What better way to end the working week than a second dose of retro inspiration. Once again these images are scanned from Better Homes Decorating Ideas, Ruth Quatermaine, Meridith Publishing Company, 1967. Bedrooms bedrooms and more bedrooms. Master, guest and children’s rooms to love or loathe.
A giant on the American interior design scene Noel Jeffrey has woven his magic for more than three decades. Though he may seem a traditionalist he embraces all styles. Unashamedly high end and beyond the reach of most what can his work teach us? The the key is in the detail, that layering is luxury in itself and that the fun is in the extras. A bobble trim on a dining chair cover, diaphanous drapes on a bed, shades on your scones in your all too girly dressing room. You may not click with his style but you have to give more than a nod to his skill.
I love parcels in the mail and this one from Kim is fantastic! Three magazines including two from Domino, Canadian Indian art cards and print, necklaces, table runner from the fabric in her dining room, flock paper from her canvases in the hall and a cute piece she picked up on etsy. I love the pieces that are connected to her home and I particularly love the card that came with it. You see I got to see her handwriting and that was like seeing Kim. (We still haven’t even heard each others voices.) The card was the best thing….well maybe the two copies of Domino were. Just kidding!! Thank you so much Kim.
WINKS – weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we think you’ll like to see. If you’d love to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we’ll link you. So what do we have this week?