As I was out shopping today for clients, I came across this fabulous table at Gibson (Gary Gibson’s wonderful shop on Beverly Blvd). At first, I saw a jumble of items and thought is was exclusively a work table but upon closer inspection, I discovered a multi-layered tablescape that would have made David Hicks drool. Look at the creative grouping and placement of everything (and feel free to steal some ideas for your own coffee table!)…Read the rest of this post »
About a week back, I went to a wonderful party at the fabulous Galerie Half celebrating the release of a great new book called, Dealer’s Choice: At Home With Purveyors Of Antique And Vintage Furnishings by Craig Kellogg. The store was perfectly styled, as always, but the book was really the star of the show. Every page is chock-a-block full of exquisite vintage furniture filling the homes of the people with the best eyes in the business. Check out a few of these exceptional spaces:Read the rest of this post »
Now that my antennae are up for all things pastel, I keep seeing them everywhere! I just came across two gorgeous candy colored* rooms designed by my guru, David Hicks, and thought I would share. The top image is of a seating area in an Oxfordshire drawing room and I love the Veranda editor’s take that the palette is “playing off a ballet shoe’s pink-gold”. The juxtaposition of the soft colors to the dark tones of the painting is unexpected and fresh and I am especially feeling that shot of mint!
Below, I am feeling the layers of creamy goodness in this 1978 living room enlivened with a range of pink pillows, from the faintest blush of pink to a medium camilla color. Kate and I were both a little confused by the painting in this space everything else is so dreamy, I figured you could look past it.
*Think Jordan almonds. More to come as I see them. Please send any pastel rooms along you find as you travel the interweb and enjoy!
Ah, the joys of Lucite. Call it Perspex or acrylic but the sleek, shiny product is just the same and just as delicious. Thick, clear and glossy, Lucite can be curvilinear or hard-edged, mixed with metal or wood, but always, impossibly chic and sexy. Take a look at a few examples and see if you don’t agree.