Editorial Inspiration

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Designer Missy Steffens makes over a traditional library with period antiques.

 

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Closet Envy

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Photo: Douglas Friedman 

Ken Fulk’s closet in November issue of Architectural Digest is the epitome of rich and eclectic design. He goes against the grain by utilizing antique bookcases and a brass clothing rack to replace the all to common closet kits of today. He embraces English details with a large antique box on stand hidden behind an unusual antler upholstered chair, these being reminiscent of the once popular royal hunts. So why not defy the expected and harness the old world culture by embracing antique furniture in order to diversify your own closet?

England circa 1820’s Regency upholstered chair (B161), England circa 1930 bookcases from Oxford university (BC131), England circa 1880 large mahogany box (BD110)

 

 

Editorial Inspiration

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A chess set collection is on display in the October issue of Elle Decoration UK.

 

FIlm Art History

Screen Shot 2013-06-06 at 8.04.54 AMElle Decoration suggests two films this summer to watch for the art historian in you. The first is  Summer In February which opens June 14th is a true story of a love triangle in an Edwardian artist colony between painters Alfred James Munnings,  Florence Carter-Wood and Gilbert Evans. The second film is Renoir out June 28th, a film about the complex relationship between Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, his muse and his son Jean, who would later become a famous film director.