Simone Haag “likes to think of a house as a blank page, an empty book – boundless, full of possibilities – a story wanting to be written, a tale waiting to be told.” In the case of this Melbourne house she has penned a best seller. It’s a collaboration between stylish fashion director client and designer, the end result being a sensationally chic and fashion forward house. That living room sends shivers up and down my spine and did you notice the gradation in the dining chairs? Sigh!
Photography by Mark Roper
Rich velvets and metallics, fine art and carefully curated collections, dark corners and soaring ceilings. It’s all about the drama, a glamorous modern drama. Luxurious, refined, sophisticated, rich. West Village Residence by New York based Carlyle Designs.
Here is a little something to distract you all from the fact that this is the last day of July. A stunning bedroom by Tori Golub. That Hans Wegner Flag Halyard chair is everything.
When this post publishes I will be in Montreal with my mother’s massive SUV (while she’s partying it up with my dad in Paris) loaded up with a set of 8 tulip chairs for my dining room. I am super excited to have acquired these for a great price, and EIGHT of them! What this means is my husband has to get cracking on building me a new dining table. I’m thinking about a reclaimed wood top (not too rough) with some sort of powder coated steel base. Anyway, I thought it fitting that today I do a round-up of tulip chairs in dining rooms. Finding these photos has made me even more stoked about my latest furniture purchase. Photos to come ASAP! (Along with living room pics – the painting is just about complete!!!)
A few weeks ago when hubby and I were antiquing in small town Ontario, I spotted an old wooden rocking chair outside of a shop right where we parked our car. Each time we brought a load of treasures to the car (there were a few), I caught myself checking out the chair. It was really nothing special, and had some gawd awful floral design along the top piece that would have needed painting over (no biggie). The chair was already painted black so it seemed perfect for me from the get-go. And I did not buy it. I have no room in my home for new furniture unless I clean out my basement (a very daunting task). But it would have looked really sweet on my front porch (if my husband doesn’t end up making me the L-shaped bench I have been hinting at). I regret not buying it – and I think it was only $35. AGH!! Since then I have been thinking about rocking chairs so I decided to do a post all about this style of chair. Rockin’ out! 🙂