hi all! hope you had a marvelous weekend. it’s winding down now, almost midnight and i’m about to cut out. before i go i just wanted to post some more of the shots from yesterday’s search since i really did love what it turned up.
so many talented people! so much to do and see! but for tonight, i bid adieu!
bonjour à tous! i hope you’re having a divine weekend! it’s really late so i only have a minute but just wanted take that sec to say hi and post a couple images i came across today. i guess it’s safe to say and i better admit it even to myself! i committed to doing the architectural digest show again as of today. it’s happening march 17-21. i was on the fence but that’s the main reason i went to paris, to meet with vendors and suppliers and bring some of their greatness back for the show.
anyway i’m going to create a bedroom, (bien sur), my theme is going to be ‘white on white’ or ‘shades of gray’, not sure exactly, but it will evolve. aside from my furniture i have to dress the walls and floors. i love windows on either side of a bed so started surfing today for good shots. all my wishes were answered and i only went though 100 pages. and there were more. flickr is a goldmine we know that, but when they led me from ‘paris out a window’ to ‘people in windows’, i was in heaven. that’s technology that works for me!
ok well, enjoy, gotta run, happy saturday nuit!
tgif! hi all, hope you had a great week and are about to unwind. i just wanted to stop by and share some great things my friends and fellow blog buds are up to. above all else they are spreading joy by doing great work. check out sandy’s blog and her marvelous fantasy cottage. she recently visited my girl karina gentinetta and took incredible pics of her shop for a book she’s working on. (that’s my chair)!
karina has an amazing story and gorgeous pieces in her new orleans antique shop. she is a true survivor and one fantastic reason to go to new orleans. she never gave up on the city she loves.
the brilliant katie armour has started an incredible online magazine, matchbookmag.com. the first issue profiles one of my favorite bombshells, haleigh of making magique who lives a dream in paris. she came to the bloggers meet-up and was pure fairy dust!
finally, my other dear friend, mimi (an american living a true fairy tale in paris too), has launched her very own online magazine this month aussi! it’s filled with articles from her fantastic team of friends. i’m totally motivated by you gorgeous ladies and can’t wait to see what else you have in store!
well it’s about that time to make sure it’s a night to remember so i better go, have a great weekend!
hey guys, how’s your wednesday? i’m catching up on my work and still a little jet lagged. i’m taking a break to go through more shots from the show. funny when you edit how it starts to take shape. this above was done by a gorgeous italian company who designed lamps and just had these in the booth for guests. she did them in creme taffeta and piped them with black patent leather. they were so hot!
i was definitely into contrasting trims and piping, it’s a great old look that’s always fresh. there was plenty of eye candy from slipper chairs, hooded, wing backs, leather, vanity, stools, benches and ottomans.
it’s clean and highlights the lines whether it’s a lot or a little.
i don’t think i’ll ever get tired of tufting done well. this white chair has pretty chrome cabriole legs.
and i’m always on the lookout for little vanity and boudoir chairs.
these were on rollers (above) and this pretty christopher guy has lacquer feet.
i love the bright gold leaf legs on this piece but benches are a whole other story. better run, time for dinner, have a great night!
hey guys, hope you’re kicking back, enjoying some down time. i’m going thru pics from the show before they get tossed into folders never to be seen again.
i love modern rooms but have a soft spot for gorgeous linens. this company really nailed the old world embroideries and techniques on their curtains and bedding.
not to mention accessories.
it’s really feminine but the fabrics are so great and the workmanship is timeless. anyway this is one of many wonderfific companies from the show and i’ll keep on truckin’ thru the cards and pics, this time for real!
well, it’s been a full day. time to drop out and tune in. bonne nuit!
hey guys, happy monday. i’m back in the states after a worthwhile impromptu weekend in paris that sounds a lot more glam than it was since it was all biz.
i’ve mentioned madelyn before but just so you know, if you ever need a great contact in paris, she’s american, her hubby is a french surgeon and together they are just the people to know when you’re in town.
she’ll bend over backwards for you on every level. all her apartments have a view of the eiffel tower, lots of hot water, heat, mod kitchens and baths and in the summer, a/c. she knows what americans like but still keeps the spirit of a real paris apartment.
she has a way of making you feel super special like you’re an old family friend. thanks madelyn for making this little trip happen on the fly. hope i see you all there soon!
well this was a whirlwind weekend and today lunch was about as much as i could muster. it’s hard to believe but i just couldn’t rally to go to the show or the markets or brocantes and just enjoyed spending the day at a cafe with a friend and her dog. i don’t feel guilty, but i feel like i should! but it’s cold and paris isn’t going anywhere. i leave tomorrow, glad to have made the last minute effort to get here. and 14 hours at the maison objet? Ça suffit!
i do have more shots from the show but they’ll stay fresh till i get to the airport and have some down time to sort through everything. i hope you had a great weekend and will see you on the continent. have a great sunday night!
hi guys, another full day at the show and it still seems like i just skimmed the surface. the last thing i want to do is go back tomorrow, especially with the flea markets on but i just didn’t get it all done. today i focused on finding the perfect bed for the AD show, something that will be a crown jewel in the booth. these were a couple of contenders.
this show weird, the more you see, the more there is to see. hall after hall, mega booths galore, no wonder my clients burn out and start to hate my guts after a few hours! i’m starting to crash myself but will carry on.
the books are always my favorite part of the show, maybe tomorrow after the twice-over i’ll get a chance to go through some of them. maybe even leave early and hit the fleas, that would be the perfect day. ok well, i’m definitely at my limit today. good night!
well a few hours in the right big white tube and you are suddenly en paris. the show is enormous, spectacular, innovative and inspiring. my first stops were to see old friends. i adore the geniuses at koziel.fr who blur the line between real and trompe l’oeil.
others were getting in to the action this year, these had a bit of an edge: trompe l’oeil doors, some with grafiti via gdcreation.com
beautiful things were of course around every corner like these handmade comforters in silk satin from holland.
and my camera died at christopher guy but i’ll be back tomorrow, it was stunning.
anyway it’s not late but i went straight to the show from the plane. i think i was the first one in so i’m beyond tired. more a demain, bonne nuit from the streets!