3.31.2010

Creative Collaboration

Don't you love it when seeing one image leads you to another and another...basically a crap-load of eye candy? 

Like when I saw this room from Domino...

(to the BF, I'm obsessed with this room- everything about it.  So I need you to get on board with the idea of something like this in our "future home"  OK?)
It's the beach home of Stephen Elrod (vice president and creative director of Lee Jofa) which is my new obsession and I needed to see more of his work.

After some searching I found his recently redone Manhattan apartment.

(photo from Traditional Home by Bruce Buck)

Talk about a recipie for a stylish & comfortable bedroom!! You think if I click my heels three times I can go home and find this bedroom in my apartment?

Anywoo, after I finished with my little dream trip I noticed that Elrod had a smidgen of help from designer Eric Cohler for both his Manhattan apartment and beach house.
I went straight to Eric's portfolio to inhale more virtual eye candy.






Delicious right?

Then I noticed one room that reminded me of my current obsession

here it is for a refresher

and the other photos from the same Domino feature


And here is the room from Cohlers portfolio that looked oh-so-familiar



It's the same room!

Looks like it received a little makeover since the '07 Domino came out.

I notice the Indian rug that used to be draped over the headboard is now on the new sofa.  Still the same chairs, coffee table, truck art, side table and blinds that I love so much but with a few colorful additions. While I miss the green sofa I think it is still a beautiful space. 


It just goes to show you that if you invest in the right pieces from the beginning (meaning timeless and classic things you love) you can create a whole new look with a little rearranging and some new accessories.  Follow the lead of Eric Cohler and Stephen Elrod- they seem to have the right idea. 
 

(photos from Traditional Home, Eric Cohler, and Domino via here)

26 comments:

Living It At Home said...

I love that first room. I have a little sitting room off of my kitchen that I would love to do like that. All the rooms are yummy! Where have I just seen that zebra shaped rug? It looks so cute! Do you know were one can buy it? I know I have seen it!

~jamilyn

Design Esquire said...

What a fun trip down the rabbit hole! Thanks for sharing the eye candy.

ashlina said...

oh yes. i do just looove that stumble upon feeling and it goes out of control to utter love!!!! of everything. which i do. every photo in this post is awesome!
:)

Kelly Green said...

YOU SUPER SLEUTH YOU! GORGEOUS PICS TOO - I CAN SEE WHY YOU ARE SO ENAMOROURED! KG

Laura Trevey said...

Wow.... very detective of you :)
So cool ~~

Project Shannon said...

I adore that stairwell with the photo collage and that runner! Excellent finds!

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

very interesting! Yes, if you love a piece you'll be able to use it over and over in different ways...
Janell

Olivia said...

The room with the yellow stripes is one of my favorite rooms I've seen in a long, long time!

bluehydrangea said...

Love seeing rooms switched up like this!! Love them both but I never would have guessed it was the same room!!!

Full House said...

I am so glad you did the research on this because we too reap the rewards of such beautiful pictures.

I can't believe that is the same room.

Southern Aspirations said...

love seeing how rooms evolve and love Cohler. I think I've seen several of his rooms before and really like him!

Alison @ My Design Dreams said...

I am obsessed with having a velvet green couch in my next life (and by "next life", I mean when my current couch is completely worn out).. so I love love love that first image! And, I completely agree ... it is very smart to invest in quality pieces that will last a lifetime from the very beginning :)

sketch42 said...

That staircase is one of my top photos of all time!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I wonder what he did with the green velvet sofa? I for one, would've been in line!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

You rock! That is an amazing post full of amazing rooms! ( and yes, click those heels ;) xo

Devon said...

The frame wall and the yellow striped wall are my favorites. What am I saying, I loved them all!!

Always love your decorating/design story Linds!

paula said...

this post made me completely giddy! you know how much I have obsessed over his home.

Naomi said...

ooo I always stop in my tracks when I see a delicious olive sofa. wish I had the guts to get one... but I'm afraid my color preferences change to often! Instead I'm going for a gray sofa and maybe some olive pillows.
great investigative skills btw!

shoestringliving said...

Wow, they did change things up in that room. Beautiful.

Emily A. Clark said...

Oh goodness, love all of these. I'm going to have to go back and absorb it all :)

littleshop said...

I had to look like 4 times to catch this. Way to go, observant person. Lots of great pics on this post!

Haven and Home said...

Why can't my house look like that? If only I had the money to bathe my house in Lee Jofa!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Love the velvet sofa (settee?). One accent piece like that can totally make a whole room, I SO wish I had one. Oh well, a girl can dream, right?

Emily said...

these are my favorite kind of days!! so fun and i love it all.

inthetweeds said...

I TOTALLY agree with that mentality! Save up for the classic, long-lasting piece and it really will last forever! I saved up for my very first adult purchase - the RH camelback sofa - 7 years ago and never looked back. I know I'll have it forever!

Chic Coles said...

Love all the pillows in these images! The last room is our favorite with the beachy accessories.