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INTERIORS:: Portrait + Elizabeth Taylor

13 Apr

I believe a good portrait has the power to inject a room with the characteristics of the person pictured. If you want a bedroom or nursery to project strong, feminine confidence, then Elizabeth Taylor is certainly the woman for the job. The pink nursery above is actually in this home I featured last week (the one owned by the rockstar and Brazilian designer) and there is no denying the striking impact Ms. Taylor has on the entire room. I found the cool blue Cleopatra bedroom while reading Lonny’s new online magazine TradHome. Be sure to check out TradHome even if “traditional” isn’t your thing. As Editor Michelle Adams so accurately put it “traditionalism is not a thing of the past but rather a foundation upon which cutting-edge contemporary aesthetics can transform a room.” – I couldn’t agree more!
source: vogue, tradhome


12 Apr
One task which I am truly hopeless at is hanging artwork. I’m too embarrassed to say how many paintings and picture frames I have leaning up against the wall waiting to be hung ……. (I can see 4 from where I’m sitting). Sadly, it’s highly unlikely I’ll ever have the patience and precision to hang 16 album covers in perfectly neat rows of 4, ever. 
That is just one of the many reasons I love the way one large piece of artwork can dress up a room.
 One statement piece can bring a big hit of color and create a focal point in a room, for those of us who aren’t lucky enough to have the ultimate focal point – a fireplace. This photo below reminds me of the Bondi Icebergs here in Sydney, so I’m thinking of taking my own photo of the Icebergs and creating a similar look in my home. Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own work hung on the wall? Far more personal and major bragging points. Now, just have to master the simple art of photography…

source: thedecorista

INTERIORS:: Bold Artwork

5 Dec
BAM! The artwork in this room is fantastic. And to think it’s all white walls, white curtains, white furniture and still incredibly dynamic. The gigantic Damien Hirst spin art painting and other artworks truly make the room (hey remember spin art?) The home belongs to Libertine designer Johnson Hartig which, if you’ve seen Libertine’s bold clothing, makes a lot of sense. 
source: shelterpop