Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Inspired Interior: J. Crew + Hans Hofmann

One thing I love about writing this blog is that I find myself making connections between the things I love.  When I read that Marissa Webb, head of J.Crew’s women’s design, chose painter Hans Hofmann as her inspiration for the spring collection I immediately envisioned a Hofmann-inspired interior.  When describing the pieces for the upcoming season she used the words “Colorful. Uplifting. Intense. Warmth.” 
This library/dining room comes to us from the London townhouse of Christine d'Ornano, cosmetics executive for Sisley.  I've adored this interior shot since first setting eyes on it.  Like the J. Crew collection, there's a perfect amount of whimsy (the framed butterflies and wire dog sculpture) combined with cheery Hofmann-like color on traditional pieces like the Louis XVI–style chairs and chesterfield sofa. The painting above the mantle is divine! I also really love the soft grey walls and the way they complement the room’s rich hues.  Most importantly, I could absolutely see myself entertaining in this room...could you?

Side Note: Have you heard the news?  Get your bookmarks ready - J. Crew is starting a BLOG!


  1. genius post!! Fantastic parallels! book mark-ready!

  2. Thanks, Roxy. I just recently found your blog and I must admit, I'm hooked - Love it!

  3. Thanks for the link to my little blog, I'm happy to have found yours!

    And J.Crew is starting one? That's just music to my ears :)