One of my favorite design blogs, The Peak of Chic, is written by the talented Jennifer Boles, also a contributing editor to House Beautiful.
Jennifer’s new book, In With The Old: Classic Decor from A to Z, was published last month and it is fantastic. It presents ”a charming encyclopedia of 100 of the most stylish decorating details”, with tips for incorporating these details into today’s interiors. This Saturday, December 7th, Jennifer will be at Mrs. Howard here in Charlotte for a book signing of In With The Old. The event is free but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend. Even if you are not able to make it, be sure to add this book to your Christmas list – it is a valuable addition to any design library.
I hope to see you there!
Photo Credits: Peak of Chic (1), Erica George Dines (2), Crown Publishing Group (3), Mrs. Howard (4)
I hope you are all able to spend this Thanksgiving with your loved ones and take some time to enjoy the holiday. There is so much to be thankful for.
Happy Thanksgiving, from my home to yours.
Photo Credits: Pinterest (1,3) Eddie Ross (2)
I was flipping through the October issue of T, the New York Times‘ style magazine, and spotted an article about Milan-based design firm Studio Peregalli. Led by interior designer Roberto Peregalli and his partner, architect Laura Sartori Rimini, Studio Peregalli is touted as “one of the last truly Old World interiors firms”.
The design studio is located in this 1920′s apartment building. Roberto uses the Italian phrase “buttato lì” to describe the feeling of the studio and its many projects. Loosely translated, it means “something that seems casual whereas it is completely thought out”.
Roberto and Laura designed this home in Andalusia. The black and white stone floor was reclaimed from a 17th-century building in Seville.
Milanese restaurant Giacomo Bistrot features paneling from a 19th century jeweler that Roberto acquired at a Paris flea market.
I love the use of trompe l’oeil plasters in this entry hall.
The entryway of the design studio houses a collection of antique furniture, lighting and accessories. The firm is over twenty years old and Roberto continuously adds to their collection of painted tiles, architectural models and stone samples.
Studio Peregalli published a book of its work in 2011, entitled The Invention of the Past. I’m going to have to pick up a copy.
Photo Credits: T Magazine
Plaid is always a staple during fall and winter in clothing and holiday decor, but it seems to be particularly popular for interiors this year. It can be used in small doses or it can set the tone for an entire space. These rooms make me mad for plaid!
Tone-on-tone plaid wallpaper helps create a calming backdrop for this monochromatic bedroom.
The neutral plaid used on these canopy beds is subtle and sophisticated.
Using a large-scale plaid on the floor can help define a space without feeling too busy.
Window treatments are a great way to introduce a plaid pattern into a room.
Floor-to-ceiling plaid adds height and plenty of visual interest.
For just a pop of this pattern, try adding a pair of pillows or a throw.
If you want to start small, use a plaid tablecloth to add instant style to any holiday meal.
Are you mad for plaid this year too?
Photo Credits: Pinterest (1-3, 10-11), Architectural Digest (4, 6, 8-9), Elle Decor (5), House Beautiful (7)
Benjamin Moore has a new line of paints called the Wiliamsburg Collection. The palette is based on original pigments that were developed 250 years ago. I recently received the decks and the colors are fantastic.
Carter Gray has just the right amount of taupe mixed in. It would also look great on furniture.
I think Washington Blue is my favorite from this collection; I would love to use it somewhere in my home! If you’re looking to create a fun accent piece, Cornwallis Red is ideal.
I love the use of Lampblack on the trim in this room. It’s unexpected and such a great look.
Along with my love of the blues, I am always drawn to teals and greens.
Carter Plum is the perfect jewel tone for this season.
Have you seen the collection? Do you love it as much as I do?
Photo Credits: Pinterest (1-3)