InspirationOctober 25, 2010

Design Crush: Andrew Corrie & Harriet Maxwell Macdonald

These days I have been completely coveting the idea of a new aesthetic for myself and my home.  I’ve said it before but being a designer and stylist does not mean that my home and wardrobe are perfect- far from it- I am my own worst enemy when it comes to making design decisions for myself.  I have been trying to decide on fabric for throw pillows for the last 5 months. Baxter ad Olliver thing the samples are dog chew toys and by the time I find them stuffed under the couch I’m all “Oh, I don’t think I like this anymore anyways). I know once I chose them and get them made  I will inevitably decide I hate orange and want blue. It’s just how it goes.  But lately I’ve been veering away from the slick, bright Hollywood regency look I’ve been enamored with for the past few years to personally craving a more natural look full of vintage goods, natural woods, aged brass and rich textures (but of course with a few statement “wow” items!)  When flipping through the new Elle Decor I went bonkers for the apartment of Ochre Store owners Andrew Corrie and Harriet Maxwell Macdonald…. and remembered their country home featured on the cover of House Beautiful not too long ago.  Full of soft colors and rich textures this look really calls to me right now!

This is their NYC loft (oh that LIGHT fixture- those floors-that sofa! I might have a stroke over them all!)

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I am not near my scanner so I had to take cell pics of the Elle spread (so professional).  I really am regretting ym sectional purchase and instead wish I had saved and gotten a chesterfield or two. Craigslist anyone?

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Here is their swoon-worthy country home:

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And here are images of their old apartment, a very different look than what they reside in now, but still so serene and carefully curated:

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And here are some images from their store Ochre– again, that chandy! It’s going to haunt my dreams!!!

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