This is the living room of Nadja Swarovski’s London apartment (c. 2006). It was featured in Elle Decor and instantly became one of my favorite rooms. Some of the standout details for me are the trellis molding on the ceiling, the creamy bettered with their rose red pillows, and the monolithic black lacquer coffee table floating on the beautiful carpet. It’s the perfect mix of modern and traditional elegance, don’t you think?
Last might I decided to go hunting for French style interiors that were primarily green… Yeah, that was a “good luck with that” kind of a search! I will definitely have to keep looking for French greens…
But while I was hunting around I found a blog called Plum Sienna written by Annie, who has an obsession with wallpaper, wall finishes, and aged elegance. Her blog is full of absolutely gorgeous finishing techniques for walls – plaster, lime, gilding, lacquer… you name it, it’s probably there. The photos are gorgeous and she often gives you a really solid but simple overview of how these techniques work. Please check out her current and previous blogs (there are total gems on both sites): Plum Sienna and Rose & Lis.
Today’s inspiration room is from Plum Sienna and has the most exquisite color combination I’ve ever seen. I’m totally in love! The color of the artwork? Get out!
I hope your week is going well and Thursday finds you safe and sound (especially after all the tornado and storm warnings throughout the southeast).
Eric Hughes’ living room.
A view of the living area from the fireplace.
View of the rest of the living area and a second set of the fabulous coffee tables.
Who am I kidding? I’m completely obsessed with the coffee tables featured in the living room of Eric Hughes’ Wainscott, NY house. In the spirit of full disclosure – this pic is three years old. The house was featured in the January 2008 issue of Elle Decor. Not that the date matters to me – I want a black lacquer tray on chrome legs coffee table. I want it bad. I mean, just look at them, they’re gorgeous aren’t they?
Once upon time West Elm had them but their model has long since been discontinued. Still, I figure if I knew the name of the table I might be able to find one on Craigslist somewhere. So far my search attempts haven’t yielded any results. Not even any mentions of the table on design blogs from the time period. Maybe I’m using the wrong search terms… which is entirely likely! Oh well, I’m a trooper! I WILL find my own slice of lacquer table heaven… One of these days!
In the meantime, enjoy the pics of Eric Hughes house… and my dream coffee table!
An all white and very modern kitchen.
Dining room. I love the dome light fixture and the striped rug.
The all white bath is minimal and clean.
An equally chic outdoor living room.
I had a super low key weekend… you know the kind where you watch every movie you own while making all that popcorn stock you bought really work for you? Seriously though, when I wasn’t loafing around, I was looking for some blue rooms to inspire myself and you with. Have a happy Monday!
A beautiful, rich, dark blue room. I’d love to know who designed it!
Interior from the new Architectural Digest with Margaret Russell editing! Wow. If this is any indicator of what’s to com from AD… I might have to subscribe!
View of a Steven Gambrel room. So so beautiful!
A Vicente Wolf room. I love that canopied daybed with all the blue cushions!
JK Hotel from Lonny Magazine. Blue, black, and cream is starting to seem like a never fail combo! I love the big wing chairs and glossy black accents.
This soft Robin’s Egg blue lacquered living room is a standout.
A Miles Redd living room also with lacquered walls. I love the mix here of blue, brown, black, cream, and red. This room looks really livable doesn’t it?
Kelly Wearstler hotel restaurant design. Does she ever fail to knock a room out of the ballpark?