Decorating with Gingham
Finally, I managed to write a new blog post. I’m sorry it’s taken so long but hopefully staying at home means I can spend more time blogging and researching. I have a never-ending list …
SECRETS OF A HOSTESS on Instagram: “Home Library 📚@houseandgardenuk…”
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Anti-Trends for 2018 - The Glam Pad
Every January design magazines and blogs clamor to foist upon us the latest and greatest trends and colors… ultra violet! lucite! chevron! beige! Since beginning The Glam Pad six years ago, I have have developed an aversion towards trends, to which many I have unfortunately fallen prey. With the advent of Instagram, today’s trends seem […]
John Fowler: Prince of Decorators
John Fowler: Prince of Decorators | Wood, Martin | ISBN: 9780711227118 | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon.
Nancy Lancaster: English Country House Style
Nancy Lancaster: English Country House Style | Wood, Martin | ISBN: 9780711224292 | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon.
& never far from mine design mind, nor should it be from yours, SISTER. I do read lots, & lots of books. I do read books again- & again. One I am reading at the moment I devoured in 2000 & now in it's about to be released in paperback SISTER PARISH, The Life of the Legendary American Interior Designer. Did she have another name? Yes, but None so noted and used as SISTER, (it's all in the book), & perhaps it is SISTER who was the most noted interior designer of her day. Her work has staying…
Los Angeles April 24 Lecture: Madeleine Castaing and Le Style Malmaison
My first MC lecture! Madeleine Castaing and Le Style Malmaison While many were drumming to the beat of modernism, French antiquaire and ...
A Folly: Don’t Ever Change
My Dining Room The other day, a friend asked why I had never changed my look? Didn’t I know that big slipcovers were out of style? Didn’t I want to try something new, like Belgian Design (well excuse me, but I’ve yet to see a Belgian house without a slipcover, but I digress.) Her point was, I was stuck in my own aesthetic. That, just because you still like slipcovers or white linen, you are aesthetically dead and need to branch out, move on, change, hang Sputnik chandeliers and mod…
Adoring an Italian Master, Renzo Mongiardino
Martina Mondadori Sartogo, the super-stylish founder of Cabana magazine, claims the legendary designer as an important inspiration. Who was he?
Madeleine Castaing design. She was a legendary decorator in France who "created her own look that was a unique blend of Neoclassicism, Proustian Romanticism and pure wit' (quote from Emily Evans Eedermans book "The World of Madeleine Castaings)