Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s Eden Chandelier For Daum

Martyn Lawrence Bullard, a Los Angeles based interior designer, is renowned for his broad range of styles and eclectic designs.  Martyn is also an award winning designer, known for creating seductive interiors.  I had a chance to visit him at the Daum showroom in New York City this week.  Inspired by the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden, Martyn  has teamed with the legendary French glassmaker Daum to produce the Eden Chandelier.  The light fixture is a breathtaking piece of hanging sculpture.

 “The Eden Chandelier is a crystal homage to the ‘original sin,’ the beautiful tree, the tempting red apple, and persuasive serpent,”  Bullard explains.

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The limited-edition 40-inches-high chandelier depicts the scarlet orb nestled among lush green foliage with a burnished bronze snake coiled around the suspension system above.  It is also available in an edition without the serpent. photo (213)

To accompany the sensational light fixture, Bullard has created two complimentary accessories, both in the form of emblematic fruit:  A large Candle Holder and Apple Paperweight.  The candle holder is magical and  enticing when it flickers.  The paperweight is art glass which makes a beautiful gift and is sure to be a collector piece.

All images and opinions are my own.  Description courtesy of Daum.   

 ivy

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Power Monday: Simple Black and White

Starting the week feeling refreshed is important. These black and white stylish pieces give you one less thing to think about heading out the door.  Basic, simple and elegant essentials that are versatile to build a wardrobe. Dress them up or down with shoes and  necklace.  Happy Monday!

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Caps On The Water: Get the Look

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Spring has arrived; we are focusing on our backyard.  We want to head outside and enjoy the long days.  We took some inspiration while on spring break to one of our favorite places to dine,  Caps On The Water.  The food is great.  You may have to wait for a table.  Grab a drink and sit by the pier. We love dining by the water and watching the sunset.

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The views and sunsets are breath taking.  It’s worth the wait.  Walk towards the back and you’ll find a bar and small intimate outdoor rooms.  We like the look of the outdoor décor with a Moroccan style copper lighting, wall mirrors and climbing ivy.  If you like the look as much as I do, here’s how to get it on a small investment.

GET THE LOOK: CAPS ON THE WATER

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Head outside this weekend and collect mirrors from garage sales.

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Visit your local Lowe’s for cost saving hanging baskets and plants.

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We like the recycled antique copper Moroccan hanging lamps at  vivaterra.com

 

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April Showers

I’m back from my little break. Feeling energized and ready for a new week. Hope you had a great holiday.

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April showers bring May flowers. Although nothing is blooming around me, I found this image of a peony in my garden last summer, reminding me that there is beauty in every season.  I’m ready for the rain, I’ve dusted my rain boots and have my umbrella in hand.  Happy Monday!

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Nourish The Body and Mind

Good morning!  Last week I met the HomeGood bloggers in NYC. It was great to see everyone and reconnect. After a full day of meetings, shopping and eating, I headed home.

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A change of clothes and repacking and I was ready for spring break. Time to nourish the body and soul.

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Enjoy the little things.

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In the kitchen at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show

There was no lack of kitchen appliances and ranges at the Architectural Digest Design Home Show.  One particular range stood out, the ILVE® range.  The customizable features had me hooked.  The 60” dual fuel range with up to 7 semi-sealed burners and 2 multi-function European convection ovens has a rotisserie and full-width warming drawer. French top and removable Griddle are also available.

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7-burner with Fry-Top (standard)

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The kitchen is the heart of the home.  I spend more time in the kitchen then in bed sleeping.  Like a kid at a candy store, a kitchen faucet is like eye candy.

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Brizo® stood out with its Artesso™ Kitchen Collection.  It has a sleek take on industrial aesthetic. I loved the versatility of motion that enables the position of the faucet to be exactly where you need it, not spraying water all over the kitchen counter or my clothes. This one is a winner.

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It would look great in a modern or farmhouse design.

Kalamazoo - Outdoor Gourmet

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Cooking outdoors never looked so good with Kalamazoo outdoor kitchens. A favorite was the pizza oven in stainless steel.   From outdoor cooktop features like  double-burner designs to outdoor freezers to keep ice cream frozen, Kalamazoo is luxury outdoor cooking.

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That’s it folks.  I totally enjoyed being in the kitchen at Architectural Digest Home Design Show.  Thanks for stopping by.

ivy

 

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Power Monday: Yellow

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If there is color that puts a smile on my face, yellow is it.  The color yellow instills energy, open communication and creative thought.  As we go about our daily routine, add a little yellow to bring optimism and enlightenment.  Daffodils are easy to find this time of year.  I love a bunch of daffodils in a Chinese vase like this arrangement by Carolyne Roehm.  Yellow is fun to wear, too.  Bring on the sunshine.polyvoreyellow

Happy Monday!

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Usher Spring At Architectural Digest Home Design Show

The official arrival of spring is here.  Today mother nature is ushering spring with snow.  Not at all surprised given this winter’s record breaking snow storms.   Enough already!  Join me for spring inspiration as I take you through my round at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show.

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Pennoyer Newman – A collection of over 200 stone resin replicas are lightweight and weather-resistant.

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Pennoyer Newan Cast in NYC

 

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Young Huh, Designer

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VIYET and Benjamin Moore have teamed up with designers Young Huh Interiors & Caleb Anderson Design.

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VIYET is the online destination for buying and selling designer pre-owned furniture.

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Caleb Anderson Design

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Michele Varian – Booth 203 New Lighting, furniture, textiles and wallpaper.

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Visit the shop at 27 Howard Street, NY, NY 10013

Architectural Digest Home Design Show is open March 19-22, 2015.  Friday & Saturday: 11 A.M. – 7 P.M. - (Open to the Public and Design Trade) Sunday: 10 A.M. – 6 P.M. - (Open to the Public and Design Trade)

Check back in for more of my round up.  Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Instagram  @idhomedcor for more updates.

ivy

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Power Monday: Create Your Own Luck

Luck is being prepared and seizing the moment.  Happy St Patrick’s Day!
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Spring Break With Espadrilles

Happy Friday! Sorry for the radio silence this week.  I was feeling under the weather. I did manage to take on some spring cleaning and  closet organizing.  I’m ready to head outside and enjoy a little sunshine, but not in boots and a coat. With spring break around the corner, these espadrilles are the perfect shoes for walking.  Not only are espadrilles comfortable to wear, espadrilles are stylish and the look of the season.

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Love the pink espadrilles for my teen… so cute and on point. Visit Nordstrom for a great selection of espadrilles and spring break essentials.ivy

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