i get by with a little help from my friends

bon saturday nuit guys. we just got back from catching the sunset and twilight is falling as scheduled, so we’ve got that going for us.  dinner at home and he’s cooking,  i’m in charge of dessert.

i’m staying in after shirking my responsibilities for a couple fun days with liz.  i thought you’d like a tour of her cute townhouse.   it  inspired me to practice with my new camera.

the juliet balcony off her bedroom.

we didn’t style anything so it’s not perfect.  i thought it looked great as it was.

her dad’s desk

and downstairs, the florida room

leads to the deck on the waterway. see how we didn’t even pull the chair back? lazy!

this is another of the long shot/close shots  i’ve been playing with:

anyway, dinner’s ready. hope your night’s just getting started!

bon weekend!

June 13, 2010. Decorating, Friends, Liz, Photography.


  1. Rachel replied:

    What lovely pictures! And oh goodness..that house is gorgeous. :) I love the “Juliet balcony.”

    Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend and that you’re supper was delicious.



  2. Julienne replied:

    Beautiful shots! Now is it the camera or the photographer?


    • Clarence Close replied:

      It is the photographer. A camera only captures something when it is operated by a photographer and a photographer captures what is in his/her mind’s eye.


  3. Karena replied:

    Great getaway and the images are fantastic!!

    Art by Karena


  4. le petit cabinet de curiosites replied:

    her townhouse is divine . Merci for sharing


  5. FROM THE RIGHT BANK replied:

    What a wonderful house – my favorite part is that juliet balcony. So cute!


  6. Chatelaine replied:

    Great townhouse! That photo with the dog on the floor opposite the bearskin rug is so funny. The dog looks like a mirror image of the rug!


  7. elaine Power replied:

    How tranquil, love the desk! :)


  8. themorselblog replied:

    Love the desk, love the tile in the Florida room, and LOVE picture # 10. The house, with the swampy feel of the trees and the somewhat beat-up dock are great subjects. Good picture-taking!


  9. sundaygirl24 replied:

    Wow Claudia! Your photography skills are really become quite stunning! The camera is GREAT! I might have to invest in one myself! I love the second to last images! It’s magazine worthy!

    Check you out!

    Big hug, Sadie at Flea xxx


  10. Deborah Milne replied:

    Liz’ home is so chic and comfy. The view out to the waterway is gorgeous, including that larger than life Budda head. Claudia I’ve been m.i.a. for quite a while but wanted to catch-up and wish you well. xx


  11. yvonne replied:

    What a lovely spot, I could enjoy that place,
    Love to be there in the winter.
    Beautiful post.


  12. Vivi replied:

    Love the whole desk area! Beautiful. :)


  13. Denise replied:

    This is a timely post — I was wondering if the yellow of their cinder block fence works with terracotta tile, and it most certainly does! Life on a canal looks fabulous.


  14. auwhere replied:

    very beautiful


  15. Jacqueline replied:

    I’m mad about the daybed, can you tell me what it is whether it be a reproduction piece or original (it’s hard to tell in the pictures. I’m guess possibly Balinese or similar. Nevertheless great pictures.


  16. Paul replied:

    What beautiful shots!
    I love that desk!


  17. Mariah @LadyLUX replied:

    Wow what a beautiful home! It looks so tranquil and inviting!


  18. Sarah @ Maison Boheme replied:

    Gorgeous! Love her father’s desk.


  19. mlle paradis replied:

    hey claudia – the pictures are looking great! and speaking of which, for “corner view” this week i “pinched” some of your pictures – of Stephane’s and Lorraines apartments and also of a chandelier. you were one of the people that i posted were “amazing me daily”. hope it’s o.k. let me know if it’s not. i think i provided a link. i’ll doublecheck.

    welcome home!


  20. kay ellen replied:

    What a fab place~~love the outside garden an veiw!! delightful:))

    Hope all is well in your world Claudia..

    I posted a darling Pride & Prejudice themed teaparty for my daughter~~stop by and take a peek if you have a chance:)

    Love the puppy snoozing on the terra-cotta pavers:) wonderful space!

    Take Care,
    Kay Ellen


  21. Shane replied:

    Hello Claudia

    Another lovely post, as I would expect from YOU!!
    You must tell us all about your new camera, as ONE day I hope to update my limiting digital.

    Lovely apartment and setting.
    Never mind the balcony – I LOVE the DOORS. I’m a door girl and photograph them wherever I happen to be.

    Take care
    mme sevigne xo


  22. franki durbin replied:

    And what friends they are!!! Just does to show you – location, location, location. The waterway… the view… the palm trees. SUBLIME! And yes, I’m a sucker for Juliet balconies and unstyled spaces. LOVELY use of your camera and your time. Thank you for sharing!


  23. Sandra Conti replied:

    What a beautiful home!! To me living in Miami Beach is like living in paradise! Love the dog too!!


  24. Paula Nelson-Shokar replied:

    Hey Claudia,
    Life in the tropics is awesome. Your pictures are fabulous. Such amazingly great taste.



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