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Project Update: European Refinement

Project: European Refinement Location: Rancho Santa Fe

I cannot tell you how excited I  am for our new project; my mind is spinning with ideas and images.  In thinking about this post and how to best describe the design process, I realized that I have shared much of my visual journal with you already.  As  I experience things, I catalogue them in my albums and my imagination, adding depth of my creative well.

And it is all for moments like these, when I can look back at those images and see them differently, with new eyes and from a new place,  and ultimately draw new and unique inspiration.  Now I notice different details, shapes, colors, things that perhaps were always there, just waiting my discovery.  I take these points and lay them on to the framework of the new project, weaving a brand new, fresh but familiar tapestry.

For this new project, I knew I wanted to incorporate applied plaster moulding, like the ones I saw in the Swan House, in Atlanta.

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Amymeierdesing_SH_9

And I came across this dreamy Degounay Wallpaper at their flagship store in Paris, and just new it would be right.

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Amy Meier Design_Paris insp

Speaking of dreamy, this classic Porsche at the "secret" Rancho Santa Fe Car Club is just the right creamy white.

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File Sep 25, 8 48 25 AM

Though I want to incorporate a little more wamrth, and the blush of these blossoms in Paris, from my trip last Spring were just the right hue.

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Amymeierdesign_Paris_foliage2

And though I'm bringing the colors of Paris inside, I found exterior inspiration in the courtyard at Suzanne Rheinstein's store, Holly Hock, in L.A.

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And finally, the painting below is from the antique show at the Chicago Botanical Gardens.  While I sadly don't know enough about the peice, I do know that it fit the color scheme for the new project perfectly.

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These images, and their brethren in my collection inform and inspire each new project, in different and surprising ways.  Check out the color story that it all lead to.  I cannot wait till this project comes together and I can show you the end result!

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Photo Sep 29, 3 59 32 PM
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File Sep 29, 4 43 15 PM