On my way to the grocery store, I got distracted by a vintage store.. (oops). I found this amazing crushed velvet bedcoat from the 40's. Lined with the softest silk (which of course has a few tears), and 3 tiny rhinestone encrusted buttons. I just couldn't pass it up!
THIS AMAZING CHAIR BELOW WOULD BE SO EASY TO RECREATE WITH AN ARMCHAIR FIND FROM A THRIFT STORE, AND SOME GOLD LAQUER, LOVE IT!
[LOVE THE BLUE LEATHER COUCH, BUT THIS RED AND GREEN CHAIR BELOW IS KIND OF WIERD, RIGHT?!]
THIS BELOW BENCH WOULD ALSO BE SUPER EASY TO RECREATE: WITH A BENCH FROM AN UNFINISHED FURNITURE STORE, SOME SPRAY PAINT, THEN FINISH WITH SPRAY ON WATER-BASED FINISH (SUCH AS MINWAX POLYCRYLIC AEROSOL CAN). WOULD ALSO BE REALLY PRETTY WITH METALLIC GOLD OR SILVER INSTEAD OF THE BLUE!
In order of appearance: 'Adriadne' John William Waterhouse; 'Girl on Red Carpet' Felice Casorati/ 'The King and the Beggar Maid' Edmund Blair Leighton/ 'Flora' Caroline Baruda/ 'Empress Josephine' Pierre-Paul Prud'hon/ 'Funeral of Atala' Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson/ 'Allegory on the Peace of Pressburg' Andrea Appiani/ 'Night Eggs' Felice Casorati/ 'Boreas' John William Waterhouse/ 'Woman in Black Tying her Slipper' Marie Denise Villers/ 'The Keys' Edmund Blair Leighton/ 'Dreaming of Pomegranates' Felice Casorati/ Statue of George III, The Long Walk/ 'Princesses Helena and Louise' Roger Fenton.
An ever-changing inventory of handmade accessories and gifts.
Items made in limited quantities, to keep things unique and fresh.
I truly am inspired so much by nature. Just walk outside and there's millions of things to be inspired by, whether city or country. At different points in my life, or year, or day I can look at the same thing and see it in a completely new way. I realize Im not the first person to be inspired by nature, but I find it amazing how we can all be inspired so uniquely by it.
I am a pretty practical person; I feel designs should have form AND function. I USE all of my designs to ensure ease of use, aesthetic appeal, and versatility. If at the end of the day I don't love it, it goes back to the drawing board; or on the back burner; or just tossed on the 'prototype' pile.
I also make sure all my designs are items I personally would love to give as gifts.