Friday, October 8, 2010

Town & Country's Born to Decorate

Emily LaMarque Design Studio has big news!!!

Town & Country magazine selected me as one of Los Angeles' top young designers for their Fall Home Issue (October 2010). I'm thrilled to be included in this fabulously talented group of designers. Click here to check out the full article...

Sunnyside Up!

Nesting Newbies is one of my favorite online mags because they always have such fun and fresh content. So you can imagine how thrilled I was to see this spread, Sunnyside Up!, in their fall issue that features a Silverlake project I designed in their fall issue. They just did an amazing job with the layout and graphic design - I don't think I could have asked for a more flattering way to showcase my work. Thanks Nesting Newbies!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New press for Emily LaMarque Design Studio

I must admit that posts for the modern.chic.inspired. blog have few and far between lately. But, that is because the Design Studio has been busy designing numerous projects and garnering some very exciting press! While I can't leak the details before the pieces debut, this is very exciting news for Emily LaMarque Design Studio, so please stay tuned for more to come! Additionally, new photographs of the Design Studio's latest project in Las Vegas are next follow. Stay tuned!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

On the Boards...

Things have been off to a very busy start this year for Emily LaMarque Design Studio. There are a couple new projects that are on the boards that I super excited about!

The first is a wonderfully built new residence in Houston, which I think you will agree is off to a fantastic start. I am working with the client to bring it to life and give a bold yet personal feel while still keeping its sleek modern lines.

Another great project ELDS has just taken on is an estate in Washington. It has sweeping, majestic views over a river, and it is grand! It will definitely be an extensive remodel since it's in dire need of some TLC. It has great bones, and some exciting architectural details (like all of the original woodwork and end-grain block wood floors) which will stay. But check back because this one is going to go through a remarkable transformation!

Lastly, the Las Vegas Turnberry project that I posted about a few months ago is almost done!! Here's a sneak peek from our furniture install last week. More to follow in the next few weeks!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Smashingly Chic: Color Palettes that Inspire

I look for inspiration everywhere, and I am always looking for new ways to combine color. I collect all sorts of things that use color in interesting ways - magazines, advertisements, catalogs, postcards, invitations, menus - you name it. Style vignettes in magazines are definitely a favorite because you can see how the color works in a wonderful composition. I dug into the style files and posted a few great ones. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Changing it up with artist Clara Berta

Every so often I just need to get my mind on a different track, so recently I signed up for an art class with my friend and artist, Clara Berta.

Working with mixed media, Clara paints and collages together abstract pieces that are rich with texture and hue and are quite evocative. Clara's romanticism, independence, and passion for all of life's pleasures unfold in each of her pieces. Her laugh is completely contagious and her intimate art studio is the perfect place to let your mind unwind listening to music and making art.

Here are a few of her more recent works....

And here are a few of mine I snapped with my iPhone.... I'm realizing that with mixed media, I may be of the philosphy 'more is more' - but why not? Sometimes more is just more fun!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Haute Hearths...

With the weather so chilly, snowstorms on the East, and all the rain we've been getting lately in Los Angeles, all I've been thinking about is curling up in front of a big fire. A real masonry fireplace has become a true luxury in a home, particularly because they are astronomically expensive to build these days. It's very exciting when a client comes to me with an original fireplace to work with. Here are some stylish hearths to warm your design fancy!

In order, Jonathan Adler's throwback lounge at the Parker Palm Springs, designer Rozalynn Wood's Pasadena residence, from architects Lee Mindel & Peter Shelton, fab fireplace featured in Metropolitan Home, a great mid-century fireplace from Midcentury Makeover, MetHome '07, two different very chic fireplace designs from San Francisco designer April Sheldon, two vintage fireplaces from designer Michael Bain's White Residence, two very clean and modern fireplace designs from San Antonio architect Jim Poteet, a great mid-century remodel from LA designer Bryan Wark, and a fireplace of my design from the Silverlake Residence in my portfolio.