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Living Room by House of Honey

by Anh-Minh on October 24, 2014

houseofhoney1I have admired the homes done by Tamara Kaye-Honey of House of Honey for years; she has this refined yet fun sensibility that I just love. Yesterday, during a visit to Decorist founder Gretchen Hansen’s house, I had the pleasure of meeting the Los Angeles-based interior designer. Tamara was enlisted to work on Gretchen’s living room, and the entire scheme was developed virtually (Decorist is a site that specializes in e-design).

A photo of the living room was posted to the Anthology Instragram account yesterday, and I wanted to share a couple more images of the space here. Tamara incorporated some of the homeowners’ existing pieces into the design, which includes some chairs that I’m seriously coveting now (the tri-legged leather sling, the carved wood hand-shaped chair).

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While Gretchen wanted to stick to a fairly neutral palette, as you can see from the photos below of Tamara’s retail showroom in Pasadena, she also enjoys working with color.

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Sandro Lopez

by Joanna on October 23, 2014

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Architectural, clean, and modern—this is the work of designer Sandro Lopez, who believes in the importance of process during the creative journey. As he says: “To faithfully preserve the purity of a vision, the responsibility of the designer needs to encompass the entirety of the journey.”

Lopez recently exhibited a new collection at the London Design Festival. Isn’t the overhead view of his Parallax coffee table (below) amazing?

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{ Images via Sandro Lopez }

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Jewelry by Uhuru

by Joanna on October 20, 2014

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Honestly, how cool is this jewelry from Uhuru? These pieces take inspiration from the design elements of Uhuru’s furniture collections, but translate them into a wearable form. The collection includes a variety of one-of-a-kind rings and necklaces made of natural wood, accented with precious metals. And each is produced in New York City using the same means of production as Uhuru’s furniture. I especially love the pieces that feature knots and holes in the wood, giving the jewelry an organic yet architectural and modern feel.

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{ Images via Uhuru }

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Napa Valley Showhouse

by Anh-Minh on October 17, 2014

jrachman_napashowhouse1Not that any of us probably need another reason to visit the Napa Valley—the dining scene alone makes it a great destination!—but now through November 16, there’s this: Traditional Home‘s Napa Valley Showcase at Caldwell Vineyard.

One of my favorite local designers, Jonathan Rachman, is participating in the event. (The space was photographed by regular Anthology contributor Thayer Allyson Gowdy.) “I am an old-school and romantic person, so as soon as I entered the cheesebarn’s breakfast room and explored the bathroom, the entire mood of the rustic space inspired my soul,” he says, adding that the “intention was to preserve the most nostalgic and rustic elements of the barn, while keeping it current.”

If you’re going to be in the Napa area in the coming weeks, don’t miss this great opportunity to see some incredible rooms in a stunning setting.

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{ All photos by  Thayer Allyson Gowdy for Traditional Home‘s Napa Valley Showcase }

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Kati von Lehman

by Joanna on October 15, 2014

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The thing that I love most about ceramics is that they are all about the details, like these sophisticated beauties from Kati von Lehman. Her path started in 2011 when she decided to work from home while taking care of her daughter. She made clothing, furniture, even toys, all of which led to her need to “design and make everything we use in a way that would suit our lifestyle and also be beautiful.” Her pieces are all about functionality and efficiency, while also being perfect for small spaces with their stackability and nesting quality. The ceramics are meant to be used on a daily basis—and I’m happy to do my part and would find every excuse to use these gray kitchen bowls every day.

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