Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Spectacular French Table

I love this antique French dining table!

French white oak with exquisite hand-carved details;
it has an outstanding stretcher with a centralized wreath flowing
to four graceful legs that support the
highly decorated apron and parquetry top.
This elaborated carved table simply takes my breath away.
This 78" long table would be a great writing desk
in a study room,
facing french windows, looking out the garden.

Would I be able to do any work or simply daydreaming
at this beautiful desk?

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France circa 1880

Daydream by Paul César Helleu

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Chinoiserie Bench - Elements oF Style

Montespan Settee

A Chinoiserie bench for a covered veranda, conservatory or entrance hall.

A red one is looking sensational
by placing next to a bush of blue hydrangea
as shown below.

Montespan Settee is so named for Louis XIV's mistress, Athenais de Montespan, who had the first Chinoiserie-influenced interior in the Trianon de Porcelaine designed by Louis Le Vau at Versailles.

This Chinoiserie-style settee is handcrafted of solid poplar and finished in rich red Chinese lacquer. The slatted seat, resting on square legs, has x-formed sides, while the back is composed of 5 circles and 4 solid rounds. The top rail centrally curves up to also form an x. A charming addition to a covered veranda, conservatory or entrance hall.

Francoise Athénais de Rochechouart de Mortemart
1640 - 1707
Contemparary painting by an unknown artist.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Soccer Chair for HIM

World Cup 2010 creates waves of madness across the globe!

Paolo Lillus designed this white-and-black soccer ball armchair
and it is called Hattrick armchair.

Even I am not a soccer fan, I love this chair.
This is perfect for adult or teenage living space.

If you delivery this chair
to a soccer-fan-husband or
boyfriend or lover
as a birthday present

Not only you would keep him happy for a long time and
he would definitely give you something to smile for days!

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day !

"A father is a banker...
provided by nature."

-- French Proverb


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Creative Visual Art

Wild Imagination

I came across these Christian Louboutin
shoe campaign for 2011 by Khuong Nguyen.
These images are simply so vivid, colorful and wild!

Every woman loves shoes!
Look at all the girls at "Sex and the City"
Shoes Shoes Shoes!

These shoes are unusual design
and the campaign simply just mirrored those qualities!

True True True,
women look awesome in great shoes!

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Grandfather Clock for Today's Living!

I love grandfather clock especially those
from the past eras ...
some of the new one

are definitely charming as well.
old or new grandfather clock
works just as well for today's living.

Menswear are from Hackett, London.
Very British!
Simply adorable!

Hackett "takes its inspiration from the traditions of British dress
without being old fashion and as such its products are
evolutionary rather than revolutionary."

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Vintage Trunk as end table - Elements oF Style

These pieces are
very handsome and ideally as end tables in the

living room
library or den

Antique Crocodile Skin Trunk
England 20th Century
One from a pair of exceptionally well made trunks faced with an ancient and superbly colored antique crocodile hide with particularly large scales and vintage leather.

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Measurements height:
23 inches
depth: 16.5 inches
width/length: 22.5 inches

Vintage Leather Trunk
England 20th Century
Trunks made by hand
with beautifully patinated antique leather
and brass fittings. Ideally sized as end tables.

Measurements height:
24 inches
depth: 17.5 inchesa
width/length: 18 inches

J-Class Sailcloth Trunk
England Late 20th Century
One of a limited edition of trunks superbly made by hand with an original Britannia Silk sail designed and manufactured by Ratsey & Lapthorn for the J-Class Yacht Endeavour II in 1937.

This piece is ideally as coffee table in a summer beach house in Hamptons.

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Measurements height:
20 inches
depth: 22 inches
width/length: 34 inches


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