Monday, October 14, 2019

Mood Board Monday: this bedroom is pretty in pink

I designed this bedroom around my You Are Beautiful, Too! comforter. It's colorful with an emphasis on pink. Floral motifs are everywhere. The pink chandelier and faux fur chair give it a touch of sophistication, while the patterns I chose keep the overall look whimsical and fun.


click to enlarge this bedroom is pretty in pink by interior designer Tiffany Gholar




Artwork by Vashti Harrison



Monday, October 7, 2019

Mood Board Monday: bedroom in a half shell, turtle power

If you've been following this blog or have ever visited my art studio, you know that I am a longtime fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. So when I thought about designing some bedrooms for kids, that was the first character theme that came to mind. And with a wealth of TMNT merchandise to choose from, it wasn't hard to find accessories. But for the sake of being practical about the design of this hypothetical room, I decided to only get TMNT accessories and not furniture, because what if a kid is only going through a phase of being a fan of a character? Much of the furniture I chose is in varying shades of green, with a rugged, urban feel. The rest is also made of metal but has a distressed look. The fire escape shelving is ideal for displaying action figures. The bookcase is great for books and perhaps a TMNT vehicle or two. The cuckoo clock and bronze turtle shell wall art elevate the look.

click to enlarge bedroom in a half shell, turtle power by interior designer Tiffany Gholar




Friday, October 4, 2019

Design Chicago 2019



I learned so much at this year's Design Chicago conference and saw so much beautiful furniture and fabric! Here are a few of my favorite things.

bathtubs from Victoria + Albert
bathtubs from Victoria + Albert

Alta upholstery
Alta upholstery

fabric from GP & J Baker

fabric from GP & J Baker

fabric from GP & J Baker

fabric from GP & J Baker

fabric from GP & J Baker

fabric from GP & J Baker

fabric from GP & J Baker
fabric from GP & J Baker

Devon & Devon
Devon & Devon

Ann Sacks

Ann Sacks
Ann Sacks

Paris Ceramics

Paris Ceramics

Paris Ceramics
Paris Ceramics

Christopher Peacock

Christopher Peacock

Christopher Peacock
Christopher Peacock

Viking Range

Viking Range
Viking Range

Samuel & Sons Passementerie
Samuel & Sons Passementerie 

A. Rudin

A. Rudin
A. Rudin

Bentwood of Chicago
Bentwood of Chicago

setup for the VIP Gala

One of the most innovative things I saw was this light fixture from Art + Alchemy. They took advantage of the properties of LED lights to create a piece that requires no wires.




Of all the new products I saw, the one that impressed me the most was from Moore & Giles. They have found a way to use olive leaves, a byproduct of the olive oil industry, to create dyes for their leathers that have all the benefits of vegetable and mineral dyes with none of their drawbacks. You can read about it here.


As always, I learned a lot, had a great time, and look forward to next year's event.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Mood Board Monday: a living room in shades of blue

I love a good analogous color scheme. The one I chose for this room has shades of blue and teal with a little bit of green.



click to enlarge a living room in shades of blue

In addition to my painting, Untitled (Blue and Green), there is another one-of-a-kind handmade piece: the glass pendant lighting by Susan Haas Glass.


Susan Haas Glass





Monday, September 23, 2019

Mood Board Monday: an Afrofuturist hair salon

I've always wanted to design a hair salon. I suppose it's because I have spent so much time in them getting my hair styled for pretty much as long as I can remember. While looking at manufacturers that specialize in salon furniture, I came across a very impressive silver salon chair and decided that I would design everything around it. I found some futuristic metal light fixtures and textured metal panels, as well as an out-of-this-world white bench for the reception area. I selected metallic silver rubber flooring because hairstylists need a comfortable surface to stand on all day. I think this is what the beauty shops might look like in Wakanda.





Artwork by Ron Ackins

Monday, September 16, 2019

Mood Board Monday: a retro breakfast nook

This is another throwback from design school, but I expanded on it. The assignment was to create an informal dining area for a family with young children in a mid-century house, and the parents are big fans of the 1950s and 60s design. So I took the idea and ran with it. All I added was more accessories, including additional artwork, flatware, dishes, and a selection of cotton fabric for napkins. It's a fun place for a family to enjoy a meal together.


Mood Board Monday: a retro breakfast nook designed by Tiffany Gholar

Artwork by Boopsie Daisy




Artwork by Nelson de la Nuez




Sunday, September 15, 2019

The 2019 Ravenswood Art Walk

I went to the 2019 Ravenswood Art Walk over the weekend. It was so nice to see the work of the talented artists and artisans of Ravenswood. Here are the pictures I took. Whenever possible, I tried to get the artists' names, but I may have missed a few.

Ponnopozz
Ponnopozz

Arsenal Handicraft
Arsenal Handicraft

Just Nee Photography
Just Nee Photography

Technicolor Coffee Studios
Technicolor Coffee Studios

Amati Originals
Amati Originals

Nomadic Ant
Nomadic Ant

Martin Chadwick
Martin Chadwick
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