Why This Room Caught My Eye

5 March 2013 0


Yesterday evening I attended my French conversation course at the Institut Français. I was asked to prepare a little oral presentation for my fellow students, and I picked my blog and the topic of social media. So, I told my francophile friends about the happiness that dwells in a personal and beautifully designed home. And today’s room conveys exactly that idea with just a little nook of the entire home. It is a peek into the laid-back yet impeccably stylish and personal home of the blogger and interior designer simply named Jake. I stumbled over these pics while reading the blog of one of my favorite West coasters, Dabito, and he is the artist who shot the pic. But why did this catch my eye?

  • Long Arm Chandelier: This chandelier from West Elm is a little masterpiece. It looks like a mid-century design classic with a modern twist and its shiny surface and floating appearance add an airy lightness to it. 
  • Personal Gallery Wall: The personal collection of illustrations, photographies and tearsheets creates a focal point, attains interest and makes for a nice chat while seated on the table. 
  • Bright Wood: The use of bright wood as a tabletop as well as framings pulls the design together as does the black colour of the chandelier and the chairs. A visual treat!
Anything that caught your eye on this sunny (at least it is here) Tuesday?

Photography by Dabito

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Gudy Herder 5 March 2013 at 12:00

    Yes, the ceramic bowls on the table! Must be my clay loving eye:-)

  • Reply julia I mintlametta 5 March 2013 at 13:24

    the gallery wall is great – love the arrangement and the pictures * all the best julia

  • Reply Cyndi Murdoch 5 March 2013 at 15:01

    Light wood blended punched with black accents is catching my eye right now. Have a great day!

  • Reply Ana Kamin 5 March 2013 at 17:00

    I’m in love with the gallery wall. I need to do one by myself, but I’m sooooo picky when it comes to art.
    Have a great day!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 5 March 2013 at 18:14

      Same here, Ana! I think the best way for a gallery wall is to start with two-three pieces and then let it grow. From time to time you’ll find great art nod enlarge the gallery. Works for me, I started and now I have four framed art pieces, the fifth is more or less ready too:-)

  • Reply Lena 5 March 2013 at 17:56

    Gallery walls are an all time favourite of mine – even though I prefer them with various different frames or even mixed with objects. And I also like those bowls on the table – funny you didn’t talk about them at all, they are actually the first thing that catches MY eye in this room/picture!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 5 March 2013 at 18:12

      Ha, they did catch my eye in fact, but the other elements were more salient to my eye!

  • Reply Stacey 5 March 2013 at 22:03

    Beautiful space but then anything dabito photographs becomes magic…

  • Reply Gina F. 6 March 2013 at 00:03

    Absolutely love the wall in the back and how everything is place… so pretty!

  • Reply Kathrin from Happy Home 6 March 2013 at 20:19

    I absolutely LOVE the lamp. Wish West Elm was available in Germany. I would order instantly. Love the gallery as well as I am planning one as well and need to get around to frame some art i already got.

  • Leave a Reply to Stacey Cancel Reply