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It’s been a great week or so for home furnishings, with Salone del Mobile in Milan, and High Point Market in North Carolina wrapping up, with tons of beautiful things to look forward to in the coming months.  One standout for me at High Point, other than new collections by Thomas O’Brien and Kelly Wearstler, was the debut range of furniture, lighting, and accessories by French interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot for Baker.  I love everything, and I’m maybe even more inspired by the very Parisian pink rooms all the pieces were styled in, with all those pretty flowers.  Très chic!

Jean-Louis Deniot for Baker

Jean-Louis Deniot for Baker

Jean-Louis Deniot for Baker

Jean-Louis Deniot for Baker

Jean-Louis Deniot for Baker

Jean-Louis Deniot for Baker

Jean-Louis Deniot for Baker

Jean-Louis Deniot for Baker

Jean-Louis Deniot for Baker

Jean-Louis Deniot for Baker

Jean-Louis Deniot for Baker

Jean-Louis Deniot for Baker

Jean-Louis Deniot for Baker

Jean-Louis Deniot for Baker

 

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I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving, and survived Black Friday!  I ate too much as usual, and worked on the busy shopping day.  I’m exhausted, but my blogging work must go on!  I’m going to keep this short and sweet, but my favorite things on Pinterest this week were great as always, and I’m seeing a lot of blue (better than feeling blue)!  The color actually invigorates me as much as red does for another person.  I’ve always considered pale blue and deeper navy to be neutrals.  Other than blue, I’m still coveting tastemaker Bunny Mellon’s collection up for auction over the last month, the Céline resort collection (especially the statement jewelry), Casey Smith’s apartment, and some beautiful table settings.  Enjoy your weekend!

Chloé blanket coat

Chloé blanket coat

Bunny Mellon

Bunny Mellon

Céline resort 2015

Céline resort 2015

flowers at Joseph Altuzarra's wedding

flowers at Joseph Altuzarra’s wedding via Vogue.com

a painterly table via Remodelista

a painterly table via Remodelista

Casey Smith at home via Domaine Home

Casey Smith at home via Domaine Home

global inspiration

global inspiration

 

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Texture, texture, texture…I feel like that is almost all that’s on my mind these days!  Plaster walls, tassels and fringe, linen, and other nubby materials are all I want to be surrounded by.  A big part of that category that can’t be forgotten are natural products like wicker, rattan, caning, reed, sisal, jute, and other things that make up beautiful furniture, lighting, and rugs.  Heading into summer, these textural elements make all the more sense, as they hold up well to the weather and climate, which is why your Grandmother probably had wicker furniture on her porch.  There’s so much I’m in love with right now in this department, that I had to write two parts!  For outside, or in, I’m loving woven mats, rugs (probably my favorite way to incorporate natural fibers), and French rope furniture (see part II) so much, and a little can really go a long way, but the great thing about all these materials is that they mix so well together, like in nature, and because they are also neutral, you can add them to any room and color palette.  Here is just the beginning of my favorite natural pieces, and stay tuned tomorrow for even more goodness!

woven mats and poufs

woven mats and poufs

Ralph Lauren's Jamaican home

Ralph Lauren’s Jamaican home

I love the idea of these mats surrounding a minimalist pool, with white pillows and towels nearby in big woven baskets.  I would also find low glazed ceramic tables to place next to them to set a perfect summer drink.

Ralph Lauren Home 'Peyton' ottoman

Ralph Lauren Home ‘Peyton’ ottoman

I’ve been obsessed with this ottoman for well over a decade, and it still comes back to me when thinking about summer spaces!

Crate & Barrel Fiji side chair

Crate & Barrel Fiji side chair

I’ve always loved woven rope and rush chairs similar to these, and above in the space by Wanzenberg, and although that crafting technique has been around for ages, it feels so modern to me.

rugs from West Elm

rugs from West Elm

Many of this season’s natural fiber rugs have been elevated with metallic thread woven into the patterns, like styles at West Elm.

This mid-century space is kept warm, not by just the fire alone, but with a large sisal rug, and rattan ottoman.  These natural touches keep a modernist home from feeling stark.

Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer

Another rattan ottoman joins wood-paneled walls, and a wicker lamp.  Crisp white and blue feel so fresh in companionship with those elements.

A modern woven chandelier hangs from a reed covered ceiling, and sits over a clean lined outdoor table surrounded by round rattan chairs.  More bamboo in a diamond pattern covers a nearby mirror that creates an illusion of more space beyond.

baskets from Made Goods

baskets from Made Goods

These baskets would be amazing lined with moss and then planted with a large tree or topiary inside or out, or used for holding sports gear, shoes, or anything else that seems to always get out of control.

rattan settee

rattan settee

I would happily lounge here all summer, and yes I love that floral print, but I would do a neutral wide stripe with big pillows in a contrasting print at each end.

Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer is the decorator of summer as far as I’m concerned.  Just look at his projects in Florida and the Bahamas, especially the Lyford Cay Club.

layered natural fiber rugs and paper wall art from West Elm

layered natural fiber rugs and paper wall art from West Elm

My parents used to have a peacock chair, and oh how I wish I had it now.  I love this one painted out white, but the natural color is great too, as seen above in Scheerer’s room.  This space from an old West Elm catalogue is so relaxing with its mix of textures and all white palette.

trays from Made Goods

trays from Made Goods

Simply adding a tray made of raffia to a coffee table inside or on an ottoman outside can be all you need to bring a taste of these materials to your surroundings.

Catskill wood and wicker chair and ottoman from West Elm

Catskill chair and ottoman from West Elm

This chair and ottoman is like an updated version of a classic Adirondack chair, but with a great mix of wicker and wood.

Hubert de Givenchy

Hubert de Givenchy

I’ve shown this covered outdoor space of design legend Givenchy before, but it’s too good not to share again in relation to today’s topic!  Can I just live here?  The chaise lounge below from Crate & Barrel would be perfect in replicating this look at your own home!

outdoor chaise lounge from Crate & Barrel

outdoor chaise lounge from Crate & Barrel

 

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Is it only January?  I’m thrilled for the new year, don’t get me wrong, and haven’t had to deal with anything even close to resembling a “polar vortex” here in Seattle, but still I’m ready to run away to a warm place!  Any warm place will do really, as long as there is a pool and/or beach and plenty of iced beverages!  Palm Springs would be the closest for me to jet off to, although Jamaica or the Bahamas would be even more amazing!

What I need here in surprisingly bright and overcast Seattle, and even more if I were able to take time off work and jump on a plane, is a great pair of sunglasses!  I like mine slightly over sized, and in interesting materials like tortoise.  Warby Parker, a longtime favorite maker of eyeglasses and sunglasses, just launched a limited edition range called the Palm Canyon Collection, where they’ve updated some of their favorite frames (and yours) in a Palm Springs-inspired palette.  How perfect for my dream vacation to Palm Springs!

No two pair are the same because of how the glasses are crafted, and because of the unique materials used.  I especially love the ‘Wheeler’ in “windswept” (at right, below) for women, and for me the ‘Duckworth’ in “painted desert”.  The best part of a pair of WP glasses for my vacation is knowing that someone out there in need of eyeglasses will be given a pair with the purchase of my stylish frames!  How great is that?!

Hopefully you aren’t struggling too much right now with the cold, and are lucky enough to escape for a tropical treat soon.  May I make a suggestion?  Take along one of these super chic pair of shades wherever you go…even if that’s just down the street.  If you need more ideas on completing your sunny look, check out my last post on What to Wear NowTime to sun bathe!!

Warby Parker 'Wheeler'

Warby Parker ‘Wheeler’

The Saguaro in Palm Springs

The Saguaro in Palm Springs

I’ve mentioned that for 2014 I’m all about color.  It can’t get much brighter than this!

Slim Aarons

Slim Aarons

Babe Paley in Jamaica

Babe Paley in Jamaica

Style icon Babe Paley’s Jamaican home, now owned by Ralph Lauren, is my ultimate dream vacation home…sigh…And wouldn’t she look chic in a pair of Warby Parker sunglasses?

Warby Parker 'Winston'

Warby Parker ‘Winston’

Warby Parker 'Winston'

‘Winston’

a tropical getaway by Tom Scheerer

a tropical getaway by Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer

A plethora of straw hats, flip-flops (I only allow these while actually on the beach), and great shade options are a must for any sunny vacation spot!

Warby Parker 'Preston'

Warby Parker ‘Preston’

Warby Parker 'Preston'

‘Preston’

Jean Louis Deniot

Jean Louis Deniot

Jacques Grange's escape in Portugal

Jacques Grange’s home in Portugal

Along with bold color for 2014, I’m also loving texture and a clarity sometimes only found in shades of white.  Yes, I’m slightly contradicting myself!

Hubert de Givenchy's retreat

Hubert de Givenchy’s retreat

Warby Parker 'Duckworth'

Warby Parker ‘Duckworth’

'Duckworth'

‘Duckworth’

Jean Royère

Jean Royère

If I could lounge around all day poolside, it would be ideally under a scalloped umbrella, and on a comfy chair or chaise lounge.  Where’s my drink?!

scalloped umbrellas

scalloped umbrellas

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I have to be honest, the fact that I’m writing about plaid, even if it is a fall staple, is quite shocking to me.  I wear checks and gingham all the time, and love them in interiors too, but plaid on the other hand has never been a favorite, until now.  The only exception I can think of is the Saville Row suits worn by the likes of the Duke of Windor, and modern ones by Tom Ford in windowpane plaids.  I blame it on Phoebe Philo and Stella McCartney for the craze for it in womenswear for fall!  Those girls could make me fall in love with just about anything, even furry “Birkenstock-like” shoes!!  These plaids aren’t your ordinary woodsman flannel plaids, they are far more feminine and luxe.  I love how two different sized patterns have been used at Céline, and how it’s on the bias at Nina Ricci and Valentino.  Plaid is a little trickier for me to covet for the home though, although my go-to Jeffrey Bilhuber of course made it work as a rug option, while Jean Louis Deniot covered walls in it.  I’m definitely more on the side of the clean and demure looks at Céline and Stella, but I also fell for the edgier pieces at Fausto Puglisi.  Taken apart, his separates could live nicely next to the modern clothes I’d have on my dream shop’s racks.  What are you mad for?  Perhaps you’ll add plaid to your fall list!

Céline fall 2013

Céline fall 2013

Céline fall 2013

Céline fall 2013

Céline fall 2013

Céline fall 2013

Crate & Barrel

rug from Crate & Barrel

No. 21 fall 2013

No. 21 fall 2013

Stella McCartney fall 2013

Stella McCartney fall 2013

Stella McCartney fall 2013

Stella McCartney fall 2013

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Nina Ricci fall 2013

Nina Ricci fall 2013

Valentino fall 2013 couture

Valentino fall 2013 couture

Valentino fall 2013 couture

Valentino fall 2013 couture

baskets from West Elm

baskets from West Elm

Dries van Noten fall 2013

Dries van Noten fall 2013

Jil Sander fall 2013

Jil Sander fall 2013

Sacai fall 2013

Sacai fall 2013

Jean Louis Deniot

Jean Louis Deniot

Fausto Puglisi fall 2013

Fausto Puglisi fall 2013

Fausto Puglisi fall 2013

Fausto Puglisi fall 2013

Fausto Puglisi fall 2013

Fausto Puglisi fall 2013

Fausto Puglisi fall 2013

Fausto Puglisi fall 2013

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By no means am I, or will I ever be sick of color, but the more I contemplate the fall/winter collections and prepare to talk about them here, the more I’m loving grey.  I hope I personally won’t go grey anytime soon, but I think you should, with your clothes at least!  As I try to do, I also compiled some of my favorite grey spaces, that even though they are devoid of color make up for that with layers, texture, and variation in tone, just like the looks on the runways.  Grey is classic, chic year-round, and looks great with every color for you color-aholics.  And for you said friends, don’t fret, I have much more on color to share!

tones of grey

tones of grey

Alexander Wang fall 2013

Alexander Wang fall 2013

Alexander Wang fall 2013

Alexander Wang fall 2013

Alexander Wang fall 2013

Alexander Wang fall 2013

Alexander Wang fall 2013

Alexander Wang fall 2013

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Stella McCartney fall 2013

Stella McCartney fall 2013

Stella McCartney fall 2013

Stella McCartney fall 2013

Stella McCartney fall 2013

Stella McCartney fall 2013

Jean Louis Deniot

Jean Louis Deniot

Prada fall 2013

Prada fall 2013

Roger Vivier

Roger Vivier

Maison Martin Margiela

Maison Martin Margiela

Giambattista Valli pre-fall 2013

Giambattista Valli pre-fall 2013

Halston at home

Halston at home

Hainsworth chair from Anthropologie

Hainsworth chair from Anthropologie

Derek Lam resort 2014

Derek Lam resort 2014

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang

Facade bed from CB2

Facade bed from CB2

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In the June 2013 issue of Vogue, the Moroccan retreat of Bruno Frisoni, Creative Director of the legendary accessory house of Roger Vivier, was featured.  Frisoni’s other home, I’m assuming in Paris, features many pieces by the amazing Hervé van der Straeten, as do the Roger Vivier boutiques.  It wasn’t until reading the article in Vogue about Frisoni’s home in Tangier, that I found out Hervé is actually Bruno’s partner.  This makes so much more sense now!  Their retreat in Morocco of course also highlights some of Hervé’s work, some of which was made custom for the space.  This got me thinking a lot about Hervé van der Straeten’s other work, and the designers that love to use his pieces in their projects. Enjoy these spaces!

Bruno Frisoni's Moroccan retreat, Vogue, June 2013

Bruno Frisoni’s Moroccan retreat, Vogue, June 2013

Light and console by Hervé van der Straeten

Bruno Frisoni

Bruno Frisoni

Coffee table and thorn floor lamp by Hervé van der Straeten

Bruno Frisoni

Bruno Frisoni

Mirror, sconces, tabourets, and coffee table by Hervé van der Straeten

Bruno Frisoni

Bruno Frisoni

Roger Vivier boutique

Roger Vivier boutique

Mirror, console, and tabouret by Hervé van der Straeten

Hervé Van Der Straeten console at Roger Vivier

Hervé van der Straeten console at Roger Vivier

Jean Louis Deniot

Jean Louis Deniot

Mirror by Hervé van der Straeten

Jean Louis Deniot

Jean Louis Deniot

Console by Hervé van der Straeten

Jean Louis Deniot

Jean Louis Deniot

Light and the table (I think) by Hervé van der Straeten

Jean Louis Deniot

Jean Louis Deniot

Coffee table and table lamps by Hervé van der Straeten

Jean Louis Deniot

Jean Louis Deniot

Mirror by Hervé van der Straeten

Vincente Wolf

Vincente Wolf

Mirror by Hervé van der Straeten

David Kleinberg

David Kleinberg

Light by Hervé van der Straeten

Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece's home

Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece’s home

Light by Hervé van der Straeten

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Thorn table by Hervé van der Straeten

Michael S. Smith

Michael S. Smith

Light by Hervé van der Straeten

Michael S. Smith

Michael S. Smith

Sconces by Hervé van der Straeten

Frédéric Fekkai and Shirin von Wulffen's home by Rpbert Couturier

Frédéric Fekkai and Shirin von Wulffen’s home by Rpbert Couturier

Light by Hervé van der Straeten

Frédéric Fekkai's home

Frédéric Fekkai’s home

Console by Hervé van der Straeten

Robert Couturier

Robert Couturier

Lights by Hervé van der Straeten

Diane von Furstenberg's Paris apartment

Diane von Furstenberg’s Paris apartment

Tabourets by Hervé van der Straeten

Muriel Brandolini

Muriel Brandolini

Tabouret by Hervé van der Straeten

Muriel Brandolini

Muriel Brandolini

Light by Hervé van der Straeten

Timothy Haynes and Kevin Roberts

Timothy Haynes and Kevin Roberts

Sconces by Hervé van der Straeten

Hervé van der Straeten sconces

Hervé van der Straeten sconces

Sconces by Hervé van der Straeten

Hervé van der Straeten showroom

Hervé van der Straeten showroom

Available through www.ralphpucci.net

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