Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Charm or Grandeur?

Ever since Diane Burns San Francisco house was first published, I've been an ardent fan and admirer of her and her work. She has lived all over the world, and enjoys creating magical, utterly charming homes for herself and her clients. In a way, her work is inspired by a classical point of view, made modern for todays lifestyles. Contrast and compare her work with this very formal salon from the former Wrightsman apartment. This shot of her Florida home intrigues me, and the AD coverage of that house was so beautiful. I believe the peripatetic designer is now living in South America, Sao Paulo or Buenos Aires perhaps. I also am very partial to this living room she designed. Do you prefer the charm of smaller more intimate spaces, or large, grand rooms designed for formal entertaining? Perhaps a little of both? Something to contemplate over breakfast. Enjoy! DF *****