Off to Paris! This was up for auction last time i was there. Can’t wait to see what awaits this trip!
I’m wondering if you have any ideas or advice for floral centerpieces for a vintage themed wedding. I’m having it in June in a 100 year old hotel and I’m trying to achieve a madcap vintage feel – sort of Victorian meets Art Nouveau.
The ceilings are super high and for colors I’m thinking rasberry/eggplant/berry tones.
Hey MF, check out my friend Lynn Goldfinger’s www.parishotelboutique.com.
She has an amazing collection of all things Hotel. I was lucky enough to photograph her home and objets. She always has great books on the site along with all sorts of treasures from grand hotels of the past.
Mix them with antique tablecloths and use the tiny pitchers for individual flowers at for each guest. They’d make fantastic favors!
Check out the flowers at http://www.sanfranciscoweddingflowers.com/wedding-centerpiece/sf-wedding-centerpieces.html for amazing combos! Since the ceilings are so high you can light candle chandeliers overhead for real drama and romance.
One of the women coming on the trip to Paris just got this charming apartment in the city and wants to make it her pied a terre here on the continent! Seems like no matter how small the apartment is, it may as well be a mansion! We’re starting with the paint…chocolate on the hall walls, dove in the bathroom, butter in the kitchen and the same dove in the bedroom. Trims are cream and ceilings are all turquoise. Wall trim has a tiny metallic accent.
We need every thing from chandeliers to a bed and a comfy chair. Armoire for a flatscreen, desk, chair, daybed, rug, lamp, nightstands and of course treasure hunt for accessories at the fleas.
I love hotel and design and should mention the brains and beauty behind the sumptuous Hotel Costes: Jacques Garcia.
This is one of the most recent creations: a hotel with 20 different rooms that are inspired by the past. The 1930′s Mistinguett room has her actual bed! http://www.leclubparis.com/english/hotels/articles/lhotel/article.asp
It’s been pretty chilly in nyc these past couple days. i was on the hunt for the perfect down coat to brave the tundra that IS paris in winter. i’m taking a group shopping and making the final plans now.
Bien sur, we’re going to the Hotel Costes the first night we get there. If you haven’t been yet, make sure you go to the bar and/or restaurant. It really doesn’t matter, they are both sensational. There’s outdoor dining but the interior is so dramatic and seductive you will be swept away! I have never taken a good picture of it and i couldn’t find one on google images :(
If you have one i’d have to see it! anyway the music is just as great. i haven’t heard the cd above but it its a sure bet to be right. they have a good track record with that stuff. Don’t get me started on their candles!!
in paris we’re staying here:
this room will inspire us to shop and decorate thats fo sho! ok gotta go! a domani!
We’re scheduled to leave for paris at the end of this month. now it looks like we’ere going to london and italy too! research led me to these fantastic finds! Looking for fleamarkets in italy is no easy feat although i did find a good book:
and this fantastic. funky weird site for UK designers~There is so much out there i’m in awe everyday!! Hope you’re having a great 007
Happy New Year!
Wow! I don’t know how the world keeps on blogging! it’s all i can do to enjoy a minute of it tonight. if you have kids, i give you all the credit in the world. well i’m glad to be back in the world. feels great!
This drawing was by a little girl in Chile named Isides. She was up for adoption one day and when i went back the next, she was gone. I came across it in my things tonight and thought I’d share since it is so sweet!