January 27, 2011

Silver Screen

Yesterday, Nancy and I met a client before the snow.  While consulting about a new design plan for her living room, our client mentioned that pale peachy pink is her favorite color.  We all agreed that  accents of the most pale and watery shade of peach is gorgeous paired with a palette of silvery gray.  It reminds me of the silver screen...old Hollywood glamour... soft, feminine and sophisticatied.  Here are my "mental notes" for our new project.

Photo: Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth via google images

Photo:Laura Resen Veranda Magazine, Jennifer Lopez's home

Photo:Laura Resen Veranda Magazine, Jennifer Lopez's home

Photo:Laura Resen Veranda Magazine, Jennifer Lopez's home

Photo: Christian Louboutin
Photo: Designer, Windsor Smith


Photo: Jayne Mansfield, LIFE

Photo: Zuhair Murad via Haute Design

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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.

January 21, 2011

California Dreamin'

“The waves of the sea help me get back to me.” - Jill Davis

Brigitte Bardot via google images



Photos above: Juicy Couture Founder, Pamela Skaist-Levy's
Malibu Home via candacerose

Brigitte Bardot via google images


Photos Above: Designer, Windsor Smith via google images

Brigitte Bardot via google images

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.

January 13, 2011

Winter White

Surrounded by snow and dreaming of warmer exotic locales, brings to mind the all white interior.  I love the peaceful and casual quality, the simplicity.  I live in white.  When I think about an all white interior, I conjure up images of Brigitte Bardot, casual, tan and barefoot yet oozing elegance. 

This white on white interior designed by Lindsey Bond in House Beautiful is particularly evocative.  Her use of frameless, grand scale, antique mirror leaning against the white walls blows me away.  I could move right in. 




All above photos Designer, Lindsey Bond via
House Beautiful
Brigitte Bardot via google images

January 9, 2011

Tailored

We have been working on a bathroom design over the past couple weeks. Our inspiration for the tile detail is the classic Gucci horsebit design. Modern chocolate Glow tile with calcutta marble, espresso woods and modern fixtures in bronze set against the gray white stone. When we design, as I have often described, we begin with identifying a mood we want to create. Then, once we have agreed on a direction, Nancy and I continue to build on that concept pulling together images that express that mood. European, tailored, sleek, masculine, modern, luxury... Images then come to mind, a vintage black Italian sports car, a classic Gucci loafer, Armani's modern style and moody gray color palette... Here is a piece of our "look book" for this bathroom renovation.


Gucci via google images


Photo: Sample of the "Gucci" inspired tile mosaic border.

Armani Exchange via


Photo: Glow tile. This chocolate wall tile is our floor tile.
Photo: Calcutta Marble, Rachel Hazelton Interior Design
Photo Credit: Sherrell Photography

Photo: Our calcutta slab.

Armani Exchange via google images

1957 Ferrari 250 TR via

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.

January 4, 2011

Grit & Glamour

Chicago designer, Kara Mann's work is dark, moody, edgy, glamorous, masculine and feminine.  All grit and glamour, the woman rocks it.

Photo: Michael Donovan for Factory
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Designer Kara Mann
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Gianfranco Ferre heels
via google images

Designer, Kara Mann, Traditional Home via

Designer, Kara Mann via google images

Designer, Karan Mann, Metropolitan Home via
google images
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.

January 2, 2011

Hollywood Regency Modern

Las Vegas Luxe is how I describe COLOR, a salon by Michael Boychuck at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Designed by Faye Resnick, the salon is a modern approach to Hollywood Regency style. High lacquer white paint and silver leaf finishes, venetian mirror, crystal chandeliers and a wall of translucent white shimmering glass tile. Slightly retro and futuristic at the same time....I can't help but think of the 1968 movie, Barbarella.  I don't know how or why my brain makes associations like this.  I've never even seen the movie.  Somehow, I doubt that images of Barbarella were on Faye's inspiration board but they would have been on mine..


Designer, Faye Resnick at COLOR, A Salon by Michael Boychuck
via LIFE
To view the salon including a photo of the fabulous high gloss white entry doors framed with venetian mirror, please visit the Faye Resnick Design site below.


Paris Hilton with Michael Boychuck
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Michael Boychuck via
COLOR Salon via
Jane Fonda as Barbarella 1968
via google images

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.