A kitchen with walls covered from floor to ceiling tiles gives the impression of being well finished. Regardless of what type of back splash is covering the walls, the simple subway tiles, marble slabs or hand painted tiles, the whole effect gives the kitchen a feeling of grandeur and cleanness. For an even more seamless appearance some people go with grout of the same color as the tiles while others who prefer a more contrasting effect decide on gray or black grout. I prefer a darker grout especially if the kitchen is all white to give it depth. There are many different shades of gray from darkest to lightest. Enjoy!
Then last night while sitting in my living room and imploring God for some inspirations to blog about, I came across this pied-à-terre in Tolouse, France that belongs to the Architects Daniel Suduca and Thierry Merillou, the owners of Galerie Saint Jacques. The apartment which they reconfigured to make more open and fluid, is filled with 20th Century furniture by different and amazing designers. This home is a harmonious marriage between the classic and the personal.
As I like to emphasize, I love a home full with Architectural furniture that makes it unique and out of the ordinary.
Jean Prouve chair and table juxtaposed a Louis XVI arm chair covered in chintz. The carpet is by Lalanne.
photograph by Manolo Yllera
Wherever you are, I wish you a warm and Happy Thanksgiving. We all have countless reasons to be thankful, even when we don’t realize them or verbalize them. I hope the night gets a bit chilly to light our fireplace, play a lot of Christmas music and just be merry. Happy Thanksgiving!
Top image from Tumblr.
To many people the thought of decorating a home entirely in black and white may sound a little bit too formal or too sober. Colors are too comforting and too welcoming, even if the interior is done in pastel colors. But there are rooms that seem to pull it off surprisingly well, and the common factor seems to be one or two whimsical touches. This dining room above designed by Alberto Pinto, for instance, has a very playful chandelier and chairs upholstered in polka dots. The table setting is also very whimsical.
This living area above is also very light in ambiance with lucite based curvy modern chairs and a shag rug.
Whims everywhere in this bathroom, from the shade to the skirted chair/stool. The sconces have their own touch too.
Mix and match chairs in this room include casual Panton chairs and Louis XV style chairs.
The space above has like a very nice light reflection that gives it a hint of pink. The zebra rug, the round mirror and the sconces pull everything off.
This bathroom is quite spectacular. What doors! Love the size of the sconces and the brass door handle.
Here again, the zebra stool and the shape of the lamps brake the space from being too sober.
I’m very excited about Thanksgiving this year because my sister from Virginia is coming over and spending it with us. I’m accumulating as much images as I can for inspirations and ideas to decorate around the house. The Holidays are for decorators what Candyland is for kids. The decorating, the planning process and the anticipation of having a great time with loved is overwhelmingly energizing.
The idea of putting the flowers inside a pumpkin is pretty cool and I guess there is a base with water inside to keep the flowers fresh.
This is one of the most beautiful Thanksgiving decorations I’ve seen. It’s brown and white scheme is non conventional but that is what makes the entire ensemble so cozy and warm. The owls are just too cute. I think I’m having an owl moment…
This table setting from the beloved Domino is simple and easy to replicate. Dry leaves and real pumpkin with simple plates makes it very low maintenance.
Are those tomatoes or small pumpkins on the table. Whatever they are, me like it. I think the combination used for this table setting is very sophisticated. Cheers!
May you not worry about your table for the Holidays ‘cos I’ve got you covered. If you are looking for table setting ideas for your Thanksgiving or Christmas fete, that is. I know that all these inspirations are perhaps too chic and glamorous. Too over the top, but they can be reinterpreted your way. Flowers can be replaced by winter seasonal ones and accessories can be traded for pumpkins and/or Christmas ornaments.