One of my favorite recent trips was to Palm Springs, CA - a national treasure with stunning modernist architecture. I loved Palm Springs so much that I had to bring some of it back with me, so I bought tons of great books on architecture and interior design while I was there. One of my favorites is a book called "Palm Springs Modern," written by Adele Cygelman and photographed by David Glomb. Here are some of the images that struck me the most:
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I am painting my entire apartment a khaki color and am constantly on the lookout for accent colors that will give each room a personality. When I saw Colefax and Fowler designer Emma Burns' country home in England, I wanted to put into practice some of her color principles, particularly the color scheme in the dining room. The wall color is very similar to what I imagine my apartment will be. I love how she uses deep, saturated purples as accent colors in the accessories (apron, plate, and candles), chair fabric, and flower arrangements.
Oddly enough, a few pages after the story, the London company 'And So To Bed' had an advertisement with the same palette.
One of my favorite pastimes is browsing through the online antique marketplace, 1st Dibs. I always encounter several moments of inspiration just from checking out their beautiful and comprehensive inventory -- I have also been known to buy an item (or two).
One particular vendor on their site that I've bookmarked is Stephen Miller Siegel, an architecture and design firm on Manhattan's Upper East Side. (www.stephenmillersiegelarchitects.1stdibs.com). They have antiques, vintage pieces and originals that range from a Mies bench to a lattice back settee and chair. Also, he can create a wide range of custom pillows (a secret must-have source). I took a minute to peruse their site again and found some items that would look great in my apartment - take a look: