Friday, January 28, 2011

Dunes and Duchess



Don't you guys love showhouses?? They're always so fun, filled with inspiration. This particular library designed by Patricia LaPierre of Greenwich Design Architects was in the Shippan Designer Showhouse. The space was styled by Stacy Kunstel and photographed by Michael Partenio. The talented duo actually started their own company last fall called Dunes and Duchess. They create the most amazing, giant candelabras and lamps in the coolest colors. (You can see more here...love all those photos!) If you happen to be going to the NYIGF next week, stop by and check out some of their new stuff. (And say hi to them for me for me!) Ooh and Stacy is one of the speakers at the Design Bloggers Conference! I am getting so excited for that!

25 comments:

Shorely Chic said...

Stacy is THE BEST! And so sweet :) You're heading to design bloggers in LA? SOOO jealous!!

Shelly Gregory said...

You know Erin, I have been following your blog for quite some time. You never cease to amaze me. I keep thinking each day that "this is the best post yet" and then, "no, this is the best post yet". Thank you for all the lovliest turquoise a girl could ever dream of feasting her eyes upon, and helping to create her own turquoise dream!!!!!!!!

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

I am fascinated by the hits of red. So pretty. I'm trying to figure out what to do with my red kitchen accents when turquoise is me real love. I think I will throw them together!

Chic Coles said...

What a fun show house.Right next door.We are going to keep our eye's open for them at the gift show.Have a great weekend.

Karena said...

Erin, love the sette and the artistic pillows, the rug that glass topped table, its all wonderful!

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

Beautiful room! Love the coral/red with the turquoise.

Ali@ bdgstyle.blogspot.com said...

I love the simple detail of painting the inside of the window panel in the bright blue wall color....cool idea!

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Hello my Dear Erin!

How are you doing today? I hope you're doing well.

I really like Stacy and I love Michael Partenio. I've just made a post about him the other day. I love his pictures!

Great post, Erin! Wonderful colors.

Anyways, I also want to invite you to come by my blog today. I'm starting a new section that calls "Cool or Fool". Today I have pictures of a table that Michael Jordan just bought from a sculptor. The table has thousands of holes! I wonder if you'll like it or not... So, was he "Cool" for buying it or a "Fool"? ;-)

Come by and let me know. I hope you have fun with it. :-)

Have a great weekend, Erin!

xo


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

eclecticrevisited said...

loving the carpet and pillows...
and yes, show houses are fab..
maureen

tinajo said...

VERY cool and different, love it! :-)

Inspirational Sketchbook said...

That library actually made me catch my breath! Oh how I want that happy place in my home. Roxanne

Beehive said...

You set my heart aflutter with this the red/turquoiseish blue combo.
xoxo

aLena said...

What a fun room ... the red and turquoise go together so perfectly!

Stacey said...

Loving the splashes of red! Great colour combo!

Camille @ The Vintique Object said...

I look at this room, and I think, BRAVE!

Sound Horn Please said...

The Blue and Red combo never ceases to amaze me! Also Erin, I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog. Do come and participate :)

Heather @ REOlisticRenovation said...

So pretty! LOVE THESE!

The Sterling Cherub said...

WOW-WEE! That is an amazing room! That peacock blue is so bright and clear, and I love it combined with red (though red is not my favorite color, this tone of blue I think looks better with red than coral would).

I *wish* I had a home with a library like that, but I doubt I'd get any reading done, I'd just sit on that gorgeous furniture and stare at all the eye candy in the room!

Kimberly

shiree segerstrom said...

The lamps and candelabras are really fun Erin. I am starting to think my living room needs a few more touches of turquoise...hmmm. Shiree'

Monica said...

the wall in the first photo is such a perfect colour!

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Great post! So much fun! You have such a great eye for design and at the same time whimsy!
Have a great weekend!
Jamie Herzlinger

Miranda said...

Those candelabra, while pretty, are also pretty expensive at $775.00 each. Wow.

stacystyle said...

Erin,
Thank you so much for including my styling work, Michael's photography, AND our Dunes and Duchess candelabras on your fabulous blog! We are so honored!
I also wanted to say that Miranda does have a point about the fact that the candelabras can be a little pricey, but I am so happy to say that we found a new manufacturer and just dropped our wholesale price by $100, and we are STILL MADE IN THE USA! The new prices will be reflected by stores who just purchased us at NYIGF. We also have a scratch-n-dent sale going on—barely flawed and on sale for $250.

Miranda said...

Erin,
Thanks for the info. And kudos for having your lovely goods made in the USA ... or at least NOT in China!
One question: is the base weighted? Because it looks like there could be a 'tip' factor, otherwise, given the upper weight (esp. w/candles in place) and dimensions.

Miranda said...

Oops, I meant thanks to Stacy (as well as Erin)!

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