Office GraceJuly 23, 2009
When I saw these photos of Charleston wedding designer Tara Guerard's new satellite office in Manhattan, I had to post them right away. I love Tara's work and I think this new space embodies the whimsical, luxe vibe of her business perfectly.
While most of us have to deal with soulless, corporate hand-me-downs at the office, Tara's New York staff gets to walk in every morning to a totally inspiring place.
Before I go on, mull over these colors and textures for a moment:
1) Matador red
2) Raw pine
3) Gold leaf
4) Charcoal black
5) Magnolia leaf green
7) Hot pink
8) Hermes orange
10) Chocolate brown
Pretty great, right? Now, feast your eyes on those colors and textures in action:
All photos by Liz Banfield
And while I love the saturated colors and the exotic contrasts—a chinoiserie screen paired up with African headresses hung over the sofa, traditional mixed with modern—I am most impressed by the fact that the interior designers who collaborated with Tara, Nicki Clendening and Callie Jenschke (of Scout Designs), did this on a shoestring! Every single element came from ebay, Ikea, or a flea market.
Talk about inventive!
For more great photos and stories about Tara's projects, stay tuned for her new book, Weddings by Tara Guerard, due out in January 2010, and check out her new website: soireebytaraguerard.com