Thursday, December 19, 2013

IR: Not long ago we were approached by interior designer and dear client of ours, Lyn Matejczyk to collaborate on designs for her husband's marketing firm, aptly named MUH.TAY.ZIK (the phonetic spelling of Lyn and John's last name).  Lyn approached us for our assistance with upholstery design and customization for the décor accents.  The designs being for the firm's brand new downtown SF location on Sansome Street.  Located on the 15th and 16th floors and with a vintage architectural charm and fabulous views of the city it's dream space to design, and a pleasure for us to be of assistance with.

The design concept was white on white, and black on black, with each floor being predominantly one color.  We worked with Lyn both sourcing and scouting pieces from around the bay to be reupholstered in step with the overall theme.  A true endeavor, each piece was individually designed with our help, by Lyn, and executed by us here at Mignonne. 

Chrome and white hide chairs, sourced by Mignonne, give a nod to the history of the ad industry.

Matching white recycled leather and white hide stripe chairs, sourced by Mignonne. Here, though the colors are in theme, the difference in texture and tone give complexity and depth to the décor.

And a solid upholstery to contrast the many textures, like in the case of the 'CLOUD' chair upholstered, sourced by Mignonne, can add complexity to style as well!

Sourced by Lyn herself, and upholstered by Mignonne, these couches in dark grey herringbone give sophistication the eclectic look.

But one of the most striking pieces is the two tone federal couch, which serves as the tying piece from dark to light, straddling both worlds. Upholstered in black and white hide, and sitting against a matching black and white wall, this piece serves as a statement piece of the firm's new look.

At Mignonne we work on a wide range of projects, from individual pieces & private residences, to commercial spaces.  In this case we had the opportunity to collaborate with designer, Lyn Matejczyk, in her goals of making the commercial space a truly unique one.  We are always excited to embark on new commercial projects, and all that they entail.  In collaborating with other designers we are able to put our heads together, as well as our resources, and skills, for and end result that
you just can't buy from a store.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

IR: Hey there! I'd like to introduce our newest window displays! They are just so yummy. Sexy, cozy, warm, and sultry. Marie really pulled out all the stops for these puppies. 

Inspired by the art deco era, the use of metallics in geometric shapes reminds one of The Great Gatsby, which has made a recent comeback in the right brain of many creative types, inspiring many of us and recalling us to a time of no holds barred. Thrown into the mix are some lovely accessories, seemingly tossed off in a fervor. Wine glasses lay strewn about in a careless glamor. And the beaded necklaces of rambunctious flapper girls are draped about, somehow perfectly accenting the clean lines of the furniture with a beautiful mess. The textures as well, are rich and abundant, from a silky black backdrop, to sleek metallics, extravagant beading and jewelry, and sultry fur, give the eye nothing to grow bored of.

Designing a little display space is kind of like putting together an outfit. We don't want to mix too many patterns, but if the texture's all the same it looks too much like one muddled pool. With a black silk art deco dress, a true flapper girl would see the purpose of accessorizing. She may try on her fur stole, some long beads, and possibly a shiny chain purse, to glam up and go out on the town!

Thanks for taking a look, and remember to stay on the lookout for our upcoming Holiday Soiree! Held on December 22nd at 5pm here at Mignonne, 2447 San Pablo Avenue.



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