This is Houston? No Seagrass? No Slipcovers?
What? A house in Houston without seagrass or slipcovers and no shabby, faux antiques???? Seriously? The new Luxe magazine, Houston edition, has the most gorgeous cover. It stopped me cold and I ripped it open, looking for the house that this beautiful check-laden room belonged to. If you are from Houston, you might have seen the article – but if not, I want to share it with you. The cover is a room in this house, below, which is so wonderful I couldn’t stop staring at it! The Federal Style…
Paris, avenue Van Dyck Apartments
In the 8th Arrondissement, beside Parc Monceau on av Van Dyck, this building was so elegant and imposing that I wondered if it were a museum or other public building. When I queried a teenager who emerged to walk her West Highland terrier, her reply that they were simply apartments was evidence that teens all over the world are blissfully unaware of their privileged situations--to her, this was just her everyday life.
Console Table (Getty Museum)
Console Table; Design attributed to Pierre Contant d'Ivry (French, 1698 - 1777); Paris, France; about 1750–1755; Gilded oak, with modern marble slab; 92.1 × 174.6 × 70.5 cm (36 1/4 × 68 3/4 × 27 3/4 in.); 91.DA.21; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Rights Statement: No Copyright - United States