The name Sukio comes from the Japanese word for "like" or "love" but now has become synonymous with what I find luxe, lovely, and too chic not to share! My aesthetic of choice: MODERN GLAMOUR – a style that marries multiple ideas, viewing traditional notions of glamour through a sophisticated lens. In a word, it’s sooo Sukio! - Desiré

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Monday
Sep012014

30-Day Instagram Challenge: Your Favorite Pics and Lessons Learned

#ModernGlamour Instagram Challenge

Thirty days of uploading, tagging, and posting have taught me a few key lessons. The first (and perhaps most obvious) is daily 'gramming takes A LOT of discipline, at least, more than I expected. Unlike other platforms, there is no "set-it-and-forget-it" option on Instagram. My little fingers did the walking with each post in real time. And, although this could be inconvenient on occasion, I definitely felt more engaged and, here it goes,...more social.

Design by Rees Roberts + Partners@hellosukio: It’s all about the stools! Design by Rees Roberts + Partners #modernglamour #interiors

Design by Lori Graham@hellosukio: By one of my favorite local designers, Lori Graham #shoutout #interiors #modernglamour

Styling by Kelly Wearstler@hellosukio: Desk couture by you know who #modernglamour #interiors

The second lesson: Curated feeds are the key to enjoying any social media platform. Follow too many folks and it becomes an overwhelmingly endless stream of visual noise. With Instagram, I plan to keep my numbers small so I can actually see what people are trying to share, and if I don't like it, I'm unfollowing. Harsh, I know.

Foyer by Steven Gambrel@hellosukio: Foyer by Steven Gambrel via Elle Decor #modernglamour #interiors

Design Tamara Magel@hellosukio: This is quickly becoming the web’s favorite bedroom. Image: Tamara Magel #love #modernglamour

Design by Kelly Wearstler@hellosukio: More Kelly just cuz #modernglamour #interiors

Final lesson: Stats ruin the magic. If you solely focus on audience engagement, content optimization, and all the other buzzy terms, it becomes less about expression and more about competition. I'm tired of numbers. I'm tired of rankings and social proof. And so, I've declared Instagram my "No Stat Zone." I'm just gonna post and see what happens.

Monday
Aug182014

Interiors: An Inspired Tribeca Apartment

When decorating her Tribeca digs, Industry Standard's Nicole Najafi found inspiration in the work of two of my favorite designers. Can you guess who?

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

If you guessed Ryan Korban and Miles Redd, you would be correct! In describing her space, Nicole comments, "I have fur everywhere, that’s my Ryan Korban side and the unexpected injections of color are all Miles Redd." It's a great example of referencing without duplicating.

Images: Elle Decor

Tuesday
Aug052014

Interiors: A High-Glam Parisian Perfumery

Guerlain Boutique by Peter Marino Architect

Step inside Maison Guerlain–an expansive, and historic, perfumery on the Champs-Elysées. Renovated by Peter Marino to celebrate its 100th anniversary, the boutique has all the glitz and glamour of a high-end (specifically, LVMH) brand. Marble, mirror, brass, and crystal adorn hallways and stairwells, beauty counters and display cases. I could easily get lost in the luxury!

Guerlain Boutique by Peter Marino Architect

Guerlain Boutique by Peter Marino ArchitectItalian marble walls and leather handrails = super luxe

"I put something modern in the old and something old in the new" - Peter Marino, Architect

Guerlain Boutique by Peter Marino ArchitectThe Hall of Mirrors - crackled mirror inset with strips of gilded brass

Guerlain Boutique by Peter Marino Architect

Guerlain Boutique by Peter Marino Architect

Guerlain Boutique by Peter Marino Architect

Images: Interior Design Magazine, Guerlain

Friday
Aug012014

Interiors: Raji Radhakrishnan's Eclectic Mix

Raji Radhakrishnan's Virginia Home

I must give a Sukio shout-out to local designer Raji Radhakrishnan. Her Northern Virginia home, recently featured on the cover of Luxe Magazine, is filled to the brim with assorted pieces of various eras and origins. Contemporary meets mid-century modern meets art deco... It all comes together in this beautifully eclectic space. Favorite features include Raji's awesome art collection, high-gloss office, and killer door moldings. Très original!

Raji Radhakrishnan's Virginia Home

Raji Radhakrishnan's Virginia Home

Raji Radhakrishnan's Virginia Home

"My house is my lab" - Raji Radhakrishnan

Raji Radhakrishnan's Virginia HomeThe home office is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Pitch Black.

Raji Radhakrishnan's Virginia Home

Images: Raji RM & Associates, Luxe Magazine

Wednesday
Jul302014

Flashback: An Apartment Makeover by Steven Gambrel

New York Apartment by Steven Gambrel

The fab faux fireplace in last week's Taylor Howes post reminded me of this makeover from Domino's archive. Designer extraordinaire Steven Gambrel completely transformed a tiny New York apartment with paint, smart furniture choices, and architectural elements, like the cast-stone, faux fireplace. The space is still a source of inspiration with lots of clever design solutions (e.g., grosgrain-trimmed bookshelves, painted-on molding, etc.) and a sophisticated, very-unrental-like color palette.

New York Apartment by Steven Gambrel

New York Apartment by Steven Gambrel

New York Apartment by Steven Gambrel

New York Apartment by Steven Gambrel

Images: Domino Magazine