We can safely say it's summer now!" said Eva, as she emerged onto the porch. The sun had only been up for an hour and Margot, Charlotte, Mineral, and Eva were congregating for breakfast. They had met in Madam Laurent's boarding school in the rural hills of Virginia when they were children. They did all the same activities quite as a coincidence: Cross country in the fall, Soccer in the spring, and yearbook all year round. While in school, their after-lights-out ritual in the Spring and Fall was to sneak through the windows in the Art wing onto the roof...Read More
You will be told time and time again in interiors classes, by your designer, or in interior design articles: It's all in the details. Further still, it is important in all design projects to be aware of how items are layering with one another. Quick value studies were always so helpful for me when I was laying out spaces. Contrast of textures, colors, tones, shapes... ect.
The key to the elegance of this quick sketch is the dramatic high contrast of each element. Devoid of complicated patterns, each element takes on a very contemporary graphic characteristic. The Matisse cut outs balanced in color by the blue and white garden stool. The detail of the delicate pattern mimicked in the subtle embroidery on the coffee table trim.
Black walls cause the arm less settee to stand out from the wall for the height of Parisian chic contrast. And while the settee is distinctly from The Louis the XI era, and the black and gold feel more like a Gatsby set- they work because they come from eras that were effectively after the same thing- making a statement with furnishings and gilding everything in gold. Allowing these two concepts to muddle together and reigning the other elements in to their simplest form causes a striking composition. All you need is a martini and your favorite record on.
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Ici, ici, et ici.
( Ici Translation
Yep. That's a thing. It's also this week's design crush.
If you ever find yourself living vicariously through lifestyle bloggers with the best destinations and wardrobes- um, I relate. They travel here and there and take gorgeous photos in the most beautiful places and then they FILL our instagram and pinterest feeds with beauty to get us through those rainy days in far blander locals than the Almafi Coast....
I have recently found it interesting that it seems bloggers are surge to the same spot in different seasons. Last Spring in was Palm Beach Florida and this spring it's Charleston. Sometimes I wonder if like, there are invitations and all these bloggers get together with the town counsel and get paid to make their spot "a thing" and the wonderlust of all non-fashion-bloggers.
Either way, That Pink Door house is totally gorgeous. And while I do not find myself usually drawn to modern architecture, let me be clear: there is a time and a place. And Palm Springs, California is the time and the place. I saw a photo of the house pre-Pink, and wow, what a difference. The white wash and subtle blush tone cause this modern design to really pop and feel VERY well done. Bravo Moises Esquenazi, who is responsible for updating the home. Rumor has it this house is a vacation rental, in case you're interested.
You can take a girls weekend and go all #Misadventure on them.
The Muse as I illustrated April 2017.
Surprise Move to Paris.
To do list:
Rent Apartment in the 7th arrondissement, book one way flights in first class.
Cat Carrier--- or leash-- or she'll just sit in my lap.
Striped dress with the ruffles
one pair of jeans
First Day's Itinerary:
Crossaint and cafe o lait at the red cafe near the pantheon
pick up macarons at laduree
day at the Musee D'Orsay