This winter, I will be using a lot of black and white to accent my space. I think these two classic colors are easy to mix and if you love modernism then they often provide that clean classic sentiment.
Here is another work in progress, a white frame soon-to-be pin board for my storefront.
Curious how it looked before?
I really like the contrast that the burnished gold had before. I may dab in warm silver metallic paint into the crevices of the white frame,
For this pinboard, I use a large French style museum frame with ornate floral carvings. It was originally in white.
My client preferred it in black to better match the dark wood where it will be used in her kitchen. I’m curious which color to you prefer?
I think I like the white on the dark wall, but imagine the black will look sharp in a tiled kitchen, with walnut wood.
I have some exciting posts planned for next week~looking forward to the weekend, anyone? I really want to see Anna Karenina…who’s with me?
What are you conjuring up this weekend?
I am feeling exuberant about my product photo shoot last weekend. Although, I usually prefer to work with photographers, sometimes it’s necessary to get creative with styling and work up a little photo shoot on your own spur of the moment. Here are the results of my playing around in my studio last weekend.
I’ve taken a bit of good advice from a friend to hone in on my PInk Pianos style story. It’s been fun to think about what I love about design. Global accents like this pillows are one example.
I often focus on the details…so knobs and hardware are small accents that feel important in designing a piece of furniture.
Another aspect of having a design studio that I love is creating products that I would want to own. These Belgian Linen Gallery style frames are something I plan to create more of as I develop my decor line.
Last but not last, I’m excited to share with you this vintage modern accent chair. Finding the great vintage shapes and pairing them with modern fabric is the genuinely exciting for me.
I hope you have found my photos and thoughts on shop ownership interesting. Enough about me, I would love to hear from some of you about your Journey with product development. How do you find inspiration?..and how have you developed your brand and style? If you would like to be considered for a Friday feature please contact me. I’d love to bring new designers to the attention and benefit of us all!