Moroccan Modern

Elle Decor September 2013 Popham Design Marrakech Home (1)

Love at first sight…that’s what I felt when I flipped through September’s Elle Decor and saw this beauty of a home. Only 1000 square feet, this charming 1930s bungalow is located in Marrakech, Morocco and is home to Samuel and Caitlin Dowe-Sandes (along with their daughter and black labrador). The mix of flea market finds and touches of European design meld together seamlessly, while the wall colors and patterned cement tiles from the couple’s own tile company, Popham Design,  go hand in hand. This home is the perfect example of living in a small space, going crazy with pattern and color, and having it feel totally cohesive. Lesson to be learned? Don’t be afraid of pattern and color people.

Elle Decor September 2013 Popham Design Marrakech Home (2)

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Elle Decor September 2013 Popham Design Marrakech Home (7)

Elle Decor September 2013 Popham Design Marrakech Home (8)

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Color Study

Color Blocked Kitchen Cabinets Modern Retro

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Vintage Spaces

Midcentury Modern Retro Interior Design Decoration Decor 1950s 1960s Twin Beds

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Different Types of Moulding

Different types of moulding molding architectural details

The world of moulding trims, or molding as we Yankees spell it, is a vast one, but I thought we could cover the basics. And just so you know, I will be spelling moulding with a ‘u’ because it makes me feel fancy. Speaking of feeling fancy, I feel like a lot people associate moulding with a more traditional look, which is partly true, but mixing a traditional moulding backdrop with contemporary, and colorful, pieces of furniture is just about my favorite look ever.

Interior Design Decor Decorating Rendering Drawing Sketch

Some of my most challenging projects have been the ones that required a lot of architectural detail specifications (i.e. a ton of moulding call outs). These projects really made me push my design boundaries because I usually have a ‘cleaner’ style of design, but having to work on such projects really broadened the types of design I’m capable of. Above is a rendering of such a project. This was a crazy estate that was being built in China, massive, four levels complete with an indoor pool and home theatre. So yes, a lotta lotta moulding.

Let’s go through the basics…

Crown molding disguises the seam between the walls and the ceiling. It can have a simple profile or a very elaborate one.

Chair rails are moulding installed about 1/3 way up the wall from the floor (although I’ve installed chair rails at different heights, from 36″h to 60″h). Depends on the look you want to achieve. This look is a great way to add architectural detail to a room, or to accentuate multiple paint tones.

Baseboard mouldings are installed where the wall and flooring meet. A tall moulding around the edge a room can make the space appear a bit taller and more elegant.

Baseboard Molding Trim Different Types of Molding

Window mouldings are…guess? Yes, trim around windows. Surrounding a window with molding can enhance and frame the view.

Window Molding Trim Different Types of Molding

Casing is moulding around an interior opening without a door. There is also door casing and window casing.

Casing Molding Trim Different Types of Molding

Panel molding is typically applied on walls, doors, ceilings and other surfaces throughout the home. You can create panels that add depth and a feeling of elegance or enhanced style.

Panel Molding Trim Different Types of Molding Paneling

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Vintage Spaces

Midcentury Modern Retro Vintage Interior Design Decor Architecture 1950s

I wanna hang at this swank town bar…Ritz Hotel bar in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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Chimichanga

Mexican Restaurant Design Eclectic Colorful Modern (1)

If you grew up in Southern California, you probably know about chimichangas. If you didn’t, then let me just tell you a chimichanga is deep fried goodness, as if the burrito was not good enough as is. Chimichanga is also a Mexican restaurant with locations throughout the UK. I would equate it to something like our El Torito, but with wayyyyy more fun design. Don’t you agree?

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Vintage Spaces

Midcentury Modern Retro Interior Design Deco Architecture

I must try this screen divider in a project one day. Genius!

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Elle Decor June 2013

Timothy Haynes Interior Design

I found a bit of time to give my magazine stack a little love and I am in awe of the June issue of Elle Decor. There’s usually just one or two spreads I fall head over heels for when flipping through my shelter mags, but this issue was a doozy. The spaces range from calm and serene to bold and shiny to colorfully patterned. Here are a few snapshots of the issue…

Timothy Haynes Interior Design

Todd Alexander Romano

Todd Alexander Romano

Todd Alexander Romano

Steven Gambrel

Steven Gambrel Interior Design

Steven Gambrel Interior Design

Thom Felicia Interior Design

Thom Felicia Interior Design

Thom Felicia Interior Design

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Vintage Spaces

Midcentury Modern Retro Vintage Design Tonga Room Tiki Decor

The Tonga Room hasn’t changed much and I do enjoy cheesing it up at this place. Overpriced tiki drinks and a floating band…what more can you ask for?

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Sintra Heritage

Sintra Portugal Bed Breakfast Boutique Apartment Rental

I posted about a new project a few weeks ago and it’s coming along quite nicely. I’ve been consulting on a bed and breakfast project in Sintra, Portugal and wanted to share some photos of what I’m working with. It’s a three-level single family home that’s being converted into four apartments/suites with a few common areas. The direction we’re going with is European rustic chic meets modern (you can see some of my inspiration here).

Sintra is a magical little town just outside of Lisbon and worth a visit if you’re ever in that part of the world. Hopefully, the place to stay will be Sintra Heritage 😉 Will keep you posted on the progress!

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