Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Paris: classic soul, contemporary function

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In this elegant and charming Parisian apartment the classic soul of the building shines accompanied by contemporary comfort and style. Fireplaces, frames, millwork of late 1800 were restored to create a background for a young couple lifestyle. The sofa Groundpiece is designed by Aldo Citterio for Flexform.

 

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Many pieces are vintage, like this amazing desk and the re-upholstered green chair in the main bedroom. The scheme color for the whole apartment envelope goes from off white to luminescent grey to charcoal grey. Great choice to make colored pieces pop unexpectedly.

 

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Danish 1960’s chair surround a table made of oak and natural stone designed by Studio Double G, the unusual suspension light is Mykiss Fish by Minke Van Voorthuizen.

 

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In the modern kitchen the cabinet has mirrored doors to maintain the antique atmosphere.

 

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Another vintage discover at Flea-market Paul Bert: the red-orange leather chair and stool. A pop of vibrant color against the charcoal walls and millwork.

 

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The bathroom is stunning, pure luxury, with a carved fireplace mantel, antique mirror, chandelier.

 

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Devon & Devon tub, Stella faucets.

 

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3 dimensional art on the wall, found at Marché Paul Bert, like the black leather chair and industrial lamp in the previous image.

The young couple has obviously a good eye in discovering treasures to add interest to an already stunning surrounding.

Photography by Helenio Barbetta

©2014 Brillante Interiors writes about new trends, timeless decor, iconic pieces, design ideas, or at times just musing about "a certain Italian way of doing things".

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Six Years of Blogging

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Let’s celebrate together, you my faithful readers and I:

the sixth anniversary of my Blog.

On October 15th, 2008 my first attempt to write a post resulted in a short description of my intent…six years later I still love to talk about Italy, books, art, old and new design, food, lifestyle.

Classical eye, contemporary flair: you can see them in some of my posts on different subjects. Clicking on the links below each image will bring you to my posts and from there to other posts and from there…well you know…

 

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Unusual houses

 

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Art

 

Music (enjoy the concert)

 

Designers' houses

 

Sandro Chia house in Tuscany

Artists' houses

 

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Books

 

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Old houses and new design

 

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Travel

 

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Milano

 

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Venice

 

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Food

 

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Lifestyle

It has been a wonderful journey, through my Blog I connected with many people, I made friends, I received awards and recognition in the design world, I wrote articles for magazines, I discovered new paths, I learned every day something new and …most important…I had FUN.

A big thank you to all my followers.

 

©2014 Brillante Interiors writes about new trends, timeless decor, iconic pieces, design ideas, or at times just musing about "a certain Italian way of doing things".

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Swinging IDSWest 2014

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Here I am enjoying Prosecco on a swing at the opening night for the 10th Anniversary of IDSWest, an event any person passionate about design attend every year.

 

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Media Lounge at the beginning of the Opening Party

 

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Interior designer Alda Pereira, in Dries Van Noten…with Alicja Kudiba-Maurer of European Touch Hardwood and Interior designer Robert Bailey having a good time.

As last year Dinner by Design was a well received event, using the creativity of several designers for wonderful and so diverse table settings.

 

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Provide Home monochrome tablescape

 

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BYU (Bob’s your uncle Design) sleek table

 

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The Cross Decor and Design romantic table.

 

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William Switzer created some fun with the event:

7 Chairs That Dare

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Grace Gordon-Collins

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And her After Midnight chair

 

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Robert Bailey

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And his Cameo chair

 

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Talented Martha Sturdy with her new line of jewellery and sculptures

 

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Finally me again, this time dwarfed by beautiful Shannon Heth of Heth PR, a full service lifestyle public relations agency, with a team of passionate media strategists. They have done a great job again this year!

Photography © Albarosa Simonetti

The Cross Design Image from their website

©2014 Brillante Interiors writes about new trends, timeless decor, iconic pieces, design ideas, or at times just musing about "a certain Italian way of doing things".

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Exquisite wallpaper … and more

 

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T‘Askew’ design in full custom design colours on a bleached white dyed silk. De Gournay ‘Chinese Chippendale George III’ mirror in the Chambord finish.

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‘Early Views of Italy’ design in Azure design colours on Azure scenic paper. Four Seasons Hotel in Geneva. Photography by Nial Clutton.

 

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‘Oriental Landscape’ design in part custom design colours on Emerald Green dyed silk. Photography by Jonny Valiant.

Today I had the pleasure of seeing the most beautiful wallpaper and textile samples… if you are familiar with the name de Gournay  you know what I mean, otherwise run to their website and enjoy the exquisite hand painted wallpapers, hand painted fabrics , hand painted porcelain and hand carved furnishings.

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Rachel de Gournay from the de Gournay family and Gwendolyn Rayner, director of the New York Showroom were in Vancouver to do a presentation. What a treat to see …and touch…the real thing which I admired many times on paper or online.

Silk, Tea paper, Linen, Organza, all the best materials are used to customize wallpaper or textiles to adorn the most exclusive residences or public spaces.

Many collections to choose from and all can be customized to your desire.

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Japanese style

 

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Chinoiserie style

 

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Eclectic style

 

I was so mesmerized that I could not resist to take pictures even from the glossy catalogues on the table:

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Expensive? Perhaps!

Priceless? Absolutely!

Top three images from de Gournay website, other images by Albarosa Simonetti

©2014 Brillante Interiors writes about new trends, timeless decor, iconic pieces, design ideas, or at times just musing about "a certain Italian way of doing things".

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