From Art & Books

The English Country House

This time of year makes me think of holiday movies which (naturally) makes me think of interiors in holiday movies. Remember how Kate Winslet’s cottage in the Holiday sent all the lady bloggers into a tizzy (almost as much as the Hamptons house in Something’s Gotta Give). That was nuts. Anyway, English country houses have …

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Art Walls, Part 29 + Looking for Art

Thanks so much for all the nice comments and all the pins (and repins!) of my dining room art wall last week. That reminded me of all the new art walls I’ve come across in the past couple of months so let’s take a look, shall we? I’m sure you’ve already seen this room all …

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Beyond Chic and Tom Scheerer Decorates

This is a special Saturday post to tell you about two great (and I mean, great) design books hot off the presses. First, Beyond Chic, Great Fashion Designers at Home by Ivan Terestchenko (Vendome Press, October 2013) may just be the most beautiful book of the past few years. (Just look at that cover!) As the title suggest, …

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Home Chic by India Mahdavi

I’ve been a fan of India Mahdavi for a long time which won’t come as a surprise to you if you’re familiar with her offbeat, international style. So when I read she had a new book coming out, I pre-ordered it and even though I only received it last week, it’s already becoming a favorite …

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Contemporary Art + ArteBA

This is just the tip of the iceberg of designer Waldo Fernandez’s enviable art collection. It’s ridiculous – in a good way. You can see more of it and his home here. I’ve had contemporary art on my mind lately for a couple of reasons. 1) I’ve been looking at a lot of art for projects …

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Thank You For the Mention, Abigail Ahern

Well this made my week. Actually my whole month. You know what a fangirl I am of Abigail Ahern. I’ve blogged about her an embarrassing number of times. Anyway, her second book, Decorating With Style, was just published and lo and behold, she includes FROM THE RIGHT BANK in the section titled “Little Black Book – the …

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Art Wall, Part 26 + Bonus Bookshelves

The Citizens for Humanity showroom in L.A. has a great art wall worked into built-in bookshelves. Two of my favorite things in one! The whole room has such a nice feeling about it, don’t you think? And of course, I like all the global influences. (Photos: Domaine)

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Art Wall, Part 23

If you’re really observant, you may have noticed the title of this post is Art Wall (singular) as opposed to Art Walls like all my previous posts. There are two reasons for this. 1) This wall is so, so good, it deserves to be on its own. The composition and the colors are just perfection. …

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Design Library Essentials

This post is a long time coming. Of all the requests for posts, the one I’ve been asked for the most is a roundup of my must-have and/or favorite design books. Well, the list is very long so I’m going to divide it up into a few parts and I’ll start with what I consider …

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