I’ve always had a love for contemporary abstract art and often specify for clients, whether their homes are modern or transitional. It just seems to be a medium that ties in so well with a variety of styles adding color and vibrancy.
Recently, I was introduced to the work of artist Anne B. Schwartz. Anne is a Los Angeles based painter whose abstractionist painterly imagination remains grounded in the world of places and things.
The collection Ricordi d'Italia, merges her explorations of the mellifluous properties of color, light, and surface with direct inspiration drawn from travels to Italy.
The Crystal Aura series are an opalescent mixed media paintings created with countless layers of acrylic saturated with mica, interference pigment, natural minerals that glisten like geodes, and bounce light across their auric topographies.
Shapes, Schwartz's newest paintings, are simpler sculptured shapes derived from memories of her career designing jewelry.
The Burst collection, is an intimate selection of works from Ricordi d'Italia enlarged into wholly new paintings, compositions with exotic rhythms that are deeply influenced by Schwartz’s studies of Asian Sumi-e ink painting.
Anne welcomes inquiries and collaborations with designers, collectors, and galleries.
If you’re interested in purchasing any of the artwork seen here or on the artist’s website here, please contact her directly here.
(*Please note the inventory of available paintings fluctuates. If these specific pieces are not available they can be custom made. Please inquire for more info.)
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In conjunction with KBIS in Las Vegas next week, January 21-23, the International Builders Show (IBS) will also be taking place. I attended KBIS last year and crossed over to IBS checking out all the many suppliers for the home building industry. It’s fascinating to learn about new products and see all the many materials available to the industry. One company I am looking forward to visiting at IBS is the supplier Door Stud, which is a door installation tool that revolutionizes how builders install pre-hung or slab doors.
The Door Stud cuts typical installation labor time in half. The Door Stud is a steel constructed design with a single action clamp and soft-grip handles. This durable tool simplifies the install of 1-3/8-in. and 1-3/4- in. pre-hung or slab doors. With the Door Stud, the installer handles a door once. It is vertically adjustable; holding the door upright and leveling the door in three directions for preparation of installation. The Door Stud enables the installer to conduct a single person, hands-free installation by mobilizing the door and preventing it from resting against the interior walls of the home; thus preventing damage to the wall, the door and the installer. Once the door installation is complete, the Door Stud is removed from the bottom edge of the door, ready to be used on the next job.
A range of products are available which includes the standard at just $249.99 and a commercial grade door installation tool for heavier doors. A quick door installation kit is also available to expedite the door hanging process for professional builders, which allows for hanging doors five times faster.
They have 2 main products for your door installation needs (sold in pairs):
For the DIY, the Door Stud features some instructional info and tips on their blog and for more product info visit their Instagram here.
Understanding door types is extremely important too for installation, everything from interior to exterior doors, to pre-hung and slab doors. I know I’ve had my fair share of door installation problems in past projects - especially in older homes - so a product like the Door Stud offers assistance for the variety of door types in project installation.
Looking forward to visiting Door Stud this coming week at the International Builders Show. They will be in booth number SU3816 if you are attending and would like to learn more about the product.
Happy to be included as a contributor in Fixr.com report, “Paint and Color Trends in 2020”. Read the full report here!
A concept to love: growing food right in your own kitchen.
This innovation is from the company Natufia which offers the ability to grow produce right in your own kitchen with their integrated system. An aesthetically well designed unit can be incorporated into your kitchen design, with pods and plants to choose from, growing in an automated environment. Once produce is ready to harvest, you can pick - just as you would from a garden.
The units are designed of high-grade stainless steel and ceramics for durability and aesthetics. The compact component can merge seamlessly with your kitchen design. In addition, Natufia is sustainable and environmental friendly. There is no packaging, waste, or logistics.
There are thirty-two pods available and plenty of room for larger plants with robust automatics to maintain the perfect environment. Having food harvested right before consuming provides unparalleled freshness and taste with all nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. An undeniable luxury: fresh food year round, no seasons or weather changes. Additionally, the produce is grown from the highest quality Demeter seeds without pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides.
Natufia believes you can transform your life by growing food in your kitchen. Natufia Hydroponic Home Kitchen Garden was created to offer families a holistic solution to healthy living. Natufia makes it possible to grow food to scale all of your produce needs right at home.
I recently came across the company Docking Drawer. They are the creator and market leader of in-drawer electrical outlets, with patented and simple-to-specify solutions which offer a reliable way to add movable drawer outlets safely, while keeping your spaces organized. Docking Drawer offer a variety of solutions designed to fit into all types of cabinets and countertops which can be installed in your home’s kitchen and bathroom as well as in custom furnishings.
They offer a variety of in-drawer power outlets for items like hairdryers, curling irons, etc. For a full list of the collection, view here.
For charging outlets, they offer a selection for tablets, laptops, cell phones. These are a great way to customize furniture in your home for an organized and clutter free environment.
Charging and power outlets for built-in closets are a convenient way to charge up the gadgets that make their way to your closet and also items like running watches that are stored there.
Docking Drawer outlets are the perfect addition to your end tables, media stands, or entry way furniture.
For great desk organization, these are a must! There is just too much taking over the surface of a desk, especially when it comes to cords.
Docking Drawer are also great for commercial and retail applications. Specifying outlets and charging stations requires design planning and locations and integral part of the as built drawing process.
I am headed to Frankfurt, Germany this week to attend Heimtextil. Looking forward to seeing all the latest in textiles and the forecasted trends for 2020/21!
I’ll be posting live updates on social media direct from the show!
To follow along:
Instagram pics + stories: @JSInteriorDesign
Twitter feed: @JSInteriorDes
As well as all the Messe Frankfurt / Heimtextil info below. For a full program of events, view here.
Happy New Year! To start the new year off, I am offering a year of design services offers. Check out what each month for the next twelve months has in store...
January: A complete room design via online design. More details here. Regular price $500, this monthly only $300!
February: An interior designer consultation, locally or online. Normally, $100/hr. This month just $75/hr.
March: Design Layouts, 2 for 1! Normally, $100. For the month of March, 2 layout options for $75.
April: Window treatment consultations & selections. A two hour meeting review for $150, normally $200.
May: A color consultation for paint color selections. Normally, $150. For the month of May, $100.
June: A flat rate complete kitchen design remodel package. Normally, $1500. Now $1100! More details here.
July: A flat rate complete bathroom design remodel package. Normally, $1000. Summer special, $750! More details here.
August: Moving Day Services, all the details here. Usually, $750. For this month $600.
September: Subscription design services, 10 hours normally $1000. This month get 10 hours for $700.
October: Subscription design services, 5 hours for $350, normally $500.
November: Unlimited design services for one month. Normally, $5000. This month $3800.
December: Give the gift of design! A 1 Hour Interior Design Consultation. More details here. $25 off $100.
Looking forward to helping with any of your interior design needs year round. For questions or more info, please email: JSInteriorDes@aol.com
“Discover tomorrow’s trends today” - In cooperation with Heimtextil, international design and trend experts have analyzed the latest trend themes that will be shown in an extravagant presentation at the Heimtextil trade show taking place January 7-10th in Frankfurt, Germany. In addition, this year the focus is on the topic of sustainability. I’m looking forward to attending and covering the upcoming fair for the very first time and especially excited to be there for the celebration and party for the show’s 50th anniversary!
This year’s theme, “WHERE I BELONG” addresses layered identities via the five diverse Heimtextil 20/21 trends. MAXIMUM GLAM turns the glamorous life tech-savvy, PURE SPIRITUAL finds balance in nature and mysticism, ACTIVE URBAN values utilitarian, adaptable solutions, whereas HERITAGE LUX celebrates rich historical legacies and MULTI-LOCAL embraces global cultural influences.
Establishing five worlds as spaces to experience, the Trend Space will also showcase 2D visualisations from the book as 3D spaces. Conceptual installations will actively engage visitors and motivate them to share their experiences by creating dynamic settings all about performance and interaction. For Trend Space, designers have committed themselves to a new material manifesto to conserve resources and promote sustainability.
The pure spiritual look.
The heritage luxe look.
The maximum glam look.
The Active Urban look.
Raw color trends for Heimtextil.
Heimtextil takes place January 7th-10th in Frankfurt, Germany on behalf of Messe Frankfurt.
For tickets and additional info, please visit here: https://heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/en/planning-preparation.html#ticket
I will be covering the event on behalf of Gita PR and for live updates and stories, follow along on Instagram @jsinteriordesign
Social media handles and hashtags: @heimtextil @messefrankfurt @teamgitapr #Heimtextil #Heimtextil20 #MesseFrankfurt #WHEREIBELONG
Award-winning Mexican design and interiors brand Dupuis along with its equally iconic sister brand Becara from Spain opened their doors in the Miami Design District earlier this month, marking the official launch of both brands in the U.S.
Dupuis, founded in 1973, creates an experience where the language of artisanal and contemporary Mexican design unite in absolute harmony, redefining interior spaces and exuding Mexican modernism in its purest essence. Their philosophy is based on constant evolution within innovative design while never losing the Dupuis style.
The Becara brand is a lively and eclectic collection of accent furniture and home accessories founded in 1964. It is inspired in part by the original decorative antiques sourced worldwide for its first retail store in Madrid. Becara has grown to be one of the leading European companies in design, manufacturing, and distribution of furniture, home fabrics and interior design accessories for the home.
Back in the 60s in Spain, Becara’s founder Begoña Zunzunegui recognized an opportunity in the wholesale business of home decor and gifts. Inheriting exquisite taste from her family and knowledge of international markets, she focused her efforts on developing a virtually nonexistent market in Spain. She pioneered and was an integral collaborator of renowned wholesale fairs in Spain such as The Intergift Furniture Fair of Valencia, Expohogar in Barcelona, and The Furniture Fair in Madrid.
During the 80s, Becara as a brand forged into international markets and exhibited at the most prominent fairs in Europe: Salon du Meuble de Paris, Ambiente and Tendence in Frankfurt, Abitare il Tempo in Verona, Maison & Objet in Paris, Salone del Mobili Milan. Becara’s presence would exponentially increase as exports to 40 countries around the world set it apart. In 2000, Becara began its retail expansion, opening its first flagship store in Madrid.
From that moment on, Becara set the stage where wholesale and retail activities overlapped, expanding further in Spain as well as international markets such as Bogota, Casablanca, Lisbon, Mexico, and most recently, Miami in the Design District in the US.
Founded in 1973, Dupuis is an iconic, award-winning Mexican design and interiors brand that for decades has remained a pioneering influence in the Mexican market. Today, with more than 45 years in the luxury furnishings and interior design business, Dupuis is poised to promote Mexican modernism in its purest essence on an international scale.
Dupuis was started to offer furnishings and accessories with a distinctive style, creating an experience where the language of artisanal and contemporary Mexican design come together in harmony. The philosophy is based on constant evolution within innovative design while never losing the essence of the Dupuis style.
For more than four decades, Dupuis has been dedicated to the advancement of design, manufacturing, and distribution of furniture as well as home textiles and decorative objects in collaboration with Mexican artisans. Carefully selected designers and suppliers collaborate to create unique and unmatched pieces of quality and aesthetics.
The interiors of the new Miami Design District store featuring both the Becara and Dupuis collections.
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