the friday files

When I was at Interior Design school a few years back, the place many of us wanted to end up was at the studio of Yabu Pushelberg. George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg were graduates of the Ryerson University School of Interior Design and we all wanted to follow in their foot steps. This duo is responsible for interiors like the W Hotel in Times Square, Tiffany & Co. on Wall Street, the St. Regis in San Francisco, and the Louis Vuitton store in Hong Kong. I decided to pull together a few images of their homes in both Toronto and New York because they are exquisitely edited. There is nothing superfluous about their interiors. Each piece of furniture, each surface material, each decorative object is painstakingly perfect and beautifully balanced against the other pieces. There is never a wrong note. And yet, at the same time there is a touch of whimsy and humor in their work; the glitzy stag head, the wall of caricatures, the rustic, burly bench in the wood paneled hallway all make you take a second look.

As I embark on my homework this weekend, I am going to try and keep these images in mind. While I can't imagine living in a home with this few objects (I do have a child and a husband!) I think I could learn from their well edited vignettes.

Image Credits:
1-4 - via Creed
5 - 10 via The North Elevation