Monday, 31 January 2011

Photographer Robin Stubbert

Good Monday morning to all of you dear readers!

Back in April 2010 I featured the work of oh so talented photographer Robin Stubbert. I'm not quite sure what happened but after some time the pics looked fuzzy so I have deleted that post and am making a new one with the same photographs and some new ones she has added to her site as well.
Robin specializes in interiors, still life, gardens and lifestyle, and books and magazines.
Come enjoy with me!
























More beautiful photographs in Robin's portfolio right here.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Provencal House

Hi dears! I'm back in Argentina after a great snowy week in NY and Washington DC. As we had already visited most of the museums on previous trips we decided to go to the theatres and we saw four delightful shows: The Lion King, The Importance of Being Earnest, La Cage aux folles and Mary Poppins. All of them admirable.
Now we are staying here until Saturday and then we are finally going back to Brazil. Long, loong, lovely holidays!

Today I'd like to show you this Provencal house perched on a hillside with views of the village of Ramatuelle in France. It belongs to Stephane Olivier, an antique dealer who likes to mis styles, subjects and periods.

Havre de paix dans le jardin
A Napoleon wrought iron garden chair and table on the terrace.

Objets et flore s'entendent à merveille
A mora clock stands next to a Swedish buffet side table. Above it hangs a Jules Didier 19th century painting called "The Gardener". The lamp was designed from a wooden boot.

Salle à manger inspiration brocante
As much as I love this house and its style, I wouldn't dream of placing a stuffed porcupine in the kitchen... nor anywhere else!

Les vestiges du temps visibles dès l'entrée
Interesting and unusual place to place a candle.

Terrasse au coeur de la nature
Leaning against the crumbling wall, an old carpenter's bench serves as a console with a pair of candles on it. Under the pergola, the mismatched chairs are Italian.

Fauteuil bronze et voilages clairs
Antique 18th century Italian chair.

Pichets en terre cuite
Detail of vases and pitcher on the dining room table.

Chambre épurée et zen
In the master bedroom an 18th century Swedish dresser.

Photography Gilles Trillard
All images from here.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Good morning dears! I'm leaving for NY tonight and I'll be away for a week so I will be back and posting on the 28th. Hope you have a great week!

And I'm taking you now to Spain to have a look at this airy and relaxing house located on the outskirts of Madrid. A soft palette and a mixture of mostly modern and some antique lines define it.

See you soon my friends!
All images from here.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

House in Connecticut

Except for the entryway and halls which are sand coloured, all the rooms of this Connecticut house are painted white. Then the fun begins by adding colour with fabrics and furniture and by painting the inside of the bookcase and the background of the butler's pantry in the kitchen. Interior designer Jason Bell explains that all the colours in this home were inspired by an old framed needlepoint which you can see in the first picture.

The brilliantly colored 6-by-3-foot needlepoint that says "Why Hurry? There's time enough for everything." inspired the palette for the house.

Hope you enjoyed today's tour. See you tomorrow, dears!

Photographs by Simon Upton

All images from here.