Spring Interior Design Report


TRENDS: Produced and styled by Phyllis Van Doren Photography by David Harrison



Plenty of Color and pattern return to the marketplace…

 Organic Chair, designed by Charles and Eero Saarinen, 1940, for an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, was never produced until current technology made possible its first manufacture by Vitra Design Museum; Richard Schultz, 1966, outdoor side table, enameled steel and aluminum;limited edition Select George Nelson Tray Table for Herman Miller, inlays of walnut and Santos Palisander on white ash. All at Boomerang for Modern. Dog, Recycled Rover, made of newspaper, Vitreum. Area rug from Outrageous Rugs. Painting, La Espera, oil on canvas, 2011, by San Diego artist Pia Stern, Jacqueline Lavenu Gallery. (above)



Texture and patina are popular elements in new and old furnishings…

Tango dining chairs, gray-washed oak frame, steel detail, rattan-covered cushioned seat; vintage-style side table in salvaged elm and iron; salvaged wood and metal stool, vintage picnic basket with linen lining; wicker candleholder. All at Amighini. Paper place mats with Italian engravings at Green Florals. Broccato Renaissance wallpaper in new deep blue, by Farrow & Ball, at Scout. Hand-woven wool rug with felt details by MAT at Hold It Contemporary Home. Painting, Pacheco Pass, California, oil on canvas, 2011, by Jacqueline Lavenu, Jacqueline Lavenu Gallery. (below)




Pure form and function are classics in the making…

Lobster chair and ottoman, walnut and black leather, designed by Olaf Lund and Eva Paarmann for Norway’s Hjellegjerde; Tower Tables from Mobital of Canada, in white lacquer, also available in walnut; Nuevo’s David adjustable stool goes from counter to bar height, comes in four colors of Naugahyde; Milano hand-woven wool rug from Chandra in saffron; hand-blown glass vases in bold yellow. All at Hold It Contemporary Home. Painting, Little Forest, Defused Yellow, acrylic on canvas, 2011, by La Jolla artist Erik Skoldberg, Alexander Salazar Fine Art. (below)




Bring calm and wabi-sabi beauty home with Japanese style…

Early-20th-century Japanese kiri wood tansu chest with copper fittings; early-20th-century bamboo ikebana basket; vintage George Nakashima Conoid chair, circa 1970, walnut and hickory wood, part of dining set. All at Oriental Treasure Box. Icon stool of reclaimed teak with stainless-steel base, by Mamagreen; Mostroso rusted-steel planter by Breck Built; white ceramic planter. All at Mixture. Wool area rug at Outrageous Rugs. Painting, Forest Green Black/Yellow Oxide/Sienna, acrylic on canvas, 2011, by La Jolla artist Erik Skoldberg, Alexander Salazar Fine Art. (below)

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