November 16, 2011

Interior Design Bingo – Door, An Item Repurposed, Up Lighting, and Scale

I came across this door today, linked through Twitter to House of Turquoise. This door is gorgeous and unlike anything I’ve seen before. If I could change my front door (and this would match our house) I’d be calling a contractor right now.


I love clever items, I think I’d told you this before. This is a light fixture found at The Dry Bar in Fashion Island, although I’m pretty sure they have at least one of these in all their salons. I think it would be super cute in a teenage girl’s bathroom or above a vanity.


The infamous up lighting. This square on the Bingo board has been the most difficult to address. Heck, I tried to find pictures online to define it and had little luck. You can imagine how excited I was to see these lights flanking the elevator at my Dr’s office today. Hideous 90’s mauve tile be damned, I was posting these lights!


These lights at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa (aka the hotel Jessie, from Saved by the Bell’s, Dad was married) are one of my favorite examples of scale. This space is HUGE and those lights are equally huge. This may sound silly but when I first walked into this space and saw those lights I froze. See, I love ceiling and lighting design and I loved this solution. There was no drop down ceiling or hanging ceiling clouds, they kept the open and grand feel of the space. I just love it.



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Sarah said...

GAH....LOVE that door....LOVE the hair dryer lights....LOVE the monstrous lights at the JW! I love everything about this post. Well....except for the lights at your Dr.'s office! ;)

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

@Sarah - Yeah I don't really love the up lights at my Dr's office either hahaha

Sugar said...

What a super cool door!!

ABC said...

I have a really stupid question that every art teacher I've had in my life will be ashamed of me for asking...what's the difference between complementary and contrasting in terms of color? I know that complementary colors are opposites on the color wheel (red-green, blue-orange, yellow-purple) (that is right, right?), but I'm drawing a blank on how a contrasting color is different. Help? Thank you! :)

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

@ABC - I tried to find the exact definition on line since my color book is at home somewhere right now. You're totally right about the complimentary colors... I think of contrasting at two colors I wouldn't think to put together - whatever looks funny to you.

Katie said...

that blue door! my future house is going to have it!

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