Friday, February 17, 2012

Fresh Flowers

When ever we photograph any of our work we always make certain we have fresh flowers on hand.  Flowers bring a room to life by their organic nature and delicate texture.  They lighten and brighten an otherwise man-made environment.  Flowers can also enhance colors used in the design of a space by connecting the eye to the flowers pigment and back to the interior; wether it's a fabric, paint color or even texture.
These same pricipals can also be accomplished by using plants.  Ferns, orchids and trees are always a nice addition depending on the space.
If you're looking for a quick way to add a bit of freshness to any space, simply bring in a few live flowers and enjoy!

These beautiful peony's pick up the blush wall covering behind as well as compliment the bright green apples.


Cheerful bachelor buttons add a nice pop of color which also pulls from the quilt over the footboard.
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This beautiful bouquet adds height to the coffee table and also pulls oranges from the funishings.


A luscious bouquet of green hydrangeas is the perfect compliment to this white kitchen.


A collection of rose bud vases atop a simple mantel and fireplace make this photo come alive.


Bright sunflowers soften wood and rock surfaces of this screened in porch.
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A nice punch of color in this neutral bath.


A simple, elegant lily with some height is perfect.
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These add both bright color and good texture.


The soft white tulips mimic the soft carrara stone.


A mix of gerber daisies in found milk jars add warmth and cheer to this breakfast table.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Stairs

We couldn't keep all of the amazing staircase photos saved all to ourselves any longer!
It seems like this element is often overlooked in a project.  The possibilities once again are endless.  Between riser materials and design, banisters/railings and stair configuration, creating a staircase that is unique to a home or space is more than possible.  Below are some unique design examples.  Enjoy!
These floating stone slabs carry you above a water feature inside the home which flows down had picked rock from the home site and into a pebble river bed.  Although the materials used for the staircase are all very heavy in weight and cold in character, the structure still has a light floating feel.
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This staircase is a work of art.  Truly sculpture.


Simple yet elegant.  Love the contrast of black and white.


Timeless beauty.


Compact in size, it can be difficult sometimes to find space in a floor plan for a staircase, especially in existing construction.


A split stairway is a rare find but offers loads of drama!


This is a very unique design.  Beautiful in it's simplicity!


Love this ultra simple rail.  The combination of rustic with clean lines is stunning and really showcases the character of the material.


A memorizing piece of work.


Beautiful unfinished stair.  Again, the focus is the beauty of the material.