Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Chicago's Michael Del Piero

I was very happy to be introduced to the work of Chicago designer Michael Del Piero. I find I'm often attracted to interiors that have an unexpected twist to them and love the eclectic mix of elements and the contrast of textures in her work. I think the styling of this secretary is perfection - love the bit of blue painted finish that shows off to the left side.

The artwork over this secretary is a perfect complement to this nook by the stairs.
Looking more closely at this room, I noticed the different shapes in the legs of the coffee table, stools and chairs and how well they play off each other and add interest to this very calm and relaxing space.


The oversized floral arrangment on the tray really stands out to me. Love all the accent pieces - they add a lot of warmth and patina to the space. Great chairs too!
Isn't this kitchen fabulous! Love the choice of the narrow table and the random, but so well placed, arrangement of plates. They really make this space.

Some good news -Michael also owns the Good Design Studio and Home Furnishings Boutique located at 1914 N. Damen Avenue in Chicago where she offers accessories, lighting and furniture. My favorite piece in her collection right now is a pair of antique French polished iron chairs. I'm going to be in Chicago in June for business and am definitely putting her store on my must-visit list.
(photography by Janet Mesic Mackie)

31 comments:

Emily Heston said...

You caught me with the first photo -- I love that secretary. For that matter I love a home with secretaries or desks throughout the house.

The plates in the kitchen are great. I have a mixed collection I keep meaning to hang -- maybe this help me do it!

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The Zhush said...

Just like you mentioned, the blue peaking out on the first image is so great, and then the artwork picks up on the same blue...I would be pleased as punch with myself if I had created that awesome vignette!

Karena said...

Oh my this is gorgeous! I love the art chosen for the space. The design work is superb.

Karena
Art by Karena

LindsB said...

These are right up my alley- I love the mix of materials, furniture and all the different styles. It makes all these rooms so interesting to look at.

tntovas said...

I loved Michael Del Piero's work- Just Beautiful!!! You are sooo right about the art work!! The textures rock. The spaces are calm, comfortable, ecelectic, modern, and interesting all at the same time.

Terry Ntovas-Roth
TNR Design
www.terryntovasroth.com

Jenn said...

Oh, I love this. Clean, sculptural and so well-edited.

JoJo said...

The fabulous part about Michael is how she listens, creating spaces with unique personalities that reflect the heart and souls of her clients and her own artistry. Michael has completed many projects for me and every time she manages to find and integrate the most amazing objects into a coherent picture. I could never think about using anyone else for my personal spaces AND she respects my budget.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

There is so much to like and appreciate here. The kitchen with the random plates speaks to me. The iron chair is to die for...any clue on the price? This is just sort of thing to get me really obsessed!!!

nerd herder said...

WOW! This is the first time I've seen her work. Michel Del Piero is fantastic. Loved every scene she created. Unusual, soothing, exciting, and gorgeous all at the same time. Let's see more!

My Notting Hill said...

Thanks for all these comments. Acanthus & Acorn - I think the pair of chairs is $12500.

~Chandelier No. 4~ said...

LOVE the iron chair.

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

Wow, just gorgeous. Proves the point that less is so often very much more.

jules

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Just got your note...holy crap!!!
Yes, this is one of those times where RH or PB needs to step up to the plate and help a girl out. Course if I am being honest, I don't want everyone else to have them...HA!

Chic Coles said...

What a great post.The furnishings, the artwork beautiful.

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Christine said...

So, so beautiful.

VINTAGE said...

Very good inspirations! Thank you for your images.

Greetings from Uruguay

VINTAGE

Simply Luxurious said...

Beautiful! I love the wooden table in the kitchen.

for the love of a house said...

Gorgeous photos! Love the calm serenity she creates in her interiors. A real talent.
joan

Greet said...

I love this designer's work!
xx
Greet

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Love it, thanks for sharing. I really love the secretary in the stair nook. I want to see more.

Debra Phillips said...

there is so much to love and covet here. ditto acanthus and acorn...immediately went to the web site to look up the iron benches, damn! but oh, they are soooo good.
debra

La Maison Fou said...

I like these interiors....very nicely done. Will have to look him up next time I am in the windy city!
L.

Renee Finberg said...

-i do.

i like the kitchen best.

xx`

1 Funky Woman said...

I love the kitchen with the narrow table. I love the plates flanking the window, beautiful!

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Her work has a poetic quality, very serene, thanks for sharing! Janell

Classic Style in City said...

love your posts

Marija said...

One of my favorite local designers and as freqent visitor to her shop, I can attest that it does not disappoint! Marija

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

That kitchen is amazing...

Mr. Goodwill Hunting
http://g-w-hunting.blogspot.com

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