PLACES THAT TRANSPORT:
The London Plane
A posting on places that transport is long over due. So here’s a fab establishment in the heart of Pioneer Square that begs your attention. The original brick promenade of Occidental Park practically escorts you to the tall lean doors painted with a soft, almost colonial grey-blue. It’s quite subtle & it becomes a lovely counterpoint to the wood tones & white shelving. Unifying the space with the outdoors are huge windows, which allow you to linger & watch the world pass by. Pick up fresh flowers or a jar of canned goods before departing though.
Then head south, to the end of the block, for a slight change of scenery at The Little London Plane where you can peruse cookbooks (that are more like an art collection of carefully curated rare finds) while enjoying a glass of wine at the communal farmers tables.
Matt Dillon, owner & chef, shares his thoughts on the design concept, “We’re kind of like Scandinavia. The reason why their design is so amazing is because they’re in the dark all of the time so they want their spaces to feel bright and open. So I like having the London Plane be this huge space where people can come in all the time and feel enlightened by the openness of it. And hopefully that adds to their day and they’re going to walk out feeling good.”
And that’s what good design is all about. Cheers!
Leave it to Porche to design a stunning showroom to accent their product, creating a lux lounge & showroom that feels more like an art gallery than a dealership. Why not rent this space for your next event?!
Southwest Style Staples: Inspirations for dusty day trips and home decor.
Did you know you can make your own chalkboard paint? Use interior paint- any color! - and add unsanded grout. Experiment a bit for the right thickness, then paint any surface. These old surf boards became menu boards for TURF. http://www.theglamourai.com/2014/05/the-simple-life.html
Custom designing pillows today! Fun FUN!!
Anchor: Navy Blue, Gold
Cross: Dark Orange, Light Grey
Mondrian: Natural, Canary, Green, Red
I remember this owl painting on slate from my childhood and when my parents recently downsized, I became the lucky recipient. I couldn’t be happier! The colors are perfect for my bedroom too which features a bright orange silk cover.
A great way to add color with an industrial/modern vibe. Perfect for teen rooms, kitchens, the office, or at the bedside. AND if you are a clever DIYer, this project has your name all over it!
The Agnes Harrison pieces were beautifully done in one frame with a dark green matting which was absolute perfection with the accent wall color selected a couple years ago when the client first moved into their condo. Two other botanicals hang above the bed, adding small splashes of bright color to the calm bedroom atmosphere.
The “Peach of Longevity was reframed with a bamboo style frame coordinating with the sweet bird & branch shower curtain bringing a serene Asian influence to the space. The particular challenge with the guest bath design was that the paint color had already been selected—- and painted! But this wonderful piece of work was perfect for the space as it had the orangey/peachy tones to carry the paint color as well as shades of green and red, balancing out the intense wall color. The shower curtain nicely blended all the elements seamlessly making a cohesive and unique space.
RIP: Room In Progress.
From game day to cocktails & cookouts this space will be the new fave hangout.
I’m thinking swanky, jazzy, leather & layers, and of course a large flat screen & console to keep all the TV components concealed & organized.
More pix coming soon!