All that GLITTERS is Gold

COUNTER CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: (1) Color field painting by Joseph Albers www.albersfoundation.org (2) Justine Kurland photograph www.miandn.com (3) Philippe Hiquily table www.artnet.com (4) Mirrored credenza from Darrell Dean Antiques www.darrelldeanantiques.com (5) Pedro Friedeberg hand chair www.pedrofriedeberg.com _______________________________________________________________________________
inspiration instigates change! My Park Avenue apartment was inspired by the restful hues of a wheat field at different times of day —but especially that perfect moment when the sun is setting in the distance and the roots take on an aubergine glow. The color radiates to the tip of the wheat, which shines with a golden sparkle. Likewise, I suffused the rooms with rich golds, warm grays, and sultry purples accented with touches of sparkle for a dramatic exclamation.

ABOVE are highlights from the inspiration board that helped hone my look and keep me focused
while shopping for everything from wallpaper (a Thibault pheasant print) to faucets (Shelton Mindel’s crystal orbs for Waterworks). An inspiration board is essential for guiding not only your decor—but also your life. You can put anything there: a pretty picture; a grouping of things that, when put together, somehow makes a new and touching moment for you every time you see it; a photograph of Michelle Obama or Hillary Rodham or a skinny bitch in a bikini that inspires you to pass over those potato chips in favor of a healthier snack that helps you achieve a weight goal. Your inspiration board can grow and change. You can take things down or put them back up. I like to hang mine in a location that I pass often throughout the day, walking by at different times and in different moods to see how it makes me feel.

BELOW are a few inspiring things that I found while on-line shopping (one of my favorite sports).
Naturally, they're all about nature.

HOMEWORK!
1- Create a list of things
that inspire you.
2- Create your own
inspiration board.
3- See where it leads you!


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<span style="font-size: 10px; line-height: 15px;">It's amazing how much these feathers dress up an otherwise ordinary picture frame! They're available at: <a href="http://www.barneys.com/Shagreen Feather Frames/Shagreen_dark_GRP,default,pd.html" style="color: rgb(177, 149, 58); text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank">www.barneys.com</a></span>
Frou Frou Frame
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R & Y Augousti Feather Frames

It's amazing how much these feathers dress up an otherwise ordinary picture frame! They're available at: www.barneys.com

PHOTO : Barneys
<span style="font-size: 10px; line-height: 15px;">This amazingly unique chair is a collaboration piece between Jimmie Martin and jewelry designer Hannah Martin (who also specializes in taxidermy with gold details). I'm not sure exactly where I would put it, but I sure would LOVE to have it! Available at <a href="http://www.jimmiemartin.co.uk/CH1.php?page=24" style="color: rgb(177, 149, 58); text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank">www.jimmiemartinco.uk</a></span>
Sit and Stare!
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Crow Chair

This amazingly unique chair is a collaboration piece between Jimmie Martin and jewelry designer Hannah Martin (who also specializes in taxidermy with gold details). I'm not sure exactly where I would put it, but I sure would LOVE to have it! Available at www.jimmiemartinco.uk

PHOTO : Jimmie Martin Ltd.
<span style="font-size: 10px; line-height: 15px;">Tord Boontje is one of our favorites and this spectacular light is only one example of his amazing ability to abstract nature. Available at <a href="http://www.momastore.org/museum/moma/ProductDisplay_Garland Shade Light_10451_10001_49408_-1_11461_11463_null__" style="color: rgb(177, 149, 58); text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank">www.momastore.org</a></span>
Gorgeous Garland
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Tord Boontje Garland Shade

Tord Boontje is one of our favorites and this spectacular light is only one example of his amazing ability to abstract nature. Available at www.momastore.org

PHOTO : Moma Store
<span style="font-size: 10px; line-height: 15px;">I can't picture drinking a cool beverage out of a prettier glass than this dainty Butterfly Glass available at <a href="http://www.tedmuehling.com/objects.html" style="color: rgb(177, 149, 58); text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank">www.tedmuehling.com</a></span>
Bubbly Butterflies
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Butterfly Glass

I can't picture drinking a cool beverage out of a prettier glass than this dainty Butterfly Glass available at www.tedmuehling.com

PHOTO : Ted Muehling
<span style="font-size: 10px; line-height: 15px;">You can make sure that your papers don't HOP away from you with this gorgeous Green Locust Paperweight available at <a href="http://www.johnderian.com/index_decoupage.html" style="color: rgb(177, 149, 58); text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank">www.johnderian.com</a></span>
Lovely Locust
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Green Locust Paperweight

You can make sure that your papers don't HOP away from you with this gorgeous Green Locust Paperweight available at www.johnderian.com

PHOTO : John Derian
<span style="font-size: 10px; line-height: 15px;">This quirky glamorous tray could serve as a conversation piece hanging on your wall, or sitting on your table. It's available at <a href="http://www.ibride.fr/" style="color: rgb(177, 149, 58); text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank">www.ibride.fr</a></span>
Tray Chic!
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Pia Tray

This quirky glamorous tray could serve as a conversation piece hanging on your wall, or sitting on your table. It's available at www.ibride.fr

PHOTO : Ibride
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