Tag Archives: period styles

Peeking into Arundel Castle, Althorp, and Eltham Palace

Today I’m over at The Daily Basics as contributing editor and have put together a taste sample tour of 3 English country homes that I’ve had the privilege to visit in the past. Come on over! image credit: Picture Gallery, … Continue reading

Centrale Elettrica Montemartini – where classic Roman sculpture meets our modern archaeological artifacts

It is said that Stendal, the French romantic author of the early 19th century, noted that Rome was an extraordinary city because 1/3 of its population were women, 1/3 priests and the rest antique statuary.  Percentages may have changed, but … Continue reading

brooke astor’s world @ sotheby’s

Every few years the big auction houses will score a really great estate, and from the 24-25 September, Sotheby’s New York will be selling property from the estate of the late doyenne of American society, Mrs. Brooke Astor.  These sales … Continue reading

chairs with a midcentury Scandi-Italo look

Finding contemporary dining chairs with a midcentury feel is not an easy task as I recently found out while on the hunt for a set. And so when I bumped into these lovelies by Marconato and Zappa for Italian firm, … Continue reading

The Acapulco chair: timeless inspiration

To me nothing evokes the lazy days of summer better than the Acapulco chair; the simply glorious midcentury chair of flexible vinyl cords woven around a metal base.  And as a testament to its timeless design, there have been numerous … Continue reading

orange you glad it’s tuesday

Late last week I was surfing the web, trying to get inspired and alas, I landed on a wonderful new online store called art1, the brainchild of art enthusiast Judy Finch.  From what I can see, Judy deals mostly in … Continue reading

1950s design for all

I’ve been looking and looking and looking for a lovely bench to sit in front of a large bay window of a Scandinavian inspired room, when I spotted this marvel. B-I-N-G-O.  It was perfect in size, proportion and style. I … Continue reading