Top to bottom, left to right:
1. The loveliest front door and first impression
2. Warm wood details that bring a fall feel into the kitchen
3. An ad man’s simple and elegant Hamburg apartment
4. This stunning Stockholm space with period details
5. A light-filled and lived-in home office
happy friday, y’all. i’m actually on early holiday this weekend, and away today. but i thought i’d share some of my favorite instagrammers. people i follow who constantly inspire me — some friends, some acquaintances online, and some i just admire from afar. i think you might like to follow them, too. i used to share my flickr favs many moons ago, and maybe i’ll just start sharing more of my favorites from instagram. i hope you like them, and have a great weekend, everyone.
this week domino featured a smashing small space! this feature shares brooklyn-based designer and photographer Jenny Norris’ new brooklyn abode. jenny just moved from the big city (manhattan) to brooklyn and in the process has transformed an unfinished t-shirt factory (imagine two windows and no interior walls) into the inspiring space she now calls home. mid-century modern design, bright and bold colors and loads of natural light create a most enviable, even if tiny space. looks like just the sort of space i’d love to have in brooklyn.
• photography via domino.
these are just the prettiest, and quite possibly the best styled rugs i’ve seen in some time. talk about a magic carpet ride! brought to you by OYYO, these original dhurrie rugs are handwoven by a community of craftspeople near india’s blue city, jodhpur and are uniquely made of 100% organic cotton and vivid vegetable dyes derived from local plants. OYYO’s rugs are woven with techniques dating back centuries, devoid of machines, but with a contemporary design and beautiful pastel color palette.
OYYO is an independent design studio with a unique personality, founded in Stockholm by Lina Zedig and Marcus Åhrén, with a strong love for prints and patterns, refined craftsmanship and innate passion for simple, but beautiful design that aims to inspire. you can find OYYO’s rugs all over the world — check their stocklists, here.
Autumn has to be one of my most favorite times of the year. I find so much inspiration around me — from a simple walk with my dog to a visit to the San Francisco Flower Mart – everywhere is full of beauty and inspiration for my designs. This lovely nook under a window at Victoria’s San Francisco home gave me the inspiration to create a moody, autumn scene complete with hanging florals. While the cottage is small on space, each area yields something special, and it is hard not to fall in love with all of it. This sweet nook is the perfect space for pretty much anything, from Victoria’s awesome vintage clothes, to her bench and my floral design.
Flowers and foliage: garden and spray rose, ranunculus, peony, tulip, carnation, nodding abutilon rose hip, acorn, pumpkin, pomegranate.
I am a fan of using many different elements in my designs — typically what I can find in my garden mixed with what is available at the flower mart. There happened to be peonies at the mart that day, so I knew I wanted to use them. And the carnations, with their perfect ruffles and their colors just scream autumn. For those who still don’t believe that carnations are amazing, and only for cheap bud vases at the local restaurant or for adorning the funeral parlor, I challenge you to examine the varieties available at your local mart. They are simply lovely. The abutilon and eucalyptus were some lovely additions from my garden/yard.
We shot with both film and digital to capture slightly different moods. The film pictures have a smoky, slightly darker tone that I really love. The digital came out a bit brighter and more saturated. Both together paint a complete picture of the lovely scene that we were able to create.