I am obsessed with teal. And currently I am obsessed to distraction by the floor tile used by Belgin Decorator, Christophe Decarpentrie in his Taraoudant, Morocco home. I saw this in this past Sunday’s New York Times T Magazine and have been dreaming of it since. Not being dramatic. I am honestly, perhaps disturbingly consumed by the simple, vivid beauty of this place. Please. If there is a God. Send me a client that will let me do this tile in their home. Or, better yet, provide me with the opportunity to do this in my own home! I am now a fan of Decarpentrie and re-born lover of color.
Wishing you all much love, laughter, beauty and peace today and everyday!
I had some one ask about this photo that I used for one of my clients (you can see more pictures of this project on my website at Lord Design). The photo is by Steve Eltinge my dear friend and photographer. I gave him an idea of what I wanted, he took some shots that fit the description of what I was looking for and let me chose just the right one. He then had it enlarged and made into a giclee to fit what I had designed in for the wall in my elevation (that’s the little drawing shown here). It’s an awesome way to get original, local art for my clients! Thank you Steve for being so great to work with!
Houzz Unveils 2013 “Best of Houzz”
Lord Design won in both the Design and Customer Satisfaction categories. Our portfolio includes some of the most popular images on Houzz in 2012, and we ranked highly in customer satisfaction among Houzz’s 11 million monthly users. You can see our award-winning work in this “Best of” ideabook: https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/6292704
Yay us!!! And congrats to the other Portland designers who won in this category: Garrison Hullinger, Jessica Helgerson, Alan Mascord, Laura Evans and Cherie Myrick.
To see more of this project here’s the link: Houzz winning room feel free to like or follow! It’s all about shameless self promotion! :-)
When I grow up I will have a house big enough to fill with William Park paintings. I was just looking through some post cards from Portland Open Studios this past summer and I just had to reiterate my fondness for this artists work. If you need an amazing gift for someone this holiday season, this would be an epic gift. I’m happy to accept such gifts if you feel so inclined. :-)
Christmas decorating 2012 is over for us and we had a blast! Stephanie Stephens a Lord Design design associate works side by side with Arlene Lord to install over 8 thousand square feet of Christmas decor. Check out the article in the West Linn Tidings and Lake Oswego Review to see some after pictures. This year we even did the lighting and decorating of 5 trees! One was 15’ tall! We LOVE decorating and creating magical experiences for all who enter the home. It’s such an honor to have our clients invite us back to be a part of what is now a Christmas tradition for them and their family. thank you Peggy and Gary! We adore you!
These photos were taken by Steve Eltinge of Eltinge Photography. Thanks Steve!
2013 color of the year is Emerald! It’s always fun to see how the color of the year is used from fashion to interiors. I like it. I liked the tangerine of last year better but I do appreciate the lush, freshness of this color.
My talented and sweet friend Jim Staicoff has created a really cool, locally made, line of wall papers. An awesome article was written in the Oregonian. You can contact Jim and see the designs by local artists Amy Ruppel, Stephanie Dyer and Dardinelle Troën, on his website:http://paperpaintpress.com/.
So excited to see where this leads for you, Jim! I am also excited for these artists and any future artists who get to be on this journey with Jim. I’m rooting for you all!!!
I know it’s only Tuesday but here’s something to do this weekend. Portland Open Studio’s. All the info is on the website. I highly suggest paying the 15 bucks for a beautiful book that helps you to decided where you want to go and what art you want to see. It’s a really great way to see fantastic art, meet the artists and experience some really inspiring studio spaces.
I bumped into one of my favorite past clients, Nancy (Hi Nancy!) who said that designers should have their clients go on this tour. So, to all four of you who follow my blog …. go! Keep it local and buy from the epic talent we have right here in our own community!
The art up above are just a few of the ones we enjoyed seeing. Check it out for yourself!!!!