Twice in one week!
Andrew Flesher Interiors was featured again this week on the homepage of Houzz. http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/2273623/list/Ornate-Mirrors-Draw-Second-Glances-at-High-Point Take a look at the beautiful Venetian-style mirror with a glass frame that is featured in the article “Ornate Mirrors Draw Second Glances at High Point” by Shawn Gauthier Make sure you take a look at...
Andrew Flesher Interiors Featured Today on Houzz
Andrew Flesher Interiors was featured today on the main page of Houzz. Plae take a look at this lovely article “Getting Hooked on Bentwood Chairs” by Laura Fenton. http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/2135466/list/Get-Hooked-on-Bentwood-Chairs
"The Ratchet Chair"
Recently I have been noticing adjustable back chairs, sometimes referred to as ratchet chairs, in magazines and on web sites. It brought to mind a classic version of this chair that Formations makes - the Italian Ratchet Chair. I have wanted to use this chair for projects on several occasions in the past. For some reason the chair was always met with resistance by the client. I don’t know...
Andrew Flesher Interiors Featured on Houzz →
We are thrilled to have a design featured on Houzz! Please also check out our page at houzz.com for more room designs and inspriational material. We are adding projects and images all the time, so check back soon and often. Thank you! http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/1369551/list/Frameless-Art-Bares-Its-Soul
Have books gone the way of the VCR and LP’s? Is the arrival of tablets and e-readers leading to the extinction of the good old fashioned printed book, made of pieces of paper bound together with stitching and glue? I must admit I’m beginning to feel it is inevitable that at some point I will start reading novels on my ipad, and succumb to the trend. It’s more “green” – right? The next...
“There is more than meets the eye here.”
Perle Fine I recently saw a really great show of paintings at the Spanierman Modern gallery on East 58th Street in New York. The exhibition features the “Cool Series” of paintings made from 1961 to 1964 by the artist Perle Fine (1905-1988). Photo of Perle Fine Fine was a contemporary of Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and others who were part of the New York School and the...
“The Beauty of Asymmetry in the Handmade Object”
I was recently at the de Young Museum in San Francisco where I saw an exhibition of pre-nineteenth century Anatolian Kilims from the Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Collection. It was fascinating to walk through the dimly lit exhibition hall going from one fragile tapestry fragment to the next, admiring the incredible sense of color and design achieved by the hand weavers. As I looked at one...
“Drama on the Staircase”
This month I want to share with you something I am really excited about. We’ve just installed a custom made wool flat weave carpet on the grand staircase of the three story brick colonial house we are doing the interior design for. The installer just completed this last week and it is a stunner if I do say so myself. The orange stripe offset into the more neutral brown and beige stripes draws your...
“Furniture That Lasts”
Now that we have finally finished remodeling our home on Long Beach (and I can say I will never live on site through another remodeling project!), I am starting to get the interiors done and furniture in place. I have realized how much I appreciate that fact that I have been able to use many of the same pieces in four different homes that I’ve lived in over the last ten years (why I’ve moved so...
So, it’s happened again. I pick up one of the latest shelter magazines and page through, subliminally critiquing (OK, maybe consciously critiquing) the projects until I happen on one that catches my eye—“oh, I like that”. I linger over each page, savoring the details until at last I look at the story line. And, sure enough, it’s someone whose work I have admired before. Such is the case with the...
The Pink and Green of Spring
I am remodeling a small bathroom, keeping it very simple and clean because of the limited space. Wall tile will be white subway tiles with 1 ½” white hexagon tile on the floor; a white pedestal sink, tub and toilet. One wall will be mirrored above the tile to the ceiling and there will be two pendant lights hanging in front above a narrow glass shelf. Walls, what there is of them, and...
The Artistry of Wallcovering
All of a sudden I find myself struck by wallcovering lately, and not the beautiful subtle linens we love to use (and always will), but large scale statement making patterns. The following are a couple of examples. No. 1. I don’t know what I was doing a couple of years ago that I missed the press about Randall Buck and Jee Levin’s wallpaper company Trove, but I did. Perhaps the idea of...
“Perfection is extremely uninteresting to me.”
This is the first line in the introduction to a book that I discovered a few weeks ago, and am completely enamored with, titled “Handcrafted Modern: At Home with Mid-Century Designers” by photographer Leslie Williamson. This is book of photographs taken of houses designed by architects or designers considered icons of mid-century design. What completely draws me in, to the point of losing all...
“The Realm of Creativity”
I have been thinking lately that there is a subliminal flow of energy and ideas, that exists in another realm from our day to day consciousness, that the design world is connected to. Kind of like cosmic creativity. Every once in a while an idea manifests at the same time in different parts of the world and with designers who have no personal connection to each other. Case in point – I came up...
Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers
There is a show at the Walker Art Center (link to web site) that I went to see today featuring the artwork of the visionary French artist Yves Klein, who took the European art scene by storm in a career that lasted only eight years from 1954–1962. My interest was piqued by two things: the photograph that was used for the promotion of the show (Leaping Into the Void), and the fact that Yves Klein...