INTERIORS

MANDY MOORE- PASADENA HOME

A good friend of mine brought Mandy Moore’s home to my attention for great reasons. It’s mid-century style, views,  natural sunlight, furniture choice and the array of color.

The home is on a hill in Pasadena with views of San Gabriel mountains/valley, was built in the 1950s and designed by Harold B. Zook.

Mandy and her Fiance Taylor enlisted the help of architect Emily Farnham, interior designer Sarah Sherman Samuel, and  landscape designers Terremoto to help bring the home up-to-date, customizing it to their needs.

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Mandy in her reading nook

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Terrazzo bench by the fireplace

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Mandy and her fiance Taylor in the master bedroom. Loving the custom hunter green headboard.

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Terrazzo bathroom floors

 

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BRAD FORD-TRADITIONAL PREWAR APT

Designer Brad Ford was hired by modernist clients to help outfit their new Upper West Side , Renaissance Revival apartment they had recently purchased. Brad is known for his modern aesthetic with a warm soul and was hired to help add just that kind of touch.

‘Balance, light, space and color factor into all of his designs, creating a timeless effect. Clean lines and simple but well-crafted furnishings, with an attention to texture and the highest quality materials are Brad Ford ID essentials. “We create environments that complement and suit the lifestyle and personality of the client. Whether the room is formal or casual, traditional or modern, accessibility and comfort are a must.”’

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Designer – Brad Ford

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The above and below are photographs of his other work

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BETH BUGDAYCAY – TRIBECA DUPLEX

Former CEO of Rebecca Taylor and founder of fine jewelry line Foundrae , Beth Bugdaycay opened her and her husband’s home to Elle Decor for a tour of their Tribeca duplex. Her husband Murat, is a real estate developer whom had completed his first residential project and with that opportunity were able to customize their duplex. It is light-filled, airy and minimalist. Beth described herself as the gatherer of things in the home and Murat is the one that likes orderliness, instilling the clean lines throughout.

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Beth and Murat Bugdaycay

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Foundrae- pendants & necklaces

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The store has a book share section 

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The beautiful Beth Bugdaycay

CASA ALMACÉN

Came across this amazing woman and company that is helping in keeping the art of fabric dyeing alive and true. Mariana Pussacq is an artist and architect that in 2010 decided to develop a unique color palette of over 100 colors on hand dyed herself on fabrics such as velvet, linen, canvas, cotton, panama and tussore. Mariana used her fabrics in her interior design projects and not long after began sharing her colors/fabrics with other designers. In 2012 her work was recognized internationally.

What is also impressive about this company is that it is housed in a 1924 cotton mill in  Jauregui, Lujan a province in Buenos Aires called, ‘The Flandria’. It was originally directed by Julio Steverlynck in 1928. He used techniques from his country of origin, Belgium which quickly turned that rural province into a textile mecca. Mariana has resurrected this factory and instilled new life into it while respecting its past. Since inception she has grown from a palette of 100 to over 148 colors and has expanded from just fabrics to a clothing line.

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Mariana Pussacq

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‘The Flandria Cotton Mill’ – before

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‘The Flandria Cotton Mill’ – present

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PIERCE & WARD

The recent reveal of Lily Aldridge (Model) and Caleb Followill’s (Musician- Kings of Leon) Nashville, Tennessee home via Architectural Digest  is very homie and in a great way! It is decorated in an eccentric style, though I am not always fond of  that particularly look I like how the fun duo Pierce & Ward have decorated it. Louisa Pierce and Emily Ward are the cool female duo behind Pierce & Ward and the extension of their personalities makes their interiors unique, vibrant and stylish. I want to be friends with them just based on their about description.

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Lily and Colin Nashville Home

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The cool duo Pierce & Ward and more of their work

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NATIONAL GALLERY OF IRELAND

To commemorate St. Patrick’s Day, here is the newly renovated National Gallery of Ireland by Heneghan Peng Architects. HP Architects were chosen for this six year renovation project after having been recognized for their work on the Grand Egyptian Museum and the Palestinian Museum. They successfully addressed the circulation issues the gallery was having, unearthed windows that were bricked for decades bringing in much needed light, as well as introducing light into buildings via new modern skylights. They have done a true job of preserving the past and beautifully introducing the new.

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AXEL VERVOODT

” I AM IN A CONVERSATION WITH NATURE, BUT I AM AWARE THAT NATURE SHOULD ALWAYS HAVE THE LAST WORD” – AXEL VERVOODT

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