BLOG - doors
Wed, 2013-04-03 10:55 | by Haley
A few days ago we had a custom built in unit installed for a client. (Hence the inspiration for my built in blog.) After the layout of the unit was designed, I realized that the most time consuming aspect was the be picking out hardware. There are a plethora of cabinet knobs and pulls out there, but most that were readily available had a generic quality to them. After a bit of searching I managed to find a few that I thought were interesting details to add to a custom piece.
This 1970s Michel Pigneres sideboard is an example of who the right hardware details can complete the design.
Tommi Parzinger cabinet c. 1965
The Nanz Company has a beautiful collection of knobs ranging from streamlined to geometric to traditional.
Nest Studio has a similar option at an economical price. They also have some interesting acrylic options.
If acrylic is what you're in the market for, The Paris Apartment has some nice options.
Vintage is always a good option. Above from Etsy, below from Urban Remains.
P.E. Guerin nugget knob
Ted Boerner for Rocky Mountain Hardware. Above : Shift Grip | Below : Shift Knob
P.E. Guerin pull
E.R. Butler & Co. knobs
A little glamour from H. Theophile
Horn Handle from Ochre.
Hopefully we'll have pictures of our built in unit (knobs and all) soon!
Thu, 2012-10-04 13:55 | by Haley
I recently had the pleasure of going back to Virginia to visit my family. While there, I visited my aunt who had brightly painted all of the exterior doors on her house. Purple, yellow, orange... they were all beautiful. She told me she noticed lots of colorful doors on her recent visit to the UK. Today I've put my patriotic hat on and shown only red or blue doors in recognition of the presidential debates last night.
Thu, 2012-05-03 11:15 | by Caroline
One of my favorite things about my job is when a client agrees to go the custom route with any aspect of a design scheme. Of course there are plenty of beautiful fabrics out there in the market but I just love taking our job as designers one step further and creating something truly unique and one of a kind. For a project we are working in Florida, the concept for the embroidery of the living room curtains came from the design we did for a new entryway door. The client actually provided much of the inspiration in the form of a picture he took while in Paris. He fell in love with the beautiful metalwork found throughout the city and captured 100s of images. The picture below ended up being the inspiration for the new doors.
Once we narrowed down which inspiration image to go with, we finalized the below door design.
As the project progressed we decided that we wanted to incorporate the elements of the door into the embroidery of the living room curtains. After we decided on a color scheme (seen below) we began to manipulate the pattern and play around with the repeat.
In the end we decided to take out the external diamonds around the border and simplify the design a bit. The image below right shows the stitch type we are using.
The strike-offs will be complete in a few weeks and we promise to update you on our progress!
Tue, 2011-10-18 15:15 | by Caroline
Over time I have collected images of black rooms, doors, and moldings. When done well, there is something so chic and sophisticated about a black room. Even if you are not sold on painting an entire room black, covering the interior doors and moldings of your home in a high-gloss black lacquer (like my friend Lilly www.lillysnotebook.com) can really elevate the look and feel of a space.
Living Etc. Magazine via apartmentherapy.com
The two images below take the idea of black moldings and doors and turn it around. I particularly like this idea when coupled with great art in white frames.
Ron Marvin via here
One of the best things about the color black is that it looks fantastic when paired with bright and interesting colors. In the image below, Steven Gambrel achieves an enlightened approach to the use of black with his pairing of citron on the ceiling.
A few more black rooms that I am loving right now....
Jenna Lyons from Dominio
Aerin Lauder's Office: Source: Elle Decor
Georgia and I both love the use of black in the kitchen. There is something so clean and crisp about this look!
Black Kitchen by Steven Shubel: Source:House Beautiful
How fantastic does this white porcelain look in these black cupboards?
Mallory Marshall, source: House Beautiful
And of course simple white furniture also pops against dark walls.
Home of Gilles Mendel; source: Elle Decor
Miles Redd; Source: Elle Decor
I think this image may be my favorite (the books of course!!).
Kelly Wearstler Designed Library at the Viceroy
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