Atelier Brancusi

Today's inspiration is taken from Brancusi's resurrected studio (circa 1920) outside the Centre Pompidou in Paris.  As he was known as a true pioneer in modernism, I am always amazed by the beauty of his studio along with the clean, geometrical lines of his work.  It is a great example of the balance of the use of materials and the art of placement.

Chair Fetish

There are very few women that I know that do not have a shoe or handbag fetish.  In the world of design, I have a chair fetish.  Well, I also have a tray fetish but I will save that for another time. As summer is rolling in, I am attracted to all things colorful.  I've put together just a couple fun and colorful chairs that I've been admiring.

John Derian's antique shop in the East Village is a great destination for those who are looking for some Paris flea market scored items.  These chairs could inspire such a fun outdoor event with exciting table decor.

One of my favorite chairs for a beach house is the infamous Windsor chair.  Serena and Lily has come out with a colorful array of this classic chair that could inspire a very playful kitchen.

Another favorite of mine is the galvanized steel Marais chair which adds a little French industrial touch to the room.  These chairs were designed to grace the decks of the S.S. Normandie ocean liner so they are a great durable option for your space.