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Blogger’s Style: Roan Barrion from ModernLove20

Jan 28, 2014

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Roan Barrion is EQ3’s January Blogger of the Month! Roan has worked as a vintage design dealer for the past 12 years. He runs an online gallery called Modern Love, which started out specializing in the work of Charles and Ray Eames, and later evolved into an international collection of premium 20th Century design and decorative art. Roan also curates an ever-growing collection of inspirational images for his widely read Tumblr blog ModernLove20.tumblr.com.

 

Today Roan’s showing us how he worked the Eames® Wire Base Low Table into the design of his living room.

 

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“The Eames® Wire Base Low Table has been a staple in our home for over 10 years now. Thanks to the wire base and beveled plywood top, the table is both physically and visually light. It is a hugely versatile piece of furniture: beside a low profile lounge chair it becomes an occasional table to rest my coffee and magazines; add a pillow and it becomes a small ottoman; placed side by side in multiples, it becomes a modular coffee table; pull it up to any existing coffee table and it becomes quick seating for a children’s play/drawing/coloring station.

 

Probably my favorite aspect of the Eames® Wire Base Table is its history. I think of the archived photos of a 1951 tea ceremony the Eames hosted with Noguchi and Charlie Chaplin, and how prominent a role the table played in that important event. I see the cross-brace in the wire base, and personally (probably as a result of having studied the Eames’ oeuvre for so long) I see a subtle reference to the exterior turnbuckle cross-bracing of Case Study House number 8, a.k.a. the Eames House. It really is a great piece, an enduring design that will always have a place in our home.”

– Roan, ModernLove20

 

Image source: All photographs credited to Roan Barrion

Blogger’s Style: Gemma from The Sweetest Digs

Dec 16, 2013

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EQ3’s December Blogger of the Month is Gemma Bonham-Carter. An avid DIYer, Gemma has spent almost 4 years renovating and decorating her family’s red brick home on a budget. She launched her blog The Sweetest Digs shortly after moving into the home and has been sharing her DIY adventures ever since.

 

When asked to choose a favourite EQ3 accessory for the feature, Gemma was quick to select the Conner Mirror in white. She noted, last week, on the EQ3 Facebook Page why she liked it so much; and, today she’s showing us how she styled it in the master bedroom of her home.

 

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“I have been keeping my eyes peeled for a round mirror for above our bed for a long time now, and the Conner couldn’t have been more perfect. It’s a pretty large mirror, so it’s easier to have two people on hand to do the install. I was smitten as soon as it was up. The simple round shape of the mirror plays off the straight lines of the bed and headboard perfectly. And it’s big enough to have a presence up there, rather than feeling too small, you know?

 

I like the way it reflects the chandelier and the art display around the TV on the opposite wall. Again, the lines on the opposite wall are very rectangular (frames + TV), so it’s nice to have the rounded shape of the mirror to add some dimension. And the symmetry that the mirror + light fixtures + pillows provides in the room is much needed with our off-balance windows. One of the features I really like about the mirror is that it is inset quite deeply within the painted wood frame. Somehow it makes it feel more luxe that way. It gives off a bit of a nautical feel, don’t you think?

 

Sometimes it’s just one piece that can make a room feel a whole lot more complete, you know? And although I used this in our bedroom, the scale and look of the mirror would be fab in so many different spots. I can picture it looking gorgeous in a bathroom above a vanity, in an entryway above a narrow table, above a fireplace, or on a big wall in a mixed gallery wall.”  – Gemma Bonham-Carter, The Sweetest Digs

 

Image source: All photographs credited to Gemma Bonham-Carter

Blogger’s Style: Janis Nicolay from Pinecone Camp

Nov 20, 2013

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We’re thrilled to have Janis Nicolay as EQ3’s November Blogger of the Month! Based in Vancouver, Janis is a photographer and prop stylist for designers, architects, and lifestyle magazines across the country (and beyond). Her work appears regularly in publications like Canadian House and Home, Style at HomeWestern LivingCanadian LivingChatelaine and BC Home and Garden. She’s also done international work for publications like Vogue Living Australia and San Francisco based quarterly, Anthology Magazine, as well as contributed to the popular Canadian blog Poppytalk.

 

On her blog Pinecone Camp, Janis shares her love of mid-century modern design, baking and more. Recently, she partnered with Random House Publishing and Vancouver interior designer turned bakery owner Rosie Daykin to shoot Rosie’s newly released cookbook Butter Baked Goods. So it’s only fitting that when asked what her favourite EQ3 accessory is, Janis chose the Siirtolapuutarha dishware collection from EQ3+ Marimekko.

 

Janis talked about Siirtolapuutarha on the EQ3 Facebook Page earlier this month. Today, she’s taking us inside her Vancouver home to show us the versatility of these pieces.

 

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“Always a fan of Marimekko, I was happy to find that EQ3 carried so many of their accessories. The Siirtolapuutarha series is my current favourite. I often use the smaller bowls as vases, or to stash spare change and house keys by the front door, and the 1.5L bowl is my fruit bowl these days. The 25cm plate pairs perfectly with the dotted bowl for an easy serving set, and it makes a nice hostess or thank you gift too! What’s really great about this series is that it works well with any decor and colour. That’s my kind of accessory.”  - Janis Nicolay, Pinecone Camp

 

 

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Image Source: All photographs credited to Janis Nicolay

Blogger’s Style: Rosa from Flutter Flutter

Oct 15, 2013

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It’s been exciting to team up with Rosa Pearson – EQ3’s Blogger of the Month – over the last few weeks. Rosa lives in a suburb of Vancouver with her husband and two children, where she runs her own graphic design business and Etsy shop, Flutter Flutter. She also authors a design and lifestyle blog by the same name that covers creative topics, such as home renovations, interior design, decor, and DIYs. Rosa’s whimsical designs and modern-classic taste are impossible not to fall for, as is evident from the great press she’s received (features include The Globe & Mail, ABC’s Live Well Network, Design*Sponge and Poppytalk) in just a few short years.

 

The Conick Pendant is a favourite of Rosa’s from the EQ3 accessory product line, which she talked about here on the EQ3 Facebook Page. Today, Rosa’s showing us how she used this light fixture to complement the design of her family’s dining room.

 

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“I have been searching for just the right light fixture for above our kitchen table since we moved in six years ago! I love clean lines, and am a huge fan of simplicity, so as soon as I saw the Conick Pendant it had me hooked.

 

Our kitchen is grand central station, and always has something yummy cooking up in it. We love to hang out as a family and enjoy eating dinner together in this space. The soft, diffused light that this pendant throws has made such a difference in how long we stay at the table after the food has disappeared! It has created a more relaxed atmosphere, which is ideal considering the other side of the room is our family/play room which seems to be in a constant state of disarray, thanks to our two boys.

 

Simplicity is even better when paired with quality, so little things like the diffuser being made of glass and not plastic made an impression on me. And being easy to install made the handyman of the house happy too. Win win!”

- Rosa Pearson, Flutter Flutter

 

Image Source: All photographs credited to Rosa Pearson

Blogger’s Style: Christine from Bijou and Boheme

Sep 24, 2013

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We’ve been thrilled to have Christine Dovey as the EQ3 Blogger of the Month. An artist by trade, Christine writes about her affinity for glamour and all things pretty over at Bijou and Boheme, her widely read, GTA based design and lifestyle blog. Christine is also a contributing columnist in Style at Home Magazine and a contributing blogger over at Styleathome.com, where she regularly informs readers of the latest online trends in home decor and design.

 

Earlier this month, on the EQ3 Facebook Page, Christine told us what she loved about the EQ3+ Design House Stockholm Work Lamp, a favourite of hers from our line of home accessories. Today, Christine is taking us on a tour of her living room, showing us how she’s making the Work Lamp work for her and her young family.

 

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“When it came to styling my EQ3 Stockholm light, I quickly realized one small problem…the damn thing just looked good everywhere, which made choosing a single home for it very difficult. In the end, I decided to photograph the light all around my living room just to showcase what an incredibly versatile piece it is.

 

To begin, I placed the light on the credenza underneath my TV…resting comfortably on a stack of books and surrounded by candles and artwork, it’s the perfect finishing touch for this vignette. Next, I moved the Work Lamp to the tulip table that sits beside one of the room’s lounge chairs; placed here and mixed amongst other statement accessories, I think it makes for the best kind of task lighting…functional and fabulous. The fixture then travelled over to the other side of the room and found a spot on a small marble side table beside my antique settee…here the modern light serves as the perfect counter balance to the delicate furniture it’s placed beside. Next, I moved the light on the console table behind my sofa, again on a stack of books…here the light really takes centre stage as a beautifully decorative piece. And finally, to finish up its ‘tour de living room’, the Work Lamp went full circle to the other side of the space and was hung behind my Platner chair and suspended from a large hanging mirror…again, the industrial and almost masculine feel of the light was the perfect juxtaposition to the frillier pieces around it.

 

I’m entirely smitten with my new Stockholm light…its rugged form and luxurious gold finish make it a piece that gives equal weight to both form and function…and though I’m one who always looks foremost for pretty, the fact that this light looks good and acts good, makes it a delightful winner in my books.”  - Christine Dovey, Bijou and Boheme

 

Image Source: All photographs credited to Christine Dovey

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