i love whenever homes become testing grounds for great ideas, which couldn’t be more true for the chicago home of amy allison of soda. from prototypes, to a cabinet sketch that became an actual piece (with the help of a friend) to amy’s own wallpaper designs, they all make their way inside (only appropriate for a company where all the products are based of her own sketches). you can find more of amy’s work here, and CLICK HERE for the rest of the peek after the jump. [thanks, amy!] –anne
[stay tuned for an interview with melinda launspach, the set decorator for hbo’s no.1 ladies detective agency next!]
[above: the living room sofa is Dunbar inspired and covered with my “wave” pattern in chocolate – most of the furniture, three tables and black chair, are either liaigre, astuguvielle or holly hunt, all acquired when i
worked for holly. ]
the kitchen banquette that i designed is maple and is perfect with our liaigre maquis chairs and the drawing above was a pencil sketch i did for life drawing class in college. all the paint colors [in the house] are “muddy” and are either benjamin moore or ralph lauren…the only exception is the kitchen “lovebird toile” wallpaper of mine that we installed with the mint green background.
the graphic diamond shaped painting is by a college friend mika mizuhara and gets reconfigured all the time.
the book cases + cabinet i designed and had my friend make them out of rough sawn cedar which we implemented again on the coat rack and the cup shelf.
the front door plaque i made in my studio out of porcelain.
CLICK HERE for the rest of amy’s sneak peek (including additional, full-sized images) after the jump!
the bedroom shows a sweet painting of birds nesting and was an engagement gift to David by my painter friend Lee Piechocki – the graphic pillows have fabric my friend brought back from Thailand
above the coat rack are ink drawings i picked up in paris by freddy cats – love the name! the cut out “rug” under the bookcase was a mock up of a felt rug that troscan was prototyping.