Editor's Note: Today I am wearing a skirt by Anthropologie, silk top by Ann Taylor, kitten heels by C. Wonder, and my love necklace brought to me by my former assistant Mallory from London.
In November issue of Architectural Digest is fabulous!! I must admit Architectural Digest was not my favorite magazine for many years because all it featured were New York and LA apartments with no color and they all started to blend in and be the same. The new editor-and-chief Amy Astley has really stepped up the game and I have a renewed love for Architectural Digest. The article that I am featuring today is a renovated 18th century house in Brazil designed by the late Paris based Interior Designer Alberto Pinto. The whole house is a feast for the eyes and I could move in in a heart beat! I hope you enjoy the article as much as I do. I analyzed every page. Today I am embarking on my installation trip to Palm Springs. I won't be able to post images of the whole rooms because I hope to get the job published but I will be sending sneak peaks! Michelle and I are very excited about this incredible installation!
What an incredible exterior with these cool farm doors that open at the top and a gorgeous roof. I love the blue doors!
What a stunning Living Room?! The 18th century screen behind the gorgeous sofa is such a work of art! The fabric on the sofa sends me to the moon and back again! I love the casual chairs flanking the sofa and the odd chair that floats. Job well done1
What an incredible carrara marble pedestal table surround by 19th century Portuguese folding chairs. What a gorgeous place to dine opening on to the beautiful landscaping! The kitchen below is so bright happy and fresh. I love the window and the shutters above the sink with the incredible view!
This living area has so many elements that I adore. I love the collection of silver fish on the wall over on the left. The fabric on the slipper chair and sofa is so warm and inviting! That cool chair--I have never seen anything like it! Such a conversation piece!
A view of the rest of this living area. Once again I adore the shutters in the windows and I am such a big believer in many side tables to put a drink or a cup of coffee on. This room is warm, elegant, and balanced.
What a stunning entry hall?! These gorgeous blue and white place range from 17th century delft to 18th century rouen. I could never get enough of blue and white and I always think it looks beautiful and crisp. I love the container on the console--so stunning with its simple greenery.
How cool is this blue staircase that is so funky next to a 19th century chandelier?! I love the mixture of the blue with the red and white. So happy and fun!
What a beautiful bedroom with one of the concepts that I often do--repeating the drapery fabric on the headboard and dust ruffle. For me this grounds the room and allows your eye to focus on many of the other elements in the room. The side table is a 19th century Brazilian Jacaranda that has so much style and grace. The whimsical carnival figures hanging on the wall add a touch of fun to the room!
WOW! I would love to sleep in this bedroom. I love canopies over beds. The table at the foot of the bed is perfection!
All I can say about this bathroom is WOW WOW WOW!! The tile is sumptuous! What a happy place to get dressed!
Beautiful day bed placed in the bathroom. I could imagine myself with a glass of champagne staring outside and viewing the beautiful scenery. Yes please!!
Architectural Digest Article "Port Of Call"
Text By Mitchell Owens
Photography By Ngoc Minh Ngo
Styled By Carlos Mota
Interior Design By Alberto Pinto
Steel Magnolia Tip #60: There is no time like the present! Never waste a day you can never get it back!!
Don't waste a day chasing after your dreams. Start today!
Dinner last night was salmon one of my favorites! Along with a pre-packaged salad from Central Market with white cheddar, walnuts, onions, celery, cranberries, and a special dressing. Delicious!
This song reminds me of doing aerobics in the 1980's. I kicked my leg up high to this song!