Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Receipt for a cerulean room


Take one French 1930s oil on canvas by Andre L'Hote (1885-1962), Flower Still Life and Vase.


Add cerulean blue oil glazed walls, colour concentrated at the centre fading to the edges, to match the sample of French porcelain. Moldings and ceiling to match the picture's frame - old plaster white dragged over an antique pine. Floor in a cerused antique oak parquet.

Add curtains in Robert Allen's Natural Linen Moire (top), and roman blinds in Robert Allen's Brilliance (bottom).




Add a 1920s Ebony de Macassar Desk by Dominique.


Take two chromed metal framed fauteils with seats and backrests formed by three black leather bound cylinders. An unusual "1960" design by Reinaldo Leiro and Arnoldo Gaite, and reupholster in Robert Allen's Abstract Velvet.




Take an unusual French wrought iron tripod table with circular hand hammered metal top in the manner of Edgar Brandt.


And add a heavy Scandinavian crystal ice bucket with sterling silver grape form handles. Signed Stromberg Hyttan.


Or substitute one Mexican sterling silver bowl in the style of Georg Jensen. With grape and scroll design throughout.


And serve with an Eastlake ebonized tete -a-tete, circa 1880, for garnish.

Stripped and reupholstered in Robert Allen's Baldelli Park.



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3 comments:

Pigtown-Design said...

I love the ice bucket!

katiedid said...

Is this a room you are working on? Or just a fantasy? The walls, the walls! Sigh.
Don't tease and show pictures if you are truly creating this space.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Bravo!