10.02.2009

Fool's Gold

When I posted photographs of designer Norma Kamali's apartment, a reader asked what kind of finish I thought the ceiling might have, commenting that she loves leopard and metallics.  And, while I can't be sure about the ceiling in Kamali's living space, I am most certain regarding my feelings on the marriage of leopard and metallic (and metallic ceilings): YES. YES. YES.  I'd venture to say they look better together than Jennifer A. and Brad Pitt in their prime, and surely, more stable a match too.

Actually, I'll lump tortoise right in there with leopard, and wood inlay as well. They're so sumptuous against a nice, grungy old metallic.  My metallics sure get around, don't they?


Above, A bathroom done in collaboration with my mother Lydia.  We painted faux wood inlay on the cabinets, and gave the ceiling an oxidized metallic finish. 




Above, an oxidized metallic finish in the foyer, again paired with (painted) inlaid wood.

All images created, styled, and photographed by (In)Decorous Taste.

10 comments:

home before dark said...

Thanks for the day's bling bling quotient! You and your mother make a great team. And by the way, I am a she and not a he. I hope that doesn't disappoint. What makes it even funnier, I am an almost 60 year old woman who loves metallics and leopard! Have loved your blog. Don't know if you noticed that LIttle Augury gave your blog a little PR. Hope new viewers come your way. You should do a post on your mother and tell others what you told me several posts ago about your background. I am so impressed by your talent.

Lauren said...

How embarrassing... of COURSE it doesn't disappoint!! You're right, I should do a post on my mother. So funny— she, too, loves leopard and metallics.

And yes! I did notice about Little Augury. I was very excited and promptly thanked her in response.

Thank you for your lovely compliments, as always.

Lauren

Maria Confer said...

You and your mother do stunning work!! I would love to see more posts featuring your collaborated work!!!

I do love wood inlay and tortoise, too!

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L.T. said...

wow such interesting rooms!I love the mix of patterns

Greet said...

Lauren,

Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blogpost!
And now I have discovered your blog! The post you did today was so good! I also love the leopard! The chair I am sitting on this moment is upholstered with a leopard fabric!

Thanks again Lauren,

Greet

Sunniva said...

I am blown away by your talent! You and your mother have done an incredible job in these photos. I've never seen such inspiring and exciting rooms as these before. Wow, you're incredibly talented!

And to answer your question: no, I don't think she actually has brooches on her shoulders, but I have so many brooches too that I thought it might as well work ;)

Have a great weekend xox

little augury said...

I am a huge lover of tortoise-looks wonderful with the cabinetry. A great looking bath-old? Obviously your talents derived from your mother-fantastic. Your painting is of the old school- In the most wonderful Classic-way.GT

Lauren said...

Little Augury- The room is completely 50s, which is pretty funny, juxtaposed against all the tortoise, metallic and faux inlay! The tiles give it away, but I've grown pretty fond of them- they're unexpected in a way.

little augury said...

love the tiles-would NEVER change them. GT

Anonymous said...

Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!

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