Monday, February 28, 2011

Another Artists Studio....

That I would like to lease or buy.
For some weird reason I would like to live in this space.
Is it the white everywhere?
Is it because it looks like I would have more open space?
Maybe it is just the huge paintings.
The orange one.
I have had orange on the brain.
I need to use it in a project.
And I need to use it soon.



The stone walls painted over remind me of when I lived in Montreal.

The feel is beyond casual, which is very freeing.
It's like I am feeling inside.
Like I am 'verging'......
on a new creation.

Could you lay out projects here and do some work?
And then go to another part of this studio and relax, dine or sleep?
I would love to!!


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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Guest Blogger Buster Barman Is Back


Hi
I am Buster Barman 
my dad is a super famous designer based in NYC
DUH....!


John Barman installed a retractable, floor-to-ceiling door between the previously boxy spaces of his 1,500-square-foot Miami Beach apartment to allow immediate ocean views from every room. In the living area, Barman placed Thonet chairs from the 1950s and vintage accessories.


My daddy is John Barman.
He recently designed our new home in Miami Beach, 
it ended up on the September cover 
of Architectural Digest. 


That's my dad
John Barman, 
 designer extraordinaire!


I think it is spectacular. 
The colors are fun and happy.
Everything is bright and clean.
{i better steer clear of the carpets...or else}



This is where I hang out when my dad is entertaining.
The kitchen.
Occasionally someone looks the other way and I can 
steel a tidbit or two. 
Dad has hidden the sub zero behind cabinetry.
Do you like?
Architectural Digest did!



Another carpet to steer clear of!!!
...but it looks inviting.


Dad raised the ceilings in this room to 15 delicious feet.
How is that for a view?



This is the last room in the house to show you.
It is a combination office/guest room.
Lucky guests huh?
When dad is gone 
I nap on this bed 
and watch the action down on the beach.

read the article here:Architectural Digest






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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tonight I Am ...


Craving chocolate big time!!!
Unless I get up and get dressed and go to the store,
this will be a s close to chocolate as I will get.

I have been taking it a bit easy on the blogging scene for 2 days now.
I haven't been posting or commenting because
my right eye is red, painful. I have a touch of pink eye.
This is something I get off and on
because of my severe allergies here in South Florida.


I have hot compresses on my eye and and doing the medication thing as well.

xxx's sweet dreams



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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

LETTING GO


Don't worry about losing.  
If it is right, it happens - 
The main thing is not to hurry.  
Nothing good gets away.  
~John Steinbeck, 10 November 1958

Wouldn't this be a good and healthy belief system to hold onto?

do you love this house? 
I do. 
It has been in my files forever 
and I wanted to finally share it.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Great Beds - Built-In


I have always had a thing for built-in beds.
I still want my own.
This one would work just fine for me.
Is this not fabulous???




This is way too sweet for me 
but it solves some problems.
The dresser is under the bed, and if you are tight on space 
or would like to leave room for the kiddos to move around a bit.....
this is a great option


When I finally have a second home in a fabulous place....
I am going to make one of the guest rooms 
with stacked built in beds on both sides.


I knew a woman in NYC who was a single mom.
She had a studio with an alcove {apartment}, 
and she did this in the alcove space for her son.
She slept in the living room.
This woman was very chic....
and managed to pull off her difficult situation beautifully.





This idea is fabulous.
You can make a room where there wasn't one.
If you had a loft....how great could this be???



Do you like BUILT-IN BEDS?


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Monday, February 21, 2011

Now THIS PLACE Has Industrial Touches


Most of you know that I love homes made out of
 interesting pre-existing warehouses, churches, mills and factory buildings.
Here is a new one for me.
This is an old train station made into a cottage.
It has really big mechanical thingies in it.
And I think it is 'way cool.'


Now I would have used completely different furnishings
and a completely different kitchen.
But just take a look
and use your own imagination.


I love the gigantic 'thingie' between the dining room and the kitchen.
I would leave it and use fantastic case goods and upholstery.
Seasoned with whimsical antiques.


Think of what fabrics & great area rugs might do.
And lets not leave out both large pieces of art,
 and grouping smaller art would do.

What might you do?
Or would you steer clear of this altogether?


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Sunday, February 20, 2011

ONLY if you really know me - READ THIS



When I came down stairs this morning….
At the bottom of the stairs and straight ahead is the room where my mother in law {Marie} sleeps.
She now is sleeping on a hospital bed with an air mattress.
It has a pump that is constantly pumping.
You can always hear it. It sounds just like a respirator.

The pump is changing the level of pressure that pushes against her body. 
You see, she has 2 unbelievably bad bed sores. Hospice comes every day or so.
And for the first time, on Thursday this past week I was assisting my daughter 
while changing her diaper ...and I saw them!!
The Bed Sores.
Andi {my daughter} told me; "they have become really bad in the past three days."
I almost lost it in the room with Marie (my mother in law} when I saw them. 
I didn’t dare!!
I had to run out of the room…I went outside and lost my lunch.
It is too much. I still can’t believe my daughter has stepped up the plate in this way, and to this extent.
I couldn’t do it…and I can take blood and gore. I was a candy striper as a kid.
And I in high school I worked as a dental asst. in oral surgery….
but this was too much for a kid {not a kid really - 23yrs old}to be doing,
Unless of course, she wanted to be a nurse.
It is a testament to her love for her grandmother.
I am so proud of my daughter. I have seen and heard her with Marie, there is so much love and tenderness there. I know that this has truly changed Andi. She is doing what I could no longer do.
Marie cannot walk anymore. She hardly eats. She is physically twisted up into a knot. Her arms and legs are bent and held tightly to her body. This has come on with in the last 2 weeks. We think that she had some sort of stroke. Her speech all but gone as well.
Hospice doesn’t say what happened….they admit that they would only be guessing.


Back to the beginning….
I came down the stairs this morning and straight ahead is the room where Marie sleeps.
I looked in and I thought she was gone. She was sleeping in a position that she had never slept before.
Her face was small, white, and her mouth was wide open. And her face was sunken in.
Really sunken in. I couldn’t believe it. I walked over to her feeling so sad, yet personally, a little relieved.
I hate saying that… but this house is a ‘hospice house.’ This has taken a toll on everyone in it.
{Sometimes I feel like I am locked up in a smelly, dusty, funky , creepy ,super sad  house/prison}
I kissed her on the forehead and felt her arms, cheeks and hands to see if she was still warm.
She was cold to the touch, but she opened her eyes when she felt my lips on her forehead.
Marie will have her 97th birthday today.
On my way home from work last night I stopped and picked up balloons,
Ice cream and a birthday cake with candles. I have a difficult time dealing with seriously sad situations in my life. I have always dealt with tragedy with sarcasm and dark humor.
The more pain I am in....the more of a clown I become.
I was seriously thinking all day yesterday that she was going soon. Like yesterday or today. And then I thought…it’s her birthday on Sunday. Wouldn’t it be amazing if she died on her birthday?
She would have died exactly when her ‘lease on life’ was up?
Marie has lost her parents,brothers, sisters, cousins, and all her close friends. I know they are calling her and waiting to love her and be with her. She should be free of this body, and the shame she feels when we change her.
It is the saddest sort of sad. She doesn’t want anyone but us taking care of her. She wants to die here, and die with us here at ‘home’. 
We can do that.

 Would you if you could?




xxx 's  to : 'you know who you are'




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Saturday, February 19, 2011

If it's Saturday......


I will be working in retail.
My co-workers will be there too.

Something was going on with blogger with my last post...
It relates to this one.


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Friday, February 18, 2011

Bring It On!!!



I have to tell you
good things are happening.
I am sending signals out to the universe 
that I want, and am ready for new opportunities.
Am I suddenly seeing what was already there ?
or.....
 are they being sent ? 



Something happened at work
 that is absolutely the lowest move
I have ever witnessed in my professional career.

And it happened to me.


When a few words came out of my boss's { and the owner } mouth.
It was shocking. 
Yes.
And so unbelievable to me
that something inside me shut down.

I wasn't upset.

But, I must admit to you that
I had to reach down and pick up my jaw off the floor.

The details are irrelevant....{but i will tell you anyway}
and trust me, you would tell me to pack my things up. 

The next day before a media room project
that I had been working on was supposed to close {sold}
{for 86,000.00 of which they - the company i work for -
had to invest $0.00 - it was all custom work designed my ME }

In a calm and mature {hahaha} way
I stood up to the owner 
when she asked me about the project
and "was it closing tonight?"


Of course 
this is all about money, 
and not paying me my pathetic commission.
If these people can't mark everything up 100% 
they take commission away from you {the salesperson}.

They do it because they can.
This is a 'right to work' state.

Anyway ....when she asked me about closing the big sale....
I asked her;
"what exactly would be my motivation?"
"you have taken the commission away from me on $64,000.00 of it?"
"that's not right, you have had to buy nothing....
to gain this money"
"And if you try and change anything in this media room by so much as by 1inch,
you will be able to sell no media chairs."

Suddenly she said to me;
{while picking her up her jaw off the floor}
" I never said that " {oh yeah? is someone telling a twisted little fib here?}
"no, you just get 1/2 your commission"

hahahaha

No way.
I have a witness. 
The salesperson who turned the job over to me 
was in the room when she said it.


What's that line from the movie with Jack Nicholson?
" hey lady"
 "you can't sell crazy here" 
"we're all stocked up"

Don't even try to pull that crazy making crap on me!


I say; 
"Bring it on baby!!"
"GIVE ME YOUR BEST SHOT!!!!"

I am ready.
There is something big, bright and shiny 
coming down the road and heading straight towards me.
I just have to be ready to go.
I am.
It is my time.

Thank you C.S.
ps
what is going on with blogger??
photos : http://www.eugeniorecuenco.com/
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Do You Like Limestone?


And iron work?
And casement windows?
And awesome stone work and detailing??


I am not wrong...
come along with me and look at this place.


Perfect Floors


I thought that this was a beautiful space-
so much so
 that I didn't feel the need to post a room that has been decorated
and tweaked to my taste or to yours.



This is gorgeous naked.
NO?


And if you don't get to Paris much....
this is what is all around you.


Actually,
this is why you need to get out of the house more.....
and maybe get over there.


Yesterday was my birthday-
{i'll alert the media!!! hahahaha}
 I should only age like this masterpiece of a building.



Sometimes-
well... almost always....
I think it is more interesting to look at an empty space 
It is my blank canvas and I paint it in my head.


The Doors!




What can you see in this space?
I see a black grand piano 

 Charles Aznavour
  singing 
'SHE'
and pygmy date palms

 in giant oriental fish bowls on stands.
I guess I am a romantic at heart.
Well.... where interiors are concerned anyway.
XXX's

I love him!!
This is one of my favorite songs by him.

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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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