Thursday, August 27, 2009

Carolyn Quartermaine








I was first introduced to Carolyn Quartermaine's extraordinary work a few years ago by my Mom, who shared with me an editorial featuring her enchanting home in Europe. (Vogue Living magazine) I immediately fell for her romantic sensibility and natural ability to combine powerful fluorescents, whites, and antiques in such a fascinating way. Her work is truly one-of-a-kind and distinguishable. Quartermaine has such a passion for art, and is quite a talented artist, decorator, stylist, and textile designer—though, perhaps, best known for her textile designs, I believe. Have you ever come across someone, whose style is so inviting to your own tastes? I totally feel that way about her work. (although, I might add a few modern pieces as well) I could so easily and comfortably move right in...

Over the years, Quartermaine has completed such a diverse range of projects, from decorative elements for the Sketch restaurant in London, to unique displays in Tokyo, and decorating for the renaissance of the Le Delos hotel on the island of Bendor. She was also named Designer of the year by Maison & Object in 2008. She certainly is an interesting person and I actually had the opportunity to meet with her while I was in Paris last year...

Do you remember this past post, where I was trying to match a room/space to this style of fashion? I think that this comes pretty close! What do you think, friends?

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12 comments:

  1. simply divine! so delicate and romantic! xo

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  2. wow! i want a dreamy space like that in my home one day. the colors remind me a bit of Cy Twombly's palette.

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  3. I can see CQ's style would be close to your own--so pretty and delicate and ecclectic. I've always loved her work and never tire of seeing this layout!

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  4. You're so right, her place has such a natural way of combining her work and living -- a true testimony that her artwork is such a large part of her life and she seems to embrace that.

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  5. Hello - where have I been? Love your new banner Sarah! It's chic with a touch of Chanel. Nice :)

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  6. Sarah, you never cease to amaze me with your beautiful posts. Thank you for introducing me to a talented new artist! I'd love to hear more about how you got to meet her!

    And yes, this home goes very well with your earlier fashion post :)

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  7. These are beautiful, and by the way I love your new header ♥

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  8. I would love to get my hands on one of those paintings!

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