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Monday, August 30, 2010

Capella Kincheloe - formerly of Michael Smith Inc.

    My friend Anne dropped by today with magazine treats, including the Sep issue of Atlanta Homes. In the What's Hot Now! section I noticed that Capella Kincheloe, formerly with Michael Smith Inc., had relocated to Atlanta and opened her own firm. In addition to traditional design services, Capella offers IDESIGN. This beautiful, restful bedroom was an IDESIGN project and if you check out the before pictures you'll see it's a complete transformation. Love the wall color, the taupe shades and the unique fabric on the bolster.
    Just noticed the carpet at the foot of the bed that pulls in all the colors.
    All three of these rooms feature an abstract painting that amps up the sophistication factor. The abstract in the room above is by Atlanta artist Tina Steele Lindsey. Notice how Capella propped the painting below in front of a traditional gilt frame.
    Capella also writes a blog - A Curated Lifestyle. For more images of her work go here. If you're in Atlanta Nov. 27 - Dec. 12 you'll be able to see more of her work as she was selected as one of the designers for the 2010 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle Christmas House.
    (all images via Capella Kincheloe Interior Design)

Capella Kincheloe - formerly of Michael Smith Inc.

    My friend Anne dropped by today with magazine treats, including the Sep issue of Atlanta Homes. In the What's Hot Now! section I noticed that Capella Kincheloe, formerly with Michael Smith Inc., had relocated to Atlanta and opened her own firm. In addition to traditional design services, Capella offers IDESIGN. This beautiful, restful bedroom was an IDESIGN project and if you check out the before pictures you'll see it's a complete transformation. Love the wall color, the taupe shades and the unique fabric on the bolster.
    Just noticed the carpet at the foot of the bed that pulls in all the colors.
    All three of these rooms feature an abstract painting that amps up the sophistication factor. The abstract in the room above is by Atlanta artist Tina Steele Lindsey. Notice how Capella propped the painting below in front of a traditional gilt frame.
    Capella also writes a blog - A Curated Lifestyle. For more images of her work go here. If you're in Atlanta Nov. 27 - Dec. 12 you'll be able to see more of her work as she was selected as one of the designers for the 2010 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle Christmas House.
    (all images via Capella Kincheloe Interior Design)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Kitchen Wall of Windows


    Some of my favorite kitchens are those with few overhead cabinets and one full wall of windows. This Charleston kitchen and adjoining den are flooded with light and feel very connected to the outside garden.

    I'm guessing the owners removed the walls leaving just the fireplace wall. I like how it both separates and connects the spaces at the same time.

    Think happy thoughts for me - the computer I use (the one with all my photos in it!) appears very dead. All hopes now rest with my son's 16 yr old friend who is a computer genious - I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

    Images via Carriage Properties here.

A Kitchen Wall of Windows


    Some of my favorite kitchens are those with few overhead cabinets and one full wall of windows. This Charleston kitchen and adjoining den are flooded with light and feel very connected to the outside garden.

    I'm guessing the owners removed the walls leaving just the fireplace wall. I like how it both separates and connects the spaces at the same time.

    Think happy thoughts for me - the computer I use (the one with all my photos in it!) appears very dead. All hopes now rest with my son's 16 yr old friend who is a computer genious - I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

    Images via Carriage Properties here.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Stalking "My" Seaside House

    More accurately, STILL stalking this story book seaside house in Watch Hill, RI. The reference to "my" is strictly aspirational. I can't visit Watch Hill without gazing at this house and taking as many pictures as possible - even with husband and kids reminding me I already have all these same pictures!
    The quality of the detailing is incredible and just amps up the charm of this home.
    Here I am peering through the gate meant to keep people like me at bay.


    The view out to the ocean. Could it be more perfect? By chance has anybody ever been inside this home?

    Do you have a home you covet and re-visit as often as possible?

Stalking "My" Seaside House

    More accurately, STILL stalking this story book seaside house in Watch Hill, RI. The reference to "my" is strictly aspirational. I can't visit Watch Hill without gazing at this house and taking as many pictures as possible - even with husband and kids reminding me I already have all these same pictures!
    The quality of the detailing is incredible and just amps up the charm of this home.
    Here I am peering through the gate meant to keep people like me at bay.


    The view out to the ocean. Could it be more perfect? By chance has anybody ever been inside this home?

    Do you have a home you covet and re-visit as often as possible?

Dilemma Design : Bringing Home Some Vacation Style

    f you’re like many of us, you may have just returned from a summer vacation where you ate to your heart’s content, relaxed, and perhaps discovered new beauty in exotic locales. Part of the fun may have been staying in an interior with a totally different look from your own home. Maybe a mountain chalet, an Italian villa, a whitewashed Greek cliffside abode, or an island hut. Want to keep the magic flowing once you’re home again? Here are a few ideas:

    Indulge in textiles. Nearly every exotic locale has its own traditional textiles which can include rugs, wall hangings and fabrics for clothing, curtains and interiors. An easy way to bring your vacation experience home is to pick up a particularly striking textile piece and bring it home with you. Use it as a wall hanging, a bedspread, a drape, or to recover a piece of furniture or a cushion.


    Go minimal. Something you may have noticed in your travels is that most people around the world live simply. And if you stayed in a hotel or a vacation rental, chances are you also stayed in a place that was uncluttered and lightly furnished. Why not try the same look at home by clearing out the clutter?

    Above, a French weekend home is colorful, but uncluttered. Below, designer Paolo Navone exercises restraint in her simple, all-white Greek isle vacation home.

    Invest in a mosquito net. Gauzy, romantic, and oh-so necessary in many warm climates, a mosquito net is an easy way to bringĂ‚ a little bit of vacation romance to your bedroom. Plus, this is one decorative touch that’s also quite functional!

    Toss the electronics. Okay, you probably don’t want to actually get rid of all your high-tech devices, and yet, part of the beauty of the vacation experience is the break we all get from TVs, computers, stereos, video games, etc. So make your home feel more restful by reducing the display of high-tech gadgets. You might invest in furniture that can keep your electronic toys out of sight, or you might consider eliminating some electronics altogether. (Banish the TV from your bedroom, to start).

Monday, August 23, 2010

2011 Inspiring Family Home in San Diego

    named Casa Familia” it is an generous residential project from Kevin deFreitas Architects and it is located in San Diego, USA.total of building area is 3,460 square feet, will make “roomy” enough for the six persons living room.it si purposed to make green and eficient home building , meaning that all efforts were guided towards integrating low energy consuming systems that would reduce costs and the usage of various resources. Even though the initial investment for such energy efficient add-ons was high, the clients are sure that it was definitely worth it when thinking of the long term consequences. The interior design of this residence is diverse and captivating, featuring unexpected color combinations, unique arrangements and inspiring decorating elements.take a look awhile enjoying the cool design from this project.
    cool 2011 Inspiring Family Home in San Diego
    elegant 2011 Inspiring Family Home in San Diego

    2011 Inspiring Family Home in San Diego

2011 Inspiring Family Home in San Diego

    named Casa Familia” it is an generous residential project from Kevin deFreitas Architects and it is located in San Diego, USA.total of building area is 3,460 square feet, will make “roomy” enough for the six persons living room.it si purposed to make green and eficient home building , meaning that all efforts were guided towards integrating low energy consuming systems that would reduce costs and the usage of various resources. Even though the initial investment for such energy efficient add-ons was high, the clients are sure that it was definitely worth it when thinking of the long term consequences. The interior design of this residence is diverse and captivating, featuring unexpected color combinations, unique arrangements and inspiring decorating elements.take a look awhile enjoying the cool design from this project.
    cool 2011 Inspiring Family Home in San Diego
    elegant 2011 Inspiring Family Home in San Diego

    2011 Inspiring Family Home in San Diego

Unique and Crazy Overgrown Household

    This Unique and Crazy Overgrown Household was designed by Robert Therrien , he is wellknown designer and best.
    Robert Therrien is a creative American artist with an impressive and unusual design portfolio. But it wasn’t until Robert created these truly unique overgrown household items that he became famous and was overwhelmed with media attention. And we can definitely understand why this occurred. Inspired by childhood fairy-tales, the “Larger than life” collection includes giant versions of common furniture elements such as chairs and tables. We even noticed there are some huge plates involved also. The set is fun, unique, original and certainly worth sharing. Even though this collection can not be considered “practical”, we think some of these giant tables would go great in a public park. After all, most cities could really use some creative projects in matters of urban furniture. Can you think of any other practical alternative?-via Toxel.comsuper Crazy Overgrown Household
    very Crazy Overgrown Household
    luxury Crazy Overgrown Household

Unique and Crazy Overgrown Household

    This Unique and Crazy Overgrown Household was designed by Robert Therrien , he is wellknown designer and best.
    Robert Therrien is a creative American artist with an impressive and unusual design portfolio. But it wasn’t until Robert created these truly unique overgrown household items that he became famous and was overwhelmed with media attention. And we can definitely understand why this occurred. Inspired by childhood fairy-tales, the “Larger than life” collection includes giant versions of common furniture elements such as chairs and tables. We even noticed there are some huge plates involved also. The set is fun, unique, original and certainly worth sharing. Even though this collection can not be considered “practical”, we think some of these giant tables would go great in a public park. After all, most cities could really use some creative projects in matters of urban furniture. Can you think of any other practical alternative?-via Toxel.comsuper Crazy Overgrown Household
    very Crazy Overgrown Household
    luxury Crazy Overgrown Household

Contemporary Home in Venice Beach

    This avenue was Located in Venice Beach, it is called Contemporary Home in Venice Beach.California, this inspiring contemporary home comes from architect Lewin Wertheimer and combines modern living with quality design. Here is a general description from the architect: “The house was stylistically conceived as a hybrid of early modernism, influenced by architects such as Rudolph Schindler, and contemporary Japanese, Mediterranean and Californian architecture. These styles respond to the climate of Southern California and the eclectic nature of Venice Beach.” The total surface of this residence is 288 square meters (3100 square feet) and its architecture is mesmerizing. Aside from the more “common spaces”, this family home houses a garage for two cars, two bedrooms and a guest studio. Large windows create a strong bond with the exterior and allow unobstructed views towards the patio, garden, porch and pool. All the rooms within the residence are “L”-shaped and are said to create “a three dimensional harmony of form and proportion”.Contemporary Home in Venice Beach
    Contemporary Home in Venice Beach

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