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Monday, May 30, 2011

My Mad Love for Jonathan Adler

As a designer I enjoy seeing the work of other fabulous designers but I try not to overthink their work.  I feel like it will definitely influence what I present to a client and I want to stay true to myself and my style.

HOWEVER, there is one designer that I can never, ever get enough of.  When I'm dry for ideas, he's the one I seek out.  Can you guess who it is?  Geez, maybe the title of the post gave it away:!  The brilliant Jonathan Adler!!

Whimsical doesn't even begin to describe his work.  It's fun overload people.

While he's a traditionalist, his rooms are filled with bright colour and lots of fun.

This has been a favourite room for some time.  There is not a single detail left undone.

This could easily have been a very boring room if not for the well placed pops of bold colour and the not-too-serious accessories.

I am so gobsmacked by his ability to always tie colour back and forth throughout his rooms.

He had me at chevron but could easily have won me over with the turquoise.

To. Die. For.  Nuff said!

Adler was commissioned by Mattel to design a house for Barbie to celebrate her 50th birthday.  It's an over the top crazy fun house.






What do you think?  The most brilliant designer ever or is his style too much for you?  Happy Monday friends!

35 comments:

  1. He is amazing. A-MAZ-ING! I love that he doesn't take himself so seriously. Although he's incredibly successful, he still refers to himself as a potter. That dining room is one of the best rooms ever.

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  2. Love him! Did you know that Barnes & Noble stores carry some of his things like book ends? They are pretty affordable too.

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  3. Love JA. Don't know if I could be completely happy living everyday in his typical spaces, but I am always inspired by his sense of fun! You're right, he's a traditionalist with a fantastic sense of humor!

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  4. fun stuff! these are all so bright and pretty!

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  5. I want the dogs by the fireplace! And love the orange zigzag carpet/boxes!

    K.

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  6. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. I can't get enough of that guy either and spend *WAY* more time than I should drooling over his fabulous accessories (c: And that tufted blue number is *killing* me Jonathan, why do you torture me so??? (c: Enjoy your Memorial Day...

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  7. He is an amazing designer with his own signature fun and whimsical style and I really enjoy his work. One of my all time favorite is the dining room with the orange chevron rug! I am not sure if I can live in some of his crazier rooms but his designs are always inspiring, for sure!

    I also did a post on him recently. Check it out:

    http://www.mixandchic.com/2011/05/cool-designer-alert-jonathan-adler.html

    Have a wonderful Memorial Day!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  8. I think he is wonderful! For my own home. I use small touches of his things...a geometric pillow here, a tray there. Always fun.

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  9. The barbie style is so pretty!

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  10. I love the Lampert Sofa!! There are so many other accessories I would love to fill our house with!! It always makes you happy just looking at his spaces!

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  11. I love his work! I am just starting to get into design/designers and he's on my favorite list!!

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  12. Haha! That Barbie "wreath" is awesome!! I love his giraffe lamp. He's great!

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  13. I love that Barbie house! Fabulous! I love his care free way of decorating, always a touch of the unexpected mixed in.

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  14. Oh, I love him too! The barbie house is a little too much for my personal tastes - but for barbie it's totally appropriate!

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  15. Great inspiration post! He is fantastic

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  16. I'm a big fan too! I love that he's not afraid of color, his spaces feel so happy and fun, that dining room is a favorite for sure!!

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  17. I love JA geometric rugs so much! I wish I could afford one. That gray greek key rug is perfect.

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  18. I love JA! That third pic down makes me need a zebra rug, immediately.

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  19. He is amazing! Love all of those pictures!

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  20. He is fearless with color and it works!

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  21. gorgeous !!
    love your blog, its so nice! congratulations ;)

    love,catarina
    santiroyalhome.blogspot.com

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  22. Ummm...yes!! The most brilliant ever!! I'm dying over that Barbie ensemble!!! Those corset backed chairs...I die!! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Kelle
    xx

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  23. Oh my!! These are brilliant! I love each one.

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  24. I quite agree with the symmetry and clean style of the initial photos.

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  25. You have good taste, my friend. He has such talent.
    I like how his rooms have so much bold color and whimsy while still being very sophisticated.

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  26. He's just SO SO talented...love his style.

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  27. Pure genius! I wish I was as brave with colour as he is!

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  28. I love Jonathan Adler! His accessories are always so fun! I love how they add that touch of whimsy to a room.

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  29. I can only take bits of him some stuff is to whimsical for my taste.

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  30. He definitely has great eye for color....the first 4 pictures are my fav.

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  31. I love Adler too! Every time I see the barbie design I get giddy. Never gets old.

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  32. I love Jonathan Adler. Everything about his style...the use of color, geometric prints, and fun accessories!

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  33. I love JA — and these new items are great. They stay true to his colorful/fun aesthetic but definitely a different direction. Particularly love the acapulco inspired tableware/pillows and of course the dachshund! Can’t wait for these new products to launch.

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