Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Sartorialist

The dress and the woman on the left are the best. All those beautiful pleats.

Image from The Sartorialist.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Green Hillside

I like the way the plantings travel down the hillside in vertical paths. The plantings are repeated in clusters that may or may not go the length of the hill. You have light, medium and dark in the plantings. This photo has it all.

From Cote Maison.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Saturday, July 12, 2008

This picture has it all. Texture, Color, Type.

I like the subtle print on which the label is printed.

Images from Gemma Comas Via Desire to Inspire.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Shades of Gray

Would gray sofas show all the black and white dog hair? There is a peaceful feel about this room.

This table looks like on in our new French design book.

Images from Bruxelles Antiques via Designers Block.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Red and Yellow Together?

I am not one for color and certainly not red and yellow together, but somehow the use of it in this room attracts me. I do not like the style of the chair, but it all works.

John Barman Via Desire to Inspire.


It looks like the present florilegium was painted onto pages from both of the Essen tournament works, making up a kind of scrapbook. The binding bears a date of 1606 and the volume is made up from pages out of the books from 1596 and 1598 by Wilhelm Dilich. The botanical artist is not known and their lush naturalistic watercolour flowers are accompanied by latin taxonomic names. From the Munich State Library BSB Cod.icon. 27(1 .

Via Bibliodyssey.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Botanical Prints

I have always been intrigued with rooms that are covered with botanical prints. One thing that is so nice about this room is the amount of color in each of the prints. Also, each of the prints fills the page and there is a wide variety of images. These are almost scientific illustrations rather than botanicals. The olive green at the bottom of the room is a nice complement to all the color.
S.R. Gambrel via Desire to Inspire.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008