Monday’s Masterpiece – colourful whimsy

Apols for the delay posting peeps, I have been suffering internet troubles -slightly infuriating on a Monday morning but we’re just about back to normal now…

So this morning I realised that to date I’ve managed to totally overlook one of the major designers of our world today – the fantastically random and playful Jonathan Adler.  He layers colourful graphic prints against quirky animal-shaped furnishings and  seems to have a large soft spot for mirrored four posters and hanging egg chairs!

So first up here’s a property he designed which was featured in House Beautiful.  It’s a family home full of bright colour, fun prints and more quirky details than you can shake a stick at!

LOVE the multiple colours and prints used in the living room:

Also love these bright lacquered Chippendale chairs paired with the chevron flooring.

What a serene and calming foyer – it’s the white painted floorboards, gets me every time:

Totally obsessed with this fresh crisp green fabric, perfect for use in a kitchen.  The countertops are marble and the cabinets are from IKEA – love the fact he’s not afraid to mix in a low cost element with the higher price points, I think lots of designers would shy away from anything that could be deemed ‘cheap and cheerful’.

And you just can’t go wrong with a Saarinen tulip table.

I love everything about this little nook!  What a fun idea to include an egg chair + shearling throw in the sun room!

And although I personally don’t reeeeally like the grommeted curtain panels, the idea of sticking the curtain rods directly into the ceiling to create a four poster is simply g.e.n.i.u.s!

*Heart* these ikat upholstered armchairs – think the fabric is by Brunswig & Fils.  Quote of the day: ‘I’ve never said no to a wicker elephant’ – couldn’t put it better myself, ha.

And here are a few other gems from his portfolio:

I need to know where these fun ‘palm chairs’ are from – would have thought they were by Jonathan but can’t find them on his website, any ideas…?

This scheme is so different to his other more colourful projects, guess it shows he can pull off a more sedate look too, although those zebras do provide a little bit of whimsy!

Aaah, the peacock mirror and egg chair combo – corker!

This is potentially Jonathan’s most-blogged-room, and I can see why!  The gilt bamboo mirror adds the perfect amount of bling to the zebra print/pink room.

I’ve been getting more and more obsessed with gallery walls recently, think I shall have to channel this into a blog post soon! 

And I think these last two are from his holiday home in Palm Beach:

The suzani throw paired with metallic four poster is making my knees go slightly wobbly…

And here are my picks of his HUGE furnishings range:

Can’t get enough of these Chippendale chairs – would love a set in hot pink or lime!

And his rugs and textiles are to die for!  Love this quirky take on a design classic:

Crikey, went a smidge overboard there sorry…he just has too many cool things.  I never realised previously that I needed a ceramic greyhound statue and a giraffe tablelamp in my life…!


  1. annie says:

    I love his stuff. I fell in love with his store in San Fran and seriously contemplating bringing home a £600 lamp and I found out approx 1 minute ago that he’s opening a store in London. Yeay to crazy animal lamps 🙂

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