Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pretty Prints

Interior Designer Katie Ridder has a collection of fabrics and wallpapers in some very pretty prints!

(Above is the "Attendants" wallpaper that Palmer Weiss used in the mudroom at the San Francisco Elle Decor 2010 Showhouse.)

{Leaf - Violet}

{Peony - Pink}

{Seaweed - Orange}

{Oiseau - Chocolate}

{Attendants - Yellow}

{Moon Flower - Chocolate}

{Pagoda - Persimmon}

To see the full line of both fabrics & wallpaper, visit KatieRidder.com

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Showroom Visit: Filmore Clark

In the heart of West Hollywood, in the design district just off Melrose Avenue near the Pacific Design Center, is Filmore Clark - a showroom housing "artisan tiles." The showroom features unique collections of glass, tile, and stone from domestic manufactures, including: Pratt Larson, Tempest Tileworks, Tile Guild, and more - including local artisans.  I have been working with Lee (the founder) for some of the bathroom projects I am currently working on. She's been a huge help and has over 15 years of expertise!

Here's a look at the Filmore Clark showroom:

The front facing part of the showroom faces the street, with parking and a rear entrace.  Collections line the walls and the space offers amazing lighting.

Colors, patterns, and textures of various sizes and shapes provide inspiration.

The front part of the showroom features handmade decorative tiles, many of which can be customized by color and design.

The front entrance of the space features additional decorative tiles handmade locally, which can also be customized.

The mosaic's come in a range of colors and sizes, glossy and matte.

Love her collection of glass tiles, the color palette is the best I think I have ever seen (comes in both gloss and a sanded finish) and can be translated into a wealth of patterns.

Love the silver detailing and pattern on this glass tile!

This pattern is so fresh and fun (the sample is from a new shipment that Lee got in)!

And more glass patterns to choose from (I love the collection on the far right - definitely want to consider those for a next project!).

The ceramics also come in a huge assortment of colors. In fact, we are working with one of the bamboo patterns (from another tile collection) and using the solid crackle tile as a liner for the tile layout and design.

Hopefully, I will be able to feature the completed projects soon! Thanks Lee for all your help last week!

Filmore Clark 607 N West Knoll Drive West Hollywood, CA 90069

Contact: Lee@FilmoreClark.com

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

In the Pantry

Having a walk-in pantry is a luxury.  Many of the kitchen remodels I have been designing lately have not been able to afford such a luxury due to space limitations.  Instead the client has opted for tall pantry storage, which is still essential even if it means forgoing upper and lower cabinets, and using a portion of counter space to accommodate tall pantry storage.  But with one exceptional client, she has not only room for a butler's pantry - but also a walk-in pantry. Because this is a room in itself - the idea came into play:  how do we make this room a beautiful space? I think the images here provide some great inspiration (the above picture being my favorite)!

All images via Houzz.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


An illusion: "Essey" handmade table of acrylic.  Available from Design Public in clear and ice white.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bathroom Love

Just had to share these images - I was looking online for inspiration pictures for a bathroom remodel I am currently working on when I came across these bathrooms done by a San Francisco based interior designer. Love the fresh and creative look of these bathrooms!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Hotel to Room

This past week, the latest issue of Nesting Newbies online magazine was released with a very jam packed issue No 5. One of my favorite features was the "Vacation Inspiration" spread, starting on page 152.  The feature included a hot list of hotels and the furnishings inspired by them to create your own "Hotel to Room."

Check out these great inspiration ideas to recreate that hotel to room look:

I love the glam and color scheme of The Lowes in New Orleans.

The Carlyle in New York has a really great graphic area rug and orange drapery panels, long admired Crate & Barrel's starburst mirror.

The stunning entry of The Fairmont in San Francisco with it's bold color scheme.

Would definitely love to replicate the Greek Key rug and the circle lampshades of this sitting area at the London Marriot.

The Dorchester in London, England - elegant and refined enough to create your own version of this dining room.


I thought it would be fun to do my own little recreation of a hotel and since a Los Angeles based hotel was not included - I thought I would feature one! The Palihouse in West Hollywood is a very chic boutique hotel - and has residences you can actually live in. Furnished residential pied-a-terres are available for six to twelve month stays.

Want to get the Palihouse look?

A Chesterfield sofa from Restoration Hardware.

Block tables from CB2.

Union Jack pillows from Neiman Marcus.

Bertoia barstools from DWR.

What hotel would inspire you as a real room creation?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Found: Counter Bench!

I had been searching for a counter bench for a client project, inspired by the picture above.

Then, just the other day as I was was looking through the latest issue of House Beautiful magazine:

Found! Counter Bench!

Available from Four Hands.