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Gorgeous Home in Uruguay

I just visited Mixr and was excited when I came across this really beautiful vacation home in Uruguay owned by an Argentinian couple Federico Bonomi and Cynthia Kern.   They originally purchased the 1800’s farm house with the intention of turning it into a hotel.  But during the renovation process, both became so attached to the building that they decided to keep it as one of their homes.

I love the splash of color they use with the sofa and the glam that the chandelier, mirror, and floor lamp add.

Now that’s a huge fireplace!  What a lovely border it has – I wonder how we could get our hands on some of that gorgeous tile?

The dining room chairs (in the photo to the right)  look similar to the two chairs I bought (post) this past spring.

Images:  Mixr


November 3, 2010   3 Comments

Dining by Design Detroit 2010 – More Photos!

As promised in my earlier post today, here are more photos from Dining by Design Detroit.  Because there was so much to see, I took tons of pictures and wish I could include all of them.  But nevertheless, here are some really fabulous dining settings.  Hope you enjoy!

This table had a chandelier made of rope, two metal rings, and moss.  The display had so many shrubs and trees that I felt like I was actually outside on someone’s patio.

Very urban dining experience.  This setting was made using 3 long tables put together to make one big square – great for entertaining a large group of people.  I thought it was interesting that an architecture book was placed on the table (front right side).  What a great topic of conversation for dinner!

Lots of squares and rectangles at this display.  The plates were also square with a colorful geometric pattern.

This setup was elegant and crisp (with another square table – seems to be a popular choice).

I look forward to next years show and dream that more displays be added.  Have a great evening and see you tomorrow!

Images:  House of Many Hues


August 16, 2010   No Comments

Dining by Design Detroit 2010

Good Monday everyone!  Hope your weekend was full of  excitement and fun!  Were you able to accomplish everything you had hoped for?  Did you manage to sneak in some rest?  My weekend was full of activities and work (huh!).  But luckily lots of my work was related to the site which I enjoy.

You may have noticed that the “Free Projects” area is now active!  I have worked on this section for a few weeks and hope you find something that will spark your creative side.  My plan is to continue to add links and watch this area grow.

At the end of last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Dining by Design in Detroit.  You many remember that I talked about it last month in this post (at the time I had no idea that I would be going!).  There were 27 displays in all with various design elements.  The designers showcased imagination and lots of creativity.  Take a look at some of the photos I took (there are quite a few!).

This was one of my favorites.  I noticed a few displays using lettering and typography as a design element.  Here it is used with the wallpaper, the block letters on the cake stand, and magazine covers on the photo stands.   The lighting was made out of old canning jars, the placemats were sheets of colorful paper, and the apricots gave the display an appropriate “punch” of color.

In this dining experience, the bowls were filled with stones, moss, and little plants!  I loved the square table and use of two benches.

More use of letters and typography!  Block letters were even placed on the plates.

Checkout the chandelier – it’s made of spoons and teacups!

More photo’s to follow today!

Images:  House of Many Hues


August 16, 2010   1 Comment

Dining by Design 2010

This year DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) launched its 13th National Tour of Dining by Design.  The event takes place in 5 cities around the country and showcases local talent in the design/architecture community.  These people are paired up with Table Sponsors to then create a three dimensional dining display “that are works of art and wild beyond imagination“.  Here are some photos from previous years…

This setting has a very Asian inspired look.  I love the pattern of the china and its pairing with the hot pink table runner – so beautiful!  I did have to take a second look at this photo as I thought that chopsticks were placed on the plates.

Images:  DIFFA

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July 26, 2010   1 Comment