Monday, May 28, 2012

Dorothy Clicking her heels....Eclecticism in a New Home

The home began with the need for new flooring, paint and lighting.  Great bones and the abundance of redesign keeps my mind busy, always and everywhere.

I tell clients and friends, " It is not finished yet..."  I know it, whatever "it" is, will never be finished.  
ONE OF MY Inspirations - A SETTEE FROM WEST ELM
www.westelm.com

A large room requires varied seating areas.  Two of these facing each other took care of one area of the room.

TUFTING

THE TEXTURES AND STRIPES...HMMM!

GRAY IS A MUST!

I LIKE YOUR STYLE!

THIS ROOM DOES NOT NEED A SECTIONAL BUT, THIS IS NICE.  I LIKE THE WHITE LAQUER COFFE TABLE.


AND HERE IT IS!

IT SINGS!

THE BLACK VELVET CHAIR ON THE LEFT IS AN OLD WING CHAIR I HAD REUPHOLSTERED

LIGHTING MAKES THE DIFFERENCE!

THE DINING AREA ON IT'S WAY TO MID CENTURY MOD COMBINED WITH CLASSIC DETAILS
THE OTTOMAN ADDS COMFORT BETWEEN THE SETTEE'S AND IS USED AS A COFFEE TABLE FOR ENTERTAINING

ANTIQUE MORROCAN TRAY AND A SILVER TEA SET

Reading corner

texture and pattern play

REUPHOLSTERED


Lipstick Red Fabric





A VIEW FROM BLACK VELVET

TESTING IT OUT!

THAT PATTERN FROM THE ARC LAMP LOOKS LIKE HEARTS...LOVE IT!



GRAY, SILVER, BLACK, RED, WHITE AND TIGERWOOD, PERFECT!
THIS IS THE LAST PIECE, GRAY AND WHITE STRIPES WILL CONTINUE DOWN THE WALL BEHIND THE CHAIR.
  MORE TO COME!  I LOVE THE GRAY!
Design is evolution.  Design is the pursuit of balance.  Design is texture, color, light, rhythm and a personal touch. Integration of existing pieces and an infusion of the new items brought together to bring harmony.  A room should sing!  This room does indeed.  But, it is not finished yet......

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Shed a little light on the subject...

Perhaps you have been down the light bulb aisle recently.  One may wonder what to purchase, LED, Halogen, CFL or the long time favorite, our energy burning Incandescent.  LED is the way to go! Below are images of lighting from many places I have been.  A lot of it is LED lighting which is MERCURY FREE!!!
Tunnel vision, maybe not???

Texture over light?
Lighting changes the way we see things.  It enhances color, shape and texture.  Great design always includes a well thought out lighting plan.  
The ARC LAMP!

Instead of wallpaper we have light!

This light is from Ikea and worth every small penny paid for it!
www.ikea.com
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/series/13807/

Texture, Dorothy Durbin Interior Design
Pendant
More pendants!

The Drum pendant arc lamp.www.dulleselectric.com



Reflections and enhancement

Directional




LED changes colors making a plain white cabinet a topic of discussion!


Wall washer can be adjusted to any beam spread.

Wall washing

Recessed

What can I say, I love this picture.



Media room


LED lighting enhances the colors on the walls from below and above.

Sconce in the media room


The first time I saw this I thought it was stunning. LED lighting is run behind the baseboard of the room.  This photo was taken by me at Dulles Electric Supply.www.dulleselectric.com

Pendants free up space on each side of the bed.  Night stands are always crowded.

I was taught in design school NEVER to use this type of light on art because it is too hot.  This is LED lighting which in not very hot so, maybe my Professor would approve.

OUTDOOR LIGHTING!  Very nice





A chandelier made out of old ties
www.anthropologie.com




The very coolest of bars with very creative LED lighting

Lighting is amazing!