kelly1One of Ben Kelly Design (“BKD”) exhibitions….a design firm, London based…a very impressive breadth of work

kelly2wooden telephone poles juxtaposed with brass L brackets housing business gear and lighting—smart and chic

kelly3lovely custom woodwork with the repeated pole element…housing a simple Thomas Edison bulb; love the aggregate tile flooring with the weight of the sleek concrete wall

kelly4on color…..vivid, rich and decisively placed….complimentary, subtle yet brilliantly effective

kelly5custom wood cut and inlay elements mixed with the sleek, yet masculine element of steel; sound architecture and material selection


color and material selection is a delicate rope to walk in design without overstimulating the space—-a fine example of a job well done on all levels

kelly7rich, textural, primarily masculine with brilliant red wall and bar beverage pull elements…concrete wall, high gloss red wall, and stainless (thicker edge detail) counter married with a sleek black elevated skateboard counter.  I’m lovin how the stools are floor mounted to blend in as permanent fixture

kelly8accomplished in color splashes and mixing materials is clearly evident in this vignette; there are at least a dozen worthy elements to soak in for design inspiration on future projects


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janisdet2warmth of wool felt and rich pigments/prints and patterns, coupled with sweet whimsy

lovely composition and photography, care of Janis Nicolay.  an interiors and lifestyle photographer based out of Vancouver, BC. a pleasant gift to discover her work….so inspiring. exchanged emails with Janis…she couldn’t have been more lovely.

janis1sleek and minimalistic with the unexpected pop of color infused through the glass insert of the door element…..sunny to the nines

janis3juxtaposed crisp white against bold color reduced perfectly with butter toned design elements.

janisdet4appealing to my earnest desire for some quiet time, some comfy, warm and tactile stillness…an opportunity to rejuvenate the soul and contemplate what matters most….my family, friends, truth, love….acceptance of all that is.

appreciate the talent that I find myself discovering…Janis is no exception.

her client list is quite impressive featuring clients from national and international shelter magazines.

Pssst, Janis also has a blog


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12421243My jaw hit the floor when I saw this phenomenal take on wood inlayed flooring.  Generally speaking, traditional inlaid wood floors are a bit busy for my taste, but these floors, designed by I Vasselletti are completely drool worthy. (Product found via the lovely blog 79 ideas)


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