Ceylon et Cie have a mission statement.Dedicated to the preservation and proliferation of beauty through passionate, timeless and inspirational design. Michelle Nussbaumer and Ceylon et Cie specialise in grand luxe rooms with an elegant worldly take. There is a true joy in beauty of the surroundings and a celebration of the finer things in life. Michelle effortlessly mixes antique and modern, glamour and a classic timeless vibe. As an aside isn't that the most stunning green you have ever seen?
Well, it's good to be back blogging (although what I should really be doing is sleeping) and of course Jo didn't listen to me about not posting in my absence. OH WELL. She's not a very good listener. So I worked ALL weekend, and the next 3 weeks or so will be slightly less chaotic. It was so nice to finally have time to check my emails, and I found a lovely surprise when I opened Ben's email. It included some amazing photos...I'll let him explain:
"I am a new interior designer and have just completed my very first showcase house! I’d like to submit some photographs of a “faux bois bathroom” I just designed for this year’s San Francisco decorator showcase house. The inspiration was a trip through Sweden last summer where rooms were a dazzling mix of high and low end furniture. My goal was to create a very serene and ethereal space using a mix of styles --- traditional & modern, formal & rustic. It’s a mix that can be hard to achieve, but produces spectacular results with the right balance. The room meant to be elegant but restrained. Very appropriate to the way we live today!"
These photos are going in my inspiration file right away. I have 2 bathrooms to renovate and this fits me to a T. Thanks Ben!!! (Click on them for super-sized version)
Today's a day for featuring photographers and I love the portfolio of Graham Atkins Hughes. Great sense of colour and interesting angles and compositions make his work popular with magazine editors at the likes of Elle Deco, Wallpaper and Marie Claire. These shots focus you in on the product or the designer's work. Love the dark bedroom and who wouldn't want to soak in any of those tubs!
Love the light in photographerRyan Benyi's work. I can feel the warmth of the air and imagine dust slowly wafting in the faint breeze. The shadows are cool and you know the sun is oh so bright outdoors. The rooms have a life instilled through his lens and they are real not pretentious at all. Speaking of real don't miss his wedding portfolio.
A couple of weeks ago I was squealing with delight when Victoria from sfgirlbybay featured her latest apartment incarnation. I love her style but was sooooooo happy when on closer inspection there was one of my chair prints. I love seeing my work in other people's homes and when it's one as wonderful as Victoria's well you can guess how I felt. Several emails later from people who had seen the link to my etsy store in the comments and I realised I was very low on chairs. Only know have I managed to paint a few new ones. So kudos to Victoria on her gorgeous home and a shameless plug from me ;)