April 28, 2010

FRINGE

Nancy and I were thrilled when our client, Kristen Gazda, announced that she would be opening her new designer clothing boutique, FRINGE, this year in Windham, New Hampshire. Nancy and I have had the pleasure over the past weeks to be working on the store design for FRINGE. Earlier this week, we met with Kristen to present our design concept for FRINGE. Below are some pics of our presentation. FRINGE is scheduled to open late August. We will keep you posted when Kristen has a firm opening date.


Photos: Nick Knight Vogue UK March 2009 Source: http://www.fashionising.com

Photo: http://www.cosmogirl.com

Photo: Kim Kardashian Source: http://www.lipstickalley.com


Photo: http://www.denimblog.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.

April 27, 2010

A Designer of Distinction

Photo: Michelle Pfieffer Dangerous Liasons

Nancy always says that some designers have such a love of design that they even design in their sleep. The dreaming, the creation, the production of the design is the air that they breathe and their motivation to continue on when life is difficult. Mary Rose is this designer. Designer, Mary Rose, Nancy's dear friend has had a long career in design...Designer Showhouses, Hollywood movie sets, grand old oceanfront estates. Through successes and disappointments her passion for design has never left her. Mary Rose lives in another time and in her design. She has a love of all things romantic and vintage. Long hair, wide brim straw hat, lace, cashmere wrap, tea gloves. Mary Rose is a designer of distinction..what a gift to know her.

Photo: 1706 Mezzotint by John Simon

April 25, 2010

Out of Africa

Some movies just inspire interior design. Out of Africa is one of the most visually beautiful movies ever made...the contrast of Karen Blixen's stately European furnishings and finery set against the primitive backdrop of the African landscape. Starched white linen, alligator trunks, worn leather pub chairs, carved mahogany, sisal matting, old leather bound books, sterling silver, polished horn, zebra rugs....



















Photos: Out of Africa, director Sydney Pollack Source: http://www.mattfind.com and http://www.hookedonhouses.net

April 18, 2010

Glamour

When we design for a client, not only do we design for who they are and how they live but more importantly who they want to be and how they want to live. Designers often refer to the design process like a movie playing inside the mind. Scenes and characters taking you to a different time and place.

Fortunately...and sometimes unfortunately...the movie never stops for me and it certainly never stops for Nancy. This weekend, for one of my projects, I am taken back to a time of glamour and romance. Enjoy!

Photo: My Grandmother Ellen, on left in black. She is still as beautiful today.







Photo: My Grandparents Charlie and Ellen Poulos

Photo:Arthur Elgort Vogue US Source: http://www.dustjacketattic.com/

Photo: Kelly Wearstler, Bel Air Hotel

Photo: Kelly Wearstler Source: http://www.materialgirls.blogspot.com/

Photo: Windsor Smith

Photo: Mario Sierra for Giorgio Armani Source: http://www.sarahklassen.com/2009/12/dress-up-time.html

Photo: Cartier Source: http://www.diamonds.uk.com/

Photo: Louise Brooks Source: http://www.moviemaidens.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.

April 11, 2010

Color Splash

One of our new design projects is leading us to bright and bold color. Hot Colors..Hot Pink paired with Red and Black and White with Canary Yellow. It's Palm Beach, L.A. and New York at night.

Photo:Sex and the City II

Photo: Windor Smith Source: http://www.sohaute.typepad.com


Photo: Craig McDean Vogue Us Source: http://www.dustjacketattic.blogspot.com

Photo: Domino Magazine cover photo

Photo: Solve Sundsbro Harper's Bazaar Source: http://www.dustjacketattic.blogspot.com


Photo: Mary McDonald http://www.marymcdonaldinc.com

April 5, 2010

Journey to the South Sea

The Holly Hunt silk fabric and nickel nail head trim that we used for our client's dining chairs evokes the color and lustre of the South Sea Black Pearl. Beautiful, mysterious, sophisticated.


Photo: Sherrell Photography for Rachel Hazelton http://www.sherrellphoto.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.