ISSUE 14  |  Warm Minimalism

Current Obsessions: A Lighter Shade of Pale

April 12, 2014 9:00 AM

BY Remodelista Team

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Warm spaces, wood floors, and neutral tones set the mood for this past week on Remodelista. Bestselling authors Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon invited us into their Berkeley home and we took tour of a refined tea shop in San Francisco. We’re focusing on pastel and pale colors next week; until then, take a look at a few things that have been on our radar lately. 

Above: April in Paris: Admiring Joseph Dirand’s new kitchen via the NY Times; photo by Simon Watson.

It’s no secret we love marble. Now we know how to properly care for it.

Above: Tables by Japan-based Nendo Design, color washed with colored pencils on Dezeen.

Anna at Door Sixteen shares how she refinished a cast iron radiator in her Brooklyn Victorian for just $28. 

Above: Geometric shapes and muted tones have been a recent inspiration for Dalilah’s bedroom. This pillow from Ferm Living fits right in. 

Inspired by ancient methods for making quartz, a new line of tables by India Mahdavi recalls urban landscapes on Design Milk.

Above: In anticipation of next week’s pale colors, Margot has been looking at Rotterdam artist Foekje Fleur’s oddly compelling Bottle Vase series, water-tight bisque porcelain vessels cast from plastic trash. Her designs are available at Poketo’s new gift shop in the Line Hotel in LA for $48 each, and from Foekje Fleur directly.

We’re inspired to head out to the farmer’s market this weekend so we can make these 13 spring-inspired sidedishes.

Above: Pastel tallow candles from Ontwerpduo, spotted on Dwell’s Salone Mobile report.

A “dated and dark 1980s” kitchen gets a marmoreal makeover

Above: A homeless shelter turned strip club in Providence, Rhode Island, gets a new life as The Dean Hotel, designed by Providence-based Kite Architects; take a tour here.  

With over 5,600 pins on our Remodelista Pinterest boards, one might say we’re addicted to Pinterest. And it’s true, we’ve been known to pin late at night. Oh, you too?

Above: Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory member Catherine Kwong talks about her approach to designing interiors and more on Domaine.

Alexa has been watching the films of Eric Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales and lusting after a pair of brown lizard loafers.

Sarah will be in conversation next Friday, April 18th, with Celia Bertoia, daughter of modern design great Henry Bertoia, discussing Growing Up Modern, 5 to 8 pm at Zinc Details in San Francisco. Event RSVP

Refreshing your rooms for spring? Check out Remodelista’s week of Warm Minimalism, and take a look at Gardenista’s week of simple gardens and landscapes