the perfect portrait

standing by your mantle, being photographed as has long been tradition. but this time not like the days in gowns and jewels but ready to rock and roll. who knows what she’s about to do next. and this is one wall. for me the anticipation is better than the outcome! anyway i just came across her and couldn’t resist her charms.

if anyone knows who she is (there’s a name on the image and there’s a www in the bottom right corner. i’d look it up but we’re having guests in 1/2 an hour so i better split! have a fabulous saturday night!

February 6, 2011. Architecture.


  1. A Gift Wrapped Life replied:

    Hi Claudia,
    That is the lovely and talented Colette who works with Nicky Haslam. She is a Canadian who know lives in London and is hugely talented. I am doing a post on her shortly as her homes have been featured quite a bit here in Canada. She is fabulous and a real sweetheart.
    Blog is


  2. hamptontoes replied:

    That fireplace, the mirror, the mantel and the lady who appears to be longing for the moment she’ll be sitting, relaxing and watching a roaring fire! Great image! Even, like the tools in the foreground.


  3. Colette replied:

    HI Claudia!! A Gift Wrapped Life just sent me over. AM so glad you like the pic – its me rockin the casual look at work on the job site. This mantle is now beautifully installed in a clients house and painted old white – we had a wonderful party there before Christmas. Kind regards, Colette


    • the paris apartment replied:

      oh wow, hi colette! what a treat! i’ve been learning a lot about you over the past couple days and am in love with your work! i’m surprised we haven’t met before but it’s great to run into a kindred spirit!


  4. Karena replied:

    I follow Colette and Nicki and they are both amazing!

    Is that mantle the most luxurious ever!?!

    Come and join my amazing giveaway from Splenderosa!

    Art by Karena


  5. Hope Ava replied:

    That is totally fab, and if you’re going to have a fireplace portrait, that is definitely the one to do it beside!! I’ll take the ceiling moldings too…

    Hope Ava


  6. the paris apartment replied:

    it’s so all about architectural walls and moldings.


  7. meg manion silliker replied:

    i love the power of the internet!! xo


  8. Fifi Flowers replied:

    FABuLOUS mantel… oooh la la… DREAMY!!!


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