July 21, 2010

Black Magic

Embellishment is everywhere...feathers, fringe, fur, fishnet, crystal and tulle. Black on black makes the most decorative drapery or pillow instantly chic with layers of texture and understated drama. Black is mysterious, elegant and always in style.

Photo: Marcio Madeira, Ralph Lauren RTW Fall 2010 Source: http://www.style.com

Photo: Wallcovering by Osborne & Little


Photos: Elle Decor Dining by Design Source: http://www.designspongeonline.com

Photo: Marcio Madeira, Ralph Lauren RTW Fall 2010 Source: http://www.style.com

Photo: Baccarat

Photo: Ralph Lauren Clivedon Chair

Photo: Vera Wang Spring Summer 2010 Ad

Photo: Osborne & Little

Photo: Tricia Foley

Photo: Mario Testino for Vogue, Sarah Jessica Parker Source: http://www.styleist.com

Rachel Hazelton is an Interior Designer from Middleton, MA with design projects in Andover, MA, North Andover, MA, Lynnfield, MA, Boxford, MA, Topsfield, MA, Boston's North Shore and throughout New England.

July 13, 2010

Method Behind the Madness

I'm not sure at what point I stopped apologizing for how my studio looked...boxes stacked, fabric books and design magazines piled in a corner, shopping bags of fabric hung on door handles. I'm always sort of amazed when I see those photos of design firms with that perfect sparse modern look...walls of file cabinets, long clean conference tables with only a set of blue prints..magazine tear sheets neatly organized. Seriously?! Who works there?

Monday morning, while Nancy and I were working in the studio preparing to meet with our clients for the week, the chaos of bags filled with fabrics from our shopping trips last week and rug samples and magazine tear sheets everywhere was such a sight that I asked Nancy to snap a photo. From that mess we created three different gorgeous design projects that we presented this week...after organizing the studio. However, we ran out of space on the table and had to prop one project on a chair.

Presentation #2: A Sitting Room in shades of Water Blue and Champagne

Inspiration Photo: Designer, Barbara Barry with tear sheets at her feet.

Inspiration Source:http://www.dressdesigndecor.blogspot.com



Presentation #1: A Dining Room in Taupe, Silver & Chocolate

Inspiration Photo: Giada De Laurentiis, Town and Country Magazine

Presentation #3: A living Room & Dining Room in Smokey Lavender Gray, Deep Aubergene, Chocolate, Malt & Gold

Inspiration Photo: Kalle Gustaffson Source: http://www.dustjacketattic.blogspot.com

Inspiration Photo: Christian Louboutin








The Before Photo...sorting through shopping bags and boxes, wallpaper and fabric books.

Photo: Tabitha Sherrell http://www.sherrellphoto.com

Photo: Internationally known Interior Designer, Mario Buatta at work, Architectural Digest

Rachel Hazelton is an Interior Designer from Middleton, MA with design projects in Andover, MA, North Andover, MA, Lynnfield, MA, Boxford, MA, Topsfield, MA, Boston's North Shore and throughout New England.

July 2, 2010

Black and White and Striped All Over

When I am working on a project, I see the color or the "look" that I am working on everywhere. That said, I'll be spotting champagne and pale water blue all weekend...our latest design project palette. This week, while working with purple, I noticed the waitress at Brother's was wearing all black with a bright purple wrist watch...a woman wearing a purple dress was crossing near South Station..my friend met me for breakfast wearing a purple top...my client was wearing purple eyeshadow...the girl at the Dunk's drive thru had on purple nail polish...I mean I see it everywhere! I can't shut it off. It truly means that I am working and designing every second that I am awake. I assure you Nancy is worse...she designs in her sleep.

So of course, one of our projects has had me seeing stripes, black and white. In our design process, we pull together images from here, there and everywhere to convey the "look" to the client. This was our "look book" to show how black and white stripes are modern and classic all at the same time.

 Photo: Alexi Lubomirski Source: http://www.dustjacketattic.com/

Photo: Viceroy Hotel, Santa Monica, California Designer: Kelly Wearstler

Photo: http://www.sarahklassen.com/



Photos: Zeb Daemen Source: http://www.dustjacketattic.com/

Photo: Coach Fragrance Launch Party Source: http://www.materialgirls.blogspot.com/

Photo Source: http://www.decorology.blogspot.com/



Photo: Noe Dewitt Source: http://www.dressdesigndecor.blogspot.com/

Photo: LONNY magazine

Photo: The Kiss, Alfred Eisenstaedt

Rachel Hazelton is an Interior Designer from Middleton, MA with design projects in Andover, MA, North Andover, MA, Lynnfield, MA, Boxford, MA, Topsfield, MA, Boston's North Shore and throughout New England.