Everyone seemed to jump on the color blocking wagon this year in fashion but I was curious to see how well it translates to interior design – and I’m liking what I found! Would you consider doing this to any of your walls?
I think this is my favorite!
Going past the molding is fresh and unexpected.
A more traditional take… What a great orange!
I watched two really good documentaries recently both featuring major French fashion houses. I finally got around to watching L’Amour Fou (made its debut post on Plucky Finds here) and it shadows Yves Saint Laurent’s long time partner Pierre Bergé as he prepares their beloved belongings for the auction house. It’s a very intimate look at the designer’s life and interior design lovers get an extremely special treat: an exclusive tour through YSL’s Majorelle Gardens in Marrakesh. YSL was supposedly meticulous about designing this house to ensure that it adhered to the rules of traditional Moroccan architecture. It is glorious.
Yves Saint Laurent with model. Film still via ew.com
Hermés released its short documentary Hearts and Crafts, which pays tribute to its revered and respected craftspeople who really make the fashion house stand on its feet. Their personal stories, work ethic and talent is impressive.
Scarf artisan working. Film still via Ethilia/Nilia
Designer Suzanne Kasler was featured yesterday on 1stdibs and something she said really struck me: “A room should be collected, not decorated.” A simple but interesting statement about approaching interior design. Here are some images that I think illustrate this idea beautifully and show that collected doesn’t mean cluttered – but books, frames, flowers and worldly souvenirs are necessary!
I am compleeetely enamored with these interiors featuring jumbo sized 18th and 19th century portraits. Seriously how cool is this! Lately I’ve been into a feminine, moody, antique French aesthetic – tufted headboards, velvet chairs, intricate crown molding, mirrored vanities, gilded touches here and there. And these jumbo sized portraits are an excellent way to add a glamorous and cheeky statement. I think these are beautiful and hilarious.
photography by Tim Walker
So after moving (yet again) this past weekend and unpacking everything I’m now able to get excited about decorating my new space. When people ask me what is your style I find it incredibly hard to answer! I think many people feel this way who are naturally curious and find inspiration from various styles, time periods and cultures. One thing I do know is that I like my home to have an overall serene vibe. There’s nothing better than coming home from a long day and feeling revived by your living space.
I found the site Lagerlings through COCOCOZY and love looking at all of the pretty apartments in Sweden. This one in particular jumped out at me, very serene with nice detailed ceiling, mirror and fireplace. Although I would add some texture and tonal variety to give a little more oomph.
I want to spread the word about an amazing company with a cause: The Bootstrap Project. I was introduced to it by City Sage and loved everything about their mission. I really admire how The Boostrap Project helps artisans around the world by supporting their living and keeping their craft alive with “one purchase, one artisan, one village at a time”. They have added more items since I last visited and wanted to share them with you. Please take a moment to visit their site to read more about the artisans and their beautiful work. I would really love to see more initiatives like this!