ALACARTER STYLE


minimalist lighting…. by David
We can't all afford Eva Menz, darling....

We can't all afford Eva Menz, darling....



MILANO – here I come!!! by Kelli

Tickets are bought, accommodations arranged and anticipation at it’s highest! I am headed to Milan early next week to join the annual festivities for the Salone Internazionale del Mobili (Milan International Furniture Fair)! I have attended the last two years but never has it been so exciting! Every year it gets bigger and better… this year is no exception! I am so pumped to go to Karim Rashid’s Party too (thanks David!)
As I wrote last week, La Murrina will be debuting my project “Coutures” at EUROLUCE (Pad 14, stand E29-F30 Fiera Rho, MM1 Fiera Rho) coutures1

Another great project that you shouldn’t dare miss is Mr. Hyde – designed by Isaac Pinero, Pablo Crespo Pita, and  Martin Franzen! mrhyde



Light Fantastic by Kelli
April 8, 2009, 10:16 am
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David had luminous chandelier ‘couturier’ Eva Menz around for a drink last night. Eva is an established star in the glittering world of bespoke (custom for my American readers) lighting, creating often innovative and breathtaking pieces in a range of unusual materials such as origami, pearl and even ice!!! Pieces range from £5,000 to £100,000. Eva has an outstanding portfolio that you must check out but here I picked my favorites to share. evamenze-copy



Sexy style beyond your wardrobe by Kelli

You know what it’s like to put on a new stylish outfit and get all gussied up for a night on the town. Something about being all put together causes our confidence to rise and maybe, if I dare say, feel a bit sexy. Well, as an interior designer, my goal is provoke similar emotions through the spaces I design. For example, designing a bedroom or bathroom that makes you want to undress, turn down the lights and bask in the ambiance, where the colors, lighting and textures scream luxury, style and sex appeal. If you’re looking to add some new appeal to your pad, consider adding some luscious fabrics as window treatments, upholstery, and bedding. For example, check out the fabrics from the “Grandezza collection” (pictured below) by fabric designer Jab Anstoetz. I am not a fan of ALL of his work but I do find this collection sexy, full of texture and color. gradezza

Another way to give a bedroom or bathroom more drama and appeal is by adding one of my favorite design elements: the vintage chandelier. As some of you might already know, I have designed a few lamps myself but I still love the simple elegance an antique chandelier can bring to any space. I plan to put together a post soon all about my favorite lighting so stay tuned!

xx Kelli