10cent’s world and welcome to it.
i’ve shared the fabulousness that is the 10cent designer before. here, here and here, and probably elsewhere, too i’m a big fan. but now miss 10cent, aka calgary-based interior designer lori andrews has a brand new blog, the 10cent designer. yay! not only is lori a great designer, she’s also a fabulous photographer, so her blog is the perfect place to showcase her many talents. she decorates it, then she shoots it – perfecto!
lori shared a recent project with me that’s downright stunning – a new penthouse with a magnificent view of a natural forest preserve. she and her client jill have been working together for years, but her client needs to be budget-conscious, so she and lori work together every six months or so to decide what to tackle next. there’s a great mix of high and low – Ikea mixed with licensed and vintage mid-century modern finds.
This apartment is the culmination of several years collaboration together. sometimes to her clients’ dismay, lori encourages them to remove pieces rather than add them. they joke that she’s part therapist, helping her clients let go of sentimentality towards material goods. but the result of lori’s discerning eye is a look that is eclectic, yet clean, fresh and modern.
The client used to own a large cabinet that housed extra dishes and accessories which stood behind the sofa. lori suggested that instead of a credenza against the wall or a table behind the tufted sofa, the space would look amazing with some very large artwork. This painting is by the artist Leslie Bell.
they continue to collect timeless and well designed furniture pieces. the client picked up the circa 1955 danish desk, by Gunni Omann and the hanging light fixture in the office herself.
for more of lori’s fabulous interiors, as well as her photography and her yummy recipes (oh yeah, and did i mention she’s a great gluten-free cook, too?), follow along with the 10cent designer, and check out her designertweets on twitter told ya she was talented.