I'm so excited because in a few weeks I will be having dinner at a great restaurant in Madrid, Caray, that was designed by one of my favorite interior designers, Lorenzo Castillo. His taste is exquisite. His spaces are rich, glamorous, dramatic and very, very layered. I blogged about his home here about two years ago (how does time fly like this?!) and was excited to find other photos of his home recently. There are rooms that are exactly that have been untouched and others that have been changed. His muted color palette with pops of yellow is so elegant and I love how he hangs art everywhere, literally. Let's start-
Happy Memorial Day Weekend. I know I earned this weekend. I'm exhausted! Before I give you the run down on some sales and fun finds I needed to share this photo with you. Do you love it as much as I do? I'm so scared of ever decorating with red and this console and chairs just make me want to change that. This space is designed by Alexandra Loew. You can see the rest of the apartment here.
The console is by Write Now, which she lacquered in two shades of red to make it even more striking and the chairs are from Eccola. And how interesting that she hung a photograph on the mirror. This is something she is known for so you don't really see yourself but pieces of the room. “I use mirrors not for vanity, but to amplify spaces,” she explains.) I adore everything about this. Ok, so for links-
[ print | steak knives | melamine plates | sandals | brass coffee table | white blouse (on super sale!) | tulip skirt (on sale!)]
We have 2 and a half days of school left. Uhm, where did the time go? Of course, my daughter is thrilled and thinks summer means no reading and no work. But little does she know I have some summer workbooks in the closet. I am excited for summer vacation it just arrived so quickly and feel like I have so much to do before school gets out. Since it has been raining non-stop here I thought some bright things would cheer
me everyone up. Let's please start with the rainbow steak knives. They are by Laguiole, a french company and they are fabulous. I have a set and always look forward to using them when we make steaks. They come in a pretty wooden box and at $62 they make an amazing gift (even for father's day! It's not too early to plan ahead). The bright print is a limited edition and is kind of mesmerizing, don't you think? The melamine plates are perfect for all your summer picnics. They are chic and shatter proof and they are $42 for a set of four.
The sandals with that bit of fringe in the front are so cute! And they come in blue as well. But I think yellow is just killer. The brass plated coffee table is spectacular. And that white blouse which is on super sale is so fresh and perfect for everyday wear. I think anything that has that high-low cut is so flattering. I really need to get it asap. And the prettiest tulip skirt is on sale as well. Take advantage!
And I will come back tomorrow with some sales!
This dreamy kitchen in a Brooklyn brownstone was remodeled by architect Gerry Smith. Don't you love those steel doors? And the herringbone floor tiles? And the perfect grey colored cabinets (the color is deep silver from Benjamin Moore)? Pure heaven.
I was lucky enough to spend a few days in NYC last week. Not only was the weather glorious but I had the good fortune of seeing the Met's China: Through the Looking Glass exhibit. It was SPECTACULAR! If you find yourself in NYC before it closes in August do yourself a favor and see it. The exhibit explores the the impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion and how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries. This dress by McQueen with the de Gournay wallpaper backdrop is perfection. And what about these blue and white dresses?
If you love interiors I think you will like today's post where I highlight some of my favorite One Room Challenge reveals within the Linking participants. Last week I highlighted my favorites from the main group and today I want to share my favorites from the 145 bloggers who also participated as linkers. This first photo is from Burlap and Lace. I just love those yellow chairs with the black and white striped pillows.
[ Gold hexagonal plate | hanging woven art | tassel earrings | bench | tassel sandals | tassel clutch]
Just a few pretty things for you to admire on this pretty Thursday. We all need a hexagonal gold plate by our bedside tables. The woven wall art is just spectacular. I used to see these as pure dust collectors, but I have to say that this one particular store on etsy is doing such cool designs that I would be willing to vaccuum that baby a couple of times a week. I find them that pretty and interesting! Also, that bench! So chic!