Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Handbags at dawn

Maison21's obsessive compulsive decorating disorder challenge - the objective is to take disparate elements (in this case the tusk dining table base, the cerused oak flooring and the beige colour scheme) and make them work.


Contemporary alabaster ceiling light from Antiquario. Hand carved from a solid block by a Bay Area artisan.



Maison21's tusk dining table base, which would be done with a composite stone top (as I positively loathe glass topped dining tables) to match the base in colour and mirror its profile.



Billy Baldwin dining slipper chair with raffia body.


Lee Jofa's Zephyr in granite for the seat cushions and the curtains.



Pair of French industrial steel cabinets from Briggs House Antiques.



Zoffany's Paper-White for woodwork and ceiling, and Barley for the walls.



Cerused oak flooring.



Spider Diptych, 2004, watercolour on paper (480 x 300cm) by Alf Löhr.


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10 comments:

Pigtown-Design said...

That french industrial cabinet is brilliant!

maison21 said...

i have been laughing for at least 5 minutes at your post title! i'm picturing us back to back in black woolen greatcoats, steam rising with every breath, and our swatches clutched firmly in our hands...

thanks for playing, hobac- i KNEW you would not disappoint!

"handbags at dawn"- still chuckling.

Tobi said...

I adore it all HOBAC!-- I swear I want to break out the Oral-B and give them huge toofs the once over! The hum of AA batteries is music to my ears. (Speaking of obsessive compulsive).

M21 is too polite to ask me not to participate in the design challenge this time, but I am trying my best to resist. Meanwhile, I will be living vicariously through you!

Jill said...

Not familiar with these challenges, but You Win!

The House of Beauty and Culture said...

Tobi - what ever you do would be ace in my book. If nothing else it would be hilarious - you are the funniest gal I have ever come across.

The House of Beauty and Culture said...

Jill - thanks, you should give it a go too.

Easy and Elegant Life said...

It must be immensely satisfying to be able to see things like that... Really amazing vision.

katiedid said...

Nicely done! Fabric and cabinet are wonderful. Hmmmm, I will now have to throw down my glove. Game on!

Suzy said...

Love it all - especially the cabinet! Well done... bit hard to post mine after that...

Topsy Turvy said...

Great job. I'm now officially intimidated.

-Lana