I got this issue for free on my iPad and it had some great editorials so I thought you might also like to browse. I thought this was a stellar issue and will be filing some of these looks and wanted to share this issue with you guys.
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I have noticed that the photography in Elle Decor now often has the Vermeer lighting effect. The light is always filtered by windows and while it is lovely I find that it can create a biased perspective though I would love it in my house as it might hide dust.
I adore the bejeweled and Asian/ Moroccan motif on the dining room walls.
The kitchen is faultless and clean with its large subway tiles and white kitchen cabinets.
Sometimes I wish I could commit to wallpaper as it looks a solid backdrop to the office.
The owner of this flat seems to have used greys as a base color and injects a little deep red in the room which unexpectedly goes well.
Now onto the bedroom which probably has been pinned a lot and is great fun and creative. I think this works in the flat as it is balanced out with simple lines elsewhere in the bedroom.
Now I know that the blogosphere loves France. I think I am getting a little too jaded to idealize a country but in terms of beauty I think Italy trumps France in aesthetics.
Even in Italy, Sicily has my heart. Nothing works and all the myths are true but I could easily spend a whole season there. So I might be biased with this flat.
It has been a while since I have seen a flat in a magazine that I am lusting over and this one has broken the dry spell.
I love the way that Italians have always effortlessly and seamlessly mixed different styles and period pieces.
People tend to be concerned about being consistent and things matching but personally I just buy what I love. Eventually those things align and just mesh which is what I think happens here.
I actually prefer tiles as it is better for allergies and air quality.
I am convinced that carpets trap all sorts of things but living in London I am forced to have carpet in my bedrooms.
I love things sometimes over the top and this bathroom hits that spot.
I think the garish gold coupled with muted green Bisazza mosaic tiles just balances out beautifully. Italians know tiles.
I looked at the pictures before I read that he was a textile designer and he sure does know what he is doing as the textiles create such a warmth to and makes you feel settled.
He also gets extra brownie points for neatly placing his throw!
Now this space is beautiful, useless and an extravagance in Manhattan but I think it must keep his mind sane, who needs another bedroom right?
You wouldn't think that French, Scandinavian, Palladian, and Florida coast would go together but it sure works!
Clean Scandinavian lines with that Florida light...
I like this designer's style but odd pithy statements do my head in.
I would choose food every time.
What use is furniture if you're dead?
Outdoor fireplaces seem as weird as craters in the moon in my current London frame of mind.
I find that curtains and draperies often are overlooked by civilians, myself included. But imagine this dining room without the softness that the white curtains bring.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard is the one I think I would hire.
He just seems like the nicest and someone who you could discuss ideas with and his ego getting in the way.
Mary McDonald would be my second choice.
She's slightly bitchy but then so am I.
Now I know sometimes designers can over finish a room but there are things we can take from this room.
The outlining of each wall, the interest in the ceiling, and the mix of fabrics. I love the way he just really works with the room size.
I would love to have a proper dressing room, I am convinced this would solve my clutter and storage issues.
His kitchen is surprisingly simple but then again
I doubt he rarely eats at home or at all.
He must have been influenced by Mary's use of chevron.
Personally I don't know why he would use that motif in the garden but then again it does make the garden modern.
I like the simplicity and letting the wood shine through.
The editors must not like haphazard throws like me and it is folded!
But why is there a pommel horse in the bedroom?
Well, let's not go there.
Have a great weekend!