Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Your Favorites: Design Manifest

Today we have the incredible Naomi, from Design Manifest here sharing her favorites. You have probably already seen her gorgeous loft on Design*Sponge, but I just had to have Naomi's perspective on what her favorite parts are (there is so much to choose from). I am so incredibly inspired by her use of color and pattern: so risky, and she pulls it off to perfectly.

Also, today I am at Sadie + Stella participating in their favorite room series! Check it out! 

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Favorite Room


My favorite area is the living room.  It's bright, colorful, eclectic and comfortable.  I like that I was able to mix in a lot: French, Asian, Modern, Traditional, High and Low. Since my apartment is an open loft, I have a full view of the space from my sofa.  I'm able to appreciate each item and textile.  While I was designing the space, I'd often sit in the living room and mentally rearrange and compose the loft in my head.



Favorite Textile



I love every single textile in my space.  I mixed a lot of color and pattern and really experimented and pushed my limits.  But my favorite has got to be my Nina Campbell Paradiso Wallpaper.  I've admired it for so long and was so excited to use it in my space.  I love that the colors coordinate with my other pieces, but also don't quite match.




Favorite Piece of Art



Similar to my textiles, I have a lot of art and each piece is so special to me.  I'm lucky to have a lot of original art.  I suppose if I had to play favorites, it would be "The Ladies."  I found this painting in my grandmother's basement.  I love the pink background, the frame, and the fact that each lady (or fella) in the painting is different.  I notice something different in it each time I gaze at it.




Favorite Furniture



Man- this is hard!  I truly do love every piece of furniture I own.  My bar cart was a particularly special score as I won it at a furniture auction.  I had wanted my own beverage station for awhile, but was holding out for something special and inexpensive.  I lucked out with this vintage gold bamboo piece.  I bid $150 and won and then proceeded to celebrate like a crazy person in front of strangers.  




Favorite Miscellaneous Item



I'm pretty obsessed with my vintage pagoda.  It's one of those little things that make me ridiculously happy for no real reason.  I've been known to move it all over the apartment- it looks great on shelves, in a dinner table setting, on the coffee table.  I'd probably sleep with it if it weren't so pointy.




Favorite Pug



I'm adding a 6th category- my favorite living thing- and that would be my pug, Bailey.  Without him, my home wouldn't be as warm, snuggly, and loving.  And that just wouldn't do.
Thanks for having me, Alex!
xo
Naomi

33 comments:

  1. My mom found a vintage bamboo bar cart at an estate sale recently. I am so excited to find it up and style!

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  2. Drool. I love all of the art and that bar cart is uh-maze. Thanks for sharing, ladies :)

    -Caitlin @ Reverie to Reality

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  3. Awe, Alex, I'm blushing! Thanks so much for inviting me over. Looking forward to May when we can finally meet for real!

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  4. Naomi's home is amazing! The colors, pattern and attention to details are perfect.

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  5. I adore you both - so fabulous finding you in one place! Naomi's space is beyond inspiring and I'm with her, that Paradiso paper is to die for...as is her entire loft...gorgeous.

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  6. can i please live there? PLEASE!?

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  7. The mirror on the Nina Campbell wall is the absolute perfect touch for that little space...god, her apartment is perfect.

    -Marie
    So What If I Like Pretty Things

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  8. Naomi's house is so beautiful. The color palette includes my favorite colors- pinks and blues. What a great designer she is! I am heading over to check out your post on Sadie+Stella right now! :)

    XO,

    Sam
    www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

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  9. Naomi's home is incredible! I love her use of colors!

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  10. Favorite series!! Loving her bar cart area.

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  11. Her house is stunning! It sounds kind of silly but I love the throw pillows in her living room- it really adds something fun to the room.

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  12. amazing! i love the mix of patterns.. i don't know if i could pull that off, but it looks stunning in her house!

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  13. Totally loving her bar cart! What a gorgeous home!

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  14. being a colour lover, i fell in love with Naomi's home when i saw it on Designsponge. love her style!

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  15. I am imagining you curled up at night, holding your vintage pagoda... priceless image.

    Fabulous space!

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  16. Gosh, I would have a hard time choosing favorites in Naomi's place, too! So many amazing pieces. She has such a great unique sense of style - definitely a heavy source of inspiration for me! Great feature, Alex! ox

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  17. What a glamorous space! That bar cart is a serious find! Love the gold bamboo.

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  18. Love how eclectic her space is! And I'm so inspired by her Ikea Rast DIY -- they look fab in her home.

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  19. Wow her artwork is incredible. Great feature.

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  20. I am in love with that bird wallpaper- stunning. Also love the bar cart and art work. Beautiful home!!

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  21. I've looked at this room so many times but it will never get old!!! It is so eclectic and bright!! xoxo elizabeth

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  22. I can't get over that wallpaper. True beauty! Love me some Naomi.

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  23. Precisely yesterday finished a post on her work! I'm in DEEP love with her place!

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  24. aww the pug is v cute! and i love that bar cart! xo

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  25. love the bar cart and the art above it! and the pup!
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  26. Ooooo so many pictures have been pinned! I love the pops of color and prints incorporated in all of these rooms!

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  27. HUGE fan of Naomi's pad. Girl has some serious style, and her pug!! ahhhhhdorable!

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  28. I mean, does it really need to be said? Naomi's home is OOC gorg.

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  29. The post is very informative. It is a pleasure reading it. I have also bookmarked you for checking out new posts. I wanted to thank you for this special read.

    Curtain

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