I love looking through the portfolios of the designers I most admire. I think it gives such a different perspective on decorating. It's especially refreshing during the occasional moment when I feel overly saturated from images in blogland and on Pinterest. Some times, these guys can breathe air back into your lungs. Of course the million-dollar budgets they work with have a lot to do with it, but even still, their concepts always seem like unique, breeding-edge kinda stuff. And sometimes they walk backwards and it's super forward. And even when they do a style I don't relate to, I love it. This is the 'runway' look for the design-minded. I can't even begin to grasp the genius behind most of it, but I sure am inspired by it.
While stalking the likes of Jeffrey Alan Marks the other day I spotted the most amazing, amazing lighting. Like I should be surprised. Even though the budget for this dining area was probably more than my home costs, it looks super approachable. Tortoise shades, carved wood bowls. Just elevated from what I am getting used to seeing.
Apparently he loved this lighting too because he used it in two different homes.
It looks like JAM and Ross redid their sweet Santa Monica home (frequent redecorators unite!). The portfolio pics look a lot different than the house did on the show.
Wham bam thank you JAM.