[Continued from last week's post with Jo's favorite designers featured in Elle Decor's "top 25" for 2010.]
For the most part, I agree with Jo's favorites from the Elle Decor list of designers. I think most people prefer their surroundings to be comfy and and inviting. It's one thing to look at photos of a "perfect" room, but you have to be able to imagine actually living in the space.
This photo of a Victoria Hagan interior caught my eye when I saw it in Elle Decor. I think it's a dramatic take on basic blue and white, and I just love it.
My coffee table would never stay that uncluttered, but a girl can dream.
This photo of a Madeline Stuart interior is my favorite. First of all, I love that it's a barn...I've always been a fan of adaptive re-use. Secondly, her mix of rustic and contemporary harmonizes with the architecture perfectly.
I could totally see myself living there, and I just wish we could see the rest of the house.
Well, I guess I'm drawn to "fanciful wild child inteiors" after all. This room of Kelly Wearstler's has a lot of personality...it makes me want to get to know the person who lives there.
I love that the room is fun and looks uncontrived, and I love that smoky blue wall color. It's a far more interesting backdrop for the colorful furniture that a typical neutral.
And finally, I love this bathroom of Marie Turner's.
What a cool space! I'd be late for work every morning because I couldn't bear to leave the bathroom.
So those are my favorites.
We'll have ONE MORE post about this Elle Decor list later in the week, but it won't be about the designs...it will be about the language used to describe them. Until then!
*Unless otherwise specified in the original posts, all images procured directly from the designers' websites.