Sunday, January 31, 2010

Floor it

Herringbone floor, leading to tile. At Chateau de la Couronne, a hotel in France.

from Kikette Interiors

Clean bohemians

It all feels kind of made up on the fly — except for those floors.

from Indenfor & Udenfor, via My Scandinavian Retreat

Friday, January 29, 2010

Color... fades

Well, I really did have a whole bunch of colorful posts planned, but then my silly job got in the way. I'll end the week with a pretty picture.

from Bruno Suet

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

That green...

There's a certain shade of green that I feel like I've been noticing everywhere. I first blogged it here, but I've seen it at least a half dozen times since then. What it is? Not quite teal... I'm not sure what to call it. It evokes the tropics and photographs beautifully. Who knows if it translates to real life. So I've decided to do a roundup — I think it's my first one!

from Robyn Glaser

from Chris Everard

from Marie Claire Maison, Italy

from Antoine Baralhe

from World of Interiors. (Color looks totally different here.)

The color in an Otomi fabric. from Mikkel Vang


Look, things have been getting awfully black and white at Roseland Greene recently, and I feel I need to snap out of it. Bring on the color! Starting with this picture — which just might be completely hideous. I mean, it's a purple and orange wall! Surely that's something no one wants to see ... ever. And yet ... I've held onto this photo for a while. I think I just like how the artwork complements the graphic punch of the colors. I don't know. I certainly couldn't live with it. But in a hotel or something...?

Expect more tasteful options in the next few days...

from Christoph Theurer

Sunday, January 24, 2010


One side effect of being a wee bit decor obsessed, is that you notice things in films and movies that you really aren't supposed to. I mean, in Julie and Julia, was I really supposed to be wondering if Julie Powell could afford a Tolomeo light? I watched an episode of Burn Notice (above) this week and was way too distracted by the presence of a Christian Dell lamp in Michael Weston's barely-converted warehouse apartment. Closer inspection proves that of course it's a low-cost knockoff. Still, I'm pretty sure that the show's creators don't want viewers to be contemplating the hero spy out shopping for a lamp to perfectly complement his industrial-chic decor.

Does anyone else find themselves doing this?

I see a darkness

Yes, yes, I know, more black walls. In this case, the walls are actually wood paneled and then stained black — so that the wood grain still shows through. I like this look! Granted, those black floors are probably just dust bunny magnets, but it does look pretty fab in a photo shoot, (The inset colored areas remind me of this kitchen.)

from OWI

Friday, January 22, 2010


I'm not sure if this is a dining room — or a conference room. Either way, I like how the overall chic look makes is easy to miss the way the bookshelves are arranged all higgledy piggledy. Maybe I'm just a sucker for black and white artwork.

from RUM Interiør, via Emmas Designblogg

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Little kitchen

I've enjoyed reading about Door Sixteen's new project of fixing up a small apartment in Manhattan. Here's the kitchen: one black wall, two Eames chairs and a flip-down table from Ikea. The table seems particularly clever for a small space.

Read more at Door Sixteen

Blue bedroom in Berlin

Simplicity and strong color.

(Side note: I have this weird aversion to big floating shelves like these. Somehow I always imaging them toppling over and pulling a giant gash out of the wall. It's a phobia!)

from Nikolas Koenig, via Man Make Home

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

High ceilings in Paris

I've been busy lately, but couldn't let this beauty pass by unrecorded. The home of architect Jacques Gourvénec, with 14-foot-ceilings, and lots of books and art.

And it's in Paris. I'm hoping to have a trip to Paris this year.

Also, he builds his own furniture — which is something I totally wish I could do! I mean, mine wouldn't look like this, but there's something to be said for getting things exactly the way you want them. Unfortunately, my technical skills aren't so advanced. (Extra shoutout to those herringbone floors!)

from The Times


Wood furniture and tons of art nearly obscure the chic black walls. I actually own the excellent issue of World of Interiors this photo came from, so can tell you this space belongs to Lord Snowdon (the room extends to a skylit photo studio). Quite homey!

from Dylan Thomas

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Painted screen

The dark drama of a folding screen used as a headboard. The casual feel that comes from it being off center. White linens, but black shades on the lamps. A simple opulence.

from The Selby

Monday, January 11, 2010


Did I mention that the December issue of Elle Decoration UK was awesome? It also featured this home in a converted factory in Milan. Black walls, tons of art, colossal ceilings. I love it!

The home has some white walls too, the better to show off this vintage fan. A beautiful vintage fan is like functional sculpture.

from Andrea Ferrari

Remember her?

Remember lavender sofa lady? Her home was featured again in the excellent December Elle Decoration UK. Turns out she's designer Florence Baudoux and this is her family home in Paris. I can't say the place really gives off "family home" vibes. But the six shades of grey that she employs throughout are pretty luscious. Plus, those ceilings, windows and floors!

from Richard Powers

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Grey lady

Oh Abigail Ahern, you and your sexy grey Downpipe walls. I've seen pictures of this home before, but this is the first one I liked enough to post. Maybe I'm just a sucker for that light fixture, even if it doesn't seem to be in a very practical position above that window seat.

from Marie Claire Maison

Friday, January 8, 2010

Into the woods

It's hard to pull off a mural. But it can make an ordinary space extraordinary. Pleasant dreams!

from Inspirational Spaces, via Emmas Designblogg

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Subway tile

Still a classic.

from Remodelista

Blank canvas

One thing about having white walls is that there's nothing to compete with your art. Lots and lots of art, in this woman's case. A look that combines a sophisticated art wall with a spontaneous inspiration board. Probably "too much," and yet the neutral walls and furnishings make it work somehow.

Another space in the same home. More scaled down and sophisticated.

from Bolig Magasinet

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Super-wide pendants

I really like this look. Big impact with a clean line. (Others here and here.)

from Frédéric Vasseur

Monday, January 4, 2010


While some of the art choices are not to my taste, this just might be the greatest house ever.*

Hmm, lessee... Serge Mouille floor lamp, and a dog? (who conveniently matches the floor. But this is white week at Roseland Greene!)

Pez dispensers on a ledge. Sense of humor!

Plus, gah, the loft space!

*Until the next one comes along. I'm fickle like that.

from yatzer. Lots more pics at the link

Green Prouve chairs

Sooo hot.

Another white interior for this icy first week of 2010.

from Interior Design, via Remodelista

Artist in a garret

Let me just pretend for a moment that I don't spend most of my day in a cubicle.

via Head Over Heels

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!

I am very out of blogging practice. But excited about many more great interiors in 2010. How great is this coffee table in a more formal space? I'm willing to excuse the fact that no one could reach those yummy-looking magazines from the sofa.

from Patric Johansson