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.

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.  

BLUEPRINT VINTAGE COMING SOON

BLUEPRINT VINTAGE COMING SOON

It's no secret I have an obsession with vintage finds....not sure if it is the thrill of the hunt or my love for beautiful things.  I started in the business with Antique booths then included decorative painting.  I was revamping and renewing old finds when it wasn't a thing....and my love for it has never stopped.  My home is a mix of old, new, custom and everything in between, which is how I like it....an Eclectic mix of beautiful things that constantly rotate throughout the year.

Almost every home I design includes some sort of vintage finds....mixed in.  For me it creates a one of a kind look and is signature in my design work.

So I am happy to say as part of my BLUEPRINT service we will be adding BLUEPRINT VINTAGE. A vignette step by step style guide and shop.  We will be sharing tried and true tricks to mixing vintage with modern to create a luxurious layered home.  The beauty of this is that you can buy the entire styled vignette, styled by professionals in the industry or buy piece by piece to add to what you already own.

In addition to the launch of BLUEPRINT VINTAGE we will be offering for sale many of our custom furniture pieces.... These will be available in our STUDIOWORKS SHOP. I think you will really love what we have to offer.  We will be offering both retail and To The Trade Pricing.  If you are a fellow designer please don't hesitate to call for trade pricing.

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