Where Designers Live || Jenny Dina Kirschner
I took a little (ok long break for summer), but I'm back and hopefully will be publishing more consistently. Back to school and back to the routine are some of my favorite concepts. So back to design.....
I have always been very passionate about shelves....bookcases or any other types of shelves (I have a whole board on pinterest dedicated to this topic). And so when I saw this photo I was immediately smitten. I'm not sure how they get to those books at the top, but this layout sure feels fresh. This is the lovely Brooklyn home of interior designer Jenny Dina Kirschner. It is always fascinating to me to see how designers live and how they design their own homes. There are many things that intrigued me about this space aside from the long three rows of books here. Let me show you.
This kitchen is totally fabulous. The bold and glamorous black island in the middle in an all white kitchen feels grand.
They have a few rooms like the one below with no exterior windows, so I appreciated their cleverness in using glass for the walls to add that light and they simply added drapes for privacy. Also, the mix of those antique and dainty side tables is an interesting contrast next to the large and bulky modern bed.
A statement stone anywhere is just fabulous.
Here is another glass encased room. Love it! I also gathered inspiration around all the ceramic animals and creations in acrylic shadow boxes hanging on the wall. Perfect to keep all of the kids' school projects in a sophisticated fashion. I actually have a few pieces like this at home. I used this small shelf. It's perfect. Great minds think alike!
Here is a close-up.
The power of mixing tile. See below. And that cabinet hardware! Also, setting things off center makes a statement.
I'm always looking into interesting DIYs. I really loved the colors of this art piece below that seems to be made of small circles.....
But they are not circles but Barbie shoes!!! Genius! Too bad we recently gave away all our Barbie accoutrements. But what a clever way to make something beautiful out of plastic tchotchkes (I totally had to google this word because I never know how to spell it) made in China. Buy a blank canvas, glue some toys that have some special meaning and take it to the framer to put it in an acrylic shadow box. Modern art in seconds and ideal for a playroom!
I love neon lights. I almost had a sign made a few years ago but then felt it was too trendy....but I think they are here for a while. If you had one, what would yours say?