Saturday, April 26, 2008
photo via PerezHilton
Friday, April 25, 2008
Take for example this house from Peter Marino
I look at this house and know that I love it. I love the symmetry, I love the materials ( stone, slate), I love the simplicity of the massing and the simple garden. I love the stateliness of it. I love the big windows! I do not like the sheer size of it, this is a house for a robber baron with a large family and numerous servants, not for me! I don't like those little shutters on the second floor windows on the wings. I don't like that it seems rather institutional and plain.
Look at Garrison Keillor's house. Charming, right? This house isn't boring -it's rather charming isn't it? I like the covered loggia at the entryway, I like the interesting dormer on the front and the steep rough lines. I like the red brick with limestone details. I'm not a fan of the way the roof just sort of ends undramatically. I don't like the mish-mash of styles. I don't like that the front entryway isn't very pronounced. I don't like that this house seems to FILL the lot and feels claustrophobic.
Check out the palatial Sap Mansion
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
UPDATE: I've decided to return these pulls -the search continues!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
The front facade
It's the really odd combination of modern and Palladian / neo-classicm that I love and that is so hard to find. Designed by Jeff Dungan in Birmingham for the designer, Richard Tubb, the house has a minimalist limestone facade and a mix of rustic wood and highly finished bronze...finishes. The best part, floor plans!
The interior was designed to be very open to allow for a lot of light; I especially love the interior balcony off the bedroom into the 2 story living room! the interior 'balcony' off the bedroom into the living room
I won't bore you with the pictures of the basement family room which features the generic 'industrial' style so popular now with developers but that could easily be 'fixed' to fit in more with the architecture of the building and detailed like the living room.
the 2 story living room - beautiful windows!
All pictures courtesy of southern accents and my scanner ;-)
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
This was probably my favorite interior - Ginger's hotel room in paris. I love that mantel! Notice the wall murals behind the fireplace - very similar to the ones in Fred's room shown at the top of the page! Love the chandelier and sidetables too!
The same murals from a different angle - so chic! I love how the metal fireplace shines!
Probably the most impressive set was only in the movies for about 5 seconds - this scene where Fred tap dances in the boiler room of the ship!
This stylish and PALATIAL room was the living room of Ginger's NYC apartment. Another chandelier and another fireplace!
The movie was really good, AMAZING dancing and just really fun! Check it out if you havne't seen it!