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Every Monday I will be posting my favorite magazine of the week and why. Maybe it was an article that stood out to me or a room that I fell in love with.
This weeks pick is Belle. June/July’s issue (yes, I am a little behind) is all about what Luxury means today.
Hmmm, good question. For some Luxury is in the little things. Flowers, soft blankets, pieces passed down from family, spending a whole day with loved ones. For others Luxury comes only from expensive things. Cars, real estate, designer pieces. What does luxury mean to you?
Anyways, Belle visited the homes of Randolph Duke and Emanuele Castellini to name a couple. Randolph’s home is glamor ten times over! (The A to Z of style posted about his house.) He calls his look ‘Glam- Organic combining natural elements with sleek polished pieces and antiques.
My favorite featured home was a Toorak home. The formal living room has this crazy (in a good way) late 17th century french timber and gilt mirror from Robertson. Its gorgeous!!!
And since I am very much into French design at this moment, “French Twist” was just the eye candy I needed.
There is so much more to gaze at so you need to go to your local Barnes and take a gander!
Happy Monday everyone!
Anthropologie is having a great sale on there dishes so I decided to do a mini plate wall to display my adorable finds. My favorite dish is the middle one with the butterfly!
I found a few great products at Angela Adams. Rugs must be on my mind because I fell in love with 2 of her rugs. I also adore the Morning Wing’s print!
Next week i am going to be starting some new weekly posts so stay tuned for that. Also I have some new photos of some fabulous art from some fabulous artists in my home that I want to spotlight.
Have a great weekend!!!!
I love pink powder rooms but I’m not sure what I think about this room with its strong deco paper. What do you think??
Going along with my flooring topic from last week are these rugs that are about the coolest things out there right now. I found them today on Brocade Design’s fabulous blog. How amazing are these against dark hardwood!?
Jennifer Squires has already been seen around the blogging community and has made a stop here on SimplyGrove. She is a fabulous photographer with a gorgeous portfolio. Check out more of her work here.
Weego is having a great sale on some accessories.
Happy Weekend!! Have an extra fun weekend!
Cookie Home Tour seen on A CUP OF JO
I received 2 beautiful prints in the mail this week from Piers Moore Ede whom has started a business, Robin Moore Ede Art, with his father, Robin Moore Ede, a British Interior Designer since the 1960’s. They print images onto a handmade paper from India. They call them “Watergraphs” which is a term that seems to describe the marriage of a photograph and a watercolor. The “khadi” paper comes from an ancient tradition of paper making. (The factory which supplies there paper provides employment for 47 people in rural India.)
I love the vintage feel they give and the paper is quite cool. I’m thinking I will frame mine in a simple white frame. Thank you Piers! SimplyGrove is quite a fan!
So my wonderful hubby hung wallpaper for me ( if you know me you know I can’t stand hanging wallpaper) Monday night and I absolutely love how it turned out!! I decided to go with a flock design in white with a light mocha background. It immediately gave our master bedroom a great focal wall that I can wake up to every morning. The wallpaper makes our room feel larger and surprisingly brighter. Thanks babe for being my personal carpenter!!!
Its been a super hot day today in my neck of the woods. This pool would have been perfect for me to lounge at!
Happy Monday everyone. I have lots of fun stuff coming for this week including a project that my husband has been working on in our abode. See you all soon!Richard Powers for DWR catalogue 2007.