Legorreta + Legorreta's renovation of a 19th-Century water purification factory in Puebla, Mexico resulted in this simple and elegant top-tier boutique hotel: La Purificadora. The high-contrast center stair floats above the dramatically lit lobby and the bright upholstery sets itself apart from the strong yet open architecture. Every material has a purpose and a place, with no distracting or unneeded decoration. It's officially on my list of must-stay hotels!
I love the simplicity of this leather sling-style organizer. Get your magazines out of that bucket and on the wall! Designed and artisan made in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico by Casamidy (my current obsession)
Ellen Pompeo's Hollywood Hills home is designed by Martyn Lawrence-Bullard
Ellen Pompeo's home is a refreshing take on California casual and a far cry from Hollywood's often unobtainable glamor. Mixing Moroccan art with vintage woven furniture produces an approachable and comfortable interior, while letting the 1920's Spanish style architecture take center stage. View the rest of her home here.
Torn from the pages of Lonny's April issue, Ashley Putman's bold and simple hall creates a beautiful balance between traditional and modern sensibilities. Small print wallcovering creates varied levels of texture and when viewed in detail, a surprisingly chic pattern. The high-gloss door lightens the space, despite it's black color. When carefully applied, dark tones can create high drama without closing you in.
Our current project cannot yet be referenced by name, but rest assured, Portland's Pearl District isn't going to know what hit it when this family-run legacy moseys into town. It will serve as a cozy second living room in this decidedly glassy and somewhat sterile NW Pdx neighborhood. A meeting point for friends, a place to finally write that novel, or just grab a fine cup of coffee to go; we can't wait to get this project underway.
Our goal is to join two distinct regional aesthetics into one holistic genre all it's own:
Urban Backwoods. Taking cues from Portland's logging history and our client's developed branding, we chose essential elements to create a functional, beautiful, and finely detailed environment.
Without structure, there'd be no interior design. While Fig Notes has mostly relevant content, we're looking to add a bit more discipline into the mix. Starting Monday, we're going to try a weekly schedule on for size:
Musee D'Orsay image taken on our last trip to Paris
Monday You're My Inspiration: a collection of imagery used to express ideas related to Fig Studio's current, past, and fictional designs.
Tuesday Hunt and Gather: hand selected home and lifestyle products to consider for your space
Wednesday Glimpse and Gander: Imagery of finished spaces from around the world and why we like them
Thursday Illuminate: Your weekly dose of color consultation
Friday Fresh Cut: It's back! The short-lived Sunday poesy post is back and better than ever. Go ahead and smell it!
Of course, we are going to sneak in a few extras here and there. After all, we're not going to deny our creative spirit some freedom! Don't forget to check us out on Twitter, and get your dose of behind the scenes action. I promise, sometimes it's exciting.
Have a rejuvenating weekend! Ya'll come back now, ya hear?
Earlier today it dawned on us that this little blog is over a year old now! Thanks for sticking with us as we continue to seek new ways to present our work and inspiration to our readers. We have some new formatting coming your way in the next couple of months and starting next week, we'll introduce a new rhythm of daily posts. We are continually inspired by our creative colleagues, friends, and clients who encourage us to keep reaching for new avenues and ideas. Stay tuned for change!