Sunday, October 31, 2010

Come Inside...

and see the interior of this Georgian home 
done by Joseph Minton.


This is the most fabulous space.
Check out the Chinoiserie piano.
The potted palms, the wall brackets, urns, etc etc.
I love this. 
( i would prefer less blue...but that is just me)
There is so much thought and 
'accidental perfection.'
It doesn't seem 'decorated.'
It just looks as though someone worldly,
sophisticated, and fabulous lives here.
And isn't that our job??
-To make people, 
with enough money to hire us
look like they are 
WAY BETTER, WAY COOLER, 
and WAY MORE FABULOUS 
than they really are???
heheheheheheh
no really,
it's true.
I have soooooooooooo many stories.
Because of this dining room... 
Isn't it wonderful to be inspired????
I am doing a job now- 
where I making the dining room a library, 
with the dining in the center of it.
It will be great.
When you do the classics-
you don't really ever have to 
re-decorate unless you choose to.
(uhh oh!!!)

Would you rather live in 
a classically designed home  
or a home styled with latest trends?

-choose trends, 
so that we designers will continue to have work.
please please please

No judgement here,
I am just curious.

oh yes...............
HAPPY HALLOWEEN
Meow Meow
...a table for two,
and a bowl of milk please!!!!

later.....i am off to work XXXX's

credits:http://josephminton.com/

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Ocean Floor

I am loving this rug.
“Alpha” is an exquisitely handcrafted carpet, bold in simplicity but far-reaching in effect. This eco-conscious rug utilizes surplus wool yarn that would otherwise go to waste. GoodWeave certified and handcrafted in Nepal using a traditional Tibetan knot.
Patterns begin with fragment of a familiar motif into something more abstract. Traditional organic patterns make an appearance, though they seem faded, as if printed on textiles left too long in the sun. The collection is hand-tufted in 100% New Zealand wool and silks, with jute and flax as accents.
LOVE THIS ONE
I could do a room around this rug in my sleep.

Phoenix by Carini Lang

A small scrap of Ming Dynasty-era textile inspired Phoenix. Re-scaled and re-colored by Joseph Carini in intense hues, the pattern soars from past to future. Carini Lang employs high tensile strength hand spun silk, pure botanical dye and complex Tibetan knot techniques from antiquity to craft this carpet.

The magical textures and colors of the ocean floor create an underwater wonderland. The creatures and plants live together in a beautiful, flowing world that changes with the seasons and tides. The Ocean Floor 10'x12' tapestry is hand-tufted in New Zealand wool, designed by Angela Adams.

I was wondering.....
what do you think of the carpet above?
The ocean floor?

I thought it was really unusual.
Of course I think it would look best 
in a contemporary or a modern setting.
with as little competition as possible.
I think that because 
it would be much less work for me
::
Blues, purples, and more blues are not 
what I am most comfortable working with
as far as layering goes.
I would end up focusing on the greens.

I would love to see what 
someone else's 'fresh eyes' would do 
with the ocean floor carpet.

i am going to bed now...tomorrow is a retail design day for me XXX's



*to see the latest area rugs go here

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

I know there is a difference, but not much...

between this mesh 
and above, in this mesh.....
-the above image was delivered today via email in  the category of 
DESIGN ALERTS.
Hmmmmmm. 
And I just could not resist. 
But, I prefer the original application;

'Las Chain mail are protections made with wrought-iron rings, steel, aluminum arranged so that each ring is threaded at least four other tissue forming. In Castilian also known as breastplates. As a complement to the chain mail was used to cover and protect executioner head.'
to find out more click on La coat of mail
Milla Jovovich - I adore her.
She is on the right in an out-take from the movie set.
*Note; ciggies in her hand and legs crossed. 
' The Messenger'.
A movie of the life and times of Joan of Arc.

You couldn't make her ugly 
no matter how you might try.
And in this film....they tried.
If you want to see how gorgeous she is go here

I think my attraction to her and the characters she plays is because
I fantasize of 'kicking ass' as she does in so many movies. 
She is always brave 
and a hero.
Have you seen any of her films?

I love period films. 
I think I may be 
a hopeless romantic down really,
really, really really deep.
hahahaha 

BTW....
the mesh curtain...
do you likie?
Or do you prefer the medieval chain mail?

But if you are interested in the mesh draperies/curtains a link has been provided.

for metal mesh go here

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I SPY - Fun Wallpaper .....

Gotta' a Kid?
Get Paper!
I was snooping around over at 
Farnworth Design Studio
and found this paper that might be just for kids.
I know I would love to use it in my office 
for past clients....and you know what I mean!!
 hahahahah hehehehe


'Farnworth Design Studio are suppliers of Taylor and Wood.  Designed Frames is a completely interactive wallpaper - you decide what you want it to be - whether you want to put up your youngsters art, paint directly in to a frame, or put up family photos (or client MUG SHOTS) - it's up to you!'


Where could you see using this wallpaper?
Paper is BACK , and is back in a BIG WAY!
Will you be using any wall-coverings this year???


go here for the source

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Institute of Karma Cleansing

Well,
 I drove for at least an hour and finally found the place.
I thought to myself....
' This is going to alright!'
Just the kind of place I wanted go to.
And it is in my favorite part of Miami- COCONUT GROVE!!!
The interiors were not at all what I expected.
Very hippy-ish.
And very Coconut Grove....as I remember it in the 1970's

I am finally greeted by the director of the Institute.
And here he is.
Mr.Bubble himself.
He welcomes me to the 3 days of karma cleansing 
and Mr. Bubble assures me 
that he is confident he can clean up my Karma in the 3 short days that I signed up for.
I am relieved and then he takes me to my quarters for my stay at the Institute 
I am thinking....this a bit lived in. 
NO?
This is my bathroom where I will be spending most of my time alone.
And this is where I will meet one on one with Mr.Bubble.
I don't want to leave out design....
This is a close-up of
a chair that I thought was great.
See Below

This chest is COPPER CLAD.
That means that the copper is 
virtually draped over and the secured onto chest.
This place is crazy....( I am trying to keep an open mind here) cozy and 
oh,
'SO LIVED IN!!'
As I continue exploring the place
I run into this guy. He is waving hello to me.
Why is his bathroom door open???
EEEEEEWWW
oooops....another open door.
This is Seth and Danny.
They have been here for 6 weeks.
They say they are not CLEAN ENOUGH YET,
Mr. Bubble thinks 
they need more time to clear up their aura's, 
chakra's,
and their Bad Karma in general.
I guess this is another guest.
They must take just about anyone.
That's right!!!
Mr Bubble's right hand man!!!
(really rough around the edges)
He proceeds to give me literature
and my bottle of 
MR. BUBBLE

Have I told you "I AM SCARED?"

And then I see this little kid who keeps saying 
"They will get you like they did me"
"They will get you like they did me"
"They will get you........"
by the time he was finishing his 3rd chant at me 
I was packed,
and jammed into my car 
and speeding home.
I feel perfectly clean-

There is 
NOTHING 
WRONG WITH MY KARMA!!!
I don't need a 
Karma Cleansing. 
NO WAY!

I need nothing!!!!!

I can't wait to get back to work!

XXX's     Thoughts on this post?

*to see why i wrote this post click here
go here to go to anthropologie

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

1896 :: First Known Use of the term 'CHEAPSKATE'

I rolled into work on Saturday morning
and finished up organizing  what I had to
on the presentation for Sidney and Rebecca..

Well....here they come......
for the record; 
THEY NEVER LOOKED THIS GOOD IN THEIR LIFE
(and that is not saying much)
Sidney proceeds to tell me that he can no longer do business with the company that I work for because he found a price discrepancy on two of the pieces that I had specified for their new (winter) home 
at 'FURNITURE-LAND' in N.C..   

I said;
" It is our company's policy to price match anything that you find for less money."
He told me that he couldn't check each piece that he was going to purchase.
I am wondering WHY 
would he drive all the way down (30 minutes) to tell me this????
I asked him to please speak with Laura Berger, 
my boss and the owner of the store.
So.... we all marched into Laura's office, I put their folder on Laura's desk.

He started off by telling Laura that my work was magnificent 
And that I had been wonderful....
then he proceeded to tell Laura the same thing, 
that he had found some price differences.
She and he (with his wife by his side and silent) went on and on....
blah blah blah.
about the free interior design services that we offer to our customers,
 and overhead, and the fact that we are right here if anything should go wrong with an item that is purchased... etc, etc.
You can be sure FURNITURE LAND will not be there to hold their hands if anything should go wrong.
Laura was  wonderful and gracious as one could be with an anus like this.
He proceeded to tell her to cancel what he ordered.
Laura tried to shame him into keeping some of it 
because of all my work...but, to no avail.
I felt sick and depressed.
What is wrong with people???
I was so blown away by this jerk and his wife.
Is it possible 
that I am an ASS MAGNET ?
Or is it my Karma?
I ran around all day saying;
"I need a karma cleansing!!!"

Needless to say...
I have enrolled in a class. 
I will be away from my blog 
for a 3 day crash course on
'karma cleansing.'

XXX's & love to my buds.
i certainly need you, don't i?



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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

Private Paradise

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