Sunday, May 5, 2013

Modern, Magni & a Giveaway!!

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Work at my Beach House is nearly complete and we will be moving in by the end of May. I have decided to take a more modern approach to the furniture there. With ocean views from almost every room, I find myself  drawn to the more simple lines of modern furniture in neutral tones.  I have drawn inspiration from many places including Helene Forbes Hennie whose work is pictured above. I have ordered some lovely chairs, a bit more boxy, but similar to the ones above and I am still searching for the right sofas. I want to live in the space first so I can choose just the right furniture for us – so for now the house will be a bit of a mish mash while I edit and change up the things I kept from our old house.


Another source of inspiration has been the work of  designer, James Magni.   I adore his peaceful interiors. They are just stunning.

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Of course I have no budget to change the kitchen of the beach house, but if I could, this is one kitchen I would use for inspiration. So simple and beautiful.

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And although my family usually uses the outdoor shower at the beach, this bath is just dream. You really feel like you are outside.  It is so very Zen!!

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James Magni has a beautiful new book, Magni Modernism.  The interiors are warm, inviting and outstandingly gorgeous in their restraint and simplicity.  Page after page is filled with stunning examples of his beautiful work.

  Willow Décor was lucky enough to receive a copy of his book to share with our readers.  Just visit James Magni’s wonderful website HERE and enjoy his work, come back and leave a comment about what inspired you.  I will contact the winner by email on May 18. If you just can’t wait, you can order the book HERE.

A special thank you to James Magni for the Giveaway -  Check out his work and I know you will be as inspired as I am!!

(All content property of Willow Décor and not to be used with out permission.  Photo 1 – Slettvoll,  All other photos – Architectural Digest/James Magni)

11 comments:

  1. I love the circular stairway with the glass railing that leads the eye upward to light! I was unaware of Magni's work, but can appreciate his artistic vision that sees a space in its basic geometric forms.

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  2. I love James' belief in timeless design, simple beauty that looks as fresh today as it did twenty years ago. I also agree with him that there is no substitute for items made by hand by true artisans who care deeply about the integrity of their work. Based on the video of him and others on his website, I think his book is well worth owning.
    XO, Victoria

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  3. I love the devine ottoman... Hope I win. Thanks for sharing this book... I had never heard of him.
    Jamiep44@gmail.com

    ~Jamie

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  4. The inspirations that bring the similarities of a spiral stairway, to a twirling skirt, umbrellas. The minimalist approach ,,,with much warmth and love.

    I would be thrilled to win his book!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  5. Yay - you're back! I kept hoping! Can't wait to see more of what you've been up to. I Beth

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  6. Hi Gina,
    I am so looking forward to seeing the new beach home. It will be a treat to see this new side of your decorating! Love the look of that first picture even though I seldom consider myself drawn to modern.

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  7. A great post, I love how beautiful these rooms all look. The furniture you have really does give your room personality, and it's a brilliant way of expressing yourself.

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  8. Love the new modern approach. It's clean, open and airy! Can't wait to see the Beach House transformation! It should be an exciting summer for you!

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  9. James Magni is brillant! (And he understands natural light!). You know how much I love to mix old with modern.

    Can't wait to see your own Beach House! Knowing you it will be fab.

    Happy Mother's day lovely Mama, Lady and friend.

    ox, Mon

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  11. Adore Jame's design style! The Jewel Coffee Table and side table are stunning!
    Of course I would love the book Gina, thank you for the opportunity..

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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