Month: July 2010

Mandarin Oriental Barcelona, the Mandarin Oriental’s first luxury hotel in Southern Europe located in the chic and central boulevard of Passeig de Gràcia. I thought it would be only good to see some pictures of its beautiful interior. This elegant building that previously used to house a bank comes alive with a full revival and beautiful interior design by Spanish designer, Patricia Urquiola.

mandarin orientral barcelona desined by patricia urquiola

 

The skylights and the hanging plants used in the lounge evoke a heavenly oasis.
mandarin orientral barcelona desined by patricia urquiola

 

mandarin orientral barcelona desined by patricia urquiola via belle vivir blog

 

 

mandarin orientral barcelona rooftop by patricia urquiola via belle vivir blog
Did I mention that this Hotel has a rooftop swimming pool where you can contemplate the beauty of Barcelona’s famous architecture?

Summer to me signifies relaxation and fun. Needless to say my sporadic posts since the prelude of summer. I intend to invest more on quality family time, on the beauty of a short New York summer and on a few family trips.  Enjoy your warm days, Julie

tom sheerer beach decor style living room

When I think of a long weekend the first thing that comes to my mind is a comfy beach house where to escape. Since we can’t go anywhere this weekend I can only dream of being in this gorgeous house designed by Tom Scheerer that has enchanted me since the first time I laid my eyes on it.

I love how the beauty of this house slowly reveals itself. As I keep looking at it I can notice the different colors and textures that at first are barely discernible due to the calmness in the colors. I also love how the playful patterns on the fabrics and wallpapers and the comfortable furniture make this house perfect for a family vacation home with a great degree of sophistication. As this house proves, a beach house doesn’t have to lack grandeur.
Have a happy 4th of July weekend!!!

tom sheerer beach decor style living room

tom sheerer beach decor style dining room

tom sheerer beach decor style

tom sheerer beach decor style bedroom

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