The holiday season is upon us, table decorations are once again playing a big role in event planning for all the parties to come. The December issue Elle Decoration UK gets it right with she’s antique table settings.
A well curated collection deserves an even more carefully selected bookcase. Mixing books and accessories really makes a statement, but the bookcase that they are displayed in truly sets the tone of the collection.
Mixing styles and periods tend to offer unique perspectives for decorating. A deconstructed French 1880s armchair sits next to a 19th century terrazzo side table. An early 20th century architectural model rests on top of the table.
If you find yourself in Los Angeles with nothing to do then be thankful for the people behind curate.la This site was created to map out and promote the artistic community in Los Angeles. While it’s not solely featuring interior design or antiques it does allow for artistic stimulation through different mediums. It’s a way for the LA art community to see its whole self, to coalesce and grow as an international art capital.
A bookcase severs a purpose. That purpose is to hold and display books and various objects. However its the way the bookcase is displayed that defines the characteristics of the owner. Is it a minimal and streamlined bookcase free of any excess articles or is it filled to the brim with everything and anything? I mean a bookcase can be appreciated in either state but it’s a little more fun to have a chaotic case of curiosities, don’t you think?
BA100 – these sophisticated Bergere’s would add a refined, gentlemanly touch to the corner of a living room or library. The combination of cane, leather, and mahogany make them a timeless classic that evokes an English sensibility that is both relaxed and elegant.
AR10 – this fantastic light would add just the right amount of industrial age and strength over a kitchen island. The scale and clean lines of the fixture make it a focal point and enables the piece to be the central “character” for a transitional room.
Foley & Cox is an international design firm with incredible taste. We loved hearing what their favorite pieces are. You can learn more about them on their website – Foleyandcox.com
I’m honored to have my Los Angeles home in the March issue of Elle Decor (now on news stands). As the story points out, I wanted to utilize the contemporary backdrop of a high rise building with plate glass windows for my art and antique collection spanning 3 centuries and a lifetime of buying trips around the world.