My last post was about Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier’s fabulous Paris apartment, which is in a very neutral palette of whites and greys so I’m feeling a little hungry for color today. One of my favorite playful color combos is pink and orange.Read More
Design for the Modern Day Sybarite
Usually when someone says “padded room” you automatically think “insane asylum,” but that’s not always the case. Like, for example, when you are talking about upholstered walls. I was first introduced to upholstered walls when I visited the Paris apartment of a woman named Zou-Zou, whom I considered my French grandmother. She was incredibly chic as was her apartment -- the walls of her foyer were upholstered in grey patent leather! I tried to take pictures once, but they just didn't do the walls justice.Read More
What about the scarves that are languishing in the back of your closet or bottom of the bin you store them in? One idea is to turn these scarves into pillows or frame them. If you aren’t quite ready to relinquish any scarves in your collection, vintage shops and eBay are great resources for scarves that you can buy specifically to make into pillows.Read More
“I’m just not a beige person” - Carolina Irving
Above, Irving upholstered walls in her Calico print (*swoon* can I tell you how much I LOOOOVVEEE upholstered walls!?!). The bedding is also in Calico and the drapes on the bed are in Patmos Stripe. Her textiles are also used on the toss pillows on the furnishings.