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Lee Jofa’s Glamorous Party at Mayo Studios

By 05/19/2011January 23rd, 201718 Comments
There were 6 ‘rooms’ designed by 6 wonderful and famous designers in a warehouse setting at the Mayo Studios last night. It was a celebration of Lee Jofa’s new Heritage Collection.  This is what it looks like empty:
We have been taken all over the city and wined and dined everywhere, it’s been quite the adventure these past 3 days! Quintessense also posted about this event in lots of detail here.
 I photographed my two favourite rooms.  This was the first by Suzanne Kasler. Her look is ‘collected not decorated’ I love that and strive for that in the spaces I design.

Very clever way to create the experience of sunlight streaming through the windows of each space, it would not have been as fabulous otherwise!

I also love Thomas O’Brien’s ‘collected’ looking rooms.  I have always admired the photos of his New York apartment, this one is his bedroom:


More ‘behind the scenes’ props!

After this party we were taken back downtown to another one hosted by Sub-Zero.  Their showroom was beautiful and the food and champagne was the best yet! I have lots of material for several more posts on this amazing event hosted by Kravet!

Kelly from ReStyling Home attended my True Colour Expert Training in Atlanta last week, here is her review.  There are still spaces left for Toronto, June 1-3 and Vancouver June 23-25. Click here for all the details on times and locations and email me if you would like to register!

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  • Laure says:

    Love the color of your jacket!

  • Loribeth says:

    I have always loved the "collected, not decorated look". It makes beautiful rooms look lived in and loved.

  • Donna Frasca says:

    I love how they lit up the windows! Learned something new! Glad your having fun – keep posting so we can too!

  • pretty pink tulips says:

    Loved meeting you in person at Blogfest!! I didn't make the Traditional Home love that you covered it here!!

    ~ Elizabeth

  • Karena says:

    Maria isn't it amazing how the space can be totally transformed!


    Art by Karena

  • dard says:

    your jacket was unique. i like your windows specially the room its beautiful
    Website design New York

  • VICTORIA says:

    These are Great!!!Its Amazing transformation!Lots of interesting Stuff So is the Blog-site…Love the way you Photographs too!So inspiring!

  • Amy @MaisonDecor says:

    love Kaslers style! Love that she uses pink so elegantly and with great success.

  • Naturally Carol says:

    The room in the top pic would be so comfortable to live with..very lovable. Great jacket too.

  • Splendid Sass says:

    Beautiful images, Maria!
    Thank you for sharing.

  • Ruthie's Renewed Treasures says:

    Susan Kasler's room was beautiful. Looks like great fun you had without me!

  • design elements says:

    the color of your jacket looks so good!

  • BERYN HAMMIL says:

    It looks like a wonderful time was had by all in a space that only the most talented designers and products could transform so thoroughly. And, you met my friend Jen! Thanks for sharing this to those of use who couldn't be there could at least see some of what you saw.

  • House Painting Tutorials says:

    Great report and beautiful rooms… but it's the last pic that made me comment, lol!

    You look sooo fab in that jacket – you really should wear blue more often 🙂


  • Donna says:

    Wow!! Those are just fabulous photos and rooms..and I am so impressed with the sunlight effect.

    I kept being drawn to that collection of framed prints on the wall. It was very eye-catching!

    And oh my..I do ADORE that color on you! You look so pretty. :o)


  • Kellie Collis says:

    These are gorgeous! I'm loving those cushions and lamps! Enjoy the beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

  • Linda Merrill says:

    Maria – so nice sharing the bus ride over to Mayo Studios with you! It was a fun event and am still trying to get things posted!

  • Stacy Naquin says:

    WOW! Did you sneak a photographer in your bag without me knowing? These are gorgeous photos!

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