Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Weekend of Good Design

This past weekend was one of those weekends that just flies by because you have so much going on, but you get so much done.  I covered a lot of ground this weekend, but more importantly I saw some beautifully designed spaces.  I always love to see another designer's work in person.  It's a good way to take a step outside of your own work and see what other's are doing.  A fresh perspective of sorts!  

Starting off the weekend in Charleston, I stopped by Novel on King Street to check out the Living Vintage event going on through the weekend.  Inspired by the vintage photograph in the second image below, local interior designer Angie Hranowsky and Lauren Lail of Library: Archives of Fashion created vignettes of interiors and outfits.  It was a beautiful collection of vintage fashion and decor, and a fabulous idea to combine the two and showcase this way. 

Amazing jewelry by the lovely Jane Pope Cooper of Balboa/Jane Pope Jewelry.

Gorgeous vinatge Gucci sunglasses below. (Available through Library: Archives of Fashion)

On Saturday, I headed to Charlotte to stay with family, and meet with a design firm about collaborating on some projects.  I also squeezed in a quick trip to Ikea.  I'm talking quick, like we got there around 8 pm and they close at 9 pm.  It was speed shopping at its finest!  Throwing stuff in the cart left and right.  Amazing how far 100 bucks goes there!  They have the best prices on fun storage boxes, by the way.  On Sunday, I met at the design firm's office, which is in a gorgeous older home in the Meyers Park area.  They have done an amazing job transforming this home into a stylish office space.  It was a busy meeting, so I didn't get as many photos as I would have liked, but they had chic lighting in every room as you will see in these pictures.  I just love a good light fixture!  Don't you? 

All in all, a good weekend made better with good design!

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