Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Fashion Blogger’s Dream Office

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It’s always such a treat to come across a new designer whose work you truly enjoy which is why I was thrilled to receive a press release on the “sartorially-inspired fashion blogger dream office” designed by Catherine Kwong for the 35th Annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase. I had the pleasure of attending this showcase a few years ago and honsetly believe that it is one of the best in the country. I only wish I could attend this year! I was not familiar with Catherine’s work before, but this space has made me a fan. Heavily inspired by fashion, this stylish office features several references to some of the greatest designers in history. “I’ve always been inspired by fashion,” says Catherine Kwong. “And, right now, fashion bloggers are my favorite sources for information on the latest trends.  With this type of writer in mind, I set out to create a dream office -- complete with pinup boards for tear sheets and look books and, of course, a custom closet to display a truly inspirational wardrobe. Adjoining the master suite in a lavish, turn-of-the-century classical revival mansion, the office is perfectly appointed for a fashion writer.  Personal style, timeless elegance, color, scale and subtle contrast of form conspire to inspire missives from fashion’s frontline.” Can you imagine working in such a stunning space?

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{In the entry to the office, guests are greeted with Andy Warhol’s iconic “Chanel No. 5” Print.}

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{Like any good office, this space offers plenty of storage, but these closet doors are made extra special with inset panels lined with classic Hermès scarves.}

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{There is plenty of fashion inspiration in every corner of the office. I especially love the abstract fabric used to cover the pinboard on the left. Does anyone know who makes it?}

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{The space could also be ideal for a fashion stylist. Check out the shelves lined with designs from Manolo Blahnik’s latest collection—love!}

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{An Assortment of Beautiful Fashion Tomes}

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{Lovely Details—Every item in this office is quite covetable in my book!}

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{Catherine selected the glamorous Julian Chichester’s “Cortes” desk for the office. It has a gilded steel base and is wrapped in hand-dyed black vellum.}

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{The desk hosts a chic black and brass lamp along with a classic arrangement of white peonies.}

 

{Image Credit: Bess Friday, Courtesy of Catherine Kwong Design}

16 comments:

Robynne said...

What a gorgeous space!

The abstract fabric reminds me of this one http://www.leejofa.com/search/fabdetail.asp?Code=LJF&roy=%27Kelly+Wearstler%27&Price=All&x=41&y=14&Page=2&pat=GWF-3101&clr=816

LOVE it!

Cara said...

gorge!

Like Me Some said...

So chic! I love how deep and warm it feels, very rich!

Adelyn said...

wow! So fabulous! I feel like I could blog forever in this office!

Allison {Halcyon Style} said...

Pretty sure Robynne's right about the fabric - it's a Kelly Wearstler for Lee Jofa.

Carmen said...

This office space is absolutely beautiful and surely a dream for every women! Thanks for sharing they are beautiful pictures

Valorie Hart - The Visual Vamp said...

Wonderful idea for a showhouse room!
xo xo

One Stylish Day at a Time said...

Wow! That office is the size of my entire apartment - oh well, a girl can dream right!

Amanda said...

This office is beautiful! I love the Hermes scarves and yes, that fabric on the bench is to die for! It's by Kelly Wearstler (of course). Here's the link:
http://www.leejofa.com/groundworks_fabrics.htm
Her fabrics are stunning, I want to try and incorporate them into my home :)

Natalie said...

So stunning!

Heidi said...

Wow. I would die for an office like this. It is amazing.
Heidi
www.therusticmodernist.blogspot.com

Aleksandra said...

I love this!

Grant K. Gibson said...

Catherine's space is out of this world.
One of the best rooms this year in the SF showcase.
Love every detail.
AMAZING in person.

Congrats to Catherine and thank you for the great feature on the space.

grantkgibson.com
grantkgibson.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

pretty sure that abstract pinboard is made out of overlapping ribbons since the photos are slipped under the ribbons to stay in place.

New York Office Space said...

Office space has to be flexible work space in a style environment for creative and professional users.

Virtual Office Business Solutions said...

Wow! This office is just wicked! A great workspace created to help one come up with the finest designs and styles! Truly inspiring!