Because beige is too easy and because a tremendous amount of character and sense of style is needed to accomplish some of his fantastic interiors, Jamie Drake is my number 5 innovator. “Where some see disparity, Drake sees semblance in line, pattern, spirit, or concept.” Interior Design. His interiors are full of colors, the more the merrier, coziness and texture. The use of modern furniture mixed with fantastic antiques and his greatest statement “color”, make his interiors astonishingly transitional.
Would you dare? Would you dare to be a different bride and wear a wedding dress in a non-conventional color? I think I would. If I were to re-marry my husband I would definitely consider wearing a wedding gown in a different, more subtle color as we see in these designed by Georges Chakra.
A City Hotel that feels like it’s on a tropical island” The New York Times.
A beautiful crystal chandelier can do to a room what the appropriate fashion accessory can do to an outfit. That often-underestimated chandelier can add that final touch to your room and infuse the mood you are looking for. Chandeliers are considered ambient lighting, a technique that is used to illuminate that specific space and its close surroundings. Far are the days when this type of lighting was used only above our dining rooms or in our living rooms. Now-a-days we can see chandeliers in bathrooms, foyers and kitchens. Its openness and crystals make them a great alternative to add sophistication to a small space without compromising visual space. A chandelier’s versatility is endless; it can be used in traditional or modern rooms. In this first room below, designed by Tom Scheerer, blends effortlessly with the romantic mood.
I would take everything in this bathroom. The big mirror, the furniture piece converted into a vanity, the wicker baskets, the standing tub and the shutters… Oh those shutters give such a beautiful feeling to this bathroom.
The first time I saw one of these gorgeous ranges was at WS. I have to tell you that even when I had seen them often at Magazines and online, it was nothing compared to seeing one of these in person. To me La Cornue range is the Hermes Birking bag of ranges. It’s made to order by hand and there is a wait of three months to get it. Each range is made of the best quality materials: steel, iron, cast, solid brass, nickel and enamel. La Cornue was founded in 1908 by Albert Dupuy. If I had an extra $35,000 sitting somewhere I would get one tomorrow or maybe one of its little sisters which are somehow more affordable? CornuFe and Albertine. In the US they are sold by Purcell-Murray and William Sonoma.
image from here.