See this light? Cool isn’t it… Let’s turn it off: Continue reading
This gorgeous fish proves that Mother Nature is the best colorist Continue reading
Today I am Inspired by: Pamela Copeman. Pamela is a designer friend of mine who lives in Hingham Massachusetts. She is always on the go- designing, traveling to fun destinations, attending glamorous parties, blogging and… painting. It is one thing to call oneself an artist – and an entirely different thing to paint like Pamela does. She is a prolific painter, a colorist, and very whimsical about Continue reading
This gorgeous room, as seen in the 2012 Holiday House NYC Catalog, is designed by the talented designer Lee Najman. Lee’s artful mix of classic and contemporary creates a very rich look. The art below the mantel is almost more impressive than that above, it is a focal point that sets the vibe of the room. Notice that there is a functioning fire screen quietly tucked behind this artistic statement piece, proving that fire places can be stylish without compromising safety. Design dilemma nicely handled, Lee!
Born on December 31, 1869.
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” -Matisse
Matisse had an instinctual talent for capturing movement, as seen in his Dance series. It is always fun to see what inspires beautiful art, so I included a photo, above.
“I don’t paint things. I only paint the difference between things.” -Matisse Continue reading
This poster was done in 1900 by artist Manuel Orazi as an advertisement for a fashionable new Home and Decor Shop that featured home wares, furniture and “finery of the twentieth century”. La Maison Moderne was started by the woman featured, she commissioned this poster. How progressive of her, in an era full of firsts on the female front.
What was Paris like in 1900?
Romance and revolution were Continue reading
Today I stopped into the Dallas International Art, Antique and Jewelry Show to say hello to New Orleans Antique dealer Bill Rau of the well-known MS Rau store in the French Quarter. You may have shopped with him in New York as well after Katrina. MS Rau has been in business for three generations, providing collectors around the world with the finest jewels, art and antiques. One of my favorite possessions came from there.
It is always nice to see Bill, he is knowledgable and fun to catch up with. He brought some jaw dropping art- the kind you would expect to see in a museum. But.. could see in your home if you like… Lets take a look at a few of the works he brought to Dallas:
This is Bill Rau in front of a painting by Continue reading
It all started when I found this fabulously fun piece of art that will be part of the Prints and Multiples Auction at Christies at the end of the month. It is a 46 x 30 (unframed) lithograph entitled Jules, by Robert Longo. I showed it to a client and she fell in love with it. It is SOoooo “her”. She likes it so much that she is thinking it could be the piece that sets off a redo of her study- she is ready for a change, ready to step it up a bit in boldness, color, energy level. So here is what I came up with Continue reading