Interior Design Inspiration: Emily Bourgeois

You know the secret for writing good copy
about interior design, right?
Sex, rugs, and rock and roll.
Noooooooo, that’s not completely accurate.
It is about truly connecting with your topic
in a way that is uniquely you.

Today I am in the mood to share
one of my favorite kitchen/living spaces
designed by Emily Bourgeois.

 When your heart begins to beat faster
as you stare at an image,
you know you’re on to something lovely, yes?

Behind sliding, space conserving
 turquoise doors, lies a refrigerator and storage.  

Genius. Genius, I tell you.

If you are me, you are dying to touch
the skull behind the sofa,
run your fingers carefully over the teeth.
I absolutely love that Emily designed a white kitchen here.
The contrast happening is thrilling.
Feelin me?

How do you feel about the fact they just said no to rugs?

* * *
Just delivered a painting commissioned
for a particular wall in a beautiful home!
I can’t tell you how fun and fulfilling
such projects are for a little ol suburban
recluse with a paintbrush!

Peace to you, just where you are.



  1. April 27, 2012 / 5:42 pm

    What an amazing kitchen. I love it! 😀

    Your abstract is fantastic. I am not good painting them. At all. They are hard!!! *says in whiny voice*

    Have a great weekend!


  2. April 27, 2012 / 5:45 pm

    What a wonderful space. Love the clean crispness yet the wood elements add warmth. Those sliding barn doors are great!

    Susan and Bentley

  3. April 27, 2012 / 6:56 pm

    Nice pictures 🙂
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Hugs, Silje

  4. April 27, 2012 / 9:31 pm

    Love the torquise sliding doors. And your artwork is so beautiful, love the colours!

    hugs, Elin

  5. April 27, 2012 / 9:38 pm

    omg.. such a beautiful place!!!!!
    smiles back for the weekend!!!

  6. April 27, 2012 / 11:04 pm

    Love the simplicity of this space and the turquoise sliding barn door is the perfect touch of unexpected color. Congratulations on your commissioned piece of Art, that is thrilling. Beautiful piece, I can only imagine your clients excitement to have received it. xo Kathysue

  7. April 27, 2012 / 11:35 pm

    Great kitchen, such a pretty and restful vibe. Michele..supermama you are such a woman of many talents..geez what can't you do? AND you have skinny arms, I hate you…just kidding! Love seeing all you do! Have a great weekend:)

  8. April 28, 2012 / 3:23 am

    WOW Michele! Your abstracts are stunning. Could I please have one of those?

  9. April 28, 2012 / 3:29 am

    Shut the front door!!! I'm in LOVE with this place!!!
    Not only am I in love with the home… I have to pick up my jaw after seeing your art!! Are you kidding me?!! Just when I thought you were perfect at everything you surprise me again! Love love love your work!! After I move in I'm going to find a perfect spot for some of your work!!

    much love,

  10. April 28, 2012 / 4:04 am

    thanks for the ego boost, you crazy kids. i have sold a lot of collages and mixed media but the abstracts are a newer thing. a few years back i was encouraged by an artist friend to paint, and since i can't draw, um, it's kind of perfect for me. i love to create atmosphere and mood no matter what the medium!

    these two babies are spoken for, but send your shipping info for a mini one.


  11. April 28, 2012 / 7:20 am

    A very beautiful kitchen!! And oh my dear, your abstracts are so beautiful! I didn't know you are an artist painter!!
    Happy weekend!

  12. April 28, 2012 / 4:26 pm

    How is it possible that I'm just learning that you're such a talented painter? OMGoodness, girl. I love your pieces. As for no rugs – sign me up. I'm all about bare, wood, rutic floors. Said floors can even be painted…just leave 'em naked! Hugs, Lisa

  13. April 29, 2012 / 7:13 am

    You leave the sweetest comments, thank you so much!! Lovely painting, wonderful kitchen space, and the photos with the girl and the hats under, wow!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Nina/ lang rekke

  14. April 29, 2012 / 7:18 am

    The paintings are fantastic! Love the colors, but why would´t I…we seem to like the same color scheme!
    see ya more!

  15. April 29, 2012 / 12:55 pm

    I love that kitchen and family room and I think they would have junked up the vibe with rugs. The floors are beautiful and look like they cost some money so why hide them. Michele I love your painting it's really fabulous. I didn't know you did work like that…LOVE IT! I want one!

    Enjoy your Sunday!

  16. April 29, 2012 / 2:54 pm

    i would love to paint abstracts for you guys! i'll get some work posted on the blog soon.


  17. April 29, 2012 / 5:31 pm

    awesome windows!!! in love!
    thanks for yor nice words michele.
    like your blog. romantic and so sweet!!

  18. April 29, 2012 / 9:34 pm

    Hey Michelle, very much thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!! I like these fine thing!! To hear from people far away from here!!! Your blog.. it is beautiful!! I'd like to follow yours'!! With love, Herma

  19. April 30, 2012 / 9:32 pm

    Truly truly gorgeous kitchen but your abstract is even gorgeous-er.

    (Yes, that is a word, I've already contacted Webster)

    Hope you are having an equally gorgeous day my dear xxx

  20. May 2, 2012 / 4:22 pm

    Great design! The kitchen is wonderful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  21. May 2, 2012 / 6:25 pm

    I love that kitchen too! I saw it before at Belgium pearls?
    you have a lovely blog and style(:
    ciao Z

  22. May 11, 2012 / 2:17 pm

    That kitchen…well it made me sick…that it wasn't mine.
    Your paintings gave the same feeling. WOW.

  23. June 4, 2012 / 3:24 pm

    A simple room but it has so many interesting elements to it. Thanks for sharing. (It was my eye candy for the day.)

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