I am still mourning the loss of several magazines, one in particular is Metropolitan Home. Even if modern design is not your personal favorite, it was always a great source for ideas you could incorporate into your abode. Well, now there a book that will make the loss of the beloved magazine a little easier....Design 100: The Last Word On Modern Interiors is a collection of images put together by Michael Lassell, former Features Editor for Metropolitan Home. I was excited to sit down and study all the images. Page after page I found myself earmarking images, inspiration was found everywhere. Below are a few of the hundred spaces that I really loved.
Above, Dave Chihuly's 88 foot long dining table (one solid slab of fir) is the perfect base to the display of blown glass light fixtures. The image below does not have the "wow" factor of the previous but it is equally inspirational. Many times people are scared to mix different wood, textures or hues of a particular color. This houseboat (yes you read that right) designed by Tim Carlander is a great example of how to mix items that don't seem to naturally go together.
I clearly have a thing for dining spaces because a significant portion of the images I marked had something to do with eating areas. Kelly Hoppen's townhome featured in the book is amazing. This dining picture is full of ideas- multiple lights (love), long benches mixed with different chairs, open shelving and art on the floor are just a few.
And last but not least this is probably my favorite of all. Maybe it is the skylight providing all that natural light in the bathroom. Or perhaps it is the pop of color or chandelier. Whatever it may be, this bathroom belonging to Melissa and Marc Palazzo is going into my "one day" file...
More images and inspiration can be found in Design 100, available on Amazon.
Images courtesy of Filipacchi Publishing, 2010