Gray can be anything but bland. Once a pigment is added to a mixture of black and white,it actually becomes a color. The slight undertone to the color can make a significant difference.
Hints of purple, green or blue can be added in larger quantities to gray and will produce cooler shades of gray. Adding colors such as red to gray will create a warmer paint tone.
Picture Of Elegance featured a number of stunning pictures on their blog of Ted and Lillian Williams chateau in Normandy, France. The chateau was built ca.1765, and reflects a French Rococo architectural period of style, which is quite similar to those found in Sweden in the 17th century. The house features a large amount of french furnishings. The highlight of the pictures are the amazing stenciled walls. The Trouvais Blog featured some (Read More...)
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…
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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.
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Lonny magazine’s October issue yet again is filled with tantalizing interiors to salavate over. Veuve Clicquot is one of the world’s most distinguished makers of line champagne. Lonny was honored to be granted a tour of its historic estates. French styled Hotel du Marc located in Reims, France is featured serves as a guest house for Veuve Clicquot. In the (Read More...)
French musician Maurice Ravel will always be known for his beautiful music, but not many people knew about his incredible taste for furnishings. Ravel lived outside of Paris in the town Monfort l’Amaury. One glimpse of the home shows one side of the home credited to Maurice Ravel. Ravels Home is supposed to have written Le Tombeau de Couperin. By (Read More...)
The Petit Trianon was designed by Ange-Jacques Gabriel by the order of Louis XV for his long-term mistress, Madame de Pompadour, and was constructed between 1762 and 1768. But Madame de Pompadour died four years before its completion. Upon his accession to the throne in 1774, the 20-year-old Louis XVI gave the château and its surrounding park to his 19-year-old Queen Marie Antoinette for her exclusive use and enjoyment. Marie longed to escape Louis and his court, and he gave her just the place.
This (Read More...)