Monday, January 14, 2008

the adorable serial redecorator- amanda nisbet


this weekend i made an attempt to start cleaning my office of all of my "organized clutter"...i started w/ the best section, my magazine tear outs. i place all of my ripped pages in a manila folder to later be filed away in my inspiration binders. it was this huge pile where i ran across amanda nisbet, the actress turned self-trained new york decorator. i was so intrigued by the picture that i immediately got on my computer and googled her to see what her design looks like. amanda's design is anything from bland and is definitely not your typical calming "white" room. her general rules in design are making each home have a assuring color palette, choosing bold fabrics (she loves reverse toiles), and having big, comfortable upholstery mixed w/ crystal lamps or lucite tables. i found her interiors to be fun, daring, and as far from "white" as you can possibly be! amanda was most recently featured in O Home where she used some magnificent lucite bar stools and an awesome coral pink paint color against chocolate brown shelving...check out her website to see pics!
once i started googling, my office cleaning ceased and i am surrounded by torn magazine pages w/ no home and no attempt to be organized....what can i say, i get easily distracted!

6 comments:

erika said...

hilarious! we had very similar weekends... however i came up with muted palates (check my blog) and you came up with COLOR. love it!! thanks for sharing!
XOXO
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p+idesigns said...

i just came across your blog. love it. also love your profile "a mom doesn't mean i can't have bad ass style and still have a career...even if my outfit for the day has fresh spit-up on it..." i sooo hear ya. i'm a stationery designer here in charleston with a 7 mo old baby girl (and 2 doggies) and trying to juggle it all with style.

michelle said...

hehehe, yup, that happens to me all the time!

House & Life said...

Those romans in toile with the banding are too much! Love her.

Ashley L. said...

oooh! i really like this colorful style! how fun! i'm adding your blog to my list of favorites! you should stop by mine when you get a chance! i really like all of your inspiring posts!

Jackie Von Tobel said...

Great find - she has a very unique sense of color but it works! Thanks for sharing, there are some very original ideas and combinations on her site.