a fine line

hey darlings, how’s everything? i hope you’re happily balancing between working and chilling.  i’m trying to blur the line between work and play this new year. today i’m sorting through years of photos and the learning curve for iphoto is darn steep. in fact it’s is the bane of my existence but i love mac so there must be a reason for such a complicated system. the good news is that i’m discovering all sorts of pics like the one above. only thing is i have no clue where it’s from and actually never even saw it before. it was in my iphoto. see? do you happen to know who it is? he just seemed to capture my mood tonight.

anyway, i just wanted to stop by and send love from chilly nyc and wish you the happiest new year ever and all the best for 2012!

January 4, 2012. Holidays, Life.


  1. Rhonda replied:

    Wow, he looks like a decorator who is fine being home alone. Happy solitude is what I see here. I can feel his passion for decorating and then his passion for down time. Sweet, I love it.

    Happy New Year Claudia. *Rhonda*


  2. angela/parisiennefarmgirl replied:

    Oh my goodness… If that isn’t a Paris Apartment, I don’t know what is!


  3. Virginia Smith replied:

    creativelive.com has an inexpensive webinar class on iphoto (you will learn about keywords, that will help you so much!). I have learned alot from the site.

    BTW, you have been through alot recently and I hope you will cheer up when you watch this video of a beautiful fall wedding… http://vimeo.com/34421830
    Some of the beautiful things you have posted were part of our inspiration board for the 1930s dress I made for my daughter’s wedding. I took a few photos myself of the wedding. http://www.flickr.com/photos/vintagedesignsmith/sets/72157628177034537/
    Thank you so much for your inspiration!


  4. Ann replied:

    Looks so relaxing! Maybe it’s a Sunday? I love these kinds of photos where you you can make up your own storyline. He does look like a decorator.


  5. meg manion silliker replied:

    happy fabulous new year to you claudia!! xo


    • Karen Albert replied:

      Claudia, a new year, with the opportunity for new adventures and I am going to take a Creative Courage course! Trying to regain my passion for painting!

      Art by Karena


  6. à la parisienne replied:

    Oh, my! I love this whole scene: the sconces, the couch, the ottoman…
    What makes this images especially interesting is that a very chic man is chillin’ on the couch in such a feminine setting!



  7. SizzleandZoom replied:

    I have been checking out your lovely blog. I think you would like the White and Shabby blog by Jade.


  8. Shelly Gregory replied:

    I see many things I’d love to have!


  9. Rebecca Jane replied:

    It reminds we of Sebastian from Brideshead Revisited! Hmm, Stephen Tennant? Gerald Murphy? Noel Coward? He looks amazing whoever he is!!


  10. JuLee replied:

    My first impression of this photo is that the gentleman is relaxing while waiting for a woman or even a child to get ready. There is a toy stuffed dog on the floor. Darling photo and I love the room and this mystery man.


  11. Barbara replied:

    He looks like a creative person “in the groove”. Don’t recognize him or the photo, though…he captures my mood, too!

    A wonderful New Year to you, too!! All the best…


  12. Marilyn replied:

    Hi Claudia,
    I’m still looking at your archive posts – now from Nov & Dec 2007 & 2008.
    All scrumptious! (Don’t want to let go of Christmas yet.)

    Hope all is well with you.



  13. Anne replied:

    Bonjour! I received my wonderful Paris Apartment book, merci mille fois! Loving the ideas….


  14. Carla Coulson replied:

    Happy New Year Claudia………..good luck with the photo sorting!! You will feel sooo good when you finish the project..2012 off to a great start
    Carla x


  15. Valerie replied:

    A happy New Year to you, and good health to you and your family. And thankyou for this lovely blog :)


  16. Ioannis Dimitrousis replied:

    He reminds me of Hans Henning Voigt / Alastair the illustrator.. Not many images of him are around..


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