Monday was the first official day of summer and you know what that means...busy, busy, busy! Whether traveling or trying to wrap up projects, this season always proves to be a bit hectic and there never seems to be quite enough time. With that in mind, we've asked some of our closest friends to help us out over the next few weeks and guest blog here on DesignTherapy.com. First up is talented, fellow interior designer Jayne Michaels from the firm 2Michaels Design. Jayne...take it away!
Hi there-I'm Jayne Michaels and like the folks here at Design Therapy I'm passionate about design. I am always on the look out for inspiration whether it be art, music, fashion, architecture and of course interior design. A few years ago I came across Florence Lopez, a Parisan antique dealer and interior designer. Her gallery of important 20th Century furniture has been featured in "German AD", "Spanish AD" "The World Of Interiors", etc. The Florence Lopez gallery located in an 18th Century building in the Sixth Arrondissement, also serves as her apartment, which she totally transforms once or twice a year. Like an artist, Florence Lopez uses her gallery as a canvas, a bold composition of color, texture and stark, graphic elements. The Bauhaus, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Gio Ponti, Ico Parisi and Le Corbusier all hold court and are honored. Florence Lopez started her career working for the fabric house Etamine in Paris. From there she met and then worked for Jacques Garcia before opening her antique gallery in 1992. Above are a few examples of her work. I hope you find them as inspiring as I have. My Best, Jayne.