I am certain that Gwynie's Nashville digs will be making their way around the interwebs at lightning speed. I received my GOOP yesterday morning and, unfortunately, do not have the pleasure of gimleting full time.
Accordingly, I am just now sitting down to write this post wherein I plan to sing the virtues of fuschia over the mountain tops!
Designer Annette Joseph had ten days to overhaul a loft space in Nashville for Gwynie. The space is a two bedroom condo in the "Icon" building for the Paltrow-Martins to live in while Gwyneth films her latest movie. Here is what Annette came up with.
Accent wall (shudder) is a pop of fuschia in the muted industrial space.
Fuschia pillows fashioned from Hobby Lobby fabric!
Aside from the use of one of my fave colors, let's discuss what really stands out about this particular project.
First, accessibility/affordability. We can all live like Gwynie! ish.
The lights (which are brassy and GREAT) were from a showroom floor and only cost $250.00 for the pair.
Tile is "marble like" and is $13.00 per square foot.
Kitchen is filled with flea market finds as well as overstalk chairs...glad to know everyone likes to overstalk.
I spy a Targe table.
Another view of accent wall (shudder). Paint is certainly the most affordable way to add impact and drama.
Second, warmth. Adding warmth to an industrial space is a challenge. Staying away from autumnal colors (an instruction given to Annette by Gwynie) is also difficult when you are charged with warming up a sweeping loft.
Some of Annette's rules:
1. Use large scale comfortable furniture pieces.
2. Fluffy rugs.
3. "Great lighting," all on dimmers.
Fluffy rugs in a bathroom? Warm yes, but not so sure about the sanitary factor. Let's ignore practicality and enjoy them as well as the cube ottos from Mitchell Gold placed across from the vanity.
Wooden stand in the steel kitchen gives it a more "inviting look." (quote from Annette)
Large scale furniture and fluffers rugs throughout really do warm up the potentially cavernous space.
The purple bunk for Apple and Moses really is fun...and an entire wall dedicated to chalkboard paint is always a surprise to see as most interiors showcase them in smaller doses.
Speaking of warming up the joint, can't ignore the really fab art work.
A view of photography series by Jeannette Montgomery Barron in the master.
From Tinney Contemporary, Sisavanh Phouthavong
From Jackson Fine Art, David Hilliard. Photographs mounted in plexi.
For the complete arti, click here. Always a treat to see how the other half lives, right?
P.S. Happy Mem Day weekend! We were supposed to be in Chicago and Indiana visiting our people, but
someone Beau has to work on Monday. So, we are chillin' (well, boilin') in Nola. I think there will be a little Greek Fest action. As a child, I remember Greek Fest being a small/intimate little fair...now it is a mega event. It still serves the most delicious confection ever...a baklava sundae. Perhaps I can ease my broken heart (bummed to be missing out on the events in Chi and Indiana...) with a little yumminess at the Fest.