Thursday, June 12, 2014

Back from PB !

This was by the waterfall at the pool that changed colours at night
We had such a nice chilled out long weekend on the east coast recently- click here to listen to the chilled out music from Buddha Bar...


This was by the outdoor lounge under a tent by the pool that changed colours at night
I loved the trashed out cushions on the outdoor banquettes- reminding me of the Angelo Donghia townhouse garden I had seen back in the late 1970's

Chocolate orchid growing on palm tree trunk
I had written about chocolate orchids in my novel, Diamonds In The Sun, and how they were the inspiration for a decor' scheme in a luxury condo in Naples...click here to order on amazon!

Another shot I took of the splendid chocolate orchid
I can't think of anything more divine than this orchid- which has a subtle fragrance like cocoa...

Seen at J and M Antiques, West Palm Beach
This table reminded me of my idol, Michael Taylor, and the busts of Furlow Gatewood...we had lunch next door to this shop (J M Antiques) and Louise, my old friend and fabulous decorator had asked if I had seen the book One Mans Folly... click here to order from amazon...!

We might as well have been at Les Puces! J M Antiques, WPB
 I very much was attracted to this painted Louis XV style canape', probably a 19th century model...

These chairs struck my fancy- J M Antiques WPB
Billy and I admired this bold linen print on these painted and gilded open arm chairs...

Billy trying out a Jansen style bergere, J M Antiques WPB
I asked William (Billy) to sit here and strike a pose,
these chairs had my favorite cushion- all DOWN !

Fabulous Serge Roche style 1930's plaster palm torchere, J M Antiques WPB
 I had to take a photo of THIS divine piece, Albert had some similar ones in his Manhattan flat once upon a time...

Venetian Baroque style arm chair, J M Antiques WPB
I saved the best for last!  Imagine this in a Fortuny or Groves Brothers cotton...or a silk damask from Old World Weavers...we had such fun in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach...I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into my world, the world of decorating, and antiques, orchids and palms- and divine inspiration!  Enjoy!  Cheers!  DF *****

2 comments:

  1. The white palm style wall piece reminded me of Joseph Braswell.

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    1. Dear Jeanne,
      Yes! I had seen them when I was in his Sutton Place apartment- but it was a console not the torchere- it's a forever, classic Giacometti look! Thanks for the interesting comment.
      Dean

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