Monday, September 1, 2014

A Sublime September

It's September!  I'm giving a talk, entitled "Florida Luxury, The Pampered Guest" ~ on Tuesday, September 16th, at 11:00 am at the design center~
Miromar Design Center, 10800 Corkscrew Road, Estero, Florida~


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Book by my friend Joie Wilson
I was also delighted to see the house "Westhaven" , featured in this delightful book~  I had done extensive work on the house for Tom Roberts and David McChesney in the early 2000's, and the new owners of the property have retained many of the furnishings and decor that I contributed. (Including a pair of Brunschwig chintz sofas in the living room where we once entertained the late Albert Hadley).
Albert in his Parsons days,
from Albert Hadley, The Story of America's Preeminent
Interior Designer, by Adam Lewis (Rizzoli) 


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Here are some more fun images from my Labor Day weekend, and some more for the mood board~ visual inspirations~









Stay tuned for more exciting September updates!
DF*****
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"The purpose of life is to be happy" 
The Dalai Lama XIV


Friday, August 29, 2014

Book: L'Esprit Decoration Laduree' Paris

Favorite read of designer Todd Hase
When in West Palm Beach, check out the Todd Hase showroom, on Dixie Highway, 561-557-8310
Click here to visit the site~ 
Cheers!  DF *****
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By Serge Gleizes
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Southampton home of Todd and Amy Hase featured in Hamptons Magazine
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Dog Days of Summer

Windsor pugs

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Robie


Dog friendly drawing room

Billy Baldwin

Duke and Duchess pugs

Gainsborough

James Andrew and whippets

Lisa van der Pump

Louis XV

Lisa and Giggy

Nancy Reagan and Rex

Paris Hilton

Pomeranian

HRH Queen Elizabeth

Rex

Inspiration

I've always loved dogs, and having them around- and so I thought it would be fun to post about them- even though I don't have a dog right now- I told my parents that I would like to have 22 !! :)  Watch this fun u-tube here with Paris Hilton giving a tour of her "Dog Mansion" in Los Angeles- it's a trip! Looking forward to the cooler days ahead!  Cheers! DF *****
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Fantasy in Decoration IX

Lilly at Lee Jofa

Horst Interiors 1995

After work Martini

Rock Crystal Lantern

Braquenie fabric

Dita von Teese

Vintage Chanel Scarf

Andre Leon Talley

Claudia Schiffer

Dresden

Millefiori

Fortuny

Bizarre Silk

Lesage

Melania Trump

Shells

Chateau Living Elle Decor

Chanel

We had the most delicious "grazing" supper tonight~ and very good cocktails and conversation~ while bolts of lightning and thunder beat down!  The half light and the sound of the thunder was heavenly~and the heavy Summer rains created huge puddles, so we had to go barefoot~ahhh.... sweet Summer !  Sleep well, and enjoy the day tomorrow. Cheers!  DF *****
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Friday, August 22, 2014

Fantasy in Decoration VIII

Andy Warhol
Zinnia
Damien Hirst
Christie's
Amethyst
Yves Saint Laurent
YSL
Andy Warhol

Ikat
Andre' Boulle Table Detail
Zinnia
Coromandel Screen Walls
Lesage, Paris
Liz
Tissus Manuel Canovas, Paris
Kaleidoscope image
Amethyst
Kaleidoscope image




Amethyst Bowl


YSL
What fun to make a new mood board~ for my current inspirations and muses~ I'm watching "Roman Holiday" while dreaming of all of the above fabulous images...here's a quote from ultra chic all-time icon of all actresses, Audrey H~


I also enjoy "Fashion Police" with Joan Rivers~
Put on some lipstick and enjoy the day!
DF
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