Month: February 2014

Fur coats have been used for cold protection since forever, although
back then it was for strictly survival reasons rather than fashion
motives.  Despite being probably one of the most controversial topics in
Fashion it is indeed in its heydays, if we go by its constant
presence during Fashion Weeks lately.  From real ones to fabulous faux
fur options, fur coats are more present than ever in any chic woman’s wardrobe.

Crystal Chandeliers
have always been considered feminine and girly hence often the first
choice of a traditional woman when looking for overhead lighting
options.  They can make
a room look instantly elegant and sophisticated but in most cases can
also make a room very feminine.  If that’s not the road you want to
take, because you are married, living with a guy or because you are
simply too cool, don’t panic, you can still have your
fabulous crystal chandelier without making your guy feel like a perfect
loser.  Here is what I would look for if I were in the hunt for a
crystal chandelier.
Go for dark metal chandeliers, such as antique black metal, black wrought iron and so on.
Get a chandelier without light bulb shades.
Pair it with a neutral color palette or rustic
elements as wood or concrete.  Don’t worry you can still put your
peonies on the table.  You both live there.

I’d like to live int his room and eat in front of that fireplace.

Topshop Unique is Topshop’s runway collection shown at London Fashion
Week.  Their Autumn/Winter 2014 presentation was pretty high fashion
with a seduction of layers, mixed patterns and lots of fur.  Topshop
Unique is well anticipated by the A-list fashion
crowd for its fantastic and couture-like designs at reasonable prices. 
Here are a few outfits that scream “wear me!!”. 

A Paris apartment designed by Joseph Dirand

After posting the
kitchen
designed by Joseph Dirand
yesterday, it’s a rigor to post the rest of this breath taking Paris
apartment.  This apartment designed by him is situated in the widely
popular neighborhood of
Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris and I would say that it also
falls into the “new modern” category I spoke about yesterday where the
design concept is still simple with “less is more” as the standard but,
without sacrificing the warmth and provenance
of the space.  And I’m sure that you would assume that such magnificent
Interior Architectural features as stunning parquet floors found all
throughout the house, extraordinary floor-to-ceiling French doors
providing unbeatable amounts of light, and walls
dressed with elegant ornate moldings, doesn’t need much to be enhanced
further.  Unquestionably though Dirand went on and did his magic by
adding wonderful and sculptural furniture, paired them with top notch art
while keeping the color palette to the minimum. 
The result is a perfect symphony of harmony and beauty to treat our
eyes.  

See more gorgeous Paris abodes
here
.

A Paris apartment designed living room by Joseph Dirand

A Paris apartment designed living room by Joseph Dirand

A Paris apartment designed by Joseph Dirand home office
  A Pierre Jeanneret desk stands in front of an elegant marble fireplace. 

A Paris apartment designed by Joseph Dirand kitchen

A Paris apartment designed by Joseph Dirand bedroom

A Paris apartment designed by Joseph Dirand bathroom

A Paris apartment designed by Joseph Dirand patio
Photos by Adrien Dirand for AD France via Yatzer.