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Jersey Ice Cream Company

Have I mentioned the design duo called the Jersey Ice Cream Company before, forgive me if I droned on about it on some other occasion.

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The mix is moody and casual and the settings are generally rural but there is always the right amount of modern surprise.

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The shelving and storage is always expertly styled.

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More great styling work, its all about the details.

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I have a thing for eat-in kitchens, I think they are decidedly the way to go…for me at least.

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The expertly tossed attic hang out room.

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Inspired by Betsy Burnham North of Montana

Holy smokes! This looks like my kinda den.

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Get the look.

Snag that Peter Dunham zig zag bedcover (Lord knows I can’t get that for myself.) Get ya some sort of similar Safavieh Drippy Splatter Lamps. And here is a look at our fav spot for that tribal kilim. As for the console, that is custom but we think you can DIY it by covering a simple parsons table in some reptilian inspired vinyl.

Peep the rest of the Burnham Design “North of Montana” project on the Betsy Burnham Portfolio. Go ahead and get into that rabbit hole… there is design inspiration for days!

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Jenny Wolf Interiors

I have found quite a bit of inspiration in the designs of Jenny Wolf Interiors but I wasn’t properly identifying the source until recently.

There are so many spaces and vignettes that people pin sometimes without the source identified and that’s why I wasn’t aware of my appreciation for JWI but now I know where to properly direct my kudos and so do you.

I love Wolf’s work for moments and spaces like these,

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Cloth and Kind

A design firm to keep an eye on is Cloth and Kind. I highly recommend you take a spin through their entire portfolio, I think you’ll find it pretty darn inspirational. There are some killer moments in their work and sometimes, as a generally over-stimulated person cruising the internet like me, I find that killer moments in ID portfolios don’t come everyday. It’s collected, inviting, livable and really smart. These are some of my favorite images,

In case you want to know who that lady is with the eyeshadow–that’s a Leigh Viner print.

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Inspiration by Tom Dixon

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I joined the nasty stop and go traffic in the rainy streets of Hollywood this past Thursday night to attend a book tour party in a sweet little pop-up gallery for Tom Dixon. Here is the nutshell.

At the time that the commercial Italian furniture market took notice of Tom Dixon’s work, he was paid 3% on the wholesale price of every design that sold. He said that this was a pretty fair standard for Cappellini to pay its designers in the eighties. For some reference to how insane this seems to me, I just signed Jaxon Home up for a program that rewards publisher’s like The Estate of Things 4x that percentage for sales on the retail price! So, for all of you bloggers out there wishing you were designers, you might be better off joining an affiliate network or calling me up to chat about selling some sofas for Jaxon Home! ;)

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After a few years designing for Capellini, the designer was hired by Habitat, the UK’s equivalent to a Crate & Barrel. Tom Dixon served as a creative director for over 10 years and was the leader behind the rejuvenation of that brand! He referred to it humbly as taking a break from design to learn the ins and outs of retail operations, production and sales. His takeaway here was that the disparity between what a magazine will make you THINK people buy versus what actually sells, have nothing to do with one another! Fascinating, and not unbelievable… but what IS it that people buy I wonder!

Tom-Dixon-scented-candlesThe thought segued nicely into his introduction to his accessories line… so that speaks volumes to me! He said 10 years ago he may have sworn he’d never do it, but recently he’s taken to the notion that smell is a part of interior design, and as a result, Tom Dixon now sells candles!

And you know – If Tom Dixon is selling candles, maybe we should be too! (We will, soon enough y’all… You’ll find a full array of fantastic soy based candles hand poured by Market Street Candles’ Haley Hekman on our site within the coming week!)

Tom-DixonLast but not least, Tom Dixon had a funny note about how much he loves branding…. and he says he means the cowboy kind too, with a hot iron – a STAMP that signifies ownership and come to stand for quality. For the longest time he sold his designs to a mass market, but it wasn’t until 2002 that he took his own name to his designs and his products are now manufactured by him with his “conveniently symmetrical” name for his logo! He says that consumers don’t always look into the vertebrae of good design, but consumers do require branding as assurance of quality! Hey, that all sounds familiar to me too!

The talk was fantastic. The entire evening was all about celebrating the release of his book. The thing about the book from what I gathered, is that it is a well penned version of the talk that I loved last night. Full of chaotic meanderings and glimpses into the genius of the designer’s mind. I snapped a pic of a favorite page and here are a few to enjoy. It was a fantastic event, and I’m sure it will leave a lasting impression on me, and it has certainly strengthened my love for his product line.

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An Interior Design Formula for a Great Room

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Y’all, I recently realized we have decoded the magic formula that makes up a well rounded room, easy to love. All of the rooms embody similar elements, all of them are accessible to you. Head on over to LA Mag for sources and further thoughts!

Betsy Moyer Los Angeles BloggersPictured above: Design by Amber Lewis, photograph by Bryce Covey for Style me Pretty Living; Design by Justina Blakeney, photography by Bret Gum for Cottages & Bungalows;Bri Emery Living Room Design by Emily Henderson, photography by Laure Joliet

 

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