hometown hero {Bradley Hughes}



Design: Jillian O'Neill. Console & ottoman - Bradley Hughes

Just in case you are new around here...
I am not a designer. I cannot order yardage
of Fortuny for you unless it's on eBay.
I don't understand snappy jokes where
Barbara Barry or Dorothy Draper
are mentioned in the punchline.

This quirky blogger is certainly not privvy
to the secret handshake.
(Though I once witnessed Darryl Carter and Mary McDonald
greeting each other with a three-fingered 'sign of the chevron' thing.*)



Design: Gray & Walter. Sofa, lounge chairs, coffee table - Bradley Hughes

I am but a humble friend to designers.
A creative dynamo with a paintbrush who mostly
writes, hangs out with designfreaks online, and gets
downright giddy about decor publications, interiors, and firms like
one of my hometown heroes: Bradley Hughes.



Design: Vincere Ltd. Rosie mirrors, Geoffrey Sofa - Bradley Hughes

Ahhhhhhh, their sexy signature pieces
and the artwork of Donna Hughes!

So stunning and so moving!
Glimpsed it first when we
toured Chicago's Dream Home in 2011.

Remember this?



foyer - Julia Buckingham Edelman. Paintings - Donna Hughes


Kitchen - Shawna Dillon. Lights and artwork - Bradley Hughes




Bradley Hughes designs and manufactures
custom furnishings and art pieces for interior designers.

Here is a peek at the 2012 Dream Home Chicago kitchen.



Design: Plain and Fancy Chicago. Light fixtures - Bradley Hughes.

Crazy bout this Donna Hughes piece:




Under her father, Vincent Cassaro's tutelage,
Hughes seemed a prodigy at the age of ten.

Her talent for color and composition
is transportive and soothes weary souls:

 



"For me, painting is more than a passion!
There always has been an internal desire to
recreate the beauty around me." - Donna Hughes




If I could climb inside a Donna Hughes painting
to rest and dream and escape
the pains of modern life,
sister, I would.



To keep current on Bradley Hughes happenings,
find them in blogland here and on facebook.
Or if you wanna be truly rad, come to Chicago
and visit their showroom at the Merchandise Mart
right here...give me some notice, and I'll meet
you in Chi-town.

 
 
Charmed by this lovely hometown hero of mine?
 
 


*for a fee, I will teach you the three-fingered 'sign of the chevron'
so you won't look as silly at your next design convention.

16 comments:

  1. Charmed indeed! His work is wonderful and so soothing! I hope your Mom is doing well today!

    XXX
    Debra~

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  2. Beautiful designs. The artwork ia gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing them. XO, Pinky

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  3. Bewitched! Beautiful artistry and stunning interiors--thanks for the introduction!

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  4. I love all of your posts!!!The artwork is beautiful!! Maybe she would want to show in my Houston Gallery!! Simply stunning!! xo Leslie

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  5. such beautiful spaces! I realy liked the kitchen!

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  6. Those are really beautiful spaces,
    luxurious and so appealing to the eyes.

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  7. VERY charmed....super talented. I am always in awe of anyone who has this gift, you included Michele! How is your mom doing?

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  8. Absolutely ~ yes.

    And I remember when
    you first introduced us
    to these show house pics.

    It's the simple, married
    with punches of the unique,
    that speak to me.

    Off to check out the blog!

    xo Suzanne

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  9. I just LOVE your posts Michele! Thank you for sharing some incredible spaces!!! What beautiful paintings too. Have a great week:), Jen

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  10. Beautiful paintings! So much depth to them, what a talent! xxx

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  11. Yes! Love the paintings... they are amazing. There is a mood about the whole look that pulls at something in me...

    Cindy

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  12. I'm still kinda perplexed that no one has taken me up on learning the secret handshake...it's like you don't believe me?!?

    :)
    :)
    michele

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  13. I love her style. The showroom at ADAC is over the top and I leave a little drool every time I go in there.

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  14. What a nice blog and posting. Thanks so much for the very kind mention. Hope all is well with you!

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  15. What a great posting and blog. Thanks so much for showing our Game Room, Bradley is the greatest. Hope all is well with you!

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