Photographs by Alex Hayden. Interview by Rachel Gallaher. www.graymag.net
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
I started this blog almost five years ago as a brain dump of images and inspirations and gushing over the people that I looked up to in the design world. A lot has happened in those five years...a lot. Things are changing and the way I see is changing but I will never stop looking and sharing in some form or another. I want to focus on other aspects of my business and life and felt this the best time to let the blog go. Please continue to follow me on Pinterest and look for a completely re-designed site over at www.brianpaquetteinteriors.com very soon. I thank all of the people that have supported me over the years in this silly little pursuit. It meant the world to share it with you here and it will do the same wherever I end up.
All the best.
XO - BP
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
(goofball in green pants)
///With pieces from my travels in London and the South along with help from the "big boys" I give you the guest room of my clients dreams.
///LOVE the coral lamps (THANK YOU, Jaime at Furbish) to add a touch of color to a room built on neutral textures.
/// !!! ...AND THE NURSERY (In my Oprah voice.) The clients wanted a neutral non-gendered nursery for their first born. An extremely comfortable custom grain sack covered rocker for those late nights, antique lithographs I bought in London and a lot of help from Serena and Lily. I truly hope this light filled room nurtures and inspires the soon to be here new born.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
In the past month I have: discovered new colors, walked, laughed and ate until it hurt, seen buildings and churches and castles that will forever challenge and intrigue me, watched the sun rise in a way I will never forget, been too tired but kept going, been upset but soldiered on, met amazing new friends, been humbled and felt blessed, flown over 23,000 miles, had real BBQ, smelt the salt air, hugged my family, but more than anything, I was inspired in life and work to no end. Onward and upward and happy to be home.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
///I've been trying to be a more proper host to any guests that I have at my home. I even brought out the antique chinoiserie china the other night (READ: Cost Plus). A night with close friends, a bottle (or three) of wine and great food can be so much more relaxing than being out.
///I have a new bad habit...afternoon power naps. They aren't even on purpose...it just happens, and I guess my body is telling me something. Woke up on the sofa the other day to these beautiful shadows after passing out for 30 minutes with paperwork on my chest, a glass of water spilled on the floor and my iPad stuck in between the cushions...oops.
///With all the grey and rain this past week, I spent some rare downtime in the office writing orders for all of antique textiles I have picked up on the last few buying trips to be placed in some projects. Old rugs, flags, grain sacks, blankets will be transformed (by my awesome seamstresses, and a lot of down filling) into some pretty swanky pillows.
///I also wired 6 demi-john wine jugs for lamps for different projects. One of the few electrical things I know how to do and actually enjoy.
///Demolition day's may in fact be better than final installs for me. So much cool texture and promise of a fresh start. This shot shows the surround for a new tub going in.
///Tried (and succeeded) at staying pretty low key this weekend before one last crazy week before I am off for a month! A long walk downtown to the sculpture park and beyond filled my eyes and my phone with a bunch of new inspiring images. I cannot wait to branch out even further on my travels and recharge the visual batteries. I may post something before I leave this week but if not...it's a silly blog...go out and see for yourself.
All the best to you.
Monday, July 16, 2012
///One of my finds from this past weekend is going...well no where for a little while. I grew attached. I am weak. I found another mirror for the clients powder room, so this gem will grace my entry way for the time being. I swore I wasn't going to fall in love with anything this weekend...oops.
///Friday I drove myself down to Portland for the annual summer antique expo. I was not so concerned this year with being a hawk and going down on the first day and stressing myself out to maybe get a better selection. This year was about looking for a few key pieces for some current projects, catching up with some friends, seeing some friends off as they begin a new adventure and of course...the food. With a soundtrack of earlier Death Cab for Cutie, Young Statues and Robyn I made the trek...
///First find...I was off to a good start. And from there I guess I had my business hat on and didn't stop to take any pictures of the expo, but know that we had a good time.
///Dinner the first night with a great friend at Portland's Luce was just what I needed after a long drive.
///Inspiration as I've said comes in many forms and when introduced to the owner of this stunning building in downtown Portland...I. Was. Inspired. A full three floor renovation from picture frame shop to multi-use work/home. I cannot wait to see how this progresses.
///Woke up bright and early as I often do when heading back to Seattle. I love I-5 at 6 am...so quiet and full of subtle color. With my car full and my brain full of ideas I made the dash home.
///With two big installs this week I am looking very much forward to a less cluttered office and home...and even more for the results of months and months of work to come together for them. I am very excited to share with you the final looks as I prepare to take a month off in 11 short days. I think I am finally accepting that I do indeed need this rest and can't wait to recharge my batteries in some pretty amazing places with even more amazing people.
Here is to a healthy and productive week.