Belle Vivir is a blog created by Julia Paulino Yenicag to cover everything from Interior Design, home decor, fashion, beauty, design trends and shopping suggestion for the chic and modern woman. The blog was created as a personal Interior Designer bookmark. Julie is currently working on her new jewelry line; Tyche. Chic is in the details.
I've been away from the computer most of the week because I’ve been
running around like a chicken without head. Hopefully next week will be
an easier and less busy one. I truly wish I had a summer home like
this one to escape for the weekend or maybe forever!
I'll come back with a regular schedule next week. Until then enjoy it!
This kitchen designed by Miles Redd for a family in Connecticut is in the July issue of Architectural Digest. I love how the blue of the walls and wood color of the cabinets contrast each other. Enjoy!
Probably the mirror used by the witch in Snow White was a convex mirror since it's a mirror with a power of optical illusion in it. It disturbs the images that reflect making it feel like its inside the mirror, hence making everything in front appear bigger. I would love one as big as possible for our new house in Sao Paulo, particularly a Federalist or Eagle one.
images via House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Grant White.
Herve Van Der Straeten's home was published back in 2007 in Architectural Digest Spain and many of you may remember it. For those who don't, it's one of those houses that looks like no other. Van Der Straeten is a trained painter, jewelry designer and finally designer of very unique pieces of furniture and lighting that is always full of movement and fun-filled shapes. Enjoy!
Waiting for paint at Lowe's yesterday while flipping the pages of Veranda, I was splashed with a freshness of color and drama from a Water Mill, NY home designed by Thomas Britt and Valentino Samsonadze. The global chic and collected feel of the house is breathtaking and unique. I think the incredible size of the house lends itself to the feel of drama and grandeur. Enjoy!
This living room is sunshine perfect!
Moldings precisely painted to evoke more drama. Look at the ceiling. I didn't get the chance to read the article fully but the dining room walls seem to have a Chinoiserie trompe l'oeil that continues to the ceiling, even covering the moldings.
This global chic bedroom is full of colors and texture but magically feels soothing and comforting.
As a designer I appreciate all kinds of furniture from very
traditional to modern and contemporary ones. My lovely mother-in-law,
whose taste is more contemporary, once told me "you don't like modern"
and my response was "I like modern furniture with classical reference."
find comfort in what we know and/or we can relate to, so these types of
furniture which are modern but have been around for over half a century are the
kinds that offer an incredible balance between tradition and modern.
Here are my absolute favorites. Enjoy!
It's Tuesday already but I'd like to share with you a brief sneak peak of a project and snippets of our weekend, which was all about relaxing and walking. We visited a family member who just had a baby boy. What a cutie! And then it was all about hanging around and spending some time for myself while enjoying a bubble bath.
I'm often low in iron so there is always the perfect excuse to have an open burger. Bobby Flay makes the best ones.
Images of a project I've been working int he City where we
decided to use Ringwold for the bedroom (above) and Renaissance for the
I am convinced that our surroundings influence our beings and if we put in our homes only what we love based on comfort and functionality beauty will reveal itself. After all, having a warm, comfortably functional and beautiful home to come back to at the end of a long and hectic day, is what we all covet. A happy home which should render us with either a sense of comfort or reward at the end of our busy days.
"Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury" - Coco Chanel 2008-2011 BELLE VIVIR: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY JULIA PAULINO YENICAG. ALL CONTENT IS THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF BELLE VIVIR UNLESS OTHERWISE CREDITED. IT IS NOT PERMITTED TO COPY OR ALTER CONTENT WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT.