hi guys, how’s your fourth going? it’s pretty dusky around here and i’m taking the sweet quiet time before fireworks to use my laptop for fun not work.
i just got these pics from my client in nice. i love their simplicity and that she’s letting things evolve.
she got flowers and more pieces arrived today.
this red chest was supposed to be fir printer and modem on the back wall but she switched it up, i like it.
this gray piece will probably move between the windows. the big mirror from the hall is now hung above the red chest. (it’s actually an armoire door i didn’t expect her to hang there but i dig it)!
the chars arrived!
and the full moon is the cherry on top. ok more soon, there’s the first firework pop… have a fun night!
hi guys! i have only a milisec before my computer dies and/or claudia forces me back to work. we have lots to prep for tomorrow but i wanted to do a quick post. claudia helped me arrange the shelves and liz had the idea to hang the chandi by a dowel between the bookcases.
i’ve been wanting to do this wall and especially the nooks for so long but just couldn’t motivate. sometimes it takes friends as we all know! i took a couple vignettes but have a lot more to fit into this day so gotta run.
more soon, have a great day!
good morning! hope you had a great weekend! it’s crack of dawn and we were supposed to shoot at 8am but wires crossed and it looks we may have a day of reprieve. today i’m tackling loose ends and not taking on any more projects big or small till this is DoNe! it’s been a hub of activity at chez moi and liz and claudia II have been fluttering around like fairy godmothers fixing, fastening and fluffing stuff ready and keep me calm.
and it feels like we’re finally getting there. the wall, the shelves and the upholstery! when the light comes up i’ll take some after shots and post this afternoon. till then, breakfast is all that’s in front of me!
have a great week!
hi guys! how is your week going? i guess for most of us we’re happy that tomorrow is friday~
i’m rushing out as usual but started this project yesterday and thought if i don’t post now that it just won’t happen since every minute from now till monday is booked solid. i’m shooting for my event on monday and tuesday, and one of the shots will be my home or office. the office has definitely taken a backseat and since my bff claudia is here we decided to use the wallpapers from paris to give it a quick facelift.
the plan was to use a single pattern across the wall but when there wasn’t quite enough we went another route and decided to make the whole wall an inspiration board by using a mix of papers.
normally i wouldn’t post a ‘during’ but since we’re crunched for time bit the bullet and i’m just posting as is for today. tomorrow we’ll put some of the finishing touches on.
for now it’s in disarray but tomorrow we’ll get some flowers, work on the shelves and basically zhush it up! till then i’m off cause now i’m late as usual! bonne nuit!
hi gang, hope you’re having a great week! we’ve been busy over here working on the website and trying to get things photographed and listed. today’s pics are two little peacock colored vases i got last month in paris. they are about as big as large eggs and incredibly delicate.
liz is having me shoot more mood shots instead of just dry images for the site so here are a couple. she was having a blue moment and i went with it. it’s a lot more fun to play when you have a friend to shoot with.
in other news, we have our winners from the drawing the other day! would the following two darlings send your email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org asap?
judy from petitcreeklavender.com
and mari of way good day
if you didn’t win that once, guess what? glitteratti is giving us these two more books to play with! they’re sending them over for review and i’m giving them away! if you’d like a chance to win just say so!
Coco Chanel by Douglas Kirkland
Stealing Magnolia’s Tales From a New Orleans Courtyard
whew! tgif guys, hope you are gearing up for a fantastic weekend. liz and i have been working hard over at chez moi, catching up, shooting and organizing. in fact she’s due in about a minute so i have to jet but wanted to say hi and although there are a million pics on my phone and camera, links to exchange, books to review and giveaways to attend to and orders to ship, i just wanted to leave you with an image that was so simple but so striking it reminded me that it doesn’t have to be so complicated this time of year. one strand of green can feel really festive. anyway that’s my two cents. happy decorating!
good morning guys! how’s your week shaping up? hope you had a great holiday. it’s back home for me after lots of traveling and good to feel refreshed. i’ve finished unpacking the stuff from paris and just hung another painting from the market. it’s the other little corner that needs TLC but as i always say, it’s a work in progress, not a one shot overhaul.
my sister in law jean took fabulous pics at the fleas and put them on picassa. the one below is from her set. she really captured the essence of the day, i love so many of the vendors and candids she got. if you get a chance, take a look here:
as you can see this one made it from the street to my wall. thought it would be fun to show where some of this stuff ends up. it’s mine for for awhile! well, there’s lots to do so i better jet. have a great wednesday!
hi gang! i’m in and i’m out (said with heidi klum’s accent). we’re just about to watch a movie so this is just a quick hello to wish you a good night and great week. i’ll leave you with one of a thousand photos i fell for today. sweet dreams, bonne nuit~
Oh! PS we have a winner in the giveaway! alex drew #18 so congrats to linda bauer!
hi guys! i’m in a bit of a rush because i’m trying to catch an airwave while waiting to board my flight to paris. since it’s intermittent i’ll hold off on a big post but wanted to share at least a little of the day before the connection breaks again.
i was thrilled to get the note from ellie somerville over at lonny mag that her apartment was being featured and she used my handles on one of her transformations. it’s the little things, right? if you’re a new yorker and have a tiny space, her apartment will get your juices flowing. she got pretty creative and it’s palatial for a petit place!
voilà! her ikea wardrobe is altered with the handles.
before i cut out i just want to shout out to my girl ariel who interned at lonny this year. before she left, she connected me with ellie and the gang to blog for them while i’m at the show. you never know who will be a liason! i’m excited and grateful, girls.
alors, more from the other side!
hey guys hope you’re in the middle of a warm summer night. i just wanted to say a quick hi. sometimes it seems like there has to be a reason to blog, then suddenly there are too many reasons and that combo cancels out any blogging at all.
truth is so much is going on it’s almost surreal. but in blogland we can bliss out and just play with whatever crosses our paths.
most of us share a love for miniatures. my own dollhouse is at my parents and needs an extreme home makeover after being well loved by 6 grandchillins. (the boys as much as the girls)!
these are the creations of the incomprehensibly talented and patient susan harmon hatler. she makes scenes of whatever inspires her. (she once did the cover of my book and some vignettes from it). we lost touch for years but yesterday reconnected when she sent these shots over. if you have a minute to play, check out her site and be awed by the meticulous detail of her work. or is it play?
i love what true passion looks like
not much is new on the home front as far as nouvelle decor except these mod pieces liz brought over. we found the set years ago and she ended up with them. together they make a little vanity so they do double duty like the rest of the furniture so far. they’re formica and i always wanted to copy them in other finishes. they’re finally mine all mine! for now :)
the set doesn’t go but i don’t care. it will!
what else from chez moi…curating the shelves
and i got a a lamp inspired by billy baldwin who was noted saying all rooms should have some black. and i can read in bed now.
oh and if you’re still into the door decor, i came across this keyhole so of course had to try it.
don’t worry. it fell off! and i’m moving on!
haha. ah and one last thing to my girl who asked what the heck to do with that switchplate? i had a mirrored one that fit just right. this little corner really proved to be a vortex that could go on forever!
this corner’s next but that’s another day…
so guys, i want to say thanks for stopping over. it’s honestly a real respite to get away and talk smack with you about nothing at all. especially with so much else going on in our worlds. love sharing the lighter side of life with you!
have a great nuit~