One of my favorite places in the city is Benoit. The paneled dining room with the cozy red banquettes can inevitably transport you to Paris in a second. But it's the striking black and white striped bar that hypnotizes me. It's so incredibly perfect that looking at it could drive you insane and most likely you'll need a bib. Below are images that I love and remind me of the always perfect, "no-way-Jose-can-go-wrong", classy stripes.
Image credit: 1, 2, 3, 4, the rest don't remember. If you know the sources please let me know so I give the appropriate credit, thank you.
One thing I love is the feeling of unpolished limestone walls in a bathroom. Even though a bathroom with marble on the floors and walls is exquisite and refined to the eyes I think I prefer the warm feeling I get from touching a textured wall in my shower. Marbles and tiles have the tendency to feel colder to the touch. I've been collecting images of rooms with textured walls for my future master bath renovation. I don't think that is anytime soon due to all the other home projects that I need to tackle before, but by the time it comes I'll have enough beautiful images to get inspiration from. How about you, do you prefer finished or unfinished stone in your shower?
Image credit: 1, 2 &4, 3
What is a party without a good drink? After the exiting first minutes of meeting friends it becomes a funeral of emotions. This past weekend we had some friends over and while setting up the house I remembered these images that have been in my files for quit a while now and thought it would be a good idea to share them with you. Which one is your favorite?
Amy Lau bar, How cool is this?