There are some people who are just SO talented you can’t believe one individual can house so much good taste and skill. William McLure is one of those people. I just cannot get enough not only of his incredible abstract paintings but also his interiors! Especially his own apartments. And he appears to be very young (with a little bit of a Zac Efron thing going on to boot…) so I can’t wait to see what else he does in his career. And I’m absolutely looking to use his work in some of my projects- it’s fantastic.
This was his last place and it is INCREDIBLE- the layering, the mix of simplicity and detail and layering is really masterful
Ask and you shall receive! I asked on Facebook yesterday for some suggestions regarding Fashion Friday and a bunch of people asked for work outfits that were easy to put together but looked great. So I pulled together looks based on basic work attire- suits, skirts, black pants, dresses and casual Friday (or for a more laid back office that allows denim). I hope this inspires you when getting dressed for work next week (bold words are the links!)
I’m on a kick wanting to replace some lighting in my house that I no longer love (some basic flushmounts I rushed to put in during that last moments of renovation drama three years ago). So I’ve been constantly looking at whats out there for new lighting and thought it was a good time to share all the new items my sponsor Circa Lighting (and our #1 source for lighting for clients- known to the trade as Visual Comfort). There are SO many good ones and swapping out old fixtures is a fast way to give new life to your space.
My favorite pendants and lanterns for kitchens, entries and hallways or even over smaller round dining tables.
I’ve been buying lots of design books I’ve been eyeing for years lately. I want more of my downtime to be analog, and books are the best accessories in a home, I think. So really, it’s win/win. One can never have enough books (unless they are cheesy paperback chick-lit or spy thrillers in which case I believe they breed while we are sleeping and/or preparing to move). One I recently picked up is architect Gil Schafer’s The Great American House. I’ve flipped through it before at my parents house, but this time I really dug in and my appreciation and awestruck admiration for his work grew tenfold.
Many of his projects have been published in the big glossies, so you may recognize a home or two when flipping through– but what is so wonderful about his work is that it looks so old, so full of the detail and craft of yesteryear, that you may have just assumed it WAS an old home. Here are two examples- one int he north and one in the south that really exemplify his work: