Saturday, December 10, 2011

Interior Designer of the Week: Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber embodies what I consider to be a designer's designer. He's not about trends or over-the-top splashiness. Instead, his work shines because of all the subtle details he carefully oversees. The spaces he creates look welcoming and comfortable, and have all kinds of interesting things going on, like color combinations, textural layering, and (all importantly) depth. At times, his style evokes a similar vibe to that of Michael Smith and John Saladino. Here are some of my favorite Bilhhuber-designed rooms:

 {I love these rich tones and materials together. Glamour and elegance all the way!}

 {Someone--either Mr. Bilhuber or his clients--understands that you can never have too many little topiaries. They add a subtle, almost surreal touch in this space, especially with the reflective coffee tables.}

{Check out the amazing nailhead trim in this room! It looks elegant, and yet I could also imagine it looking fantastically rockstar-ish if paired with a smokey purply charcoal velvet. And that orange lacquered ceiling is pretty mind-blowing!} 

{Gotta love the spoon-back chairs. I love them best in dark wood, but they look great here, too.} 

{More nailhead trim....and more gorgeous use of color. I especially love the faded orange settee against my favorite watercolor-y green handpainted wallpaper.} 

{Here, Bilhuber ratchets up the drama with bold yellow upholstery against wood paneling. Love it!}

{This daring blend of patterns could've gone so wrong in less talented hands. Instead, the room looks inviting and evokes a balanced blend of tradition and exoticism.}

{Classic blues and browns look wonderful in this bedroom. Bedrooms often don't have quite enough going on for my taste, but this one is stimulating without being too busy.} 

{Bilhuber strikes a nice balance between comfort and elegance here. The room is refined without being overly stuffy.} 

{I love these rich, green walls. They appear to be silk or velvet fabric. So soothing for a study or den. Now imagine the room at dusk with a crackling fire...}

What do you think of Jeffrey's work? I think it's gorgeous!

Images via google,  Cote de Texas, and Habitually Chic.

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree more with you dahhling... his interiors are very chic. Particulary was inspired by the FAB room with nail heads as moulding...