Saturday, September 27, 2014
OUR ROOM- A Tribute to Betty Sherrill
This year’s Hampton Designer Showhouse marks Gil Walsh Interior’s premier appearance at a major American showhouse. The room, a sunny study on the second floor, is a loving tribute to the late Betty Sherrill, the first lady of American #interior #design. As president and CEO of the legendary design firm, McMillen, Inc., Mrs. Sherrill singlehandedly took the hocus pocus out of interior #décor and refashioned it into a quantifiable business, packaging gracious living, quiet good taste and connoisseurship into a respected, desirous service. It is our hope that this exuberant space, with its charming furnishings, dramatic Brunschwig & Fils fabrics and walls in Mrs. Sherrill’s beloved daffodil yellow, will inspire, delight and further the legacy of high design that truly defined the extraordinary Betty Sherrill.
GIL WALSH INTERIOR'S STORY
Since its founding in 2007, Gil Walsh Interiors has quietly become a substantial #design firm, noted not only for exquisitely detailed work, but also the diversity of its projects. From private #residences to country clubs to corporate headquarters to elegant resort hotels, the Gil Walsh touch has brought a unique sense of place to distinguished interiors from coast to coast. With offices in Palm Beach and Martha’s Vineyard, the firm employs cutting edge methods and materials to produce buildouts that transcend trends, allowing occupants of any particular room to feel instantly at home.
The Stryde Collection, designed by Michael Wolk is reminiscent of popular international lounge chairs from the mid-20th-century. Characterized by clean, simple design, Stryde’s interesting angles and mix of wood and upholstery give it a classic style. A gradual tapering seat, streamlined silhouette and solid Black American Walnut legs create the perfect modern lounging experience. Oak and Beech woods are also available for individual modern tastes.
Michael Wolk, a Florida based #designer, is one of America’s leading designers of corporate, #residential and hospitality interiors, as well as #furniture and #furnishings collections for many of the country’s most prestigious manufacturers.
The Stryde Lounge collection won multiple awards; which include the IIDA/Hospitality Design Product Design Awards Competition. Stryde also won the competition’s best new lounge seating category, achieving the title – Award of Excellence Winner. Best of Neocon – Peoples Choice Award. Best of Show – HD Las Vegas. And, both the #Interior Design Magazine – Best of the Year Finalist and Good Design Award by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design.
My good friend Russ Post at Sotheby’s, Key Largo recently invited me to come up with some ideas to promote an amazing lot that he has listed in the exclusive Ocean Reef Club in tropical Key Largo. The property is especially amazing because of it’s unusual “pie” shape. The lot widens to a sunny southern exposure with over 200 feet on a protected and crystal clear waterway. I always love to splay the wings of my homes whenever possible even on more regular rectangular lots. The effect creates multiple views instead of a single more static view… it always surprises me how different a view can be even if it shifts as little as ten or fifteen degrees which is often enough to capture a long water view or often a bridge off in the distance. Russ and I decided it would be best to sketch up a classic tropical home which immediately brought to mind the work of famed theater designer Oliver Messel who dabbled architectural design in Barbados. So what you see is a classic “Island” inspired home, no more than one room deep in order to bring in the bright Florida sunlight all day long. These striking images were both created by my very talented son Jeremy Taylor form his own design studio in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. WRITTEN BY BILL TAYLOR OF TAYLOR&TAYLOR, INC.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Tour a Coral Gables Home Designed for Indoor-Outdoor Living by Charlotte Dunagan
This old Florida-style home was given a metal roof and generous balconies and #porches.
A tropical twist on #contemporary living room. Dungan used a neutral palette; she mixed Anglo-Indian pieces and slipcovered #upholstery in neutral colors, using outdoor fabrics so that they can be easily maintained.
British colonial cane chairs, a tufted ottoman and comfy lounge chairs create a conversation spot off the living room.
The custom made #dining #room #table is surrounded by upholstered Thomasville chairs. The custom, herringbone r#ug was conceived by designer, Charlotte Dunagan.
In the family room, custom sofas lend a tropical vibe adorned by a seagrass rug.
The kitchen features custom cabinetry and leather-finished countertops. Rattan barstools offer seating for casual dining. French doors lead to the outside patio pool area for additional entertaining.
Crisp white millwork contrasts nicely with the hallway's rich, wide planked walnut floors.
This outdoor conversation area provides a table and benches for outdoor entertaining. With easy access to the pool.
For more information visit: http://www.atmospherecreations.com
Monday, November 4, 2013
TRENDY CEILINGS, TOO
Get creative with your ceilings!
Gone are the days when preference was given to only white
plain white ceilings.
Since my last ceiling post, I discovered hi tech stretch ceilings for homes with lower ceilings.
The stretch ceiling system originated in Europe over 40 years ago mainly as a solution for damaged ceiling. While the vinyl stretched ceilings from High Tech Ceiling still solve a multitude of problems, there are now used for their remarkable aesthetic and luxurious appearance. These amazing ceilings can be installed almost anywhere, come in a wide variety of colors and are made from an eco-friendly material.
|In the kitchen|
|In the living room, reflective lacquer stretch ceiling - to increase the illusion of height and size|
|Even in the bedroom - get dramatic with color!|
Hide popcorn and damaged ceilings with no mess
Allow recessed lighting in condominium
Allow thermal or sound insulation
Add an incredible effect to the room
Bacteria and mold resistant
Quick, easy and clean installation
|Even in stretch lacquer black, for additional bedroom drama|
|Or try matte stretch ceilings for a zen ambiance|
|Allows recess lighting in a lower ceiling, enhances your living room.|
Check out all the projects designed by Hi Tech Ceiling on their houzz page: http://www.houzz.com/pro/hightechceiling/high-tech-ceiling
Sunday, November 3, 2013
SOHO BEACH HOUSE
SOBE, MIAMI, FLORIDA
S+A designed this hotel and private club for the London-based Soho House group. Sited in a densely-populated area of Miami Beach, the project involved the restoration and retrofit of the historic Sovereign Hotel (1940) along with a new 15-story oceanfront tower. Overlooking the ocean, Soho Beach House includes 50 bedrooms, a private beach, a Cowshed Spa and gym. Amenities include two pools, indoor and outdoor dining, secluded gardens, a screening room and Cecconi’s restaurant, which is open to the public.
S+A’s design promotes indoor-outdoor connectivity with spaces flowing from street-facing entry court to the pool, garden, dune and ocean beyond. Separate topographies are vertically and horizontally layered within the site’s narrow open space. The extended historic courtyard is covered with a 100 foot long retractable awning, a technical feat that allows the courtyard to be both indoor and outdoor, and effectively houses Cecconi’s.
To make the most of the limited space, the site is terraced up toward the beach dune in a manner that frames the pool deck. A suite of outdoor public spaces on the second floor similarly projects toward the ocean, capturing a terrace beneath the volume of the new tower. The tower’s two-story penthouse creates the final topography: staggered patios are tucked beneath a protective concrete canopy, creating a multilevel outdoor living room.
The Soho Beach House project is discussed on houzz: http://www.houzz.com/projects/355695/SOHO-BEACH-HOUSE
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