Monday, March 8, 2010

{color} Betsy Burnham








Sometimes I really miss Western Interiors & Design. I was looking through my August/September 2008 issue last night and was reminded that there were some spreads in the "small house luxury" issue that I still find inspiring. I do appreciate all of the saturated tones in the above home by Betsy Burnham but it's kind of funny how it contradicts all of the the saved images on my desktop right now.

More recently, Burnham's office space was featured in the latest Lonny as seen below:








I think it is safe to say Burnahm is fearless when it comes to the color department....and it pays off.

Also, I had fun going through Burnham's portfolio for her instant space service. If you are wondering what her instant space entails then go here.











{above images via Elements of Style, Apartment Therapy, Lonny & instant space}

12 comments:

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I absolutely love her work, she has an amazing eye for details and is fearless you are so right!
Have a great week

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

Loving these spaces and truly LOVING you! You just give us such yummy stuff to look at! xoxo e

vmichelle said...

I love seeing such powerful encouragement to use color!

this blessed nest said...

this is unbelieveable. such use of color & unique things. i am coming back to this when things are calmer around here. that office is packed full of stuff, but it is beautiful! i love her ideas!!!

Design Darling said...

isn't it funny how your sense of style changes and evolves? one day i want soothing neutrals, the next i want to paint things pink. i'm not sure i'll ever be quite as fearless with color as this portfolio, though. such an eye!

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

i love betsy burnham and am so glad you featured her! i found our about her via high street market a few months back, and then fell in love with her office in lonny. i'm loving this dining room, too, which i haven't see before.

i also love "bomb.com". i think i'm going to start using that now, if you don't mind. :) also, i used a rustoleum metallic on the lamps. thanks for the compliment!

angela hardison said...

ummm that 'lot C' sign needs to come live at my house.

beautiful interiors as usual...

grant + brittany said...

i am in love with that LOT C sign. i love all the pattern mixing. i'm also really wanting to put some kind of statue somewhere... love these. thanks for your comment and as usual i can't wait to see what you post next!

nameisgrace said...

love her work! makes me want to buy lots of color for spring.

ps. rose bowl is about 2 hours from my house. maybe less. it's in pasadena outside of LA, and LA is about an 1.5 hours from me. you should go!!!!!! i was so excited to meet eddie and jaithan there, but now i'm meeting them earlier this wednesday for cocktails since they are staying a few minutes from me. so nervous/excited i can't stand it! haha.

michelle b said...

just a beautiful post! love it and all the colors!

xoxo

Kristin said...

Love the pop of pink in the bedroom!

Laura said...

I love all that color! I have a love affair with orange....