Spring 2016

Industrial Past

Inspired by Brooklyn’s industrial roots, this bath is both historic and modern in it’s luxury details. Dark walls mixed with crips white bead board and chair rail keep it fresh. Oil rubbed bronze and brass finishes, white marble coin floor tiles, and vintage wall art, create atmosphere. If you’d like help creating your own unique bath, contact Ariane Interiors today!

Industrial bath

Winter 2016:

Organic Lux

Things have really changed since I last updated my inspiration boards. Especially design trends here in Brooklyn, after a few long indian summers. Warm, organic, hand-crafted modernism and the industrial roots of the area really influenced everything from fashion to ceramic design. And it’s certainly made it’s way into interiors that feel like the past but include every modern convenience. The look is one-of-a-kind, custom, hand-wrought, foraged and found. Try shades of caramel, saddle, ore, bark, driftwood, midnight and faded denim.


Vintage leather sofa and Nakashima chair, honed stone table, West Elm mobile chandelier, artwork and rug by artisans, Benjamin Moore paint in midnight navy, custom-made pillows, handmade snakeskin and gilded ceramics from To purchase or for more information send an email to:

Hand-Crafted Wallpapers

Create a statement in your space with these new hand-crafted wallpapers. To schedule a wallpaper consult contact:




SUMMER Inspiration:

Torn & Frayed

INSPIRATION: Summer 1971. The Rolling Stone rented a 1890’s villa in Villefranche-sur-Mer, France, where they recorded their album Exile on Main Street. To achieve this lux mix think REUSE, REUPHOLSTER, RECLAIM. Layer moroccan rugs(6) over herringbone patterned, reclaimed oak flooring(5). Mix french furnishings(7) and porcelain lamps(4) with boho pillows(3) and throws. Imagine this new French style armchair(9) reupholstered in a vintage fabric or tapestry, or find a crystal chandelier(2) at your favorite flea market. French market baskets(12) and chests(13) are great for storage and moroccan tea glasses(11) and jewelry(14) make great accents. For more information about any of the products shown, contact (click here to hear/see more of the Stones in the south of France!)

Move over stainless steel, brass is the new “it” metal in decorating. Rich brass accents work great with neutrals and add warmth to interiors. 1. X-benches upholstered in fabric woven with metallic fibers. 2. Polished brass and iridescent Murano glass disc chandelier. 3. A pair of Armand Jonkers Belgium c.1970, brass and agate wall sconces. 4. Onyx and brass Curtis Jere sculpture. 5. Hammered brass based coffee table. 6. 1950’s Italian settee, upholstered in “light bronze” silk velvet with brass legs. 7. Curtis Jere Brass Sunburst wall sculptures. Email for more information.


Cool blues and naturals for the hot days of August. 1. Blown glass Cairn Ceiling Pendant, by Tracy Glover
It’s spring at last and above are some wonderful fabrics, finishes and furnishings to brighten your home life! For more information about any of the products, leave me a comment (at the bottom of this page) or contact:

Modernism today: I’ve come across some fixtures and furnishings that are great updates for modern spaces. 1. The chandelier is one of many great designs from Modulightor lighting, a collaboration between Paul Rudolph and Ernst Wagner, based on Le Corbusier’s “Modular” concept. 2. In partnership with Jonathan Adler, C. Jeré has reissued their iconic mid-century wall sculptures. 3. Eva Zeisel who is still creating at 101 years old, revives her modernist designs in new materials. 4. The brushed steel “dish” cupboard pulls by Rejuvination, are a reproduction of a 1950’s design.



Bamboo is back. It evokes travel to exotic places and a time when the far east was a place of mystery and discovery. Bamboo furniture was first brought to the western world in the 16th century by Portuguese and Dutch traders. In the 1700’s European furniture makers such as Thomas Chippendale started to incorporate simulated bamboo (made of beech and painted to resemble bamboo) into their work. In the 1820’s the London firm of Elward, Marsh and Tatham created imitation bamboo furnishings, and blue bamboo trellis-patterned wallpaper for the Royal Pavilion. The World’s Fairs of the late 1800’s spread the influence of the Orient to the masses. The bamboo craze reached it’s peak during the turn of the 19th century. Although the use of bamboo in interiors has gone in and out of fashion over the years, it always looks classic and chic. In the 1940’s and 1950’s French designer Jacques Adnet, designed bronze and gilded bamboo chairs, tables and lamps that have served as direct inspiration for designers today. Maison Jansen produced fashionable bamboo furnishings in France in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Today the many types of Bamboo inspired furnishings and accessories are a wonderful choice to accent your home! For more information about the products above contact:

I visited the Fall Market Preview in NY and I was so inspired by the wonderful new hand printed fabrics and wallpapers.
Schumacher: Studio Bon Fabric (l-r): Popover, Ellen, London Bridge.
Pierre Frey – Les Olivades Farics
Studio Printworks factory (above); Wallpaper (l-r): Kiki Smith-Maiden & Moonflower; SPW-Woodgrain; John Mahoney-Kiku Komon; SPW-Petite Pineapple

Studio Bon’s new fabric collection by Schumacher, features modern, graphic patterns, hand screened on cotton canvas and lux linen. Pierre Frey featured Les Olivades, which is really affordable even though it is still produced in the heart of Provence. Les Olivades has a proud history of printing classic styles, such as Indiennes and Toiles-de-Jouy, along with more recent neutral and contemporary fabric styles. I also saw an interesting wallpaper presentation at Hinson & Co, presented by Studio Printworks, with speakers including Top Design winner Nathan Thomas and cutting edge designer John Mahoney. Recently I had the opportunity to visit the Studio Printworks factory in Jersey City, where wallpaper for Pierre Frey, Hinson & Co., and other designers are all hand silk screened. If you need more information about anything, please contact me!

Sept IB

IT’S FALL and I’m inspired by luxurious handmade objects. Semi-precious stones, rich colors and textures, and beautiful craftsmanship. Right now, it’s all about mixing precious accents with affordable classics and things that you already own!


1. Lisa Fremont, Cooper lamp is made from fossilized wood. 2. Casamidy, located in San Miguel, Mexico, creates beautiful handcrafted furnishings and accessories. The tray table is hand-forged in wrought iron and nickel plated. 3. Mexican born, New York based artist Eduardo Garza, know for his one-of-a-kind decorative art pieces, has created a new collection of home products this fall. His made-to-order malachite and amethyst, hand-gilded drawer pulls, and his fossilized wood coasters with metallic edges are to die for. 4. The re-issued Abalone Chandelier (designed in 1952) was originally unveiled as part of Duquette’s, one-man exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 5. Gemstone wallpaper by Jim Thompson for the Tony Duquette collection. The “Malachite” pattern was used in Duquette’s own residence and reproduced from a piece of Duquette’s original hand painted fabric. Also available in lapis lazuli blue, rose quartz pink, beige and honey-toned onyx. 6. Robet Kuo, hand-carved stone tile. If you need any more information about the products above, please contact

August IB

Join the jet-set in the south of France. I’m so inspired by the blues of the Mediteranean, the markets of Nice, the retro chic vibe of St. Tropez, and the vintage moderne furnishings and ceramics one can find at the antique shops and flea markets.

One thing that I especially like are the vintage ceramics of France. Picasso, Roger Capron and other noted ceramic artists worked in the town of Vallauirs. Very early on the Massier family established a firm that developed many interesting techniques, styles and glazes. Even Louis Comfort Tiffany is thought to have been inspired by the metallic luster-glazes and persian and moorish decoration of Clement Massier’s work. In the 1950’s Picasso began to work in a studio in Vallauris. Roger Capron, know for his tile topped tables also created many whimsical and functional ceramic designs.
Picasso ceramics
Vallauris ceramics, L-R: Massier, 1950’s sea themed TV lamp, Roger Capron


2 responses to “INSPIRATION BOARDS

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  2. Amy Franklin

    I am very interested in the cream and black pineapple wall paper from studioprintworks. Can you please let me know where I can purchase this paper? I live in Birmingham,mi.

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