- Art Underfoot: Traditional Textiles by Nancy Kennedy
- Whimsical Interiors with Classical Inspiration
- Dream Beach House in San Salvador Unveils Rustic Details
Posted: 30 Sep 2016 07:00 AM PDT
Nancy Kennedy takes inspiration for her handwoven rugs from a number of sources. Her designs incorporate styles inspired by the American West and Southwest; some, like the QR Code design, have a decidedly modern tone.
Operating out of Eureka, California, Nancy Kennedy began weaving in 1990. In 1999 she began showing her work in fine crafts shows and gallery exhibitions, winning multiple Best in Show awards around the country.
She starts each work by drafting her design on graph paper. She has created her own style of weaving, synthesizing techniques from a British rug weaver, Jason Collingwood, with traditional Navajo techniques and some more modern Californian techniques. The weave pattern she utilizes produces a reversible rug with a light and dark side.
Her loom was custom built by John Bettencourt. The size allows her to create a rug up to five feet wide- the length can be as long as she wants. As a one person operation, she makes her rugs alone from start to finish.
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Posted: 30 Sep 2016 07:00 AM PDT
These interior designs are the work of Shelley Klausman Interiors, a design firm based out of Winter Park, Florida. Part fairy-tale, part classical, these designs cultivate an atmosphere that is charmingly familiar, but with a few surprisingly modern touches. Infused throughout each design is a playful sense of humor.
This room is both classical and storybook. Vines climb the ivory columns, escaping from the manicured potted hedges, reminiscent of an English garden or a hedge maze. The compass rose decal on the hardwood floor paired with the delicate gold detailed furniture give this apartment a fairy tale look; the chandelier and tray ceiling with clouds add an ethereal touch.
This “villa” redesign takes inspiration from a more classical source. The statement painting on the ceiling matches the back of the staircase, and calls to mind Greek and roman frescoes, brilliantly off-setting the vibrant red walls.
There is a sense of playful humor in every design: the love seat in this Chicago apartment is made bolder with zebra print, contrasting the more serious tones of the rest of the room.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 08:00 AM PDT
This lovely beach house in the Republic of El Salvador was recently completed by architecture and design studio Cincopatasalgato. The project, named Casa Azul, was especially envisioned for a serene family of four.
After traveling for quite a while, the owners decided to return to their homeland and build a family home that would reflect their friendly and open nature. Located right on the beach, the retreat allows the youngest inhabitants of the house to play and explore, keys to a healthy upbringing.
The brief required a simple, elegant and inviting crib, with rustic yet contemporary details. For Jose Roberto Paredes, the architectural designer, "paradise" was the word that summed up the clients’ idea of the project.
The project has a total area of 4,000 square feet. This includes an open plan living area, four bedrooms, a kids' play area and plenty of storage facilities. All rooms come off as breezy and spacious, with small interior gardens enhancing the overall holiday feel.
The family’s “island of relaxation and fun” is a large outdoor area in the back of the house. This haven comes with a large swimming pool, an area to play soccer, and extensive ocean views. [Information and photography courtesy of Cincopatasalgato]
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