Monday, June 6, 2011

The NBA Finals and Design

A while back, I mentioned that my husband and I enjoy watching basketball and become excited for the finals, both in college and in the NBA. During the college basketball finals in March, I wrote a post here about finding design inspiration from the sport. I'm back at it again for the NBA finals! Our favorite teams are no longer in the series, but it would still be fun to think of design and basketball together. The teams battling for the championship title are the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks. Rather than finding design inspiration from the team's colors, I thought it would be interesting and fun to search for successful interior designers in the two cities, who do a wonderful job of incorporating the city's vibe and style into the homes/businesses they design. First up- Miami! When I think of Miami style, I think of modern, art deco style with loads of color. And when I think of amazing designers who have worked in Miami, these two powerhouses come to mind: Kelly Wearstler and David Bromstad. They know how to style Miami right!

The above images designed by Kelly Wearstler.

Designed by David Bromstad.

And now, on to Dallas! When I think of Dallas, Texas design, I think of traditional, elegant, comfortable and luxurious! I think of wonderful southern charm! I found a Dallas designer who delivers these designs for her clients! 

Interior designs by Adrienne Morgan.

This ended up being very interesting, because it seemed to turn out as Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks- Modern vs. Traditional!

That might be a bit of a stretch, as I am sure these talented designers were not thinking of their home teams while creating these beautiful interiors. Also, I know modern can exist in Dallas, just like traditional exists in Miami. But- it's still fun, never the less! For me, I like to blend both design styles and find elements I love from all the designers!

What basketball team are you rooting for? What design style do you most root for?


Directions Not Included said...

Living in Miami means I should be rooting for the Heat but we are not big basketball fans. We do lean for a more modern look though!

jandjhome said...

I would have to agree with this. I'm a total Miami Heat fan and I love modern. Let's Go Heat.

michelle@decorandthedog said...

Not a NBA fan but I'm going to have to go with team Dallas for design! Cute blog!

Jessie said...

Loving the Miami style, well maybe I just love Kelly Wearstler's design.


emily said...

What a great idea for a post! Loving all of the rooms!

About Last Weekend said...

Great post and great idea! My kids and husband are obsessed with the NBA and because I love Le Bron I do love Miami - but also that style is stunning. Those green chairs are gorgeous!

Val said...

Gorgeous images!!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I liked your take on this! These 2 cities have such a particular point of view, so nice to see them contrasted--and very creative spin on the NBA finals! FUN!

xo Mary Jo

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

While I'm not a huge sports fan, I am a fan of Miami style. We were there last winter and I was so inspired by the decor of our hotel lobby and the restaurants we ate at.

Fabiana said...

I love David Bromstad's room. He's so talented!


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