Decorating

Adrian Elizalde

by Kate on April 14, 2015

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In preparation for a future issue that focuses on prints and patterns, I’ve been on the hunt for products and interiors that use pattern in innovative ways. I came across this renovation project by Adrian Elizalde, a young architecture student based in Spain, and was instantly intrigued. Elizalde redesigned this pre-war Barcelona apartment to be simple, open, and spacious, but with a delightful twist: Throughout the home, Elizalde chose to reveal and highlight the building’s original joinery, and he used some of the home’s original floor tiles to create the look of colorful area rugs.

The effect is wonderful: Not only do the tiled “rugs” cleverly break up the open floor plan into discrete sections, they also bring echoes of warmth and tradition to the otherwise clean and modern space. I hope this ingenuity will inspire other designers to consider using tile in unexpected ways. I know I’ll be keeping this concept in mind for any flooring projects that come my way in the future.

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{ All images via Adrian Elizalde, found via This Is Paper }

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I came across this achingly beautiful entertaining spread while browsing the online wares of Spartan Shop, the impeccably styled and stocked boutique based in Austin, Texas. Entitled Sobremessa, this collaboration between Spartan and NYC-based clothing shop Apiece Apart celebrates that wonderful time after a meal when everyone lingers at the table, perhaps nibbling a few last bites and reveling in the pleasure of good food amidst good company.

Like the colors of a Dutch painting, the velvety greens, peaches and neutrals of these images are so rich and creamy—you can almost taste them. If you are feeing inspired to host a similarly elegant communal gathering, you’re in luck: All of the linens, tableware, and serving pieces are available for purchase through Spartan. Made of durable, timeless materials, these pieces will last you and your family a lifetime of sobremessa moments.

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 { Images above: photographed by Currie Person and styled by Sarah Baker, via Apiece Apart }

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{ Image above: some of the tableware pieces included in the spread, all available at Spartan Shop }

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Wirely Home

by Joanna on March 9, 2015

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Now that I’ve officially taken up residence in an old loft space in Seattle, I feel like my interior design choices are becoming more and more important—almost like I have to do the space proud! I still want the space to have a boho vibe, but now I’m leaning towards a touch of the mid-century modern, too.

Enter Wirely Home.

The online shop perfectly merges those two aesthetics. The addition of tons and tons of plants to most spaces lends that bohemian note, and then placing them on MCM-inspired surfaces yields a wonderful mix. These plant stands and table tops are inspired by the wire hairpin legs of the Knoll butterfly chair and are made of powdercoated steel. The table is comprised of modular plywood and works well as a plant stand. I also like the idea of a series of the side tables that can stay put or move around as needed.

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 { Images via Wirely Home }

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J.M. Generals

by Joanna on February 24, 2015

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The closer my new apartment comes into sight, the more I daydream about what I want to use to fill it. My latest home decor crush is J.M. Generals, purveyor of hand-woven textiles, American cashmere, scented candles, and soaps. New York-based designer Jeffrey Monteiro started J.M. Generals with the idea of designing essential products for conscious living. Each product feels totally useful, but also very minimalist as well.

J.M. Generals works closely with independent makers, farmers, and producers, and possesses a strong affinity for the use of recycled materials, as well as sourcing materials made in America and selling goods free of traditional retail markups. The result? Products that make you feel good all over. Personally, I’ve got my heart set on an American cashmere throw, something I can envision being in my family and home for many years to come.

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{ Images via J.M. Generals }

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Nightwood NY

by Anh-Minh on February 20, 2015

ag_nightwood_issue18I’ve been working in Park City, Utah, this week and woke up to a flurry of snow today. It got me thinking about Anitha Gandhi’s home, shown above and featured in Issue No. 18 of Anthology. It may seem odd that I associated wintry weather with such a colorful abode—unless you know Anitha’s approach to her décor:

No matter what the conditions outside, she could at least conjure an interior that transports her to a warm destination. “I wanted it to feel like the Caribbean, with super saturated colors,” Anitha says.

Anitha worked with Nightwood NY, a Brooklyn-based furniture, textile, and interior design duo. Ry Scruggs and Nadia Yaron were responsible for so many of the pieces in Anitha’s home. I couldn’t believe how much they designed, built, or sourced! Below are a few more images from their portfolio.

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The next time I’m in New York, I’d love to visit Nightwood’s showroom, which is open by appointment only. In the meantime, I’ve been checking out their online shop and have got my eye on the totem weaving.

P.S. If you’d like to see the full feature on Anitha’s home, be sure to pick up a copy of Issue No. 18 from one of our stockists.

{ Top image by David A. Land for Anthology. Remaining images via Nightwood NY }

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