September 27, 2010

The first step I take when creating LikeLikeYou personalities, is to look at tons of images and I imagine who would live there and why. Where do they work? What do they like? Single..married? How do they feel when they wake up in the morning? I ask myself endless questions. I love people, they’re so interesting, and how do we translate that individuality to an interior? When looking at these images it’s hard not to imagine a true artist living there. Someone outside of the corporate world perhaps? Or someone in the corporate world, but an artist on the inside?

You’ve perhaps seen Julian Schnabel’s bedroom in their “palazzo” in New York already. You can get lost in the color ways in his paintings…and clearly he translates that color genius to interiors. ( If you haven’t go have a drink at Gramercy Park Hotel in NY, and I’m sure you’ll agree with me.) That eye for beauty also translates to his movies. “The Diving bell and the Butterfly” is not only a masterpiece because of the story, every frame is a beautiful, interesting painting.

Olatz Schnabel has an equally beautiful line of bedding. There are no colors that clash clearly…

This must be an image of the bedroom before it was redecorated. Still a piece of art.

I found the ultimate elegant bohemian chic images on the awesome site and blog Balustrades and Bitters.

This LA designer’s bedroom feels like an artist’s residence to me. ( I’m forgetting her name…please tell me if you know it so I can add…) Fur bed covers, kilim carpets and an endless mix of strong colors.

This room feels like a beautiful painting. Will you be reaching for your guitar and a glass of red wine? A movie script? Or your company’s annual financial report?

This green room inspired the green in my dining room a couple of years ago.

Crystal chandelier, tufted velvet, worn furniture and fur…who lives here?

5 images above via Balustrades and Bitters.

You’ll probably think I’m nuts to call a Dorothy Draper interior Bohemian chic. Perhaps it’s not exactly that, but the purple damask wallpaper with reds and turquoise are pretty unconventional to me.

Designer Marjorie Skouras interiors certainly get your imagination going.

Interiors really do express who we are—if we dare to let them….

Who do you see living in these interiors?

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  • Comment by will — September 27, 2010 @ 5:46 AM

    I'm not normally a purple fan but that purple bedding is fabulous!

  • Comment by dani@callitbeauty — September 27, 2010 @ 9:47 AM

    the headboard in the 1st two photos is absolutely to die for! so gorgeous…

  • Comment by Karen Robert — September 28, 2010 @ 4:34 AM

    Purple sheets! I wish I had seen that for my purplicious posting. Loving boho chic…glad it's back. I missed it with all of the clean interiors and minimalist thinking. Sloppy and slightly overdecorated is more my style…

  • Comment by Margharete — September 28, 2010 @ 9:30 AM

    The photo with the crystal chandelier and tufted velvet sofa is the room Sergei Rachmaninoff was living in when he composed his concerto No. 2 in C Minor. Fabulous….

  • Comment by livelikeyou — September 29, 2010 @ 8:26 AM

    Wow I'm impressed with this information Margharete!

  • Comment by JEN RAMOS — September 30, 2010 @ 11:58 AM

    Im on the hunt for a fur bed cover that isnt going to break the bank…even if its faux fur…but something fuzzy and comfy. Going to look on EBAY.

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  • Comment by Regina Ait Addi — August 3, 2011 @ 7:35 PM

    wow I love Julian Schnabel's bedroom! I am inspired!!!!

  • Comment by Anne @diyprojects — December 17, 2011 @ 9:35 AM

    I'm not an artist, but I would dearly love any one of these.

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