Friday, August 3, 2012

Dreamy...



With so much time on my hands these days waiting around in between cases at grand jury duty, I’ve been reading A LOT.  My first book was Under the Tuscan Sun.  I’ve seen the movie but had never read the book, so I thought it would be a perfect “take me away” read.  After all, this is a subject I can relate to (renovating), and what better way to experience another facet I've not yet experienced than reading about doing one overseas.   It is similar in some ways...  I felt a little like I moved to another country when I renovated here in Manhattan for the first time – a whole different ballgame... 

Three weeks in, I’ve moved though several books, but I couldn’t help but be drawn to these images in the August issue of Homes & Gardens.  It’s almost like the images I dreamed up in my head when reading the book came to life, with a slight difference: France vs. Italy.   

These beautiful spaces were designed by Marie-Laure, an interior designer from France who relocated here to NYC and has since moved back.  I love her style.  It has that fantastic dual quality – old world and modern at the very same time.  I LOVE the stone and how it looks alongside casement style windows and doors.  Plus who wouldn’t want to be sitting at this pool about now.  It’s nothing short of dreamy...

1 comment:

kickmoko said...

Bricks, bricks and Bricks! Awesome exposing of bricks on this design. I loved it.

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