26 November 2012
The holiday season has begun and we are gearing up for a very busy month. The installation of our "Georgetown Jingle" holiday tree, "The Journey to OZ and back", will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, DC tomorrow night. The tree, which is displayed in the lobby of the hotel through the 16th of December will be sold to benefit the Pediatric Oncology program at Georgetown University hospital. Please check back here soon for photographs of the tree. You may also check us out on Facebook. With that said, it is time to take a pause. I look forward to this action-packed holiday season and will return to the blog next year!
All the best. PJBJR.
19 November 2012
Available in an array of custom sizes and finishes, the Jettison Edison light pendant is Fire Farm Lighting's 2012 exploration into the exciting new possibilities of LED lighting technology. The fixture and it's filament like *bulb* plays homage to this style of light that was brought to this United States over 133 years ago from Europe. The Jettison Edison celebrates the look and phenomenal longevity of that iconic invention. The beauty of LED illumination is that it uses a fraction of the energy used by an incandescent bulb. LED lighting is certainly at the cutting edge of technology. This light fixture proves that this beautiful form of lighting is continuing to evolve and become more refined.
15 November 2012
Actor, Brad Pitt, has taken to designing furniture. According to the new Pitt Pollaro website, " In 2008, Brad Pitt commissioned a custom desk from Pollaro Custom Furniture. Frank Pollaro personally delivered the desk to Brad’s chateau in the south of France. During the installation, Brad and Frank found that they had a common passion for furniture and fine details. They discussed design history and their appreciation of materials, old and new. Most importantly, they shared a commitment to perfection.
Over a four-year development period, driven by their common vision of unequalled quality, Brad and Frank created the Pitt-Pollaro collection. Designed by Pitt, built by Pollaro. They dedicated hundreds of hours to meetings where Brad’s vision of design was balanced with Pollaro’s legendary craftsmanship. Prototypes were created, revised and recreated until Brad was satisfied with every detail of the design, and Pollaro was confident of the comfort and integrity of each piece. Every piece in the Pitt-Pollaro collection is hand crafted. All are limited editions and are numbered and signed by both Pitt & Pollaro. Since all of these pieces are custom made, the client may have input as to the materials and finishes that fit their decorative taste and complement the remaining furniture in the room."
Shown above is the High and Lows Cabinet. Designed by Pitt and built by Pollaro, this cabinet, is a custom made piece made of Ceylon Satinwood with a Macassar Ebony lacquer. It is a stunning study in geometry and unlike anything I have seen before. The dining table, known as the Long Run Table, shown below, is made from one unique exotic wood slab with a dynamic base. The table has a hand-oiled finish and is being produced in a limited number of nine, (9) pieces.
09 November 2012
Patrick J. Baglino, Jr. Interior Design
is pleased to announce
"The Journey to OZ and back" Holiday tree
will be designed and decorated to benefit the
2012 Georgetown Jingle.
The tree will be on display and available for purchase as of the twenty eighth of November 2012. at The Four Seasons Hotel DC
Please visit .georgetownjingle.com for more information.
card theme: John Derian
07 November 2012
It is no secret that I love the creations from D.L. & Co. While visiting Barney's recently I ran into their new Sea Dragon candle. Placing one of these stunning dragon-adorned candles in a room will instantly add a flash of interest and surprise. Not to mention the burning candle will smell terrific. It is a pleasure walking into a well designed room. It is even more of a pleasure to further delight the senses by filling the room with a delicious fragrance. The candle is priced at $125.00 and is available in silver, gold or rose gold. I'm a big fan of the silver.
Pictured above in Gold
06 November 2012
02 November 2012
When I first saw this modernist fireplace I was immediately drawn to something very unique about it. The surrealistic gas fireplace logs are made of slip-cast porcelain and are in the shape of furniture legs. Materious, is the Chicago-based studio responsible for this project. Their practice includes product licensing and commissions for companies like Ligne Roset, Moet-Hennessy, The Art Institute of Chicago, Crate&Barrel, and Kikkerland. According to Materious, "these porcelain, gas-fireplace “logs” offer a torrid farewell to our stylistic past: “Goodbye, Queen Anne.” “So long, Mister Chippendale.” “Farewell, William, and to you, Mary.” (And this project may also symbolize our current historic period—one of global financial crisis, where furniture is burned not for the crime of ornament, but out of economic exigency.)"
25 October 2012
I like the simplicity of the Swoop Media Cabinet from Global Views. Inspired by mid-century designs the "Swoop" has a solid horizontal body that sits firmly on uniquely arched legs. The striations on the cabinet doors add a beautiful textural dimension to the piece. The cabinet is made of solid Marapolan wood with ribboned mahogany veneered doors. There are four cabinet doors, each with removable shelves. Grommets provide easy component wiring access.
While this cabinet is designed with the intention of being a media cabinet, I can easily see this piece of furniture in a living room, dining room, bedroom or den. It is smart, sophisticated and versatile. Such versatility adds additional value to such a piece of fine furniture.
ribbon mahogany veneered doors add a beautiful textural dimension to the piece.
23 October 2012
Two words that I typically do not see placed together are Halloween and Elegance. I am very familiar with the many tacky, unattractive Halloween decorations that exist. Halloween is a holiday that never struck me as a being very elegant. Here are a few Halloween decorations that have inspired me to rethink Halloween decorating. These ideas are sophisticated, fun, whimsical and beautiful.
Autumn is a season full of natural beauty. The pumpkin is typically used as the most familiar Autumn decoration. Here are a few pumpkins that have been decorated in some very unfamiliar ways. I think they look just smashing!
16 October 2012
I am very fond of this sliding door cabinet from Oly Studio. "Thor", as it is called, is made from a combination of materials. They include hand carved hardwood, resin doors and a steel base. The wood is available in two different finishes and the doors may be done in a silver or gold resin. The metal base is also customizable. Finishes include bronze, silver and gold. This is a very simple, contemporary piece. It has clean lines and is quite handsome. Inside the cabinet are sturdy shelves that provide great storage. The thing I find most appealing about this cabinet are the resin doors. The use of that material with the hardwood creates a cabinet that is rich and full of texture. It adds a very nice dimension to the piece. Because this is such a versatile piece of furniture, it may be used in many different rooms throughout the house.
09 October 2012
This very cool one-of-a-kind vintage robot clock definitely fuels my excitement for robot "things". The Minuteman clock - as the it is called, is a steampunk design made entirely from found antique and vintage parts. Each clock is hand made by Van Dusen Clockworks and is given an authenticity tag, a number and a name. "Leroy", shown here, is fully functional and will be sure to keep you on time. Check it out from Vintage and Modern.
02 October 2012
Patrick and Patient Ambassador, Hannah. photo: Kevin Allen.
For the second year in a row I am honored to be a part of the Georgetown Jingle. The Georgetown Jingle was created in 2006 by the Four Seasons Hotel and members of the Washington design community to raise critical revenue for the Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at Georgetown University Hospital. Over the past six years, the Jingle has raised $1.5 million.
This year the event will take place on 16 December 2012 at The Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC. It will feature Christmas trees designed by Washington, DC area interior designers that are auctioned off to benefit the Georgetown Jingle. For more information click here.
28 September 2012
I love the use of dragon motifs in Asian-Inspired design. That is probably why I am fond of these three decorative pieces from Ralph Lauren's Fall 2012 "Shanghai Luxe" Home Collection.
The collection boasts a stunning green pen shell watch box with antique silver plate dragons. The box would look lovely placed without any additional clutter on a bedroom dresser or night stand.
A black desk objet made of 24% lead crystal would add drama and sophistication to the right desk top. The black porcelain dragon dessert plate, with it's gold dragon motif pattern would make a stunning statement at the dinner table. The dessert plate even has a matching cup and saucer.
While all three designs are beautiful, I would only choose to use one of these accessories in a home. That is the way to convey just how special the piece is. I think I am leaning toward the watch box. It is just so unique! It would be a magnificent jewel piece in my bedroom.
26 September 2012
I am a fan of eclectic design. I love mixing the old with the new. It's fun to twist things up in order to add create a design that is interesting and thought provoking. Here are a few examples of home offices that caught my attention.
20 September 2012
Special thanks to Houzz.com for featuring my HGTV "Showhouse Showdown" terrace design in their "New Classics: Philippe Stark's Masters Chair for Kartell" article on their website today!
18 September 2012
It is not everyday that a request comes through for a dining table that will seat up to sixteen people comfortably. There are not many dining tables out on the market that are to my liking. Because of that I decided to design and have custom produced the dining table shown above. It is my first piece of PJBJR custom-designed furniture and one that I am very proud of.
The table is constructed from solid mahogany with a flamed mahogany table top. The table top has a stunning natural pattern. It provides texture and fluidity to the table and contrasts nicely with the straight lines. Around the table base and stretchers I wanted to add an inlay of nickel-plated metal to provide a strong accent to the table's shape, size and silhouette.
Shown above are snapshots of the table while in production as well as the finished product.