Friends at DCS & Maeder Does Miami

December 10th, 2014 by

Gardenhouse & Designer Custom Source Collaborate: A new Gardenhouse Settee is Born!

 

The best works of art and design spring out of the passion to create where everyone wins. This is the wonderful experience I had working with Designer Custom Source. DCS is a centralized online resource that demystifies the production process for designers, providing the workroom resources necessary for custom product design.
Designer Custom Source (DCS)  is a resource that we created as a result of observing a need in the design community. We discovered there was an absence of workrooms that provided quality, custom soft-goods coupled with the support of online technology.” – Melinda Merijanian, Product Development Director of DCS

I had the sincere pleasure of working with Anita Winter, Art & Media Director, and Melinda Merijanian, Product Development Director of DCS.

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Pictured: Anita Winter (L) and Melinda Merijanian (R)

I’ve worked with Anita before, and was excited when DCS approached me with this new opportunity. I was to design a Gardenhouse inspired settee with their resources, which DSC would produce and feature alongside my nature inspired wallcoverings, GardenWalls, on their site. Loved working with Anita and Melinda – they were so accommodating and helpful. It became a fun treasure hunt going through the outdoor fabrics on the DCS site. I sifted through the fabrics, searching for which materials would lend itself to create the outdoor settee. I happened to choose all Sunbrella fabrics, and was happily surprised when I received the cushions and pillows. I was so impressed by the wonderful workmanship and quality, I photographed our new settee with our GardenWalls, Japanese Spring the same day it arrived. The turquoise accents on the settee and the wallcovering blended so well together, it became a match made in heaven. You can read the excellent piece they wrote on GardenWalls and Gardenhouse on their blog here.

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Gardenhouse Settee with GardenWalls, Japanese Spring Turquoise, also featured on Designer Custom Source

 

Back in our Studio from Miami Art Week and Exhibiting at Scope Art Fair

Spent all of last week at Scope Art Fair, Miami. I had the honor of exhibiting my work with Gallerie Mark Hachem/Paris.

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Dreamscapes images at Scope: Les Copines, Meditation & Hampton Dunes

I met with so many great people that came to the booth, as well as various galleries which were exhibiting at the fair. It was very exciting to meet so many people from so many walks of life and so many countries. Art had brought all this people together from around the world.  The Scope pavilion was right on the beach this year in South Beach. It was awesome to have the view of the ocean right there in front of you as you walk along viewing all the art. I would take breaks and just sit outside with the ocean in front of me. What a great combination having the art inside and also outside in front of nature’s art.

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Gary at Untitled Art Fair

 

The Scope pavilion was right on the beach this year in South Beach. It was awesome to have the view of the ocean right there in front of you as you walk along viewing all the art. I would take breaks and just sit outside with the ocean in front of me. What a great combination – the art of man inside, the art of nature outside.

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Winter is Warming Up at Gardenhouse

November 19th, 2014 by

 

So excited that I finally get to wear my fake fur jacket at the studio today here in Palm Beach! The air cooling down, but we’re moving forward at full speed!

Cheryl Maeder’s Fine Art Photographs at Scope Art Fair/Art Basel Miami

It’s that time of year again when Art takes over Miami! Galleries from all over the world are exhibiting at various fairs throughout the city.

My fine art photographs will be on exhibit at Galerie Mark Hachem, Booth G08, at Scope Art Fair. Come visit!

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Hampton Dunes, 2/10, 45 x 30 inches, photograph on plexiglas

At Gardenhouse, Burnt Orange is the New Black!

Here is our Houndstooth Louis XIV chair, the perfect companion for a room with casual elegance. Love it!

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The Industrial Elegance of Vincenzo de Cotiis, Interior Architect, as Featured in New York Times Style Magazine

 

Every Sunday I look forward to getting my New York Times, and this week I was so happy to get T Magazine and find this beautiful feature on Vicenzo de Cotiis.

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Having lived in Europe for nine years, I have developed a strong passion for style that embraces the natural aging of buildings. That, to me, is Art. Vincenzo’s minimalist style, described as “monastery meets laboratory,” successfully explores the beauty and simplicity of less means more!

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photo credit: New York Times Style Magazine

 

Sneak Peak to a future feature!

Now that we are all rested from PLAY, we have already begun our next cinematic adventure. As per tradtion, here are Danilda and Taylor after our brainstorm session included in with my Fake Ancestors! Stay tuned for more great news on the way.

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Until next time!

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Happy Trails and Adventures at Gardenhouse

November 5th, 2014 by

 

Modern Luxury Interiors: South Florida

Last Wednesday, Gary and I headed over to the Flor Showroom in Miami. Modern Luxury Interiors, South Florida was having their opening party for the new issue. I was psyched to be a part of it, having a double-page spread in this issue. It was great to be published for the creative work that I do in fine art, Gardenhouse furnishings, and GardenWalls wallcoverings all in the same feature. I felt like a proud mama reading it. Is that so wrong?

It was a pleasure to meet Drew Limsky, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine.

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Maeder Presents Gardenhouse to Gil Walsh Interiors

My lack of shyness presents itself in many ways! I love giving presentations of my work and meeting new people. Last week, I gave a presentation to the wonderful team at Gil Walsh. It was great to see her showroom and sit down with her great team. Loved it.

 

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Houndstooth Wing Chairs at Gardenhouse

Just thought I would show the before and after photos of our hounds-tooth wing chairs. I really enjoy taking a vintage piece and creating it with modern touches.

 Before…

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….and after!

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Until next time!

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Vintage Gone Modern! Barbies & a Gardenhouse Settee

October 15th, 2014 by

 

Barbies in Living Color

Some years ago, when my studio was located in San Francisco, I would weekend at my brother’s home in Los Gatos. My niece, Rory, would hold me hostage in her room playing with her Barbie & Ken dolls. Just recently, my friend Julie Dungan Holdefehr took me to Jeff Todd’s house. Jeff, a former stylist for Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, is a restorer of antiques and fine art. At Jeff’s house there were several variety of cats roaming the corridors, and, best of all, Jeff brought out his collection of Barbies. With camera in hand, I photographed his collection of 60’s retro Barbies. Here they are in living color.

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A Gardenhouse Settee finds a home in a Cottage in the Woods

One of my favorite creations, a Gardenhouse aluminum settee, has found the perfect home. It now resides in the garden of Didi and Chip Hoffman’s beautiful cottage in the woods of Georgia. Didi has been in the furniture and design trade for over 20 years and is a wonderful writer. She is presently working on a biography of one of the great female American Sculptors of the 20th Century. Can’t wait to read her finished novel.

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Moonlight and Palm Beach

Under the moon light, I took my camera to the ocean. I was mesmerized by the mysterious beauty of the illuminated moon on the water. In my imagination, I felt transported to the actual surface of the moon. A huge wave came up and completely soaked me from head to toe. Sand and water were all over my soggy jeans, but I didn’t care – it was all part of the moment.

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Until next time!

 

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New Beginnings and Celebrations

October 1st, 2014 by

Photographer Photographs Photographer for Modern Luxury Magazine

Several weeks ago, on the hottest day of the year here in southeast Florida, I was photographed by Brett Hufziger, for a feature in Modern Luxury Design Magazine for the October 2014 issue. I found it very humorous for a photographer photographing another photographer. I knew Brett would be contemplating this situation on his way here,  as he has not met me before. I tried very hard to go easy on him –  to show him Maeder is definitely a team player, no diva here!  We greeted each other on my patio area, while he contemplated the outfit I was wearing.  He pleasantly asked me if I had another ensemble. Rejected, I went into the house and put on a black tank dress. I walked out hoping I would get Brett’s approval and it worked!

On the hottest day of the year, Brett photographed me, photographing my garden.  wearing a long, black tank dress in the heat. I now know how it feels to be a model! For all the models I photographed in San Francisco shooting all those Fashion Catalogs, this one is for you!  Especially on those cold, freezing foggy days when we  were shooting summer fashion catalogues. I now know how you felt when you were wearing those bikinis or lingerie in the freezing cold pretending not to have frost bite. I finally have compassion for you! I loved working with Brett and had a fabulous shoot.

Here’s a video of Brett, Bengi, and I.

New Beginnings 

I am very happy to announce my new partnership with Orange Alloy Creative Management. I will be working with Angela and Hannes on exciting artist collaborations! Onward hoooooo!

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Here at Gardenhouse

At Gardenhouse, check out our black, high gloss, teak bench. It’s great for both indoor and outdoor living spaces.

 

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Celebrating our 20th

Several days ago, Gary and I celebrated our 20th anniversary! We had dinner on a two hour, twilight cruise along Palm Beach. It was romantic and fantastic, and the dinner was absolutely divine.

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Bon voyage!

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Maeder’s Slightly Tilted World

September 9th, 2014 by

 

Last week Jane Dagmi – friend & road trip companion- came for a quick visit to the studio. Jane, never without her trusty camera, was poking around the studio, smirking while capturing vignettes that caught her eye. In her photos, I noticed that both lampshades are tilted – now how symbolic is that?

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A Luxury Travel Blog: Photograph of the week. A Moonlit Palm Beach

Very happy for the news that A Luxury Travel Blog featured my photograph “Blue” as Photograph of the Week!

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One night at full moon, I took my camera over to the ocean on Palm Beach. The light, glimmering across the navy blue waves, was so heavenly that I had to capture the scene for myself.

My Fake Ancestors

This week, I would like to also write about my collection of “Fake Ancestors,” which grace my living room wall. The collection began some years ago, at my studio in San Francisco. I was rummaging through a box of vintage paraphernalia at an estate sale, and there they were the pile -two vintage portraits, circa 1950’s. I named them George and Doris – my long lost relatives from somewhere in Connecticut. I hung George and Doris up on my studio wall and as time went by, I added others to the collection. When friends and colleagues came over to my San Francisco studio for a photo shoot, we would sit at the lunch table. Looking up at the ancestors hanging on the wall, I would happily fabricate stories about them. Traveling across country on our move to the east coast, Gary and I would stop on the way and pick up another “Fake Ancestor.” Now I am proud to say that the portraits found a home on our living room wall. They are becoming quite famous, Jane Dagmi wrote a feature on them for Glo.com . Here is a photo of my relatives with Jane fixing my hair, as I pose along side them in the photo. I am in one of the two alcoves in the wall.Can you find me?

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A new ritual in our household, whenever someone new comes to our house, I take a photo of them with the ancestors.

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Carol Teti-Keesler and Bob Keesler

 

 

 

Karen&Judith Fake Ancestors

Judith Knoop & Karen Tierney

 

Jeri&Bengi Fake Ancestors

Jeri Muoio & Bengi

 

Taylor Fake Ancestors

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Until next time!

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A Few of My Fabulous, Creative Friends

August 21st, 2014 by

 

On my last blog post, I introduced my Familia, but my family most definitely includes my friends as well. I would like to start out with personally thanking the wonderful & talented interior designer and friend, Veronica Volani-Inza, for featuring my photographs in the Palm Beach Bungalow that she designed. The great news was that the beautiful beach home was published in Coastal Living Magazine. So great that now Veronica has a new showroom on Antique Row at 3631 South Dixie Hwy. West Palm Beach, Fl. Coastal Living Designer Veronica Volani-Inza

Then there is another dear friend, Kelly Luchini, an Art Appraisor/Art Advisor, whose work is very well respected here in Florida. I met Kelly about five years ago, while she was a director of a gallery where my work was exhibited. We became instant friends. Last weekend, I photographed Kelly, Rich, her husband, and their adorable son, Luca. Kelly, Rich and Luca moved into this beautiful Condo in Palm Beach Gardens, which I also photographed. Kelly and Rich own one of my photographs, Far & Away IX, in their beautiful new home. It makes me happy to see my photographs in the homes of collectors. When I walked into Kelly and Rich’s home and saw the photograph hanging, it was like looking at a member of my family – the same feeling I get when I look at the Luchini’s!

The beautiful Luchini Family!

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My photograph, Dreamscapes, Far & Away IX, in the Luchini Home

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Photographs of their new home…

Luchinihome4 Lucchinihome4 Luchinihome3 Several weeks ago, my friends, Rhoni Epstein and Cris Pestana, came to West Palm Beach to visit on their way to Brazil. Rhoni and Cris own the heavenly Sagewater Spa, in Desert Hot Springs, CA., of which I wrote about a week ago. Rhoni was my photography rep for nine years, while my studio was located in San Francisco. Rhoni and I worked on major campaigns together, and we’ve been best friends ever since. Rhoni is now an amazing Creative Coach. While here in West Palm Beach, Rhoni and Cris met another fabulous friend, Jeri Muoio. Jeri is the Mayor of West Palm Beach.  I met Jeri on a rough day, but her warmth and kindness completely transformed it, and has led to a wonderful friendship. Both Rhoni and Cris fell in love with Jeri. Rhoni mentioned she wanted to relocate to West Palm Beach just to support Jeri’s campaign. Love it when all my friends get together!

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I am so grateful to have such a big family of friends and I will be introducing more as the blog unfolds. …

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Dreamscapes in Chicago and What Rocks My World

August 13th, 2014 by

Hi all, celebrating another great day here in the studio! My assistant, Taylor, and Bengi, the dog are working on editing the short film “Play” as I write this.

 

 

Recently, I had the honor of my work being exhibited at Anne Loucks Gallery, The exhibition through August 31st. Be sure to drop by if you are in the area, it is a beautiful show.

 

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For my third post, I would like to introduce you to my family, A major influence in all I do in art & design. There is my husband, Gary Antonio, an amazing Artist, an Abstract Painter. Yes, there are two artists in this family!

 

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It is a really wonderful thing, as we inspire each other in our work. I feel very blessed. One of my most favorites of his paintings, Zen, hangs in our living room. The painting is a constant inspiration, and invigorates my creativity throughout the day.

 

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Next, we have Bengi, our dog. We found each other at the West Palm Beach Antique and Collectible Show. He was standing outside the show with the Animal Rescue Force of South Florida. We fell in love with each other immediately. He has been with us for four wonderful years now. He loves swimming in our pool and the ocean, and is an avid surfer dude.

 

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Then there is Sid the Cat. Years ago, Gary and I went to the Cat Show in Orlando to do a photo shoot. I wanted to photograph people and their cats for my Suburbia series. There was Sid, the most beautiful blue-eyed cat, sitting in a cage looking at me. Again, I fell in love. I knew he was meant to go home with us. I went to the event with Gary and my camera and came home with Sid.

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We were told he is an indoor cat and not to let him outside. Well, they forgot to tell Sid. All he wanted to do was run out of the house whenever a door or window was open. At first I kept holding him back, but it was inevitable!  One day I opened the French doors to our backyard, and sang the song “Born Free” as Sid ran out. I discovered he is part lion, and needs the somewhat tropical jungle of our historic neighborhood. He is also part indoor cat, but on his own terms. That is the point-everything is done on Sid the Cat’s terms.

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When I first brought Bengi home, Sid the Cat was in shock. He perched up high on the top of our refrigerator in the kitchen for days. Slowly, but surely, they got use to each other. Now they have a mutual respect, and at times pretend that they don’t care about each other. But I know the truth. They cuddle near each other and eat their food in bowls side by side.   I can tell they really love each other but pretend they don’t.

And there you have it, the whole crazy, wonderful family that I love.

Till next time, we’re out of here! (But it seems Bengi isn’t done just yet…)

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East Coast/West Coast State of Mind

August 5th, 2014 by

Desert Bliss Collection, Our newest GardenWalls Wall Coverings

Happy to announce to the world our GardenWalls, Desert Bliss Collection at Gardenhouse. The inspiration for this collection is the Joshua Tree, which I fell in love with on a trip to Joshua Tree State Park in the California Desert, near Palm Springs. My husband Gary and I stayed at the heavenly Sagewater Spa in Desert Hot Springs. The play of color and light on the beautiful surrounding landscape as I was floating in the mineral pool were just enough to get me to grab my camera and capture a bit of the desert for this collection.

Please click here to see all our collections at Gardenhouse.

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Exhibition at Art Southampton, Galerie Mark Hachem, Paris/NY featured in WhatsUpMiami

I was really delighted that my exhibition with Galerie Mark Hachem at Art Southampton was featured in the wonderful WhatsUpMiami. I want to thank Jesus Rojas Torres so much. Such a great journalist & writer!

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It’s Official! The Gardenhouse blog is up and running!

July 30th, 2014 by

 

I am very excited to begin this blog. So many wonderful things have happened, but where do I begin?

GardenWalls Installed at Hilton Garden Inn, New York

I know! I’ll start with the Hilton Garden Inn project. A few months ago, our nature-inspired wall art GardenWalls, Japanese Spring Collection, Yellow were installed in the 40ft. wall of the lobby lounge in the Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, New York. I worked closely with interior designer Susan Huckvale Arann of American and International Design, to make it all happen. The finished installation looks spectacular, and I was so happy that both Susan and the client were pleased as well. I love it when a great concept and vision are brought to reality. Thank you, Susan, and Hilton Garden Inn for the opportunity.

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Photograph courtesy of Susan Huckvale Arann.

Hamburg Kennedy Photographs Curated Exhibition for Foster Care

I was very honored that prestigious Hamburg Kennedy Photographs, New York, selected my photographs to be exhibited in Fotos for Foster Care. This specially curated collection donates all profits on sales to Foster Care Counts, an important organization that provides numerous services and funding to foster care throughout the US. I was thrilled to find that my work was featured along side my hero, Diane Arbus, as well as, Sally Mann, and Elliott Erwitt. To be a part of such a wonderful and essential project is a wonderful experience, and to be featured with my heroes another!

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Gardenhouse Loveseat Feature by Jane Dagmi on Bobvila.com

Thanks to the always wonderful stylewriter Jane Dagmi, our Gardenhouse silver aluminum loveseat was featured in Bobvila.com in Sitting Pretty: 11 Amazing Chair Makeovers.

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There is so much more that I want to share but you will just have to stay tuned until next time!

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