Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dolce does Dolce

Dolce Design Studio is known for high-end floral and event design. Their recent work was inspired by couture fashion week, and even attracted the interest of Dolce & Gabbana! The famous design house contracted them for a holiday collection called “Dolce does Dolce” to be artfully displayed in their Beverly Hill’s store window. Here’s a look at their holiday collection that was inspired by the design work they did for Dolce & Gabanna.

Color Crush

This beautiful home appears to have come together so naturally. The light, colour, textures and pattern play right off one another. Make no mistake this is the partnership of a brilliant designer and a talented photographer. The colours that pop and make the magic happen are just a few simple accessories, pillows and flowers. They could easily be swapped for other punchy colours and patterns, and still have the desired affect. The base colour throughout the home are neutral shades of green, gray, and linen. The furnishings are accented with beautiful details like curves and contrasting finishes. The result is crisp and so polished. 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Girly stuff

Tulip exuberance

The eyelet of the beholder

’Tis the season for lightweight fabrics and delicate details, and we’re tickled to see all the options for fashion and home that include eyelet. A quintessentially romantic technique, eyelet softens the edges of a room and adds a layer of visual interest.

The origins of eyelet are a bit sketchy, but it seems to have been developed in Europe as an offshoot of traditional cutwork sometime in the 1700s. It’s made by creating a tone-on-tone pattern (historically white thread on white fabric or ivory thread on ivory fabric, but these days, any color goes) of closely placed buttonhole stitches, and then carefully cutting away the fabric inside the holes. The resulting lacelike effect has both dimension and texture. Patterns vary widely, from miniscule florals to large modern geometrics.