So as you read this I think I’ll most likely be falling off a rock face but I didn’t want to miss blogging today as I’m so excited about this week’s design genius post! It’s the Discovery Day holiday today in Cayman and we’re making the most of the chance to get off the rock and go to an even smaller rock, Cayman Brac, for my birthday! Anyhoo, so here’s one I made earlier – today’s masterpiece is by Charleston-based Angie Hranowsky and I LOVE HER WORK!
It’s a very inspiring story actually: after working for 15 years as a graphic designer, she was encouraged by friends to send pictures of her new home she’d just redesigned to the national design magazines. Only a few years later she was named one of the 20 up and coming designers to watch by Traditional Home and has now established a hugely successful design studio. Bravo Angie.
So here are those fateful pics, feast your peepers! Loving the mix of quirky fabrics with a range of vintage and contemporary furniture.
Helllllo lucite bar stools!
Hellllo awesome metallic four poster + dreamy suzani throw!
It was only when I started researching her work that I realised that she was the genius behind Coastal Living’s 2009 idea house in L’On, South Carolina. Now I remember very vividly first seeing images of this property when I was still stuck in my old accountancy job here in Cayman. It was mid-afternoon, I’d had yet another awful day of putting up with total cretins and sh*tty work (I didn’t do the whole crying-in-the-loos thing, but I’m pretty sure I came close…), and I logged on to one of the interior design blogs I follow in an effort to cheer myself up – when I saw the soothing colours and gorgeous details in these pictures they literally stopped me from blowing my top (well ok, not literally) and resigning then and there.
I love how it has the feel of a beach house yet is still very sophisticated and chic. And those floor to ceiling lustrous tiles in the kitchen are KILLING me! Oh, and the pendant lights in the living area. And the feature wallpaper over the stairs. And the teal table lamps. And the boho-chic canopy bed in the master bedroom. I could go on…
This is a daybed set up on the porch – what a cosy little nook to greet you when you get home from work, love it!!
BIG FAN of this bedroom:
And these simple classy bathrooms:
I think I would like to visit!
And check out the latest issue of Lonny for a gorgeous quirky design.
My fave images from her portfolio:
I think Angie is the first designer I’ve talked about that doesn’t have her own furnishings line that I can drool over, so I thought instead I’d have a ponder about what items I reckon she’d be coveting, check these out (click for link)!
A couple of swoon-worthy area rugs from CB2 and Stark:
A fun but more neutral Moroccan pouf by Serena and Lily:
One or two or ten Seema Krish throw pillows:
Janney’s Collection vintage faux bamboo mirror:
A fun drum lamp made by artisans in Haiti, via Serena and Lily:
Some fun ikat bed linens from dwellstudio:
A GORGEOUS bone inlay bedside cabinet by Graham & Green:
And lastly, one of good old Anthro’s ikat armchairs: