Friday, 29 February 2008

Through the keyhole


Living room seen as a reflection in an Aesthetic Movement mirror


Detail of Blanc de Chine and tin glazed ware


A Chinese export games table used in lieu of a tea table

As Loyd Grossman would say, " Who lives in a house like this?"

Thirteen years ago we did. Before I was fired from the fashion magazine and before I got my first decorating commission. A two bedroom apartment in an Art Deco building in North London. The rooms were painted a wonderful taupe called 'Osprey'. The central hallway was painted a much darker shade. Sisal covered the floor throughout and white linen hung at the windows. Nothing was planed, it just happened.

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10 comments:

LondonCalling said...

Lovely.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Your calling was whispering in your ear. The paintings are lovely as well.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

as soon as i save the sufficient amount of coins, i'm hiring you ...

{this is glamorous} said...

Fashion magazine, Art Deco building in North London . . . sounds rather intriguing!

katiedid said...

You've got my curiosity going! I can visualize your apartment and it sounds lovely!

Easy and Elegant Life said...

What luck to have been fired! And now we have HOBAC. I should send your erstwhile employer a thank you. Thanks for the glimpse of a life well-lived.

the House of Beauty and Culture said...

LC - thank you.

the House of Beauty and Culture said...

Mrs B - oddly enough it is the only one we have never framed or displayed. Glad you like it though.

The Peak of Chic said...

This is why we're all such fans of yours- your keen sense of style (and that sharp tongue of yours too!). The painting is heavenly.

Cote de Texas said...

How beautiful! What a life - one worth living.