In Decoration, Furniture, I like on 22/09/2012 at 07:07
Looking through old magazine cuttings I stumbled upon these images of rooms I loved very much.
I don’t remember from whom, most of the houses are or from which magazine the pictures came.
I love the combination of the materials and colours. Suzani on the wall and panther and tiger prints and the red/white striped cloth on the table.
Perfect balance and symmetry. I love the abaca carpet. (dried banana leaves)
Style mixing with class. Ethereal atmosphere.
All white and slipcovers. The inhabitants just left this space for the picture to be taken.
Calvin and Kelly Klein in the Hamptons, Perfect.
House in L.A. by Barbara Barry.
Liveable and feel good atmosphere.
Detail of simplicity.
So chic and personal.
I took pictures from the photos, They are not the best, but I wanted to show the atmosphere of these places. The feeling they have, to have grown with the time and not just decorated by a decorateur with his recognisable signature.
Wish you a beautiful week end.
In Collecting, Furniture, I like, Objects on 01/08/2012 at 12:32
Last week, John and I bought 4 beautiful old chairs in a market. I loved immediately the simple sculptural lines of these chairs.
Not really useful as chairs around a dining or kitchen table but just one in front of a wall or near a sofa to put some books with your cupotea on top.
The chairs are sold apart for 75$ per piece. Measures on request.
Thanks for reading.
In Designers, I like on 23/05/2012 at 10:48
I like the twist that Bram Boo gives to the furniture he creates. most of them have a traditional look at first glimpse, but by adding elements in a disturbing way or an unexpected way, he creates visual confronting pieces.
some examples of the furniture I like.
OVERDOSE DESK for BULO.
TABLE ETCETERA for TRIBU.
BOOBOO CHAIR for FELD.
OASIS SOFA for FELD.
The large arm rests are meant to be used as a desk to work with a laptop for example.
ARCHIDUC BLUE TRAY for SERAX.
In Decoration, I like, Objects, Quick tips on 29/12/2011 at 15:15
Mix and match, but as a good chef who knows the job, there is a limit. And the limit is good taste. And if you can’t really describe good taste at least the eye will discern it and the brain will distinct it. The new maitre mot you read in every magazine is: put together, mix and match, everything goes together, Well no! Not every ratatouille is a good one. There is a certain amount of good ingredients you can put in your receipt and one of the ingredients that always will work in a house is wicker.
hanging chair from the 1960s
You will never have enough of this material in your home, it is always chic. Be it baskets from St. Tropez or Ibiza for your daily shopping who are stacked together in a corner of your hallway or baskets you put on your desk with decoupages from magazines or articles to read, or wicker footstools in your living room together with more elaborate furniture or coffee tables made by Habitat in the 1960s or a hanging chair with a big cushion in cotton. A wicker basket for stacking wood near the chimney, boxes in wicker in your dressing room to keep paraphernalia or a chair
that looks as a sculpture in your bedroom to throw your négligé before a wonderful night of sleep after a last glimpse in the wicker mirror.
for more information please have a look at the site of www.collectionsof.com
P.S. : Look in the wicker mirror when you wake up in the morning and I’m sure you will have a nice day, anyway a good start.
In Designers, Furniture, I like, Objects on 24/07/2011 at 11:20
I immediately found this object beautiful and interesting but I first couldn’t imagine what it could be.I first saw it in magazines without any size references. It made me think about the potteries that I would make in the arts academy when I was a young boy. The clay going in any direction between my fingers, wet and slippery and forming those perfect horizontal lines. Most of the time making strange shapes that would not be the ones the teacher would like.
In fact it is a sitting object, the kind of seat that you can put in any house and where it will always be in its place and function well.
This item is designed by Thomas Heatherwick and is made of rotational-moulded polyethylene.
IT IS AMAZING.I love people with imagination and this one is right on top.