A large part of putting together our Spring Fashion Stylebook involves finding just the right location. A place where the model and the fashions she’s showcasing seem at ease and at home. And for this spring’s fresh, bright styles, the modern home of Dr. Ladley and Jesha Abraham was a perfect fit.
Designed by architects Jennifer Herron and Jeff Horton, (whose own home you can see here), the Abrahams’ house features strong architectural lines and a bright white palette that worked well with the pops of color our fashions infused, like the Milly dress from Feinstein’s.
Curious to see more of the house itself?
Love the bright white, playing up the architecture.
Notice how the pops of color in furnishings and occasional walls achieve the same effect as the clothing?
A fabulously functional, well-engineered kitchen from Bulthaup.
(Images via Herron Horton Architects)
Even the bath is sleek with a big, bold pop of green. Love the color blocking!
For furnishings and other sources, visit here.
More from our At Home with Fashion series:
Did you know that the University of Arkansas School of Architecture hosts lectures with notable architects from around the globe? I try to attend as many as I can, it’s like a mini-trip to see new work from all over the world.
This photo is of a striking new eco-spa in Utah designed by Phoenix-based architect Wendell Burnette, who will be speaking at the U of A tomorrow night at 5:30. For full details:
And if you can’t make it tomorrow night, check out the full series:
Hope to see you there-
Today’s Room of the Week comes with a special shout out and yet one more reason to be Arkansas proud: local firm Marlon Blackwell Architect was just selected as the nation’s top residential firm of the year by Residential Architect magazine!
This comes as no surprise to us, as we’ve followed Blackwell, head of the architecture department in the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas, and the work of his Fayetteville-based firm for years. And we published his own home, which you can read about here.
That’s where today’s Room of the Week is from, the open family room in the Blackwell’s home, with kitchen/dining at one end
This master bedroom (by Tobi Fairley and featured in our March 2009 issue), with its gold hues, ornate light fixture and luxurious wall coverings and fabrics, called for a runway look that screamed “look at me.” We found what we were looking for in this corset dress by Richard Nicoll. Its gold velvet panels and even a tiny arch at the bottom (like the arched doorway) make it the runway equivalent of this gorgeous 24-karat bedroom. Add some gold jewelry and strappy high heels–and a coat to ward off a winter chill–and people will think you’ve acquired the Midas touch.
This post from a Little Rock blogger keys in on the trend for sprucing up aÂ space with color and texture–a mini makeover rather than a full on reno.Â She went for yellow and blue/green too, which are top picks for 2010.
highlights a designer whose old world style has fresh appeal–quality,Â personality and a mix of antiques/new are all top trends.
Lots of ideas for combining high tech with good looks in this post from Things that Inspire.
A big trend is to add little personalized details and, if you like glamour, what better way to do that than with full-on silver leafed furniture? Since mirrored pieces tend to be more expensive, this DIY blog post fits the bill.
Check out this interview (scroll down and click play) with Academy Award-nominated Beth Rubino, who designed the beautiful homes in “Something’s Gotta Give” and, more recently, “It’s Complicated.” Her designs represent fresh takes on traditional decor. Very uplifting and light-filled too, both trends.
Publisher Kelly Fraiser turned to I’m An Organizing Junkie while remodeling. “We are doing a minor remodel in our kitchen and found some great tips to help get it organized. If I had to think about keeping or tossing, I tossed. It’s great to know what’s actually in my cabinets. I had no idea I had a terracotta roasting pot.”
It’s not surprising acrylic colored pencil holders from Mirror Mirror caught art director Mandy Keener’s eye. “This is the perfect answer to my color therapy!” she says.
Paulette Pearson says, “Little Brown Pen is the product of a woman who loves France and photographs it obsessively. It’s also inspiration for anyone (like me) who loves French-inspired decor and design.”
Former Domino editor Deborah Needleman’s home, featured on Decor 8, tickled Laura LaRue’s fancy. Laura says, “Beautiful and inspiring! I love this!“
Katie Rawlings found this blog, Tater Tots and Jello, on a recent snow day. “Its craft ideas are adorable,” she says. “I have several lamp shades that are in serious need of an update.”
Kathy Condrey is in love with this empire chandelier (featured on Tobi Fairley’s blog). Can you blame her?
I’m an avowed armchair traveler, and for this upcoming long weekend, here’s one seat I’d be glad to occupy and plan my next projects or trips.
It’s at the beautiful Bella Vista lakehouse of architect Chip Chambers and his wife Susan, which we features last July in our Waterfront Homes issue. With it’s classic styling and amazing view, it’s one of my favorite lake houses. And, that beautiful wooden boat would be ideal for some Memorial Day lake cruising.
Hankering for some lakefront time now? Our June issue, full of waterfront homes, should be in your mail box and on newsstand soon. Just so you can do some armchair traveling of your own.