Finally a realistic Barbie doll

Artist Nickolay Lamm has created an average looking doll with an average body of a 19-year-old. I am absolutely delighted, at last a doll that will not look like the impossible dream but totally imperfect like any of us. You can also buy it with a variety of clothing and accessories. 

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The artist Nickolay Lamm

http://nickolaylamm.com/via http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

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Barbie on the left and Lammily on the right

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slide_306146_2642666_free slide_306146_2642667_free”Lammily is about being true to you and not setting any standards”

Nickolay Lamm

For more information about this terrific fun looking doll go to http://nickolaylamm.com/

Today’s idea, going neutral in your home

Neutral is the opposite of controversy, so your neutral decoration can be quite peaceful. I looked up the definition of neutral and found this: Neutral ”not aligned with supporting any side or position in a controversy.” Believe it or not a neutral decor is definitely without controversy. You can be as Neutral as a Swiss or you can go neutral with a touch of delinquency.

Via Elle Decor/Photo William Waldron

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Actress Keri Russell’s bedroom is quite neutral, her wall is Stone Hearths from Benjamin Moore and her headboard matches this color perfectly in a slightly darker tone. With neutral you can work with a degradation of a similar tone, from dark to light, or light to dark. The green tree branches add a bit of controversy in this very tranquil l environment.

Via Elle Decor/Photo Simon Upton

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Hummm HilarySwamk’s kitchen appears totally neutral, It’s a play with Beige, brown, and white but if you look carefully you will detect an object that does bring a slight controversy to this otherwise absolutely neutral room.

Via Elle Decor/Photo Tim-Street Porter

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Oupss Ellen Pompeo’s living room tried to be neutral but could not resist adding these very colourful pillows which do create a bit of a happy turmoil in this neutral canvas.

I personally think that neutral can look terrific but and there is a but, a far as I am concerned it will look so much better if we  add a touch of folly.

Today’s idea, the elegance of a white bathroom

From the top of the world in New York City to a country home, a white bathroom is like the famous Coco Chanel, it never goes out of style.

Thirty Park Place in Tribeca Architect Robert A.M. Stern Architects

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Subtly black striated marble is the epitome of elegance in this very urban bathroom.

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The white bathroom with a colourful view.

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Second bathroom in 30 Park Place is simply white with a shade of taupe grey on the walls.

Via Country living

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Totally chic country bathroom with a touch of green accessory.

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A play on whites and all you need is a small wooden stool and a bouquet of pink flowers to warm up your entire white bathroom.

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White tiles and white walls with au natural accessories.

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The mixture of whites and ivory whites create a relaxing environment. I love this parquet tiled floor, I have to reproduce this floor in my next bathroom decor.

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White and black are always à la mode in your bathroom.

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Very country chic bathroom.

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Somehow white and wood go together forever and ever, it is always a sure thing.

Via House Beautiful

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All you need is a beautiful wooden tray in this all white bathroom. Et voilà!

Last minute decoration for Halloween

Hurry Hurry Halloween is almost here, I know all these decorations should have been done last week, but it is never too late to bring joy and fun to your family and friends. Go for it.

Via http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/

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Turn your pumpkins into a planter.

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Just gather your pumpkins by your front door and add a few tree branches.

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Run, run to my Atwater market if you live in Montreal, if not you can run to your own market and get your colourful pumpkins and more.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN AND MANY MORE.

The Lady has a secret style

I have always been fascinated by Lady Gaga and her extravagant costumes and shows. Well I was totally surprised by her home decor, there certainly is more to Lady Gaga than meets the eye, would you believe she is a traditional.  The proof of the pudding is in her home environment. Could you guess who lives in this home.

Via http://www.elledecor.com/photo Getty/Redfin

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Even the bowling alley is quite traditional, who would have thought.

Today’s idea, it’s all about trompe-l’oeil

I just discovered this great trompe-l’oeil site, it is so fascinating, I had to share it with you.

These are my very favorite from couturedeco.com you can stick them to your walls or to your doors.If you feel like changing your room decor, these trompe-l’oeil and wall decals are quite reasonable and look very effective.


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imagine your Hallway trompe-l’oeil in 3D behind one of your doors $159.00

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For a traditional home with high ceilings the Haussmann library doors look so stylish $399.00

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I could not resist the Haussmann fireplace trompe-l’oeil $399.00

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For a Zen feeling the Japanese Ryokan look.  $159.00

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For a rustic look inside your country home the colorful old door. $159.00

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For your child, this fun oversized fabric wall decals $240.00

* I never tried these wallpapers or trompe-l’oeil but they seem to be quite easy to install, so if you try any of these please share your experience with us.

2 of Rachel Lambert M.’s homes

Bunny Lambert Mellon who was a self-made horticulturalist she studied the techniques of Jean-Baptiste de la Quintinie who designed ”Le Potager du Roi” for Louis the X1V, she later helped restore this garden at Versailles. (If your like gardening you can visit)

http://www.frenchgardening.com/visitez.html?pid=3086826060263443

She was invited to create the Rose Garden at the White House by her friend Jacqueline Kennedy. 

Rachel’s Manhattan Home

Photo Via Architectural Digest

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In the pink living room above the fireplace a painting of John Singer Sargent 1882 Mis Beatrice Townsend. Ms Rachel L. M. was a great art collector. If you want to know more about John Singer Sargent go to http://www.johnsingersargent.org/

Photo Via Architectural Digest

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The blue dining room with the trompe l’oeil floors

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Édouard Manet’s painting tout simplement in the Lapis Lazuli dining room.

Photo Via Architectural Digest

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Totally country in the city, the garden entrance.

Photo Via Architectural Digest

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The Manhattan garden with its small gazebos.

Photo Via Architectural Digest

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You can tell that Bunny Mellon was a lover of nature, even her home in New York City has a country feeling and decor about it.

Rachel’s home in Oyster Harbors Massachusetts

Photo Via Architectural Digest

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Above the dining room mantel a Raoul Dufy sailing boat painting.

Photo Via Architectural Digest

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The garden at Oyster Harbors.

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A light nautical feeling about Rachel’s bedroom.

Photo Via Architectural Digest

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The white and blue four poster bed

The many faces of Rachel Lambert M.

A few days ago the New York Times published an article on Sotheby’s auction house future sale of Rachel Lambert Mellon (known as Bunny) Oak Spring Farm property located in Upperville Virginia.Ms. Mellon died in March 2014 at the age of 103. The proceeds of the sale will benefit the Gerard B. Lambert Foundation, the Foundation supports horticultural and educational achievements. Ms. Lambert M. was also  a horticulturist and a fine art collector

I wanted to share with you some of the different homes of Ms. Lambert M. they are so magnificent, I find it is so inspiring to look at beautiful homes.

Oak Spring Farm

Photo Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Rachel Lambert Mellon photographed by the very famous French Photographer

Henri-Cartier Bresson, if you want to know more about H-CB go to http://www.henricartierbresson.org/hcb/home_fr.htm

Via Architectural Digest Photos  Horst P. Horst/courtesy of Condé Nast Archive

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Rachel’s collection of topiaries

Via Architectural Digest Photos from RLM’s archives

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The grand pergola at Oak Spring Farm

Via Architectural Digest Photos from RLM’s archives

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The entrance hallway at Oak S. F.

Via Architectural Digest Photos from RLM’s archives

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The greenhouse with its Fernand Renard Trompe l’oeil armoires and ceiling.

Via Architectural Digest Photos from RLM’s archives

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The library with its mezzanine is absolutely stunning.

Via Architectural Digest Photos from RLM’s archives

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The  Mark Rothco painting is like the sun had install itself on the library wall.

Via Architectural Digest Photos from RLM’s archives

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Look at these fences, they have great style.

Antigua Home

Via Architectural Digest Photos from RLM’s archives

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Love the stone trompe l’oeil floor.

Via Architectural Digest Photos from RLM’s archives

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Rachel’s living room in Antigua

Via Architectural Digest Photos from RLM’s archives

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Charming corners with a lemon tree.

Stay tune tomorrow I will share with you Rachel’s Manhattans home and her Oyster Harbors home in Massachusetts, have a lovely evening.