Friday, September 14, 2007


Belgian chic interiors a la Axel Vervoort are now easier to create. Creamy neutral interiors accented by natural woods like cerused oak, bubbled glass cloches, comfortable deep sofas and linen fabrics define the look.

Photo Courtesy of Flammarion
Just released: The newest Axel book! His soothing style comes through in his exhibitions of antiques at prominent antique fairs as well as homes he decorates around the world. His talent lies in his ability to mix English Antiques, rough hewn pieces, large scale artwork and relics with the spaces. It comes together to create a treasure trove of special finds only a curators eye could produce. Buy it asap from Flammarion

Photo Courtesy of Rizzoli
These floorboards are incredible!!! Find reclaimed wood from the Old Grain

This daybed with bolsters is such a great small scale and will look great in so many settings. Through retailers found at Palecek

Photo Courtesy of Williams Sonoma Home
Zinc and porcelain urns make nice accent pieces for flowers and on the mantle. These European made pieces are well designed. Pick up some the perfectly patinated at Williams Sonoma Home

Oly Studio makes light wood modern with this slatted sideboard. An ideal storage piece for your Bose ipod dock and large serving platters. Oly Studio

Atticus Home, a great new resource, makes porcelain china with fine thin edges giving it a handmade look. Get it for your table in time for Turkey dinner at Neiman Marcus in the fall.

Bobo Intriguing Objects takes materials with the patina of age and turns them into something great. Not found objects per se, but wood, stone and metal are taken someplace unexpected in their designs. These delicate lamps with stone bases remind me of French 1920's lighting, the curved shades are such a terrific detail. Through Bobo Intriguing Objects

This piece I spotted at Anthropologie. Aged to perfection.

Vagabond Vintage also gets that particular patina--their home items look as though they have lived other lives and are available at the peak of perfection. Rough hewn elegance comes across in this wooden octagon mirror. Find out where to buy it at Vagabond Vintage Furnishings

Photo Courtesy of Arteriors
Rustic and substantial, the Goldberg Tall Lamp from Arteriors Home
is a new take on wood. The gilt finish adds a touch of glamour.

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