Saturday, April 30, 2011
My home is my canvas and my inspiration board for design ideas and paintings I use on the pieces Haley and I sell. Each new design comes from some random thing I saw somewhere that started a thought process, color exploration, history search, or just a positive feeling of creative energy. Its often not even that random thing that gets portrayed in the art, it can be something that made me think of something else. I run with it, use it on whatever furniture pieces we have on hand, add it to ones that began with the last idea and weren't quite finished. Then once we tire of it, it's on to the next inspiration. Thanks for riding our roller coaster :) !!
Friday, April 29, 2011
I was born in San Francisco, CA in the early 80's. My mom's Dr. was out of town when she went into labor, so the on-call Doctor delivered me and this Dr had a completely opposite style of my mom's ideal Dr. So there she was in the delivery room on the table about to start pushing, when in walks the Dr who will be delivering me...who was a very 'lively' woman, dressed in a hot pink polyester track suit, rose tinted aviator sunglasses with rhinestone detailing, and bubblegum pink nail polish..then announces (as she's chomping on a wad of gum..which i'm sure was probably bubble-icious), "Somone put some 'tunes' on, this baby is almost out"! A few seconds after the nurse 'pumped up the jams' I was welcomed into this world. With my first sight being this completely eccentric, cotton candy piller of a woman...who by the way still had on her sunglasses...I believe this Dr contributed in part to my major affinity toward all things colorful (especially bright shades of pink), aestheticaly loud, and border-line garish. But I thank her for this, because i'm sure this brief first encounter is now subconciously synonymous with the world as I know it and see it, (which is covered in a splattering of color, pattern, personality, and sparkle)!
This would be the room interpretation that best represents the delivery Dr:
A combination of these interiors sums me up:
|Photo Credits: HoneyLiving.blogspot.com and Decor8|
Posted by La Dolce Villa at 1:30 PM
Thursday, April 28, 2011
We took her 10-year-old daughter's old dresser and revamped it to a fuchsia and black eye-catching piece. We boxed out the flat, rectangular drawers to add depth and softened them by adding flourishes around the knobs. The black glaze brought out every imperfection in the wood to naturally age this piece and added tons of character to it. The design on top was hand painted by our artista, Amanda, who is an incredible free-hand artist.
Posted by La Dolce Villa at 1:59 PM
Tuesday, April 26, 2011