Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
If they invited me I would come and stay awhile. I am loving this guest suite from a home in Alabama, designed by Doug Davis and Paige Schnell from Tracery Interiors. They based the color palette on the colors found in the calacutta marble in the bathroom. Just perfect!
Tracery is a design firm that believes in mixing new and old pieces to make a space more inviting. The chair pictured in the guest suite was purchased from Circa Antiques in Alabama and refurbished for this space. Please check out our post on My Sparrow about this chair and a few other pieces that they reused.
images via tracery interiors by Colleen Duffley
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Steampunk aka The New Victorians is a wonderful new trend. Some say this vintage industrial steam era inspired interior and fashion trend was solidified with the amazing interiors of Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch of Roman and Williams hit the scene. Their design of hospitality spaces across the board is amazing!
Have you see the trend popping up? I feel like I see it everywhere... and I love it!
images via roman and williams, cote maison, mikkel vang, house beautiful, my sparrow and glamour
Sunday, February 21, 2010
The Duchess was a wonderful movie which I completely enjoyed (through all of my tears). The sets and locations were amazing. The Duchess was nominated for and won many awards in 2008, most notibly for it's costume design. The clothes were to die for along with the sets.
The movie is based on the historical novel Georgiana The Duchess of Devonshire, "Georgiana Spencer became Duchess of Devonshire on her marriage to the Duke in 1774, at the height of the Georgian period, a period of fashion, decadence, and political change. Spirited and adored by the public at large she quickly found her marriage to be a disappointment, defined by her duty to produce a male heir and the Duke's philandering and callous indifference to her."
The Duchess was filmed at various locations in the UK. Pictured above is the House of Chatsworth which was Georgiana's home after she married the Duke. Below is the home of her family in the movie which is Kedleston Hall and Gardens in the Peak district.
The buildings and gardens really steal the stage in my eyes but the interior sets are also just beautiful. The marble and the gold guilded furnishings are perfect along with the artwork and the accessories.
Images and information via inmb, the duchess website, cote maison and harpers bazar uk