Rainy Monday in Paris


It is pouring rain again here in Paris and days like this make me want to curl up with a book and a cup of tea in some cozy corner of my house.  The rooms featured in the following images would fit the bill perfectly:




Domino Magazine: Photo by Eric Cahan May 2005

The bedroom in the photo above belongs to Carolina Herrera Jr.  According to Domino, she purchased the settee from eBay; unfortunately she did not have enough of the gorgeous antique floral fabric to cover the entire piece, so she used the antique fabric on the sides and back and upholstered the rest with a complimentary beige linen.  I could easily see myself curled up on the settee with a pile of magazines and some coffee in front of me!



Domino Magazine: Photo by Coliena Rentmeester December/January 2008

Amanda Peet and David Benioff's family room is incredibly inviting while remaining sophisticated through the use of various textures and ethnic patterns.  Close your eyes and try to picture yourself in this room.  Yeah, I can totally see myself there too.



Domino Magazine: Photo courtesy of Mary Jane Pool March 2008

The venerable Mary Jane Poole (Editor at House & Garden and Vogue for over 35 years!) designed the library pictured above.  Libraries are often my favorite room in the house -- you can sit at a desk and do your work, or you can recline on a sofa or curl up in a chair to read one of your treasured books that line the shelves around you.  The mix of colors and textures in this room make it especially cozy and appealing. 

Where is your favorite place to spend a rainy day?