Parisian Affair - Interview With Claudia Strasser - Author of The Paris Apartment Blog , was featured in Luxe Magazine....
FAVORITE DECORATING SOURCES:
When I have restoration projects, I'll pop into Pariscope Antiques in Lake Worth for
anything from restoring a frame, to gold leafing to upholstery. Up the road a bit, I'll
hit Revue Antiques in West Palm Beach for boudoir chairs and vanities. There's always a
wonderful surprise around every corner.
I ALWAYS CARRY...
Chanel Gardenia. I adore it because it's the purest essence of it that I've found; it's not mixed with any other scent. I can only find it in New York, and it just feels like a special occasion whenever I use it.
I'd love to team with Philippe Starck and Habitat for Humanity. In the future, I plan
to work with a manufacturer in High Point to create bedding and furniture lines for The
Paris Apartment and expand the brand.
I think the 1920s and '30s are going to make a strong design (Read More.....)
The 2005, Henry Hope Reed Award Designed By P.E. Guerin
P.E. Guerin is the oldest decorative hardware firm in the United States, and the only metal foundry in New York City. The company was started in 1857 by French immigrant Pierre Emmanuel Guerin and is at the very location in Greenwich Village since 1892. Pierre Emmanuel Guerin was one of the pioneers in artistic metalwork in New York City. His work can still be found in various public buildings, and important residences throughout the city and the country.
“Our products can be found almost anywhere around the country,” says Martin Grubman, manager. “They’re in the White House, the Henry Ford Mansion - that’s now a part of the University of Michigan - and almost any museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, has our espangnolettes in the (Read More.....)
Beautiful French Furniture In The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Being a blogger, you sometimes see the same picture 10 times. That is the case with these pictures below. I admired them so much that I found myself ecstatic to finally discover where the pictures originated from. The beautiful French images show incredible patina in the paint which I originally thought was a cabinet, but happen to be the panelling on the walls. The combination of colors show a rich blue gray with burnt orange details. The photographs were taken by a professional photographer Jamie Beck, found in this post From Me to You. Jamie resides in New York City, and shares her beautiful photography on her blog. These images were taken at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The entire blog From Me To You is Jamie's brilliant (Read More.....)
LA BOHEME DESK By Ralph Lauren
French styled furniture has the advantage of structural shape that it almost begs to be painted. Painting the curved and carved details on these ornate pieces can draw attention to the ornateness of this style. One significant advantage of painted furniture is the variety of colors and shades that are available to you. No matter what your taste, you can bring forth a particular look with a shade of paint and a paint brush. Such versatility exists with French furniture.
Above we see a glossy black French desk featuring heavy ormolu keyholes, and decorative ormolu for the corners and the feet. Consider painting the tops of your desk, tables, and nightstands a different shade. Here we see a beautiful contrast (Read More.....)
Designer Jean-Louis Deniot, is considered to be the best of the new generation of French Decoration, and yet Jean-Louis Deniot's career began just 12 years ago. After launching his own firm in Paris in 2000, he expanded his design business just two years later with his sister, Virginie. Since 2009, his firm has been counted as one the most prominent interior design firms by Architectural Digest (US), AD France, AD Spain, and AD Russia, and he is currently nominated in several prestigious selections of the Top 100 international interior design firms.
In this post, we would like to show some of his French schemes such as the lavish 1,600 sq. ft. pied-à-terre in Paris which was designed for a New York couple, featured in (Read More.....)
This outstanding desk is sold through MS Rau Antiques in New Orleans
The grandness and luxury of French design culminate in this partner's desk and multiple-drawer cartonnier, crafted by master cabinetmaker Paul Sormani. Sormani created this exceptional work after the model by Simon Oeben, one of the most successful ébénistes of the 18th century. The original set, made circa 1765, belonged to the Duc de Choiseul-Praslin, Prime Minister for Louis XV, and can be recognized in one of the gouaches by Van Blarenberghe of the interiors of Choiseul's house, circa 1770.
The contents of Choiseul's house were sold in 1796 and Oeben's model was purchased by the Duke of Hamilton. In turn, the Duc d'Aumale purchased the same cartonnier from the Hamilton Palace sale of 1882 and it now resides in the Musée Condé at the Chateau de Chantilly. The piece is illustrated in French Furniture Makers by Alexander Pradere. An (Read More.....)