September 30, 2010

Emeralds & Oscar

Last week on twitter, I wrote that after seeing the Oscar de La Renta green silk fabric made in to dramatic drapes at the Lee Jofa showroom, I now must design a room with shades of emerald green, both light and dark. That is where it all begins just like an electric shock, as Nancy describes as I mentioned in my last post. We always seem to find the fabrics...the design and then the project appears. This happens a lot. So, I'm looking forward to designing with emerald green soon.

I must have a photographic memory. This is the only explanation I can find for the random associations I make when creating a design. So here we go again, emerald green. I see the movie Great Expections, with Gwenyth Paltrow and Ethan Hawke. The entire movie has a thread of imagery, clothing and cast shadows of emerald green. I can't help but notice it while watching the movie realizing that it draws me in. For me, emerald green creates the mood of mystery and a sense of the exotic.

Photo: Keira Knightley, Atonement, Source: http://www.gracemagazine.wordpress.com/

Photo: Veranda Magazine

Photo: http://www.stylehive.com/

Photo: Designer, Mary McDonald

Photo: http://www.reefcorals.com/

Photo: Designer, Kelly Wearstler, The Viceroy Hotel

Photo: Givenchy Source: http://www.bagbliss.com/

Photo: Designer, Kelly Wearstler, The Viceroy Hotel

Photo: http://www.theedgeofsanity.org/

Photo: Joan, Mary & Nancy in front of Lee Jofa's fabulous Oscar de la Renta emerald green silk.

Photo: Angelina Jolie Source: http://www.jewelry.com/

Photo: Iman wearing Oscar de la Renta Source: Harper's Bazaar

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.

September 29, 2010

Electric Shock of Amethyst

Yesterday while working at the BDC, Nancy and I were on our way to pick up some fabric samples when the elevator door opened and I got as Nancy often describes, an "electric shock". The new window at Webster & Company is drop dead gorgeous featuring a palette of gray and amethyst. I guess I was on to something. You know what I mean if you follow my posts. Then, this morning on twitter, Canadian House & Home Magazine tweeted "Update your home with purple! Get inspired by these gorgeous rooms in every shade from lilac to aubergine: http://bit.ly/97u0s7". I have included some of their featured spaces below.

Purple is luxury, magic, mystery and passion.

Photo: Working at the BDC yesterday, Webster & Company window.

Photo: Some of yesterday's electric shocks at Webster & Company, smokey gray purple lampshades. This was interesting since Nancy and I are waiting for a amethyst silk lampshade we had custom made for a client to arrive.

Photo: Mario Testino Source: http://www.froufroufashionista.blogspot.com

Photo via Canadian House and Home http://bit.ly/97u0s7

Photo: Steven Meisel Source: http://www.dustjacketattic.blogspot.com

Photo via Canadian House and Homehttp://bit.ly/97u0s7

Photo: Steven Meisel Source: http://www.dustjacketattic.blogspot.com

Photo: De La Cuona

Photo: Nancy a couple months back in the studio propping a layout of aubergeine and amethyst for a client.

Photo: I forgot I took this photo with my phone. This is Nancy's Easter gift to her granddaughter Sage. What a lucky little girl. Notice that fabulous lavender tulle.

Photo: Nancy and I often create two different designs for one space to give a client two totally different options. This was Design #2, we all chose Design Plan #1, for FRINGE Boutique. The wallpaper is Lee Jofa and it is stunning. I plan to definitely use this on a future project.

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.

September 27, 2010

Burlesque

I see glamour all around me. Sparkle, feathers, fringe, silk tafetta, black tulle, rock crystal, gold and silver leaf... There is a return to glamour and luxury. Our work has certainly been influenced by glamour in the past year. The ultimate in over the top feminine glamour is the art of burlesque. I saw a preview for the upcoming film, Burlesque, starring Christina Aguliera and Cher. It is scheduled to release in November. No doubt, this film will be filled with inspiration.

"I advocate glamour. Every day. Every minute." - Dita Von Teese

Photo: Dita Von Teese via google images

Photo: Designer, Windsor Smith, Greystone Estates


Photo: Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia Source: http://www.fashiongonerogue.com/

Photo: Rachel Hazelton Interior Design

Photo: Christina Aguliera in Burlesque via google images

Photo: Alex Lubomirski Source: http://www.dustjacketattic.blogspot.com/

Photo: Manolo Blahnik Source: http://www.stylehive.com/

Photo: Annie Lebowitz of Penelope Cruz Source: http://www.parisatelier.blogspot.com/



Photo: Christina Aguliera in Burlesque Source: http://www.onlinemovieshut.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.

September 26, 2010

Ooh La La

The corset, yes..total torture but so glamorous and sexy. It is the inspiration for what has to be one of my favorite designs! This detail is the final piece to finish our client's dining room. Nancy and I are having two dining room end chairs made in chocolate silk tafetta with lace up corset stringing in smokey amethyst down the back of the chairs to resemble detailing of a couture gown. Ooh la la.

Photo: Designer, Maya Hansen Source: http://www.dustjacketattic.blogspot.com/

Photo:http://www.parisatelier.blogspot.com/

Photo: Jacques Dequecker for Vogue Brazil via

Photo: Australian Vogue 2006, Source: http://www.cestsibelle.blogspot.com/

Photo: Kirsten Dunst, Marie Antoinette

Photo: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue, Kirsten Dunst, Marie Antoinette

Photo: Designer, Maya Hansen, Photographer, Marcello Aquillo Source: http://www.dustjacketattic.blogspot.com/

Photo: Vanity Fair, Emily Blundt

Photo: Vanity Fair, Emily Blundt

Photo: Horst P. Horst, Mainbocher Corset, 1939 Source: http://www.musie.wordpress.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.

September 22, 2010

Design Boston 2010

I was honored to be a speaker on Kravet's Social Media Panel at Design Boston 2010 at the Boston Design Center. The most fun was spending an evening with this great group of talented women. Thank you ladies for your friendship and support.

Photo from left to right: Joanne Dee of Joanne Dee Events & Blossoms of Andover, me, Designer Kim Williams, Nancy, Designers Mary Rose and Joan Marchand from Cape Cod and Barbara Bucklin of Lux Interiors, Custom Drapery Workroom.

My girls found a pre-party....with champagne of course!



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.

September 19, 2010

Sheer Fabulous

Sheer drapery is so hot....and I'm not talking about those old fashioned, horrible, looks like "curtains in bag" sheer. I am talking about fabulous sheer with burn out patterns, or shimmery metallic threads woven in or even yes...cashmere sheer. It does exist. Kravet's new luxury fabric line, LIZZO, features a cashmere sheer that is drop dead gorgeous.

The sheer, featured below, is one that we are using for a client's project. It reminds me of fall leaves. The best word to describe this fabric is ethereal.

Photo: Juan Gatti for Vogue Espana Source: http://www.dustjacketattic.blogspot.com

Photo: Nancy at the BDC looking over the large sample of sheer.

Photo: A detail of the sheer in the upper left corner paired with this French document print toile. Notice the irridescent quality of the sheer.

Photo: http://www.sarahklassen.blogspot.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.