Friday, September 18, 2009

Random Design Inspiration Friday

Happy Friday Everyone! This week has been a huge whirlwind of life, class, yoga, drafting, fabrics, the list goes on for me. Needless to say, I have barely had a moment to just sit and be. Judging by my schedule for this coming weekend, I'd say this is my only chance to do just that. Here are a smattering of gorgeous interiors that just make you go, "ahhh."

Sharon Simonaire. This round sunroom is full of light and movement. The sun bounces off of those blue mosaic tiles, shimmering and making it look like water. Also who can resist that antique industrial style light fixture, or a pug for that matter?

I'm feeling like I need a little more orange in my life now that fall is fast approaching. This small office interior is by John Loecke, who is a color lover just like I am (or who I aspire to be)!

The wall paper matches the upholstery here in this interior by Gary McBournie making the room seem cozy, but not claustrophobic. I think i need a big chunky throw like that blue one for my loveseat this winter.

Emma Jane Pilkington is popping up everywhere and rightfully so. Her interiors are inventive and quite pretty. I adore the ikat fabric on the chairs and the soft grey wall color. I can't wait to see more of her portfolio. (this pic via Orange Beautiful)

I think being able to look at a space and have that reaction is the best goal to have as a designer. You don't want someone to walk into a space and feel uptight or constricted (or do you??). This weekend, I'll be drawing a floor plan of my mini kitchen, having a rematch with the bf on the tennis courts tomorrow (I will not let him win again!), strolling along the High Line on the west side, and probably doing more homework. What will you be doing? Designing? Relaxing? Traveling? Fill me in.

Alicia B.


Down Pillow said...

LOVE that first photo - the floor is amazing. Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

McBournie's bedroom is spectacular. I'll be inspired by it enough to last the weekend if not until next friday.

karly / design crisis said...

I would NEVER pick those tiles for the floor in photo #1 but ohmygod it WORKS!!!!

Alicia B. Designs said...

Karly, I know me neither but the light in the room just makes it work.

Anon, wow sounds like you needed this! haha.

DP-Hope you had a lovely weekend!!

Anonymous said...

The sunroom is very light an airy.
The blue tile is an interesting choice against a white ceiling.

Lauren said...

so many beautiful pics!!! i love that ikat too!!