October 28, 2009

True Colours

I always feel privileged to work with clients on a second, or as in this case our third project together. Their wonderful vacation home is located in Punta Mita Mexico. The first phase of our work was to extend the pool terrace and add a roof deck to better enjoy all aspects of the Mexican day + night. We were certainly inspired by the exquisite natural beauty of the location, and it's abundant floral vegetation. But also by our vivacious and stylish clients. Mexican rose marble and a local wood stained dark, provide the built hardscape. While generous scale furniture fosters lounging and just taking in the spectacular views. The saturated colours of the Bougainvillea informed our fabric selection, which seems perfectly at home under the clear pure tropical sun.

October 17, 2009

Composing a Story

For me a really great home is an expression of its inhabitants. This is true in all of the selections made, but perhaps even more so, in the choice of accessories. These items tell the story of who lives here, their point of view, their passions, travels, and desires. I am always delighted when a client is a collector, it can start a dialog for the design of their residence, and provide unique opportunities in the making of a special place. While some are very specific, others can be more random and eclectic.
To create dynamic relationships between objects I will often inject strong contemporary objects within arrangements. One of my favourite sources for these, is Provide, they represent modern artisans who fabricate beautifully crafted works.
The composition on this large bamboo coffee table is a great example of objects playing against each other, to tell a story.
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