Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Talking tradition

I'd call myself a "transitionalist." I love modern, forward thinking designs. I can't help but ground them with a classic foundation. I often look to iconic designers such as Billy Baldwin, Albert Hadley, Dorothy Draper, and David Hicks for inspiration. I'm using this transitional time in my life to decipher how I'd like to live in my next home. I'd eventually like to venture out and set up an office on a quaint little main street in a town such as Hingham, MA.  Until then, I'm going to take over the dining room space to set up as an office.

Below are pictures of Bunny William's and Charlotte Moss's (first images) design offices. They are grand, functional, and yes, classic, but they are also warm, and inviting. These leading ladies have proven themselves as both forward thinkers and design icons.

I think an office should be functional and comfortable but should also embrace the designer's vision.

Lastly, I've shared Betsy Burnham and Kelly Wearstler's spaces. They are younger, fresher and hipper.

Shelter's office will, of course, have a strong identity but will incorporate aspects of all four of the offices featured:  a large central table, check;  fabulous lighting, check; storage and more storage, check;  art, check; tack boards, check; vintage glamour, check.   I think you get the picture.

Charlotte:

Bunny:
This entrance and central work table is perfection!!!


Betsy:

and then there are Kelly's offices...glamour galore!! I'm impressed by the design empire she continues to build...



5 comments:

Jessica @ Lavender and Lilies said...

Oh those are amazing. I love it when people can take really practical work spaces and make them gorgeous. I really love the image of the swatches in the baskets.

Stephanie said...

Love taking a look at how the designers surround themselves as they work!

Interior Designer said...

Amazingly nice. I love it when people can take really practical work spaces and make them gorgeous.
Interior Designer

LindsB said...

Betsys office might be my favorite ever. Its so fun and would make me feel creative everyday. At the same time the sample wall in Bunnys office is making me green with envy!

Patsy Tierney said...

I have seen so many designs that incorporated a bit of the old and contemporary designs. We had this one particular client at the self storage Gold Coast facility who has an interior design house and she would marry both the old and contemporary designs like the one featured in here. I also liked if the interiors make a provision for storage space to make it look more spacious.

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