Golden brass toe kicks are just one of the many design details that make this kitchen feel grand, glamorous… and relaxed at the same time. (Here’s another outstanding kitchen with metallic toe kicks). Additional details that I love include the oversized skylight, fireplace oven, and double fridges with heavy brass handles. The dark, herringbone wood floors, marble counters with waterfall edges, and unlacquered campaign-style gold hardware are also divine. I believe it is the glossy white ceiling-height subway tiles, chunky open shelving, and full-height distressed wood pantry doors, however, that cement the chic European look.
One of the many many fun parts of being an interior designer are the presentations we are given whenever new fabrics and collections debut. Our company representatives make an appointment to come to the SSID design studio and show what’s new and provide memo samples for our design library.
When my friends at Pollack called to tell me about their new ‘We Love Color’ collection, I thought it would be fun to mix things up a little bit and stop into their SoHo headquarters, design studio, and warehouse while shopping downtown. I thought it would be neat to document a new collection reveal here for Live The Life You Dream About and to interview the newly appointed Design Director of Pollack, Rachel Doriss at the same time.
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A home office is a must. A little corner or bite-sized space will do, as a work space does not have to occupy an entire room.
In the white work area above, a petite white lacquered desk, a fur-draped chair, and good task lighting lay the foundation for function and style. The gilded deer head, pink peonies, and small calendar provide decorative interest and give this home office modern, yet playful, feminine flair.
Image / Interior Design: Kelly Slott /
The contrast between the glossy white and matte grey concrete finishes, the clean and simple shower glass panel, and the polished chrome fixtures make this a stylish, and spacious-feeling master bathroom. There would be little reason to ever venture to a spa with a master bath this crisp, light, and airy.
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