Editor's Note: Today I am wearing a dress by Theory and kitten heels by Manolo Blahnik.
Happy Friday everyone the weekend is almost here and I would say that summer has finally arrived! The Texas heat that we all know will arrive every summer has finally made its way to Fort Worth. Getting in and out of the hot car when the car reads over 100 degrees makes for a two bath kind of day but I always say that I would rather sweat in the summer than shovel snow in the winter. Besides if it is snowing outside that means you have to wear ugly shoes. Ugly shoes ruin my creativity. So praise the lord that I do not live where I have to wear snow shoes, since my creativity is my job. This week has flown by in a nano second. Michelle and I were so busy. I absolutely love my new space and have actually worked in my fabric room constructively this week for the first time in years. I love to be organized and my favorite room is finally highly organized and all group by vendor and categories. I was able to pull a fabric out of my clients box from a job that I did in the 90's the other day. I was so proud of myself for being so organized so that I could go straight to the fabric sample. Today I want to talk about an article in the new issue of Architectural Digest about an apartment in Paris. As I have mentioned before Paris is one of my favorite cities in the world!! I am always fascinated with any house or apartment in Paris! I found the article fascinating and I am sure you will to! Have a fabulous weekend, drink lots of water in the heat, and do something fun!
What a stunning tribute to blue and white with the incredible greenery and orange berries!
This incredible Louis XVI sofa is upholstery in a velvet from Scalamandre. The pillows are from one of the owners line Casa Lopez. How beautiful is this against the blue walls?! Note the height of the ceilings. I think it is very typical of any Parisian apartment to have tall ceilings--which I adore!
Stunning dining room with the incredible 18th century paneling. The article said that the paneling in this 3,000 square foot apartment had to be handled with kid gloves. The cleaning and waxing of this paneling took almost a year. The gorgeous dining table is 19th century and the Louis XVI chairs are covered in a Schumacher fabric. The rug is from company Casa Lopez. Blue is one of the owners favorite colors as you will see throughout the apartment and green is his second favorite color. You will see blue and green running throughout the apartment.
Oh wow! What an incredible library! This library would be beautiful empty with the gorgeous carvings on the walls and around the bookcases. Love love the railing for the ladder and the rich blues and greens!
The velvets used in the room are from Scalamandre. The rug is of course from Casa Lopez and the brass bouillotte lamps on the mantle are from the 1950's. What a stunning room!
Now that is what you call a kitchen with an attitude! Enough said!
A picture of Sauvage which his two Shih Tzus named Urgo and Hialta.
More of Scalamandre's aldeco velvet represented in this living room. I love the addition of brown and pink in the mostly blue apartment.
What a stunning master bedroom! Note the incredible top of the canopy of the bed how it is pleated. The oversized painting gives the illusion of looking out on to the woods through a window. Beautiful!
The most spectacular part of this master bath is the oculus in the ceiling! What an incredible architectural feature. The view out the window is so typical Parisian. So gorgeous!
The incredible bronze and rock crystal chandelier is by Herve Van Der Straeten for Ralph Pucci Illuminates is the star of the room! What stupendous oak paneling in this room! A piece of art all in itself! The sofa is from Jansen which is a famous Parisian furniture maker and the rug is from Casa Lopez.
I love the design notes that follow a great article in Architectural Digest. They are as much fun to read as the article itself!
"True Blue" Article Featured In Architectural Digest August 2017 Issue
Text By Joshua Levine
Photography By Matthieu Salvaing
Styled By Carolina Irving
Architecture and Interiors By Franz Potisek
I try to put on my positive pants on every day! Can't say that I am 100% put I sure try!
Dinner last night was a bison burger with chipotle side salad. Yummy!
Love love this John Legend song! So sweet and tender!