Monthly Archives: October 2011

It’s all about the details….Here are some detail shots from a Paris pied-à-terre I’m working on now. The project has an open deadline, so the project has become a real laboratory of detail where I’m able to create a pretty complex collage of materials, and as the time passes, there are always new fresh seasonal flowers everywhere, (even in the bathroom I’m painting…)


My partner in crime and I refer to the past few years of hip style as the “triangle” style. A certain set of today’s youth are marked by the triangle in the logos of their favorite brands, their tattoos, and their asymmetric hairstyles. Why the triangle? There are many theories….

Then comes along a triangular visionary, who pushes the work beyond triangle into superb.  I’m praying for a new client for whom I may purchase this divine piece of furniture by the super architect/designer Rafael de Cardenas.  I’d love to put one in the center of a great classic french room, and make it the bar. Perhaps with a marble side table just in front to one side, with some gold candlesticks and a big amethyst…What I most love about this piece is the ombré/gradated color which has been my obsession since we designed ombré wallpaper for our wine bar project here in Paris.

It’s a real Indian summer here in Paris and the dahlias are in still full bloom in the most fiery autumn colors.  I took this picture yesterday in a residential project I’m finishing.  The sun was streaming through the open window and the interior just seemed like a painting.

The dahlias were placed on an amazing hand painted Moroccan side table with a very cool antique style cup I got from the Benaki Museum in Athens, and a vintage Fornasetti opera tray….all new favorites for the new season.

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