Month: June, 2013

So Good

3053901eb74f1180c2ff95e4ddbfc1fcA collectors cabinet from the Baroque period with a danish design chair in black leather.

So good!


Hamptons Chest

photo[5]Chest placed in between marble sinks in Master Bathroom

XXX_8829_1346514104_1Danish chest from 18th Century

This little chest was bought by a client with an amazing eye and impressive interior design skills. Her vision translated perfectly into the real world: An antique chest to be placed in their newly renovated Hamptons house master bathroom to soften up the feeling. As an addition she wanted a gray lime stone top placed on the chest to protect the painted surface. This Monday we received pictures of the finished bathroom and a happy note from our client. Best feeling of them all!

Cream + Blue

8dc28dddda18683c944d8de87be379f5French Rococo Armchair 1720-1750

For The Summer House

Screen Shot 2013-06-17 at 9.03.42 AM1. Faded gilt wood mirror 2. Pair of Swedish distressed side chairs from the Baroque period

3. Large 19th Century glass vase 4. Swedish Gustavian chest of drawers

Screen-Shot-2012-01-12-at-17.46.02Wooden flooring with white painted checkers

tumblr_mebxzhCfvr1rdirdro1_500Bedroom flowers to put the glass jar

Simple Beauty


Some Sunday inspiration.



1st Dibs Introspective Magazine

Screen Shot 2013-06-16 at 10.58.06 AM1st Dibs Introspective Magazine

Screen Shot 2013-06-16 at 10.56.59 AMUrn from Laserow Antiques featured in “Despite Being Taught”.


Turquoise-glazed urn made in Persia 16-17th Century.

Reflections on Swedish Interiors

Screen Shot 2013-06-14 at 2.49.48 PMReflections on Swedish Interiors By Rhonda Eleish & Edie van Breems

“A well-designed Swedish room, whether an antique-filled country home or a contemporary industrial loft space, has a calm and feel-good quality that literally permeates the atmosphere. See how some of the most authentic advocates of Swedish design are using these ideas in their own homes, places of pure beauty and simplicity. The fundamental concepts of Swedish design are in full play at each location featured and are important qualities to incorporate into a home-those of functionality, quality of materials, light, preservation, art, eclecticism, color, sense of place and a deep reverence for nature.

Featured in the book are projects by designers Eleish van Breems, 2Michaels, Liza Laserow, and Jonas Wickman with a look into the private homes of Barbara Paca and Philip Lloyd of Preservation Green, Mick Aarestrup and Paula Batali of Lief, Tara Shaw of Tara Shaw Inc., Jill Dienst of Dienst and Dotter, Ann Ljungberg and Rajesh Kumar of Just Scandinavian, international stylist Ingrid Leess, and designers Patricia Fischer of Patricia Fisher Interiors and Linda Kennedy of Meredith Baxter Home. The elements of Swedish style are broken down for the reader with inspiring photos and directives and a Resource Guide is provided for further exploration.”

Almost a year ago i wrote the post: Plan Ahead. Ahead has finally gotten here and the beautiful book by Rhonda Eleish and Edie van Breems is now out for pre-order! In the book they have featured gorgeous pictures of Artisan Restaurant that I designed about 2 years ago along with interviews of both me and the restaurants owner Rick Whalstedt.

To buy the book go to: Gibbs Smith





A Dreamy Weekend



XXX_8829_1313659121_1Swedish drop leaf table from the Baroque period 1650-1750

x Swedish gate leg table in original paint from the early 19th Century

Ever since we got back from Sweden last week I have been dreaming about a summer house. The house should be by the water with a little dock where I can sit early mornings with a cup of coffee and just stare at the water. The interiors above are pretty perfect for a summer house. Light colors and white linen together with beautifully aged wooden furniture. Today I would pack our bags and hit the road so that we tomorrow could wake up by the water…

Happy Weekend!

Before & After

Pair of Desk ChairsBefore


Better? We think so!

This Gorgeous Thing

2. Rococo Corner CabinetSwedish corner cabinet from the Rococo period 1750-1775


2. Rococo Corner CabinetOriginal paint


2. Rococo Cabinet OpenInterior its original grayish blue color.

This cabinet is my favorite at the moment. Its made in Sweden of painted pine during the Rococo period 1750-1775. The curved front at simple carved crown molding is so beautiful. Ideally I would place it the living room of our beach house and use it for dinner wear and such.

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