Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Beauty of Wood

©Davis Frame Co., Inc.Beautifully crafted ceiling beams have an artful appeal that has all the graceof old barn beams plus the excitement of modern architecture.
While the location is a rare treasure, interior elements can be found in every part of the country. First, the plain white walls and barnlike exposed beams are timeless. The white kitchen is enlivened by interesting counter stools and playful lighting. In the larger dining area, oak furniture is sleekly styled yet enduringly warm.

Inspiration from Hotel relais La Corte dei Papi, Italy

Nestled amidst the rolling hills of Tuscany, bordering Umbria near Cortona, Hotel La Corte dei Papi, a prestigious 4 star relais, welcomes guests within the heart of Tuscany's countryside in refined elegance.
The antique countryside villa has once again turned to its hospitality tradition thanks to the skilled restoration effort that renewed it to its original form. La Corte dei Papi now welcomes guests in to a luxurious atmosphere of charme.
The restoration of the antique period dwelling and surrounding land placed special care in maintaining the original decorative elements, terracotta floors, exposed beams of the vaulted ceilings, while enriching the rooms with all the modern comforts. Each room's decor includes antique furnishings and luxury detailing.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Shabby Slips, owned by Renea Abbott

Right in the middle of the store is this limed table with these stunning shell chairs! What a find! When Shabby Slips first opened, the focus was on slip covers, but that has long since changed. Today, the focus is on the finest antiques for the younger set. To be sure, the store is still stocked with wonderful slipcovered furniture and there are beautiful pillows tossed about, but the antiques take center stage now. The trendy new lamps and accessories mix in with the old. The chandeliers and mirrors are exceptional, and there is a large selection of them to choose from.
Shabby Slips is owned by Renea Abbott, a much in-demand interior designer with several Veranda covers under her belt. She recently repainted the walls going from dark to white and the effect, along with all the mirrors and crystal chandeliers is stunning – the store absolutely sparkles! The ceiling is filled with the crystal chandeliers and the Venetian mirror shown above has to be the prettiest one I have ever seen! Shopping here is such a treat – a true eye candy experience.

The Southern Accents brings a taste of the English countryside to Texas

With a nod to 1930s Art Deco glamour, Minton used a cool palette of pastels in the master bedroom. The simplicity of the canopy-style bed frame and its dressing lends a modern feel, and the pearlized woodwork reflects additional light throughout the room. “It just glows,” says Minton.
Inspired by tiger-stripe and paisley linens, Minton limited himself to a completely neutral scheme of gray, beige, taupe, and white for the guest suite. “We wanted the drama of no color,” he says. The stenciled pattern on the walls, played down by the choice of muted tones, gives an exotic but not overpowering feel.
From the Siamese figures flanking the center archway to the tomato-colored French chairs, the living room reflects the layered look typical of English design. “The British brought back many different cultural influences from their colonies, so we didn’t just stick to one type of furniture or style,” says Minton. “We created a look that made it possible to easily move a piece of furniture from one room to another.”
With an arrangement of antique Chinese and Japanese porcelain and English-style furniture, the entry hall is an inviting ode to eclectic English design and designer Joe Minton’s classic aesthetic.
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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lifestyle of the rich

NYC: Located on a unique private gated cobblestone street off Sutton Square with it
s own parking space. This private renovated townhouse features river views from all rooms. This apartment is perfect for entertaining with a library, family room, private keyed park back garden, eat in kitchen and roof deck. It also feels spacious with 4 bedrooms and English basement with staff apt and separate entrance. Available for a mere $15,500,000 See more at the link. http://www.trulia.com/property/photos/1087296356-3-Riverview-Ter-New-York-NY-10022#item-0

Friday, June 11, 2010

That summer feeling

This interior beach house look eye-catching residence with clean lines, neutral tones and minimal accessories to accentuate the high ceilings and open-concept structure. This pace suitable in summer here is a chic home in Guadalajara, Mexico is that is the ideal summer get-away.