESH IDEAS, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN ONE MUST RESERVE THEMSELVES TO FOLLOWING TRENDS. ALTHOUGH THE PANTONE PREDICTIONS ARE INTRIGUING, BY SUBSCRIBING TO THIS YEAR'S HOTTEST NEW COLORS (ROSE QUARTZ + SERENITY), THE RISK OF CREATING AN IRRELEVANT SPACE COME NEXT YEAR MULTIPLIES TENFOLD. IN THIS DESIGNER'S OPINION, IT'S ALWAYS WISE TO STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF AND YOUR AESTHETIC, EVEN IF THAT MEANS BY-PASSING A TREND FOR SOMETHING MORE TIMELESS. THIS YEAR, I'M ALL ABOUT COMFORT AND ACTUAL SERENITY, WHICH ISN'T GOING ANYWHERE ANYTIME SOON. 

CURATED COCINA

LATELY I'VE BEEN LUSTING OVER RUSTIC + MODERN KITCHENS WITH CLEVER WALL ACCESSORIES. MINUS THE FACT THAT THE KITCHEN BELOW IS STUNNING AND WELL THOUGHT OUT, I LOVE THE COLLECTION OF CAREFULLY CURATED CUTTING BOARDS POPPING OFF THE WHITE WALL. 

I'VE ALSO BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE MOST TACTFUL WAY TO DISPLAY MY FEATHER COLLECTION, SAW THIS DISPLAY OVER A KITCHEN ISLAND, AND MY ONLY THOUGHT WAS "DUH"!