in with the old

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bonjour mes amis! i’ve been at it all day, going through old pics and papers, trying to organize but it’s an endless stack of open ended projects. i thought i’d share some places that were shot for my new book (you’re probably sick of hearing that, i have so many in the works). i’m thinking of using them on my site but my style has changed so much that maybe these are dated. anyway i knew you’d give me your honest opinion!

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this started as one of those generic apartments in dallas belonging to tricia, (here’s her before):

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geez, these have been sitting in a folder for years, i’m such a slacker…

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this is my friend lorraine’s place, she has so many pretty things

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and this one was in chicago, a bachelor who wanted something sexy for when his friends came over on sundays for sex in the city parties. tells you how long ago it was! actually we shot this in HD at the time for a pilot that was sold to the travel channel.

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here’s his ‘before’

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finding this 1930’s mirrored fireplace was the highlight of my career, well, almost! there’s a lot more but this is what i found today, i’ll dig out more over the weekend, have a great night!

July 24, 2009. Bedrooms, Decorating.

25 Comments

  1. Pamela replied:

    Yowza! I adore that mirrored fireplace!!

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  2. chatelaine replied:

    What a treat to see such stunning rooms! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Judith replied:

    Woah!!!! Amazing eye candy Claudia! I love it all! I swear you have the Midas touch! :) Gorgeous post dear friend.
    xoxo
    Judith~

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  4. Debra replied:

    I just want to move in to all of them…omg, they are all so beautiful! Lovey visuals to have before bedtime.:)

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  5. Write Girl replied:

    I always enjoy checking out your site. Fabulous bedrooms. Truly magnifique!!

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  6. theparisapartment replied:

    you are so sweet, thank you so much, it means a lot to me what you think!

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  7. Keith replied:

    Those are such incredible photos. They are all so beautiful.

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  8. Berlin replied:

    I love the mirror used behind the bed a la headboard, what an original and classy touch!

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  9. Melissa replied:

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I wish I had stacks of papers and photos that were filled with pretty things….my stacks just seem to have lines and letters on them!

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  10. suzanne replied:

    As always Claudia beautiful.
    Inspiration for some of us who are hmmm artistically challenged.
    I would love for my guests to walk into any of those beautiful rooms but gotta say love the first one!

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  11. amy replied:

    how i adore the glamorous and sexy feeling of a curtained in bed!!! it seems so easy to re-create, but i just never take the time to do it… i need more glamor in my life!! thank you for sharing these inspirational and beautiful photos.

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  12. Bonnie replied:

    Pretty pictures are just what I needed to cheer me up this evening. I saw your pilot HD show of the bachelors place in Chicago, I forget where I saw it but think it was via your blog, it was very good.

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  13. zelda replied:

    Hi dear . there is nothing wrong join this pictures to your book , they are not aged in my opinion ! that ‘s the power of classic . We are all evaluate in our carrier and it’s good . the one who don’t ,and I know some , are just getting out of work at a pathetic speed .
    Could you post some of your actual work ? that would be very interesting to see the transformation ,,,

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  14. A Gift Wrapped Life replied:

    Such gorgeous rooms and work Claudia, especially the first one – oooh la la! Having a fun summer?

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  15. theparisapartment replied:

    wow good morning! it’s so nice to wake up to your wonderful words! i do have shot of us working on these places, somewhere. i do have the video of the pilot if you want to see it, i have no idea how to put it online tho…well for the record, we framed out his canopy with 1×2″ on the ceiling and tacked up his fabric, then trimmed it so you wouldn’t see the edge. in the first shots we made her canopy out of that piping from home depot and hung it on eye hooks! i’ll see what i can dig up on the how to’s shots.

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  16. le petit cabinet de curiosites replied:

    great shots ! The mirror fireplace is the thing to have !!! wonderful find

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  17. Relyn replied:

    Oh, I do love those images. You have me dreaming of glamorous fireplaces. To me, the best images were the first set of pics. WOW!

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  18. maureenlynne replied:

    thank-you for sharing even if you think they are outdated…there’s still a lot of interesting and useful ideas…and it’s fun to see how others interpret a room and decorate it accordingly…….the 1930’s mirror is a highlight for sure!!!! very nice…

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  19. Donna replied:

    What a GREAT blog, great pictures, love the look of your blog. THANK YOU SO MUCH for leaving me a comment on my blog, that led me to your blog. I now have another blog to look forward to seeing. I will surly be checking you out on a regular basic, can’t wait to see your next post…THANK YOU again.Donna ON A WHIM

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  20. Fabulous Finds Studio replied:

    I think your style is timeless, Claudia. The photos are beautiful!
    I recently read your book (again) while I was waiting for my daughter at the dentists office (a fabulous way to pass the time :-) I can’t wait for the new book to come out!
    Have a fabulous day!
    Julie

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  21. Chic and Charming replied:

    I adore all of these pictures, esp the pink beds with netting. SO fabulous I shared them on my tumblr!

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  22. Claire Jeffery replied:

    AHH! I covet the Chicago bachelor pad still to this day! I remember seeing the images when you originally did the place and tried (in vain) to recreate it! Georgeous Claudia!!!!
    Think I might have another go in my new pad when I move in the Autumn, unless you fancy a little charity trip to Blighty to help add some fabulosity to a poor single mums pad?……….

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  23. sundaygirl24 replied:

    Claudia please please could you email me as many pictures as you can from the Chicago Bachelor Pad project so I can put them up on my blog and also for personal inspiration for my home project? I will send you pics of it when Im done and of course put a link to you on my blog. I would really appreciate it xxxxxxxx

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  24. Lenox Ave replied:

    Your friend Loraine’s spot and that fireplace are unreal. Luxury is my word for the day after seeing these spaces. Just yummy!

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  25. Roberta replied:

    The bed w/ canopy and vintage mirror has been a favorite of mine for a very long time. stunning Claudia!
    Roberta

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