{designer crush] | ore studios

Designers are always on the lookout for inspiration, especially for their own home. One firm inspiring me these days is Ore Studios. I've included a few images from owner, Cara Scarola's home, which totally resonates with my personal style. I'm in LOVE with the painted cabinet and lacquered hardware. Such a great example of how to easily pull a scheme together. (Red flowers, red hardware, red pillow...the power of three!) Check out the cartoonish exclamation painted on the wall acting as the kids coat rack. LOVE IT!! You can view more images of Ore Studios portfolio here.

And last but not least, I'm always looking for new ideas on how to hang things. The enlarged photograph (top left photo) and desk/shelves (bottom middle photo) are hung via galvanized piping. Genius!? I'm not sure what it is, but I've always loved galvanized piping, ie: exposed fastening systems. Piping is such an inexpensive way to support things!

An INSPIRATIONAL FACT for all you design buddies wanting to start a business but feel you can't because you don't live in the same state: Cara and Andy went to graduate school together, went separate ways, found their way back to one another, and now work in separate states! It can be done friends, it can be done!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!