Editor's Note: Today I am wearing a dress from Carbon and shoes from Coach.
Happy Wednesday!! Off to Dallas today— I missed last week! Starting a work week on a Tuesday always throws me a little. Besides sourcing today we have a vendor meeting with Porta Roma at the showroom Culp and Associates. One of my favorite things about fabric meetings is getting to hear and see what is new....the special features of some of the fabrics... and where the inspiration or archive came from for prints. There are great stories behind a lot of prints that I love passing on to my clients when I am presenting. After 28 years it amazes me how much I still learn every week. I truly am thankful that the showrooms call me to meet with these vendors who fly in for meetings. Besides the knowledge , I love getting to meet and visit with the reps from all over the country.
One of my sweet clients and friends gave me the Thomas Pheasant book “Simply Serene” for my birthday. I love Thomas Pheasant’s work and have loved reading the book and analyzing his talented work. One of the chapters in the book is on the apartment that he and his partner purchased in Paris. I was pea green with envy reading the chapter!!!! One of my dreams would be to have an apartment in Paris that I furnished from the Flea market. Of course true to the impeccable style of Thomas Pheasant this apartment is beyond fabulous. Enjoy and have a fabulous “hump day!”
The living room with a tree lined view of elegant shops and restaurants. The book says that Paris taught Pheasant to learn to enjoy walking the streets with no particular destination in mind.. just taking it all in. I had the pleasure of experiencing Paris this way when I went on buying trips with The Market. I would walk for hours after we finished buying in the flea market. Pure magic.
The book did not say what this room is. I am guessing another living area with a tufted daybed and a card table. It does not matter...it is stunning.
The architectural details in this apartment are so gorgeous. This room would be elegant if it was empty.
Look at the detail on the back of this chair. LOVE IT!!!!!!
Pheasant kept as much of the original moldings and panels as he could. This master bedroom is so peaceful and quiet. Many of the pieces for the apartment Pheasant had upholstered and fabricated in the US and had shipped to Paris.those chairs are amazing!!!!!
"The palette of my Paris apartment is a direct reflection of the city just outside each window.” What an incredible inspiration so elegantly executed with colors of limestone highlighted with black as in he black iron railings. Two things I love about this moment — the fact that the mirror dips down behind the chest... and these chairs! Pure attitude!
More incredible close ups of details. It is all in the details that make a beautiful room.
A collage of different moments in the apartment. Of course my favorite is the view out of the window! The apartment is located on Boulevard Saint Germain. It was love at first sight when Pheasant saw the facade of the building. I did not know that baron Haussman rebuilt Paris as we now know it . As the book states —“ where some others might find in Paris’s stately and handsome blocks a solid sameness, I find a beautiful rhythm.”
For dinner last night we had salmon and lentils.
Such a great song!!
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