i am so excited to share this sneak peek! architect turned designer jean pelle as been on our radar since she introduced her line of hand-turned, candleholders with gold-leaf detailing on her etsy store last september. however, it was her bubble chandelier for readymade magazine that really blew my mind! (i still want to do that project!) jean has a fascinating background – born in south korea, grew up in los angeles, berkeley architecture b.a. and a master’s degree from yale in architecture. she worked as a lead designer for an architectural firm in mumbai, india before opening her own design studio in 2008. her attention to detail is evident throughout her apartment where somehow jean and her husband have made their 550 sq. foot brooklyn apartment feel spacious and roomy! [thanks, jean!] – amy a.
[My favorite color for a sunlit room is a bright white. I tend to think that if a room gets little or no direct sunlight, it’s better off being painted a very dark color (like our bedroom). The sofa was purchased at a floor sample sale from Ligne Roset. I fell in love with its color and we thought it’s small size would work well for the size of the living room (our place looks bigger in these photos than in real life!)]
The black chair is an original H.J. Wegner that I picked up for free next to Pailey Park in NYC. I was with 2 other friends at the time and they each got one as well.
Our dining table was purchased from Sterling Place on Atlantic Ave, the dining chairs are refinished original Jacobsen chairs, and the light above is the Bubble Chandelier I created for Readymade Magazine earlier this year.
CLICK HERE for the rest of jean’s peek (and all the images on one page) after the jump!
The bench is a flea market find and the collection of artwork on the wall are models/photos by my husband and watercolor paintings by me. The glass lamp is from Artemide.
Our bedroom is the brooding, darker brother to our living room. The lamps and bookshelves are from Ikea. The illuminated vertical piece of furniture is a vanity table I built during grad school… it is missing the mirror that is to be placed in front of the light panel.
My husband and I love artwork and being surrounded by it. Most of the wall hangings are photographs from our wedding and a mish mash of artwork by me. Perhaps in the future we could slowly replace these with some lovely paintings by artists we admire.