2/22/10

A crisp and modern home

The chic and elegant color scheme in this modern flat makes me imagine a modern Audrey Hepburn living in the 21st century. The use of black and white with splashes of green, purple, red and blue give it such a feminine and fine atmosphere.
I can picture a modern and hectic family with children in this eat-in kitchen.
Don't you love the black and white striped bed with the contrasting red curtains?
The mirrored doors on the closets create illusion of a bigger space.

Pictures from Nuevo Estilo.
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2/18/10

Reading Spaces

All the unnecessary snow that have come upon us in the East Coast reminded me of these photos from my file and how I would like to cuddle up with a good book in one of these fantastic reading spaces.
 

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2/15/10

Our three happiest years

It feels like yesterday when I married my soulmate. What wonderful years these have been. Living with such a considerate and thoughtful man is really a gift or shall I say the answer to my prayers. Happy anniversary my love!!!
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Looking forward to Spring

To bike away in the City. I just hope I can pull it off like one of these three beautiful ladies above.
all pictures from Riding Pretty
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2/10/10

Now you see me now you don't: Lucite furniture in a room

Lucite or acrylic furniture can do great to any interior. Apart from lightening any room up due to its light visual weight it also reflects and flows the light in the room. It's perfect for small spaces and against a graphic wall.

In this bedroom designed by Ruthie Sommers the coffee table is almost invisible while still reflecting light.

The lucite side table provides comfort to the person sitting on the chair without taking any visual effect. Designed by Williamson Design.
I love the use of this lucite chair in front of this painted Chinese desk.



Peekaboo side tables and console for CB2. I would love to see the console in a small entrance.

This Louis Ghost Armchair would look great in a bathroom vanity.
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2/8/10

Mediterranean Alert

For a long, long time American Design has been influenced in great amount by the English, but lately I've been happily enjoying the growing influence of French design and architecture. From a stunning historical Houston, Texas house that has been transformed into a breathtaking French Chateau look-a-like (see the article in House Beautiful "Blue as a Titian." If I hadn't read the article I would've sworn this house was a remodeled chateau in the southern France)-to more sleek interpretations of pied-à-terres in the City. This sophisticated influence distends itself from the more Provencal style with an a-la-Jacques-Grange approach. In this month's Elle Decor issue the house of Interior Designer Paula Caravelli also frames a very French continental influence. Below are a few images that evoke what we all love so much, the immaculate perfect style of everything French.
Above a shot of Designer Paula Caravelli's house (note in March Elle Decor's issue another settee and table are used with no rug)
A very beautiful image of the entrance of Aerin Lauder's apartment in New York, City designed by Jacques Grange. I love how the French have been hanging tapestry on the walls for centuries- a tendency that started more in an effort to preserve them than to showcase them. Here in this modern interpretation the high lacquer parson table does the trick.
Above, in the living room, a very Jacques Grange style uses sculptural furniture pieces in neutral tones.
The paneling in this Manhattan library/dining room could be easily mistaken for a library in a Paris apartment. Designed by Miles Redd.
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