I could be gravitating to these images because
of the cool winds blowing past our door.
It may be that there is something Downton Abbey about them,
a British TV drama that recently concluded.
I am dearly missing that show on Sunday evenings.
Either way, these images remind me of a storybook,
the kind that you just want to step into and stay awhile.
This room sits at Penrhyn Castle in Wales.
The mirror is English Rococo and sits above a Louis XIV desk.
I can't even begin to imagine living in a room like this.
I have discovered a new British magazine which I am transfixed by,
The World of Interiors. Although most of the rooms are beyond my
pocketbook, in fact they all are, it is the ideas that come off the pages that I enjoy.
It is the sort of magazine you could easily use to fill your 'ideas' folder.
The key is to focus on the details.
Below, a room well travelled and well read.
This room sits in Ashdown House in Berkshire, England.
Every corner of it is rich in history. You can read
more in the November 2010 issue of World of Interiors magazine.
My dream would be to find a folding screen like that
and find a house with ceilings to suit. I imagine Mr. H would think
that I have lost the plot by then.
The room below is not what it appears.
You would think this is a room from yesteryear.
It is actually new and was designed with 1940's Venice in mind.
I love that they did this!
A family retreat in Burgundy, France sits with this beautiful 18th century
Japanese screen and the rooms original linen cloth that still covers the walls.
This screen is poetic.
From this room we wander into the kitchen. I imagine something
yummy is always cooking in here. It is a room well lived.
My grandmother's kitchen had the same floor...I love that.
Ralph Lauren Home only because he does it so well
and is a great source for ideas.
I just couldn't resist this one.
I have an old loveseat that I bought for a song years ago..
There you go, my morning madness.
Time for me to get back to work.
Remember...it is all in the details :)
Top: National Trust Treasure Hunt
All others: The World of Interiors
Diane von Furstenberg
Best wishes for a wonderful weekend!