Editor's Note: Today I am wearing a dress from Rebecca Taylor and shoes from Jimmy Choo.
Happy Thursday!! We are almost upon the holiday weekend. The Design District showrooms close down around noon tomorrow..... so we will be accomplishing things in the office tomorrow afternoon. Even though I have only been in my new studio for less than a year... my library already needs updating and some catalogs need throwing away. So.... today needs to count in a big way so I won't stress over the weekend. I am so type A personality that if I am not accomplishing things at work I will be doing it at home. One reason I am not a book reader......... there is always something to do in my opinion! My best friend Beast in New York would trip me in the hallway for saying that since books are her world being a publisher. It is supposed to be hot here this weekend—— but it is hitting us in a big way next week. The over 100 degrees is coming.... I hope and pray we are not in for one of those summers where the 100 degree days just linger........
I am not involved with any construction jobs this summer— maybe that is a huge blessing!!!!
The article today I found in Departures Home + Design . It is covering the family weekend house of Pierre Frey and his family in Normandy. The fabric house of Pierre Frey is one of my favorites..... so I loved this article. The 5 bedroom house was meticulously restored by a couple whose 103 year old grandmother had passed away and left a plethora of fabulous antiques. Between the furnishings and the fact that Frey could get draperies made quickly—- the house was ready for action in a speedy fashion. That have a vegetable garden... flowers... and an open door policy to family. A truly wonderful place to unwind from the city on weekends. Enjoy this beautiful weekend home and gear up for a fabulous Memorial Day weekend!!!!
What an incredible terrace for an alfresco lunch—-of course with a tablecloth made from a Pierre Frey fabric. So lovely.
Pierre Frey trimming the climbing roses. Quite the departure from the bustling life in Paris.
Oh this main living room.... so many details to take in!!! Of course all of the fabrics and upholstery are from Pierre Frey. So pretty and perfectly fitting for a weekend home. Relaxed and quiet. Check out those beams that run into the hallway—-fabulous!!!!! Love, love the floors. My roommate from college who lived in Port au Prince, Haiti had floors like this that were mopped every day. It felt so divine on bare feet. I love the little child’s chair under the desk... so darling.
A vintage armchair is covered in a Pierre Frey fabric Alexandrie. Frey said he has not succumbed to the rage if his generation to go after vintage furniture from the 1940s and 1950s.
This is beyond precious—— this basket with the rose clippings belonged to his grandmother. She used it for the exact same thing. I love that!!
A family moment in the guesthouse. Here pictured are Pierre Frey with his wife Emilie along with two nephews and their son. The daybed is in a Braquenie fabric— which is under the umbrella of Pierre Frey— and the draperies are Fadini Borghi jacquard . Even with these elegant fabrics the feeling of the house is relaxed.
Of course... because it is their line of fabric... gorgeous fabrics are everywhere in the house. Even the walls— and how I adore a wall done in fabric. And how fabulous is this print in the master from Braquenie!!!!!
This house is located in Valley de L’Eure where chateaux from the 12th to 20th century are located. The exterior of this house is so beautiful and charming.... it would put you in a good mood even before you walked in.
The guest house living room. Can I move in please....tomorrow????? I love everything about this moment.
This is the kid’s table........ not sure most kids would get the privilege of eating on such gorgeous fabric!!!!
Throw pillows are all over the house. Ready for each and every guest to feel welcome and relaxed. What a magical glimpse into this incredible family’s life. When you put family first.... life is always grand.
Title: French Lessons
Publication: Christine Muhlke, Departures Magazine
Designer: Pierre Frey
Photographer: Martin Morrell
For dinner last night we had leftover fried chicken and grilled asparagus.
This song is such a classic!!!