Friday, February 26, 2016

The Beige of the Nineties

Our dear Albert Hadley was quoted as saying that "lavender was the beige of the 90's" ~ and I saw this Brian McCarthy room today and thought of often misunderstood colour, it denotes the ethereal, romantic, and mysterious.  Fritz von der Schulenberg photography for F. Schumacher.  DF ***** 

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Decorator Scrapbook 2016

Michael Taylor
Outside Tom Britt's guest house, Watermill, NY
The Naples cottage of the late Albert Hadley, (via House Beautiful)
Arizona Biltmore
Michael Taylor
Tom Britt, Watermill, NY
Angelo Donghia, NY

Here's just a few images that inspire me, and hopefully you as well...enjoy!  DF *****

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Maison Auclair at MP Interiors

Room setting, Judith Auclair
Our dear friend and colleague, Judith Auclair, has recently created a very compelling and beautiful color story, here at MP Interiors, in our third floor showrooms...Do stop by and see more of the creative genius of Judith Auclair, of Maison Auclair antiques and decoratives, including her fabulous coquillage collection!  DF *****

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

French Chic on Gulf Shore, Naples

Park Shore Tower, Naples

It was fun today, before the Super Bowl, to visit the newly remodeled "petit palais" of our MP Interiors client, Lise LeBlanc.  
We had some nice brut French champagne while ogling the apartment, which is now available through Laurie Zanelli, Premier Sotheby's.  
To read all about this stunning haute provence style residence, click here for the Home and Design coverage. Listed for $2.8 turn key. 
Enjoy!  DF *****

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Trending on Instagram: William Rankin McLure, IV

Artist William McLure, via Instagram 
We're all about this young Southern artist, William R. McLure...check out some of his paintings below...

William McLure, via Facebook

William McLure, via Facebook

via Facebook
The hot designer-blogger Mark D. Sikes also recently posted about William...see "Change is Good" so titled since William, like so many young designers and artists loves to constantly re-arrange his furnishings and art.  DF *****

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Restored 1925 house in Midtown Palm Beach sells for $8.15 million

Restored 1925 house in Midtown Palm Beach sells for $8.15 million

346 Seaspray, Palm Beach, Fla. Photo by Dean Matthews, Captured to Sell

As I've said before, I love a courtyard, and I was seduced by the shade of green on these shutters!  DF *****

Monday, February 1, 2016

Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon in House Beautiful

via Love Is Speed
We can't get enough of this Schumacher print "Chiang Mai Dragon" ...see my earlier posts on this iconic fabric design.
DF *****
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