Kitchen of the day...?

I've been dreaming of this kitchen ever since I saw it here. A little bit rustic, a little bit urban and a little bit industrial. Uhm... I wonder if it's my constant love for stripes or perhaps those shelves that make my heart throb...?
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The Allure of Women by Francois Baudot

If you're in the lookout for inspirations to help you conceptualize your personal style then The Allure of Women may be the book to have. "This book showcases our era's most well-known icons, women recognized all over the world for their style and elegance." editorial review
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Great Design never tires

I hope you had enjoyed your weekend. I met with family and friends on Saturday and Sunday and we had a great time. Last night I did something I love to do from time to time and that's going into fabulous photographers websites and browse around to get inspired. At Simon Watson's website I found these images of a house designed by Elsie de Wolfe in 1936 for the Countess Dorothy di Frasso. The house was then sold in 1947 to the Spanish pianist Jose Iturbi who never changed one single thing in the house until his death in 1980. These are the actual images that were featured in House and Garden in 1997. It's amazing how the eternally classic elements such as Chinoiserie, mirrored walls (even the fireplace wall is mirror covered), mother of pearl inlay furniture and clean lined furniture make this house look like something that could have been done recently. No wonder Iturbi never changed a thing, neither would I.
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La Bastide de Marie

Between the essence of lavender, warm open fire and breath taking vineyard views is La Bastide de Marie, Sibuet Hotels and Spa, located in the French Provence region. By the way if you think you recognize this place you're not wrong. This magical place is where Marion Cotillard's photoshoot for Vogue's July issue took place. I don't think there is anything else I would need other than being here in a cold Sunday Morning. Maybe a few croissant au chocolat...Brunch anyone?
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Have "The Best" weekend

You are exactly where you need to be. Embrace it and give your best. That way if what you're waiting for takes longer than anticipated, you'll know that all the way you've been your best.

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The Look for less

"Design is defined by light and shade, and appropriate lighting is enormously important."
Albert Hadley, The Story of America's Preeminent Interior Designer



Available here.
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Global Chic

Nothing makes more a Home than a home that reflects the life well lived of its owner. I don't mean displaying only pricey possessions but instead making their homes as personal and reflective of their life-journey as possible. Each of these rooms below share that same "collected atmosphere" that says their owners are well traveled and experienced a lot.

Ellen Pompeo bedroom via Elle Decor
via Lonny.

Carolina Irving's dining room

Carolina Herrera Jr. Madrid bedroom
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Obsession; Ceramic

Many of you may already know Jill Rosenwald's deliciously looking ceramics. I'm loving her chevron pattern bowls and while searching for more chevron pattern accessories I came across Emilia Ceramics' beautiful lamps. Because everyone can use a little bit of Chevron here and there.

Emilia Ceramics
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Glamour at Hotel Toriba

The allure and elegance in these photographs make me want to have been born in the 40's. They were taken by Bob Wolfenson at the Hotel Toriba in Brazil for Vogue Brazil and all I know is that the many of the clothes are Gucci and Max Mara. It looks like an excellent match!

all images from Bob Wolfenson.
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Still Hoping

To see the sun...

Vogue Russia
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Fresh and Young Modern Foyer and Entryways

I can't help but get inspired and perhaps a little jealous every time I see gracious entrances like these two pictures here. My entrance consists of merely a staircase and a 4ft by 6ft of landing space that I have assigned as my tiny cute foyer. I better be creative.
modern foyer and entryways
modern foyer and entryways
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