Cyanotype Artwork

I came across this images ages ago on Pinterest and was smitten.  I was drawn to it as blue is my favorite color and I love, love, love that it is artwork with the feel of denim.  Blue symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence and faith.  I wonder if peoples favorite color meaning stands true to characteristics they have as human beings. Food for thought.  The process used to create these pictures is cyanotype, where a chemical is put down on fabric or paper and the sun then turns it indigo and wallah the image appears.  I'm also drawn to the simplicity of the way these are hung.  If anyone knows who created these please forward the information as I would love to give credit.  Also love the organic yet sophisticated feel of these, hung in a large grouping really creates a beautiful focal wall.

#BLUEPRINT STUDIO WORKS

For years I have done a mix of designing my clients homes with vintage and new items.  Some clients are open to the vintage/ antique items and some are not.  For me personally I have always felt the best way to get a one of a kind home is to include these amazing vintage finds.  For awhile....I got away from sourcing vintage...for a variety of reasons but what I do realize is that it is an integral part of the mix not match look that is so true to my personal style.  So I am back hunting and gathering amazing finds for my clients and now you!

I have always felt that when the designer client fit is right that is when great design happens.  I am currently lucky enough to be working on several projects where the fit is spot on.  Some of the spaces that are coming together are really coming out fantastic...the results are exceeding not only my clients expectations but my own.  We are now working on layering and styling each project.  Can't wait to share these spaces.

Several months ago I had added a shop called Blueprint Vintage to my website.....I quickly realized that my mix not match style wasn't about selling exclusively vintage items...but more about a  mix of modern art and modern accessories mixed with vintage accessories as well as vintage art.   The key to making the vintage items feel fresh and right for todays interiors is all about mixing them with modern elements.

One of the most asked questions I get from clients is "I am not sure if it goes".  Let me just say there is no right or wrong.  What you may love your neighbor may not understand at all....the key is surrounding yourself with things you love and styling them in a way that appeals to you personally.  

#BLUEPRINT STUDIO WORKS  will showcase art and home accessories both new and vintage as a vignette style guide ...not sure how to style a particular space in your home then you can buy one item or the entire vignette.  We do the work for you.  Our goal will be to post a minimum of 2-3 vignettes per week.  If there are any items you are interested in please feel free to email us to purchase them.  Looking forward to making new online friends and seeing how you all use our curated selection of finds.  Our ultimate goal will be to create a vignette selling platform that will allow you see the full vignette and purchase directly from each vignette page.  Stay tuned.

All the best,

Donna

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Eye Candy

As a creative entrepreneur I am a very visual person.  When designing a room I can see it completed in my minds eye.   In order to feed my creativity I try to spend a bit of time everyday finding inspiration. Fashion and travel are my favorite sources and I have to say I am a big Instagram and Pinterest lover...no secret there.  Above are my images of the week that have caught my eye.

Design Inspiration

I am often asked where my inspiration may come from for a particular project.  Like any other creative, I am convinced in some ways we just see things a bit differently.  For me there is no one set place I find inspiration...certainly travel and fashion are top on the list. Recently I visited my daughter Isabel in Rome and then traveled on to Venice, Florence, San Gimignango, Chianti, Sienna, and ended my trip in Milan. Throughout Italy the mens fashion did not disappoint. So many men tailored to absolute perfect.  When I arrived in Florence and of course Milan, the local women walking down the street were impeccable....from top to bottom.   It was an amazing trip.

 I have always found that often times interiors will follow what is going on in fashion. If I had to relate my fabric choices for interior projects right now they would emulate Anna Wintour.  The mix of rich feeling fabrics like mohairs and and some of the more textural fabrics are common in my room choices...touches of fur a must...adding light colors to make the fur and textured tones pop I love.  But I think what I love most about her fashion is the over all mix of what she puts together.  The same goes for interiors...as I have always said...it is all about the mix.  Price point and pedigree does not matter but how it all comes together does.  

My current obsession is adding elements that almost clash a bit.....they really create so much interest, versus something more matched and using materials in more unexpected ways.  Stay tuned, in the next few weeks I am installing several projects that reflect this feel.

Animal Print stair runner

Nothing warms up a home more then rugs, especially large homes. Got to love a good animal print rug!  Everything seems to echo without rugs on the stairs and hallways.    I have to give a shout out to my installer John, the guy is a true master at his craft.  His workmanship is spot on perfection and such a nice guy.  More to come as this home comes together.  

Nothing warms up a home more then rugs, especially large homes. Got to love a good animal print rug!  Everything seems to echo without rugs on the stairs and hallways.    I have to give a shout out to my installer John, the guy is a true master at his craft.  His workmanship is spot on perfection and such a nice guy.  More to come as this home comes together.