Lakeside Luxury

Have you ever taken one of those personality tests that you are asked to select words from a series of random word choices and the resulting words define your personality?  I always thought it would be interesting to ask someone to choose from a  list of or images of random decorative elements to define how they live or want to live in order to define them.  After all, they say how you live defines you.  If someone were to give me a list of elements or images and the list included images of the design elements in this home, I would feel defined.

Screen Shot 2014-02-05 at 10.02.09 PMWe are off to a good start  with the images of a romantic 17th century lakeside villa in Italy.  And the list goes on …


France circa 1900 leather smoking chair (B111), France circa 1950 leather chair with scrolled out arms (B115)

B165England circa 1860 upholstered chaise lounge (B165)

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 a white canvas • neutral • simple • refined • casual • clean lines • natural materials – wood, leather and stone • texture • a duo-chomatic color palette • blues and browns that fade into taupey grays • polished concrete floors • industrial lighting • metal accents • charcoal paintings • collections of books • contemporary art • antique art • portraits • sculpture • an eclectic yet edited collection of worldly objects and curiosities • vintage leather chairs • antiques • large scale architectural elements – that gorgeous mantle! • linen • slate Blue • rustic wood tables • modern chairs • open shelving • and last but not least a pair of adorable dogs that complete the home!

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B24 B163

France circa 1900 stool (B24), France circa 1900 upholstered grey cushions (B163)

elton_lgAn English “Editions” custom sofa upholstered in Belgian linen (LSC11) Screen Shot 2014-02-05 at 10.03.08 PM

View the entire article in the February Issue of Elle Decor UK

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