The Art of Place: Lee Ledbetter- Architecture​ and Interiors

Art of Place 3

The Art of Place: Lee Ledbetter- Architecture and Interiors

I have met Lee Ledbetter. He is gracious, modest, and talented beyond the beyond. He is that rare top 1% who is a super talented architect AND designer. His new book shares some of his residential and commercial projects, which span six states and the Bahamas, always incorporating historical precedent and environmental context.

The New Orleans native designs new and updates traditional old homes, often opening the spaces within to be used in a more light-filled, modern way. His chic Modernism style is [Read more…]

Doors of Paris

Doors of Paris, as seen on www.CourtneyPrice.com

Every doorway, every intersection has a story. -Katherine Dunn

The streets of Paris are lined with extravagant doors and carriage gates, each with a unique style and personality. Beauty is everywhere you look in Paris, and the doors alone set our imaginations into overdrive as to the opulence that lies within. Their stylistic differences make me want to revisit French decorative arts studies in greater depth. Neoclassical, Art Nouveau, Gothic, Haussmann, and Renaissance styles can be found in all arrondissements, with endless variations in hardware, garniture, paint color. Inspiration is everywhere. If you love the doors of Paris as much as I do, this post is for you: [Read more…]

The Perfect Bath

the-perfect-bath-6

Read and Recommended: The Perfect Bath

I hope everybody (US readers) is enjoying a glorious three-day weekend. If you have had your fill of sleeping in and playing in the fall leaves, allow me to recommend a good read, loaded with visual inspiration and design pointers that range from practical to luxurious:

Barbara Sallick, co-founder of Waterworks, blogger and life-long design devotee explores the process of designing a dream bathroom in great detail alongside beautiful images in her latest book The Perfect Bath.  Sallick, who has been hailed as the “grand dame of bathroom design,” stresses that today’s bath is an expression of personal style whether you call it your sanctuary, retreat, oasis, or spa.

Elevating the bath’s purpose… [Read more…]

Living Newport

Living-Newport,-Book-Coverphoto credit: Kenneth Lindh

Bettie Bearden Pardee is a former magazine editor, Newport hostess and author whose latest coffee table book, Living Newport: Houses, People, Style features the homes and lifestyles of the tastemakers of this “City by the Sea.”

Ms. Pardee served for 11 years as a contributing editor at Bon Appetit Magazine, where she produced the on-location feature “Entertaining With Style.” She is active as a chair of many Newport social events that are staples of the social season.  Who could possibly be better qualified to give us an up close, insider view of rarified Newport?  In Living Newport: Houses, People, Style, Ms. Pardee gives us a front row seat to the sophisticated charm and social energy of parties, weddings, local traditions and stylish homes that are Newport.

Her book is divided into four seasonal sections, which tells us that there is always something worthwhile going on in Newport.

[Read more…]

Visitor’s Guide to San Francisco

San Francisco Travel Guide on www.CourtneyPrice.com  http://wp.me/p2e5e8-3Or

This guide is for the San Francisco tourist, from a recent visitor: a photographic guide of pointers that bring together a list to choose from when planning your visit. Points of interest, noteworthy areas of the city, factoids, historically famous San Francisco spots, best views, shopping suggestions and recommended restaurants. The good news is that the city is not so big that you can’t fit in quite a few of these items onto your agenda during trip to the area. Come explore the beautiful city of San Francisco here: Come explore the beautiful city of San Francisco here: [Read more…]

Pin It on Pinterest