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Robert Couturier is My Homeboy

You know what is even more exciting than paint drama? Yesterday Robert Couturier left a comment on this post. I know I just casually typed that all deadpan like, but my heart is seriously trying to escape from my chest right now. The only thing keeping me in check is the restraining order that will most assuredly be issued against me should I become a little too rowdy whilst proclaiming my undying love for RC. Still, the man is a design god so it’s not like I can just pretend that I’m not scrawling “Mrs Robert Couturier” over and over inside my “special” notebook. Here’s why:

I am obsessed with his sculptural sensibility. The man understands space and how to create an element of surprise.

He knows how to make tradition fresh and livable.

He mixes and matches eras effortlessly.

Rest assured I am taking notes for my own suburban English mini mansion (all 2350 sq ft of it) — how to strike the balance between overdone and underwhelming?

I think an aubergine sofa may be in order.

Thank you, Robert Couturier, for making my day year.

[Architectural Digest]

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Blog Luv

Ever since I posted my cozy cottage fantasy, designer Molly Luetkemeyer has been on my radar.  Most recently in the form of her own blog, which is my new current web obsession.  Amazing taste and razor sharp wit to boot?  It’s like looking in a mirror.

Go check out my new buddy’s blog, then maybe come back here for some interior posts, or birth announcements, you know, whateves.

Molly’s Loot is here, yo.

Molly waxes poetic on the wonders of lucite here.

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Still Alright With White

Every once in a while I catch myself totally aware of my love for a trend.  I’ll be completely enraptured with a color or a style and will go ape-shit crazy hunting it down and buying it up well aware, albeit sadly, that the love affair will end in one or two short seasons.

I’ve been pretty whack-a-doodle crazy about white walls for a while.  I keep waiting for it to pass, hesitant to paint yet another room in my house white, wondering what will come next.  Well, apparently next up is white.  Yep, 2 years into my love affair with crisp walls, I renewed my trend-vows when I stumbled upon the interiors of Nacho Polo.  That’s Nacho Polo Spanish designer, not to be confused with Nacho the Polo player from Argentina, who’s hotty hotness was featured in this month’s Elle Decor.

Let’s see if you all are still smitten with white as well:

Ok, so this may be the meeting ground for every single trend of 2009 (hello bust and metallic gold tile) but you can’t fight me on the awesomeness of this space.  You just can’t.

I am a fan of monochromatic texture.  Especially if it’s white and anchored by a sexy black lamp at the end of the hallway.

There’s that bust again.

Prey tell, why would you paint your walls any other color with that sort of architectural detail and groovy view?

This must be the room we were seeing at the end of the white hallway.  And this is a list of things I love:  those chairs, that candelabra.  Lovelovelove.

For those of you who need a little more pattern mixed in with your white (I’m guilty of this a-plenty) Nacho brings stripes to the game.

And what better color to accent your large scale soft core artwork?  Yep, you got it.

So, what do you say?  Are you dudes still down with white?

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For Your Hot Date This Weekend

There are a couple of people who send me links to things they think I would like, most of the time they are pretty spot on (how transparent am I?).  This week not one but two of my favorite internet super sleuths sent me THE VERY SAME LINK, so you know that shit was good.  Raina and Hope, I pledge to you my undying devotion for showing me these:

Gun Hoof Boots by Iris Schieferstein (via Jezebel)

While these boots are clearly a masterpiece and Iris could have stopped here, she didn’t.  Check out the other creepy goodies she’s rocking:

Just when I thought taxidermy was dead and buried for good, Iris comes along and makes it seem totally fresh again.

While I’m here, I’d also like to add an update to yesterday’s post:

My mother (while working on her 2 martini lunch I presume) found this Hennessy bottle designed by Thursday’s featured designer, Inga Sempe

Pair the cognac with your gun hoof boots and, girl, I think you’ve got yourself a weekend.  Tell me all about it monday, and yes, I want all the juicy details.

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Designer Spotlight: Inga Sempe

G’day everyone!  How ’bout ya’ll raise your hands if you remember that monster Olympic-sized post I wrote on Tuesday?  Remember how it was the longest blog post ever in the history of mankind?  So, keeping that in mind, how do you feel about a slightly significantly shorter post today?  No go?  Hmmmm… what if I promise lots of pretty pictures?  Deal?  Deal.  Let’s go.

I have come to learn something recently which will undoubtedly shake you all to your core:  Ligne Roset carries several pieces of furniture.  True!  I know we all love to swoon over the Togo (I’m looking at you, Raina) but believe it or not, they actually have a very extensive line of lovely pieces.  And behind every line of great furniture stands a great designer.  Ok, they have several designers they work with but today we’re focusing on one: Inga Sempe.

Ligne Roset unveiled it’s newest piece, the Ruche, by designer Igna Sempe this week at the imm cologne

A simple, upholstered quilt is draped over a basic frame to create the newest piece.  And, since we’re channeling Raina today, I will ask your thoughts please.

The Ruche is not Sempe’s first piece for Ligne Roset, she has designed several including the Moel sofa and chair (shown above) as well as the Lampyre, the Long Pot, and Lunatique: a telescoping table.

Sempe’s portfolio also contains this gem, designed for quirky Italian furniture makers, Edra

Edra let Sempe get away with these shelves as well, which, btw, I find delightful.

One of my favorite pieces by Sempe is this pleated hanging lamp for Cappelinni.  Designed in 2003 and still stunning as can be 7 years later.

I’m also enchanted with her high pleated lamp, also for Cappellini

And you know what, dudes?  That’s all I’ve got for today.

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