Interior Design Cravings

As an interior designer, I am constantly seeing new things, and curating what is relevant to my clients, my practice, and my taste!

Here are a few pieces I am craving this week – for myself or for my projects!

Melinda Mandell Interior Design Cravings Board Palo Alto 3.15.16
1. GOLD FIN COASTERS 2. THE STORM, SELF PORTRAIT BY AGNIESZKA SOSNOWKA 3. VINTAGE DECO YOGA MAT 4. TARGA LOUNGE CHAIR 5. MID CENTURY SERIES NO. 3 LAMP 6. THE NOCTURNALIST TABLE

These gold Fin coasters from Souda are the perfect combination of glamour and restraint. I am attracted to the crisp, precise fabrication – which is the result of the design’s roots in industrial heat sinks!

This intriguing self-portrait by Agnieszka Sosnowka immediately captured my attention. She faces the sea in a classical pose, appearing fearless and stalwart. The artist’s series of black and white photographs from Iceland are all equally captivating, but I have my eye on this one for my client’s living room!

I love yoga, but still find it hard to get out the door to make it to class.  A fun patterned yoga mat would definitely motivate me! Design and beauty should permeate and enhance all aspects of our lives, so why not have something to smile at in downward-facing-dog?

After yoga class, this chair would be the perfect place to curl up with a book. This new design released by Gebrüder Thonet at Salon del Mobile is so impressive! The Targa chair is a modern interpretation of traditional materials and methods: bentwood and woven cane. Love it!

This handblown glass lamp by WhyrHymer is swoon-worthy, and would be perfect on my bedside chest. The integral wood base grounds the wonderful smoke glass coupe shape. Being hand-made in Los Angeles gives it extra points, but I couldn’t be more enamored with this lamp!

The Nocturnalist side table, in brass and calacatta marble, is a design I keep coming back to. I love the asymmetry created by the unexpected break in the line around the base! This piece is handmade by the duo behind Fifteenthirtyeight in Brisbane, Australia. Visually light, with a functional wide top, this table is perfect for my client’s family room!

What are you craving this week?

Melinda Mandell Interior Design: Signature