My level of excitement whenever I come across a new space with Josef Frank patterns is probably not normal. But I know I’m not alone so this post is for you other crazies. (Maybe we can start a support group.) That’s “Teheran” wallpaper on the shelves but I’m not 100% what the chair is in. At first I thought it was “Vegetable Tree” (the same as my pillows) but it’s not exactly the same.
Here’s a close-up of the shelves:
So pretty. If anyone figures out what the pattern on the chair is, let me know!
(Photos: Plaza Interior)
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As interesting homes go, this one belonging to an editor and a self-professed dilettante ranks right at the top of my list. There’s a whole lot happening (I know it’s probably too much for most people) but it’s the kind of house that I would love to see in person precisely because there is so much to take in. Anyway, I hope you enjoy poking around all the details as I did.
If you want to see even more, the full gallery can be found here.
(Photos: The Selby)
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I don’t know when, how or why it happened but I’m really into brown right now. Not that long ago, I couldn’t stand it. Hated it with a passion. Could never imagine using it anywhere. There was a time before that when I actually liked it so I guess it’s all cyclical like everything else. Well, whatever the reason, I’m singing a different tune now.
It probably started around the same time I settled on a brown leather sofa for the family room. (About that, I’m just about ready to pull the trigger. I was waffling a little about the style because I thought for a minute that maybe I wanted an English roll arm which is one of my all-time favorite sofas but after much deliberation I decided to stick with my first choice.)
What’s your feeling on brown?
(Photos: 1.Harper’s Bazaar 2.Veranda 3.Domino 4.Miles Redd)
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(Clockwise: 1.Souvenirs 2.Brown’s Hotel 3.Rain, rain and more rain 4.Ben Pentreath 5.Roganic)
And just like that March is coming to an end. Crazy. There were two big highlights for me this month. First, another action packed trip to London where I (over)indulged in some of the prettiest and most innovative food around, caught up with old friends, soaked up a lot of art and quirky English design and also literally got soaked.
The weather was horrendous so I was thrilled when I got back to Atlanta to find that spring had arrived early (even if it decided to then go away again). I complain a lot about the climate here (and I mean a lot) because I’m a Northerner who just doesn’t deal well with heat and humidity. But I have to give it to Atlanta; in spring, when the sun is out, the skies are clear and neighborhoods turn shades of chartreuse and pink with spring grasses and magnolias, it’s beautiful here. (Just don’t talk to me in July and August.)
I’ve been embracing spring and all its flora and fauna more than ever before. For someone with a black thumb who could never keep anything alive, its quite a switch. I don’t know if it’s the climate, the mojo in this house or carefully choosing super plants that can put up with me, but there is greenery – thriving – all over the place these days. Plants really bring interiors to life so I’m going to press my luck as long as I can.
So how was your month? Enjoy your last weekend of March and I’ll see you back here on Monday!
*My Month in Pictures is part of my Living La Belle Vie series. You can follow me on Instagram (@FromTheRightBank) or Twitter for more daily pictures.
(Photos: FROM THE RIGHT BANK)
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I have lost a lot of sleep over my family room plan. Why? Because I keep changing things, of course.
Instead of the two armchairs, I’m going to bring in two Parsons chairs I have (that will also be reupholstered). I’m still considering navy blue velvet but now that I’ve moved the orange Pop chair into the room, I’m not sure. Of course, you know I love orange and blue together.
But since I already have that going on in the living room, I think I want to do something different….. like keep everything neutral with the orange being the only color.
I also took out the Josef Frank patterns from the plan for this reason. (That, and the fact that my supply has been cut off!) I will definitely introduce some pattern into the room but that’s TBD.
So my challenge right now is finding the right shade for the Parsons chairs. That’s the kind of thing that keeps me up at night…..
(Photos: 1.Elle Decor 2.House Beautiful)
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