Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Fantasy in Decoration

Maison Auclair
Kelly Wearstler
Howard Slatkin
Ken Fulk
Alberto Pinto

Badminton

Veranda
Carlos de Beistegui
Cecil Beaton
Parish Hadley

Royal Pavilion at Brighton



Liberace


Angelo Donghia
Pavlovsk Palace
Doris Duke
Sao Schlumberger
Howard Slatkin
Ca' Rezzonico, Venice
Venice
Tony and Susan Victoria
This is my current "mood board" - and while I'm certain that all of these images have been on Pinterest, etc. - that just proves my theory that we're all starving for beauty, glamour, and a mad dash of opulent, decadent, fantasy in decoration. Albert Hadley had an exhibition with this same name- I've always found the concept most inspiring.  Enjoy! Cheers!  DF *****

9 comments:

  1. Jeanne/Washignton, DCJune 26, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    I'll take the Alberto Pinto room. It reminds me of what Marie Helene Rothschild did in the Hotel Lambert in Paris decades ago. Decadent and comfortable. I could really entertain in that room!

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  2. Jeanne,
    I love that fin de siecle elegance! Europe is one of my biggest inspirations- as you can see from this current post on fantasy in decor. I once was able to meet Monsieur Pinto, when I worked in New York- he was a very kind gentleman. Love his book too- have you seen it? It's incredible!
    Dean

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  3. Ahh, the beauty in all of these. I agree, the AP room is amazing. Vintage PBC, I would say.

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    1. Linda,
      Mr. Pinto is the decorator to the stars in Europe- !
      Dean

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  4. Jeanne/Washington, DCJune 29, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Hi Dean,
    Just read your newest post on Fantasy Decor. And the building I live in was originally interior designed by Dorothy Draper in 1950. She did the lobby and all the common areas. Carleton Varney is the brother in law of a friend of mine here in DC. In the dining area of my apartment, I have Joseph Braswell's table from his apartment in Sutton Place, NYC. Peak of Chic showed that room in one of her recent blogs. When I saw the photo it blew my mind! I picked the table up at an after sale at a Sloan's and Kenyon Auction in '07. I was told it came from an apartment in NY where the owner entertained a lot. How blessed I am. I adore Joseph Braswell!
    Jeanne

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    1. Jeanne,
      I remember that table! It's fabulous! Joe was very kind, and quite a southern gentleman.
      Dean

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  5. Jeanne/Washington, DCJuly 2, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Dean,
    How I wish Joe could still be with us --in this dimension I mean.
    Jeanne

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    1. Jeanne,
      Yes! I wonder whatever happened to his partner, from Virginia, Ward Willoughby? Did you ever meet him? He was once featured in "Interview" magazine- and I did see him at the Sutton Place flat where I saw your table.
      Dean

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