Friday, March 19, 2010

Wild horses

I love how these photographs of horses are so graphic and powerful and bring an earthy quality to a room.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Something old

Even if the statue is not actually ancient, it looks and feels that way and looks great in so many different decor styles. I love the textural quality of a stone artifact especially when it is unexpected, like the piece on the console table at the end of fresh, bright hallway in the middle photograph.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

White wedding

Just another young couple in love on their wedding day. Mick Jagger and Bianca Jagger, May 12, 1971, St. Tropez, France.

Friday, March 12, 2010


I love the look of abstract art in a traditional room. There is something wildly non-sensical about abstract art that completely energizes a space furnished with serious pieces.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

48 is the new...

Forget it. This is an amazing-looking woman, period.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Kindness is the new black

Some part of personal style is the way a person conducts herself. You could be doing everything right on the outside, but it seems to me that if your manners are forgotten all the rest doesn't really matter. This occurred to me when I began to notice how just the tiniest shift in behavior (mine and others) could have a ripple effect that takes us all to the next level.
I find that graciousness is that most rare quality, passive and sublte, but it speaks volumes and is a huge part of attraction. We can all try to listen better and empathize more and act with integrity. People who lead with those qualities look that way: their eyes are bright and their smile is warm: what could be more fashionable?

Monday, March 8, 2010

Paint it, black

I have been seeing and loving black rooms lately. All over the pages of decor magazines and blogs are sexy black rooms, and not just the expected bedroom. Who would think that a dark kitchen could be appealing, but this one by designer Miles Redd is drop-dead glamorous and would be perfect in a city apartment of someone who doesn't necessarily cook, but has plenty of cocktail parties.
There is also the feeling to me that this look might not read as well in a bright, sunny, Southern city such as could be too harsh, although maybe a small den/library in an otherwise cheery home could be the perfect, cozy retreat from all that relentless sunshine.