Editor's Note: Today I am wearing a shirt by Starington: Blouses by Charlotte, a skirt from Banana Republic, and shoes from J Crew.
Happy Thursday! As I said in my blog yesterday-I had the pleasure of attending a luncheon hnoring Pathfinders. This fun organization helps people transition from jail to a normal life. But I cannot truly say that the two men who spoke lead a normal life, but now they lean an extraordinary life. They both help people by mentoring! There were a few moments that I thought I would cry-their stories were so moving. Thank you Sally & Lisa for including me at your table!
The article I am featuring today I found in Flower Magazine. It is on William Yeoward and his perception of how color and design affects our lives. There are so many things I would love to quote-this man is not only talented, but very eloquent. I recently discovered Flower Magazine because my cousin from Atlanta brought some issues with her to read and show me. I was an instant fan! I love how I learn something new every day!
Have a great day!
This article speaks about William Yeoward’s new book “Blue & White and Other Stories”. If this article and his quotes are any indication of the book, I am down for sure! This living room is uniquely made up of neutrals and blues, but the amethyst opaline lamp speaks volumes against the otherwise quite story. I have a passion for opaline-so the lamp caught my eye immediately!
One quote from the article that I love is “to create timeless work is much harder than to create fashion.” I tell my clients this all the time-don’t design a room for what is currently popular-design it to be what you love. That way you will always love it. This living area is a great example. Notice how the gray in the chairs picks up the stone on the mantel. I love the floating book shelves above the sofa with the books haphazardly falling about. The pop of red in the pillows adds a spark.
I adore all that William Yeoward creates-and this is a good example of what he collects. The antique horn and steel flatware would be cool mixed with anything! Here it looks so fine picking up the colors in the old Staffordshire plate. The green stemware that you can barely see in the photograph makes my heart sing!
The gorgeous floral draperies and ceramics are William Yeoward’s design. I love this moment in this room-the florals mixed with the stripes and the contrasting velvet on the chair. Timelessly elegant for sure!
The article talks about how the family seaside cottage is full of family heirlooms-not fine silver, but memories. This room is so comfortable and cozy-what a lovely place to have a glass of wine and rad a book. I love the “collected” look.
Another amazingly cozy room that exudes collecting overtime. This looks like a room that could tell great stories if it could talk.
Love the student cut framed over the sofa. I framed so much of Riley’s art-I even have some here in the studio. This sofa is a perfect example-I love how the paint is worn off. It gives such character.
Stunning example of Yeoward crystal. Just beautiful.
So many homes and apartments now have a shared living and dining room space. I love how Yeoward mixes modern elements with traditional in this room. The dining chairs not only are lovely but look like you could tell stories after dinner for hours in comfort.
Flowers Magazine Sept/Oct. 2017 Issue Featuring "Open To Interpretation" Article
By Frances Macdougall
Photography by Gavin Kingcome and William Yeoward
Always be yourself-no matter what!
This quote is so true!
For dinner last night I had lamb chop with spinach salad.
LOVE, love this song!