Entries in France (245)
Perhaps I've been living under a rock lately, but I only just discovered (thanks to some random googling) the blog The Socialite Family, created by Constance Gennari. Formerly a children’s fashion journalist and then Art buyer for an advertising agency, I recently decided to immerse myself in the world of blogging to share with you my true passion: observing interior design through the eyes of a family, whether in Paris, New York or anywhere else in the world. I am particularly inspired and passionate about these contemporary, urban families and through this blog, wish to inspire you with my interpretation of these unique environments and people. I LOVE this blog - it's essentially MilK magazine in blog form. And speaking of MilK magazine, check out this stunning vacation home of Isis-Colombe Combréas, editor at MilK, her husband and their 2 children (aged 9 & 15). It is located on l'Ile de Ré, an island off the west cost of France. It's pretty much my dream home - a rustic structure with a black and white colour scheme with some designer pieces mixed in with vintage finds. GORG!!!
Kim and I flit all over the web looking for inspiration. Sometimes we land on a site that the other has already visited. What a bummer! Already posted. Ssssshhhh don't tell anyone but sometimes, very rarely, we post something the other has already featured. Oooops! I loved Isabelle Juy's portfolio when I found L'Atelier d'Archi except Kim had beat me to it (here). Then I saw the staircase. Love at first sight and not in the original post. Hello lover! You're going up on the blog. Inspiration for the stairs in my now not quite so new old house. Mine is nowhere near as grand as this but oh how I lust after the Deborah Bowness wallpaper. The drama, the whimsy, the fun.
best floor ever?
coolest sofa ever?
makes me happy
when blue works
as big as my house
P.S. In case you Ottawans missed my mention the other day, don't forget to get your butts down to Carleton U today, tomorrow or Sunday for the Ottawa Antique Show. I had a great time (and got some goodies) at this show in April - details here.
It has been about 5 years since I last featured Parisian architect and interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch, and after devouring his portfolio I have to admit that I'm loving his newer work much more. A bit more refined, a bit more rustic, a bit more neutral. Elegant and contemporary, design projects that persuade by the strength of their soundly conceived architectural presence that gracefully avoids both complication and ostentation. So good I have some favourites coming up later.