I always like browsing through the "Top 10" series in Elle Decor.
It goes through different styles and budgets and is a pretty good reference guide.
Ellie Cullman and Richard Shapiro also
know what they are talking about.
I think if I ever did get this long double cocktail tray table
( proper name for it ) someone would surely break it
mistaking it for a bench.
This set of three tray tables is fair value.
Looks well made, simple lines, and decorative too.
I adore this bone and brass inlay tray table!
I have such a brass fetish at the moment.
I would love to get it but I am equally torn by this
Bottega Veneta leather and steel tray table.
If it was brass and leather I would have gone even more bonkers.
The price point of this Fornasetti tray table confuses me because they are normally super expensive but for them this item is almost on the low side. So if you are a fan of theirs, you should consider this which is almost the same price as one of their plates.
The trend report says it is all about tropical leaves.
Funny enough it was a motif I was considering because it is bringing nature in. Here are some items they highlighted.
I love a screen...So much so there will be a post about them after
I move back home.
Check out this great website called houseofhackney.com
Some more wallpaper choices.
On to some more featured editorials.
Now that is what I call a conversation piece / conversation sofa.
I have gotten the leopard print bug.
If you knew me in IRL, I am just not that person.
And yet perhaps because of this, I am so drawn to it lately.
So much so I might start a leopard print pinterest board.
I mean business folks.
The flat belongs to Sylvie de Chiree
who is editorial director of Elle Decoration France.
Her flat is a typical Parisian flat in the Right Bank of the city.
The thing about classic Parisian flats is that most look good.
They have great bones and look great even empty.
If you actually dissect each element of what has been added,
it isn't mind blowing and quite ordinary.
But all these things against a back drop of internally rich combined features of floorboards, cornices, high ceilings, and
arched doorways makes it look so chic.
I don't like nor dislike the dining room.
But I kept the pic in so those of you who don't live in Europe can see what most European urbanites have to deal with in terms of space.
( And she is one of the lucky ones!)
The bedroom is nice enough but once again when you see each one ofthe elements, nothing stands out.
Love the Fornasetti bookshelf wallpaper on the commode below.
Something I am considering myself.
What is interesting about this home is that ultimately
it seems to confirm the French ethos of style that they also practice in terms of clothing.
Basic good quality fundamental with a few chosen accesories.
Don't you just love a fusion?
I am sure Tex Mex was considered rather avantgarde at one time,
I wonder if Jap-Swedish will become just as common.
Although going by the pictures,
I don't see signs of either influence...
The house is located in a Swedish farm but
I think it could be located almost anywhere in the world.
And for the record circular outdoor doorways are Chinese in origin...
Oh well, was fun while it lasted.