Archive for 2010

60′s Murano Chandelier Makes for the Beginnings of Bohemian Chic

What is it that makes the craftsmanship of Murano glass so enchanting? For one thing, years of handcrafted expertise. Italy as the backdrop for inspiration can’t hurt either.

This vintage 60′s Murano glass leaf chandelier is the beginning of a current project in progress. Illuminated, it is delicate and delightful against the Aruba turquoise walls. This room is going to be the epitome of playful with a custom Deco-inspired  bed and hanging Eerro Aarnio swing. The concept is Bohemian chic with peace as the symbol, the message. An idea and mantra that should indeed remain timeless.

Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar in The Riverfront Times

The Riverfront Times reviewed Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar, one of my recent interior design projects.  Ian Froeb wrote about his experience: “You enter into the bar, a space that is awesome in the original sense of the word: Light fixtures like oversize birds’ nests are suspended from the ceiling.” To read the full Riverfront Times article on Bridge click here. Or check out more images of Bridge in my portfolio section.

Bridge is named after the bridge of a violin, which is essential to the tone of the instrument.  This tool became inspiration for the design and sound resonating moods, including a gallery of commissioned studies by photographer Ricardo Martinez. Here are some of his stunning polaroid prints:

photo by Ricardo Martinez

photo by Ricardo Martinez

Check out the full gallery of violin photos by Ricco here….

Bridge is located in downtown St. Louis and is a great spot to chill casually in the city and sample the impressive selection of beer and wine. The food is also quite yummy. Some of my favorites are the gorgonzola and bacon bread pudding and the board called Heartland, which is goat cheese and tomato jam. Remaining one of the most delicious things I have ever put in my mouth. Just another reason to miss and visit St. Louis.

freeing butterflies

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the SCA70 Benefit for The Society for Contemporary Art of Chicago with my good friend, private butler Joseph Goins. It was not until almost the end of the artful evening and Gallery 3 was about to come to a close, when I came across the most stunning watercolor pencil piece by artist, Maximo Gonzalez. All I saw was this figure reaching for the sky and unleashing from an opening in his chest- a massive flock of butterflies! In the plexiglass foreground of the piece clung scattered static flecks of silver and gold leaf, making the effect three dimensional and hopefully sentimental. I was tearfully in awe. When I read the title of the work, I feel butterflies, somehow it called to me eloquently, exactly how I feel about love and joy at this point in my life. At the close of the silent auction some little good-natured flutterer found me on my side. I feel butterflies by Maximo Gonzalez became my contemporary art tattoo for my living room, where I believe it will continue to make me smile and feel butterflies.

I feel butterflies, 2008 by Gonzalez Maximo

Maximo Gonzalez is Argentinean born and based in Mexico City.

BBB Light and Shadows project in Interior Design Reference

On April 14th 2010, Bedrooms by Brynne’s Light and Shadow Play project was featured on Interior Design Reference. Currently I am working on finishing another space,a seductive nap room, for the same free-spirited client. Photograph hung over the bed is Mt. Hope by John Paul Doguin.

March O Magazine

Amazing set designer, Jamie Dean, asked me to help him decorate and style the recent March issue of O Magazine. The location, Oprah’s closet. Little secret, peonies are indeed available in the dead of winter. Cover shot by RuvenAfanador.

Featured in CRAVE Chicago: The Urban Girl’s Manifesto

Check out  CRAVE Chicago’s guide to cool local businesses and interviews with the minds behind them all: The ultimate guide to the places women CRAVE in Chicago, including more than 100 women you need to know. The book is available throughout bookstores in the Chicago area and online. Click here for a listing for places to purchase, or click on the spread below to enlarge.

Crave Chicago Cover

Brynne Rinderknecht, Bedrooms By Brynne in CRAVE Chicago Book