enter Creative collaboration is gift to all involved. So, I treasured the opportunity to share the spotlight, in Lake Austin Lifestyle Magazine, with the woman who was my very first inspiration, my mother, Donna Stockton Hicks. Interior designer and co-owner of Stockton Hicks Laffey trade showroom in Austin, Texas, this woman has everything to do with my love for this profession. When I say that interior design is in my blood, I mean it literally!
Hustle seems to be the name of the game these days. There is so much to juggle that life can feel pretty chaotic at times, right? So, how does it feel to come home to an environment not much different than the outside world? It makes me feel less like I’ve entered a sanctuary and more like business as usual. I believe in the power of a well designed life. Clean, organized spaces give us a sense of well being, whether we realize it or not. And our intimate spaces, like our bathrooms and closets, really set the tone for the beginning- or ending- of our day. http://halilbalim.com/?frimol=encuentra-citas-para-adultos-cerca-de-ti&ae7=4c The Container Store‘s latest product launch, rencontres de saint alban 2012 TCS Closets, is the perfect way to feel organized and at peace. Less frustration and more time- who would say no to that? I am thrilled to have partnered with the Container Stories Blog series to show you just how lovely and personalized a closet can be. This post is Part 2, showcasing three additional interior design “mood boards” to inspire you!
I took the soft Aspen finish and paired it with rich jewel tones of amethyst and malachite. This neutral is a serene backdrop and really allows deep colors to sing. I saw this possible client as a sophisticated patron of the arts. Perhaps a passionate collector who appreciates a world in vivid color. Ombré fabric layers with multiple geometric patterns and lends an artisan quality to the textural sisal floor covering. Earthy bronze leather balances the sparkle of acrylic hardware, faceted glass and polished stone. Softly woven baskets and plush, padded hangers complete the ethereal feel.
Pure white is so clean and fresh that I couldn’t help but think of an optimistic young couple with a fast-paced schedule and the world at their feet. Here I imagined futuristic sputnik lighting, hangers and hardware in bright and shiny chrome. High-tech black and grey tempers the hot yellow in a fun, graphic wallpaper and supple leather. The smooth and metallic surfaces are softened by a wool rug in a classic Greek Key pattern. The feel is sunny, high-wattage fun with modern seating and contemporary accessories.
The mid-range finish, Chestnut, is anything but mediocre. The dense and warm feel of this hue takes me to tropical destinations where earth tones, like deep moss green, rule the landscape. The color of damp earth is echoed in the bronze hardware and dark wood finish of the bench seating. And who can resist adding a few complimentary wild cards- animal prints like tiger stripe and snake skin? Tribal style baskets, natural wood hangers and woven grass trays round out the jungle experience- exotic and slow paced, you have all the time in the world…
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Light is everything; therefore, lighting often commands my design. It’s not a secret that I have an addiction to lamps…I have more than anyone, even any interior designer, should. However, I have moved on to another obsession that is even more fabulous (and more expensive). Chandeliers are rocking my world- the more FUTURISTIC the better. They just add such edge to the rich and deeply polished wooden antiques and lush upholstery I crave. When I stumbled upon Brooklyn-based Bec Brittain‘s work on Instagram, I was hooked instantly. And no wonder- she is a prodigy of the beloved lighting designer, Lindsey Adelman. Her seemingly-simple geometric forms are actually complex constructions that become literal works of art. Below are just a few of my favorites: 1) Vice 2) SHY 3) Maxhedron 4) Helix Floor
Luxury is intrinsically connected to ambiance. I feel the most decadent with my hair blowing in a balmy breeze, toes in warm sand. This divine candle recreates that environment, every time I light it. Reminiscent of “sea air, oranges and Earl Grey,” click India Hicks has created the perfect scented candle for her softly-launched, exclusive collection of lifestyle products.
India Hicks, not only the daughter of the famous interior designer David Hicks, but also a relative of the poema para un hombre solo British Royal family, has developed an exquisite line including fragrance, leather goods and jewelry. In an admirable effort to empower women, the collection is sold through private ambassadors, and I am proud to say that I have joined this sophisticated group.
India hosted an event in Dallas, Texas recently, at the classic boutique hotel, Mansion on Turtle Creek. She was incredibly real, quite funny, bold and even irreverent. It was an immediate, and serious, girl-crush. She had me at hello…You may have her HERE!