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A Look at Mario Buatta’s Process

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I was digging around in the archives of New York magazine and came across this moodboard by the iconic Mario Buatta. It was for a living room of a Manhattan penthouse with notes and sketches of the layout, fabric and trim samples and photos attached –  old school, which I love. I always enjoy seeing a designer’s process and thought you might too. (Click on the photo for a larger version.)

I then did some more looking around the web and I’m positive this is the living room in the sketch:

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The rest of the apartment – excuse me, penthouse – is as lovely. Have a look:

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(Moodboard: New York, October 2007. Photos: Jeffrey Hirsch/New York Social Diary)

Homes I Love: Colorful and Elegant in Barcelona

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I’ve been posting a lot of Spanish interiors recently and what’s drawing me to them is the sense of joy they convey. There’s a lived-in feeling without sacrificing sophistication or good design that I find more and more unique to Spanish homes. This house designed by Maria Llado is a great example.

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You really can’t go wrong with iconic midcentury furniture, antique chandeliers, interesting art and amazing architectural details.

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I also think this house has the best bathrooms ever. The color combinations, the Venetian mirrors, art, rugs, velvet drapes….. I would now like a red bathroom please. Thank you.

(Photos: Maria Llado)

Some of My Favorite Rooms of All Time by Jeffrey Bilhuber

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I’ve been revisiting some of my favorite spaces for inspiration lately and I realized that so many of them are designed by Jeffrey Bilhuber. I die for this room. Okay, I die for all of these rooms. (I mean, they are some of my favorite of all time, after all!)

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No one mixes colors and patterns in unexpected ways better than he does. He’s just a master. I also can’t think of anyone who is better at creating warm and inviting spaces that are also extremely tasteful and sophisticated.

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He’s also not afraid of burgundy!

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If you don’t already own his book, The Way Home, you must run out and get it immediately. I don’t have Defining Luxury though. Do any of you have it and if so, would you recommend it?

(Photos: Rizzoli, Architectural Digest)

Jacques Grange-Designed Office for Aerin

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I just have to share the office Jacques Grange designed for Aerin Lauder’s new home/fashion business not because I have a girl crush on her like all the bloggers seem to but because he’s one of my favorite designers and I always love his work.

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What I like best about the design is that it’s professional but also feels like a home. The large beautiful art and statement pieces are all really well chosen and I love all of the white which keeps the light-filled space bright and airy. There is also a decidedly feminine feeling to the entire office which perfectly suits a home and fashion business.

(Photos by Pieter Estersohn via Architectural Digest)

Josef Frank. Again.

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Hi, everyone, while I’m busy shopping like a mad woman, here are some fresh new spaces using Josef Frank patterns for your enjoyment today!

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My shopping road trip has been pretty successful so far (the car’s filling up!) but man is it hot down here!! I’ll try to post some of my finds either tomorrow or Thursday. There’s some good stuff to show you!

(Photos: 1,2.LivingEtc 3.Coddington Design 4.via Just B Australia 5.Incorporated Design)