Cheveldi: 100 Designers: Synopsis and Juan Pablo... →
cheveldi: I found an old copy of Architectural Digest, dated January 2006, which discusses topics with 100 Interior Designers. I am reading through them and want to chat what I like about what they say, or if they really have something I disagree with, I’ll say my point of view. In part this is an exercise…
Cheveldi: 100 Designers: Mario Buatta →
cheveldi: Speaking of rules he said that its important to know “when to break the rules.” Designers should work with the Architects from the get-go, to make sure the background is right. Or from my point of view as an architect I should know make sure the background is set for the decoration of the…
Cheveldi: 100 Designers: Elissa Cullman →
cheveldi: Speaking on her favourite room to design she said, “The powder room, because it can be a jewel box. We can work with more extravagant materials, like onyx, gold leaf and had-tooled leather, because the quantity needed is very small.” Talking about comfortable living space: “A chair must have a…
100 Designers: Geoffrey Bradfield
cheveldi: Talking about mistakes people make doing their own designs…he stated that an importance in cohesion throughout the whole building. Every room should be tied to the every other room, despite their differences. http://www.architecturaldigest.com/resources/secrets/archive/bradfield_article_012006
Cheveldi: 100 Designers: Joanne de Guardiola →
cheveldi: On speaking about home electronics that people are asking for, she said, “Wireless systems that are completely hidden….I never put a huge, flat-screen television on the wall—I hide it so that it’s no the focal point of the room. Because a screen can be installed to pop out of any ceiling, it’s no…
100 Designers: Recap
cheveldi: There were obviously one hundred designers who were discussed in the magazine; however, I did not discuss them all. This is because the others just rehashed some of the same ideas these had to discuss or I didn’t agree with what they had to say. Please feel free to form your own opinions.
Cheveldi: 100 Designers: Colour →
cheveldi: Through out the January 2006 edition of Architectural Digest they discussed specific idea of several Designers. This one is on the topic of colour. The Specific Question: “Is there a particular color or material that you find yourself returning to again and again?” Laura Hunt: At least two…
Cheveldi: 100 Designers: Prints/Fabrics →
cheveldi: Is there a classic print or fabric that will never be passé? Samuel Botero: animal prints, esp. leopard (Are you kidding?) Anthony P. Browne: Alicia chintz from Colefax and Fowler William W. Stubbs: Damask Thomas Britt: Jim Thompson Thai Silk IV in banana Roderick N. Shade: Paisley (?) …
100 Designers: Carpet
cheveldi: Your client’s budget will allow only one exceptional carpet. What should it be? Charles Allem: silk Tibetan Samuel Botero: antique, from 18-century Aubusson to Oriental or hi-qual 20th century Laura Hunt: period appropriate Harry Schnaper: custom Hokanson. Darmstadt-Duveen William W. Stubbs: Persian Matthew White: antique Persian Campion A Platt: Tibetan custom Roderick...
Cheveldi: 100 Designers: Small Space →
cheveldi: How do you make a small space seem bigger? Matthew White: “Just embrace the space….Make it a cocoon, and go with it.” William W. Stubbs: “Use items that are perfectly scaled for the space. This does not mean small. It can mean that some pieces will be oversize to create the illusion of a large…
A Seamless Whole →
Expanding on the Manor House →
Ann Sacks: Tile Stone Plumbing →
cheveldi: I found an ad in Architectural Digest, May 2006. It was for this Ann Sacks. So I checked out the website. It is a unique tile, stone, and plumbing company and a great alternative to Moen or Danze.
Meramorphosis on the Bay
cheveldi: May 2006 Architectural Digest: Page 236 I love symmetry however I like when that symmetry is broken. The front of the building is very symmetrical but the back terraces asymmetrically down. I love way the posterior of the house is layered and terraced. I love the window. How the wall wraps around the curtains and the windows.
Cheveldi: America needs a Convertible →
cheveldi: I suppose anything I say about automobiles will be a rant, but I can do that on my blog. This however, is sort of an exercise in trying to figure out what a convertible should be, since I want not only to be a car manufacturer one day but America’s only premiere luxury car manufacturer. There are…