INSPIRATION

RESTORATION HARDWARE- YOUNTVILLE

I had no idea that Restoration Hardware had a location in Napa Valley until my good friend Shalia send me a snapchat of her visit to this amazing place. She told me I would fall in love with it and she was most definitely not wrong.

This RH location is one-of-a-kind integrating food, art, design and wine all on one property. After seeing the below you will be just be just as in love as I am.

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DREAM BROOKLYN ROW HOME

You know how there are just some people who are born with amazing talent. Well, Athena Calderone just so happens to be one of those amazing people. It seems that everything she touches turns to gold. It is appropriate that her life style brand is called EYE SWOON , she has a true visual talent. I have been following her since the beginning of  her career and have enjoyed seeing her blossom throughout the years. Athena has a cookbook ‘Cook Beautiful’ which I recommend checking-out. Every recipe that I have attempted from it has been met with nothing but high praise. A few years ago, she and her husband purchased a row home in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn NYC. For three years it was under construction and the Calderone’s just recently unveiled their masterpiece in Architectural Digest.  They enlisted the help of Architect Elizabeth Roberts to bring their dreams into fruition. Check it out!

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Athena’s kitchen inspiration 

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Athena Calderone in her Brooklyn kitchen

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The porch just off the kitchen

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Sketch of the kitchen

COOK BOOK

Athena’s James Beard Award winning cookbook

COOKING

Above and Below are dishes from the cookbook

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Dining Room- AFTER

BEFORE

Dining and living room – BEFORE

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Above and below are the living room design inspiration

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Sketch of the living room

LIVING ROOM

Living room – AFTER

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Entry way inspiration

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Current entry way

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Staircase

SONS ROOM

Her son’s bedroom

OFFICE

Athena’s office

BEDROOM

The master bedroom

CLOSET

The master closet

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Master bath

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Informal living room with custom plaster

EXTERIOR

Exterior

FLOOR PLAN

1st floor- floor plan (unfortunately I could not find the floor plan for the rest of the row home)

SQUARESPACE HQ- NYC

Squarespace’s new headquarters are located in the former printing-district in New York’s West Village in the 12-story 1927 Maltz Building. The project architecture firm, A+I took a hospitality approach to the redesign of the Squarespace offices. From the street, passersby’s can visibly see into the layed back offices somewhat mimicking the likes of a hotel lobby. Apparently, A+I took inspiration from Roman+Williams design of the lobby located at Manhattan’s  Ace Hotel.  Squarespace is a continually fast growing tech web platform company that wanted a strong brand identity when it came to its design. The interior is of a minimal color off-white paint, concrete floors and ebonized wood paneling. Founder and CEO Anthony Casalena says “The brand identity is very black-and-white but you’ll never see a hard black or a hard white- we varied the materials to get lots of texture. I’ve come to understand the power of design. When it comes to brand identity, if it looks clean and smooth, it has a lot more credibility.” I would absolutely love to work in a free flowing, open, modern space such as this one.

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Exterior- Maltz Building with a view of the HQ lobby

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Exterior- Maltz Building

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The lobby of the Manhattan Ace Hotel- designed by Roman + Williams

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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