Month: September 2009

I have said how much I admire Lisa Fine before. Her Paris pad was featured in Elle Decor a while ago becoming one of my all time favorites. Every Wednesday I will feature one unique home that inspires me to not be afraid of using what I like and love in my house. After all, our homes should be nothing if not filled with things that make us happy.

lisa fine paris living room with pink walls, white fireplace and chevron floor via belle vivir blog

In the living room we can see the traditional chevron wood floors continuing into the tented parlor. Light pink walls serve as background for the eclectic art wall.
lisa fine paris living room with a gallery wall and pink walls via belle vivir blog

Here in her bedroom we see a more modern approach. Antique prints are equally framed behind two iron chairs and a mirrored cocktail table. Below, the wall behind the headboard is covered in silk, becoming the focal point. The headboard, one of Lisa’s own creations, was hand-embroidery in India. A sofa at the end of the bed is upholstered in ikat and the Gio Ponti mirrors on the wall add the final details to this eclectic bedroom.
lisa fine paris bedroo mwith a moorish headboard  via belle vivir bloglisa fine paris living room with red sofa and antique chinese coromandel screen via belle vivir blog
Other side of the big living room. The leather screen is hand painted. Love the proportion of the burgundy velvet sofa.
lisa fine paris dining room with mirrored walls adn chevron floor via belle vivir blog

In the very Parisian dining room Fine chose to mirror the walls around the room reflecting the beautiful Chinoiserie mirrored paintings. The black frames of the paintings blend with the black on the chairs and table. The crystal chandelier should be even more gorgeous when lit at night, sending light all across the room. This space perfectly mixes color with various influences to construct a beautiful room.

When I have a beach house I definitely one a bed like this in the porch. I can imagine myself playing with my kids and my hubby in this space.

image from Coastal Living

“Luck is the residue of design”. Branch Rickey

Some entrances can tell a lot of their occupants. For instance; their age, their likes and their hobbies. Have a wonderful, lucky weekend!!

The way these custom curtains wrap around the wood cabinet sink give this bathroom a very warm and cozy feeling. The pretty vanity mirror reigns solely on a silvery tone background.