the parisian getaway

lydia marie elizabeth blog

hi guys what’s going on? it’s late and i just got in from a couple days away working on a job with liz in the keys. i was just about to close shop for the night but this interview with Lydia Marie Elizabeth arrived in my inbox just now. hope you enjoy it,we talked about some romantic ways to spend a romantic afternoon with your honey. her paintings are divine and she’s a really sharp sweetheart. here’s an excerpt:

My first Designer Highlight of the series in 2016 is Claudia Strasser of The Paris Apartment.  She has based her business around the beauty of Parisian Interiors.  Because while “Italian design is wonderful and Chippendale is great; it’s not French.”  She points out that from Marie Antoinette’s shoe collection to the wall detail decoration, “I don’t know how one culture creates so much so perfectly, but they did. They nailed it.” Claudia explains.  read the full article here: lydiamarieelizabeth.com/blog

good night and thank you for thinking of me, Lydia!

February 11, 2016. Lydia Marie Elizabeth Blog, paris apartment project, the paris apartment project, TPA Project. 1 comment.

flowers, palms and fronds

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how’s your tuesday? i’m traveling with liz on a job in the keys. we’ve been friends for decades and work together whenever we can. it means road trips and good food, hard work and inappropriate laughs. in our room in the keys, the decor is tropical. botanical prints of various palm trees inspired me to pinterest search ‘botanical vintage’ and of course got lost in a world of renderings and illustrations.

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panteek.com/Bloemwerk so much to the point i have 4% so have to go…i fell in love with so many of the flowers

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panteek.com/Bloemwerk the colors, the sweetness of the ribbon

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scientificillustration.tumblr.com-illustrations-of-himalayan the 1700 and 18o0s, when everything newly discovered  was logged and experimented with for oils, remedies and properties

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inland-delta.tumblr.com/post/98539246696/magnolia-illustration-from-mark-catesbys-the Magnolia illustration from Mark Catesby’s The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands, 1731-1743

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From the Dodel-Port Atlas, a plant systematics wall chart series released between 1878 & 1883. flickr.com-bibliodysse

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s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals, Traveller’s palm, Ravenala madagascariensis, illustrated by John Reeves (1774–1856) | Natural History Museum

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ok gonna go before it quits on me! good night!

 

February 10, 2016. paris apartment project, TPA Project. 7 comments.

soaking in the bath

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it’s almost midnight and this monday is about to draw to a close. that is if i can pry myself away from the infinite and inspirational images on pinterest.  how are you doing this february night? it’s pretty cold even here in miami beach so i hunkered down indoors enough of the day to paint my bathroom and prep it for a makeover. it’s about as basic as it gets with a glass door shower, built in vanity sink and mirror and 60s tile. scrolling through the pictures tonight made me really think about how this tiny space can convey so much from romantic to restful, masculine, welcoming, cozy, elegant, industrial, farmhouse, feminine, modern, natural or serene. just to start.  above image via house of jade interiors blog

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i started getting obsessed with these kinds of memes

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bliss-athome.com these bloggers, photographers and designers are amazing in my book

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pinterest.com/parisapartment/le-bath such simplicity and sophistication all at once

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pinterest.com/pin/459296861976279559 i love the bathroom cause even the smallest corner can pack a punch

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apartmenttherapy.com/the-worlds-most-beautiful-bathroom-sinks and the details can really be appreciated, maybe more than in any other room

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apartmenttherapy.com/10-transformative-bathroom-upgrades-you-can-do-in-a-weekend some even consider it a venue to showcase artwork

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retrouvius.com/design-projects/villa-highgate and others find that less is more

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i love how they mixed the natural floor in with the modern hardware and rainshower

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dream green diy-how-to-refresh-tile-grout-without-renovating if you’re anything like me you want a quick fix. this is a great way to use what you have and touch up the grout

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flickr.com/photos i thought this designer had some pretty good points: use tray and beautiful hand towels, wallpapers and take a paper into the medicine cabinet

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thecraftingchicks.com-drab-to-fab so much fun can be had in the minute finishing touches

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decorpad i adore these crystal handles

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just a smattering of ideas (click each for links)

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personally i reside somewhere between these three. well the decor will have to wait, it’s drying and it’s bedtime. have a good night!

 

February 9, 2016. Baths, Makeover, paris apartment project, the paris apartment project, TPA Project. Leave a comment.

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