Saturday, January 30, 2010

Entry Standard..

Loving this entryway and wishing you a wonderful weekend!
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Friday, January 29, 2010

Veranda Show House at SoHo Mews by John Saladino

John Saladino used the art piece Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer as the inspiration for the show house for Veranda. I just love the use of color here. Amazing. I think my favorite part is the picture of the stairs.

images via Veranda
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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Carrie's new Sex in the City Penthouse apartment : What would you do?

So you have this amazing clean slate... What would you do with it all? Pretend you don't have to bring anything with you that you already have- not unless you want to!

Would you go with a clean Greige look?

Would you go Parisian modern eclectic bohemian?

Kelly Hoppen's Modern Luxury?

Well traveled black and white?

Dark and Moody?

Clean artistic masculine?

Greige transitional?

So many questions... Well which would you choose and which style do you think it will have in the next movie? I am sure they must be putting it in the next movie right? It was such a major player in the last.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Greige and tolix- now it's all over!

Now what am I going to do? I have to get all new chairs in my house! They would be perfect for my office!

Thank you to Melissa for reminding me about these..
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Tolix in Love... Bordeaux

I know I should have waited until closer to Valentine's day but I was too excited! I love Tolix and look now they have this perfectly yummy new color.. Bordeaux

You can see my other tolix posts here and here.

images via antiquaire
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Vineyard Farmhouse in Napa

This is one of my all time favorite photo spreads from Veranda Magazine. Oh how I dream of moving to Napa and building a beautiful home on some land and......
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Monday, January 25, 2010

A study in White

It is always amazing how all white upholstered furniture can work in a space with just the right amount of accent and texture.

images via Alec Hemer
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Hermes Style

images from martyn thompson
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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Remember the kitchen???

So do you remember the kitchen post that I did a few weeks back, when I could not find the rest of this house? Well, Michele at the wonderful My Notting Hill was sweet enough to send the rest of the house from Canadian House and Home to me!! Please enjoy and Thank You Michele!!

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Sherlock Holmes Movie Set Design

So I have become a little obsessed with set design after all of the great information I found out about the "It's Complicated" set I wanted to see what everyone is up to! Though I have not had the pleasure of seeing Sherlock Holmes I did watch a little behind the scenes about it and it looks amazing. The sets are complex and beautifully colored allowing the characters to really shine.

Much of the movie was filmed on location in the UK, locations included Brompton Cemetery, Fulham Road, West Brompton, and London just to name a few. But many of the interior scenes were filmed in New York. Sara Greenwood was in charge of the Production Design, she "is a two-time Academy Award®-nominated production designer, earning both nods for her work with director Joe Wright on his acclaimed period films "Pride & Prejudice" and 'Atonement.' ".

The movie reflected her vision of the 1890's London world of Sherlock Holmes. "The team created one of the most important sets in the interior of Holmes's rooms at 221B Baker Street, within a flat he shares with Watson and their landlady, Mrs. Hudson, played by Geraldine James. "It's Mrs. Hudson's room, decorated maybe twenty, thirty years ago, so it's become slightly tatty since Holmes moved in," Greenwood describes. "It's not a conventional Victorian parlor at all; it's the antithesis of that. Holmes has come in and has completely messed it up."

Period furniture, drapery and a multitude of items found in flea markets, antique stores and rental houses were shipped from England to New York to decorate the inside of the Baker Street residence. "We brought all of the props here from England because British Victorian is very different from American Victorian," set decorator Katie Spencer says. "It has a certain style and is very hard to get."

In its clutter and chaos the apartment reveals both Conan Doyle's depiction of Holmes's disorganized personal habits and the detective's brilliant, complex mind. "Everything is supposed to represent his journeys, his travels, his inquisitive nature into the human condition and the human anatomy, chemistry, and photography...frankly, anything that's worthy of Holmes's interest," explains Ritchie.

Dog-eared books, newspapers, paintings from the Near East, unpaid bills, maps of Britain, anatomical drawings, Oriental carpets and a tiger skin rug, and half-eaten food from forgotten meals, not to mention Watson's rather tolerant dog, Gladstone, can all be found in Holmes's living quarters. In keeping with his profession, there are also wigs, mustaches and false noses for disguises, and a padded post for Holmes's martial arts practice."

With so many different sets great detail was given to each. One such set is a "makeshift laboratory where Blackwood's operative, Luke Reordan, played by Oran Gurel, conducts ingenious but mystifying experiments. A building in London's Spitalfields was transformed into a physical representation of Reordan's tortured mind, with scrawled notes and biblical Latin and Hebrew notations pinned to the wall, crucifixes and pagan charms hanging from the ceiling, and dissected frogs and rats littering the surfaces.

"There's a method to the chaos of Reordan's lab, but it takes someone like Holmes to figure it out," says Greenwood. "I didn't want the lab to look too fantastical, like something from Jules Verne. It was about making sure everything looked real."

What an amazing job to have!

images and quotes via, and Sherlock Holmes facebook page.
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