Editor's note: Today I am wearing a blouse from Theory, a skirt from Banana Republic, and shoes from Ann Taylor.
Happy Friday! Or should I say Feliz Viernes! I am on my way to Mexico Sunday. Praise the Lord that my friend who we are celebrating her big birthday speaks fluent Spanish. When I took my kids to the Dominican Republic for their senior trip somehow I became the translator. I do great with French-my Spanish is not anything to write home about...I think Mackenzie and I accomplished what we needed to do this week for me to be able to relax. Look for some festive pictures next week. I will have my usual blog on interiors- but will throw in some local flavor.
The article today is fascinating to me. I found it in Elle Decor and it is on an apartment in Bueons Aires. The apartment was built in 1926 in the chic area of Recolete that was built to mimic Paris. Owned by Victor Bigand in its beginning it ended up being the residence of his two unmarried daughters. There was never hot water in the apartment. The housekeepers brought buckets of hot water to the daughters for their bath. Oh my...
What a gem for Carlod Aparicio to discover and renovate. The result is fabulous. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend! Such a big football weekend---I am almost happy that I will be packing and flying because I would be so nervous for my Frogs, Tigers, and Cowboys!!!
The residence was originally decorated by Maison Jansen in the 1930s. Here in the guest room a Maison Jansen table is represented in between the twin beds from 1920. Simple but elegant.
Now this is my style of breakfast room! Full of incredible antiques in every square inch---what an elegant room! The portrait is 17th century as is the chandelier. The 20th century oushak rug is dreamy.
The living room would be glorious empty...the detail in the molding and the marble fireplace original to the Maison Jansen decor in the 1930s are spectacular. The gorgeous settee on the right is from the 1930s by Frits Henningsen. Covered in a mohair by Hollande & Sherry it anchors the end of the room in a regal way. The table on the far left and the sconces are Maison Jansen. Any of their pieces on the market now are so valuable because of their impecable style.
Painted in the soothing color from Benjamin Moore's "Perspective"-this master bedroom is quiet and majestic. I love the bed with all of the pleated fabric. The bedside tables are Maison Jansen. The beautiful settee is 19th century Gustavian.
What a regal study enveloped in Schumacher's silk velvet. So rich! Side tables are Maison Jansen and the Swedish cabinet is from the 1920s. So quiet and elegant. I love how the art is suspended from the molding with the brass rods.
"Double Lives" article featured in Elle Decor November 2017 Issue
Text by Carlos Aparicio
Photography by Bjorn Wallander
Produced by Robert Rufino
These are both so so true!!
Dinner last night was bison burger, and a salad with mixed greens, tomato, and jicama.
Heard this song on Pandora this moring. Always makes me groove!