2012 April : design elements


Wednesday Mix

categories Wednesday Mix    

awesome people reading

girl in the green dress


An Apartment in Madrid

categories House Tour    

Dieses Apartment in Madrid zieht meine Augen magisch an. Interior design: Rafael Llamazares of A-cero

This apartment in Madrid captured my heart today. Interior design: Rafael Llamazares of A-cero

photos: nuevo estilo


A Home in France

categories House Tour    

So sieht eine Wohnung in Frankreich aus. Interior Design: double g. Einen guten Wochenstart!

A look inside a lovely home in France. Interior design: double g. Happy Monday!

photos: N. Matheus & L. Dougier via nicety


Interview with Trip Haenisch

categories Designer, Interviews    

I am a huge fan of Los Angeles interior designer Trip Haenisch. His work is like no one else’s, sophisticated, eclectic, and comfortable. The interview with Trip is my Easter present for you… Happy Easter weekend!

How would you describe your own style?

I would describe it as fun, curated and most importantly comfortable.

What inspired you to get into design?

I have always had a love of beautiful things. I started an accessories shop and my cliental grew to include designers from all over the world, and from there history was made.

Looking back at your first project what decorating knowledge do you wish you had back then designing the interiors?

I had done a lot of freelance work for various people as well as friends and family so I some experience already, but my first real business project was for Cheryl Tiegs. It was an exciting venture and I’ll never forget it. I was able to work with some great people and it was exhilarating to be able to put my design ideas into play.

Is there a designer that has influenced you?

The French Designer Jacques Grange. He has a unique sense of style, effortlessly combining chic elegance with casual comfort.

Some designers believe that the first piece for any room is the rug or a painting that sets up the colors palette. What is your first source of inspiration?

My first source of inspiration comes from the client. I find out what their personality is like and what kind of lifestyles they lead.

How do you achieve a good scale?  Scale is a really interesting and difficult topic.

Scale is critical in any space and it’s really something that comes with experience. You can make a small room feel large or a large room intimate and cozy depending on size.

What’s your one best piece of advice on lighting?

Light your art. There’s nothing better than highlighting great artwork. Using wall washers also helps create interesting contrast and even prevents eye fatigue.

What do you love to do when you are not designing?

There’s no clear line between an outside life and my work. Designers often create long lasting relationships with their clients and ultimately become friends so I have a very full social life. But in my personal time I’ll find myself cooking for my son and friends, reading, meditating and doing yoga – I love to exercise both mind and body.

Who are your favorite artists?

John Baldessari, John Currin and Barbara Kruger. I love these artists because they use diverse mediums and there is such an abstract beauty to their work… seemingly simple but so complex.

Your favorite books?

Right now I’m reading Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson and House of Merth, by Edith Wharton.

What does success mean to you?

Success mean a lot of things to me, most importantly to love and be loved. I’m successful when I’m happy and can influence others in a positive way.

My signature Design Elements question – what are the most important design elements?

My strongest design elements come in the form of soft furnishings combined with interesting collected pieces. I love casual and comfortable pieces, it always feels ‘right’.

photos: Simon Upton for Elle Decor, Trip Haenisch and Associates


House in the Caribbean

categories Houses, Outdoor    

Dieses Traumhaus befindet sich auf St. Barths in der Karibik. Es gehört einer Interior Designerin und ihrer Familie.

This lovely house is located on the Caribbean island St. Barths. An interior designer lives there with her children.

photos: Gaelle le Boulicaut via rosasinspiration


Wednesday Mix

categories Wednesday Mix    

photo: hearthomemag via decor8

daily positive quotes


Living Room I Love

categories Living room    

Organische Formen im Wohnzimmer des amerikanischen Regisseurs Jason Bloom. Design: Greg Lynn

A look inside the living room of Los Angeles film director Jason Bloom. Design: Greg Lynn



Floating Cinema in Thailand

categories Outdoor, Travels    

Schwimmendes Kinotheater aus Recycling-Material zwischen Phuket und Krabi in Thailand. Design: Ole Scheeren.

Floating cinema designed by Beijing-based German architect Ole Scheeren and crafted out of recycled materials.

photos: Piyatat Hemmatat via architizer

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