I'm no Oprah (darn it), but I thought I would share some of my favorite things.
I should save the best for last. But I just can't.
This chandelier is made from love letters written on Japanese paper. Swoon.
Antique Chinese lantern, French 40's deco table, 50's inspired chairs.Oh my. Yes. Yes. and Yes.
And this. Love the table although I'm not sure why. Probably because the chairs that were picked to go with it are genius. Any ideas about how else this table could work?
Just my personal opinion, but separated, each piece doesn't do all that much for me. But pulled together like this, there is a magic, don't you think?.
This style chair paired with this style table creates a striking juxtaposition although I think we've all seen this kind of thing so much by now that its unexpectedness is expected . Here, I'm all about the wall decor. It's a 6 foot diameter 18th-century gilt piece that is guessed to be from an Italian church.
Now, each piece in this vignette does do something for me.A dark stained bamboo table with Louis XIII chairs covered in what looks like sculpted velvet? Pulled all together like this it's sumptuous yet earthy. Feminine balanced with masculine (or visa versa). And that Calder-ish mobile puts me right over the edge straight into design heaven.
Well, like most, if not all of you, I have dozens of files and folders full of images like these. I could go on and on. But I think it's time for some more tea before calling it a night. Maybe tomorrow we'll take a look at some other rooms, like foyers. I love those! Don't you?
Did you enjoy checking out those rooms? I'm sure there were elements in them that caught your eye that I missed. Let's hear about it! There's always so much to learn from each other and it's a lot of fun, too.
All images courtesy of House Beautiful