interior elegance

French Home Fabulous

PRIVATE HOUSES OF FRANCE: LIVING WITH HISTORY   Author:  Christine de Nicolay-Mazery Photography:  Francis Hammond * * by Jennifer Boles:  The Peak of Chic * “Moving on to France…. I’m an ardent fan of author Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery, whose books give readers an insider’s view of life in aristocratic French residences. Although the concept of her […]

home elegance

Elegant home and art to inspire, enjoy.   Federal Style House near downtown Houston   Life ‘ALFRESCO, charming     via:fleurage     via:cotedetexas    Lovely display,  collection of modern art. via:cotedetexas     Taupe check from Marvic covers all the French antiques. The walls are papered in a birch tree print. The plates on […]

Elegant Home

Georgian Revival by Suzanne Kasler – Veranda Magazine     ALBERT MARQUET (1875-1947) Vue du Palais du Luxembourg     Traditional Office/Library by John Milner Architects and John Milner Architects in Wilmington, Delaware Architectural Digest           Veranda     Lovely place setting     Charles Spada French Renovation,  Normandy. Veranda Magazine […]

Elegant Art and Home: Yellow and Gold

   Walking into a home or room that is yellow or gold gives me that “Oh So Elegant” feel. For me, these colors are soft, soothing, refined and simply beautiful.  Here is a little yellow and gold home inspiration. Enjoy.         Santa Sofia, John Singer Sargent, 1891. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Source: […]

House Beautiful: The Elegant Home

 “Reinvent new combinations of what you already own. Improvise. Become more creative. Not because you have to, but because you want to. Evolution is the secret for the next step.”  – Karl Lagerfeld Ralph Lauren Home   via:foreverfleurs   Edgar Degas   Elegant Stone Pool House Veranda Beautiful bedroom with French gray green […]

The Elegant Home

“There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.”  — Francis Bacon     via:decordesignreview   via:melba13   “Less is more.”  — Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe     An Alleyway Off the Beaten Path, Charleston, SC © Doug Hickok All Rights Reserved  Original Oil Painting – Clementine – Contemporary Still […]

An Elegant Home

A mostly white palette—clean, calming, and sophisticated Written by Krissa Rossbund   via:Traditional Home     Mother Nature knows how to make things beautiful. She also knows how to problem-solve. Take the winter months. When trees and plants are bare and scraggly, she robes them in exquisite crystalline snow. A designer’s transformation of a room dressed […]

Elegant Neutrals: House Beautiful

Elle Decor “The moon puts on an elegant show, different every time in shape, colour and nuance.”   – Arthur Smith Pimpernel wallpaper designed by William Morris 1876 via:frosya “A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellency of heart.”   Henry Fielding A tiny yet luxe French bathroom, complete with yellow settee and floor to ceiling […]