Your memorabilia, your favorite objects, art, piece of furniture, have a signification,
and you will find great pleasure by surrounding yourself with them in an harmonious way. I find, that sometimes just a glance at such an object will bring back happy memories, and bring me joy even for an instant.
”Like a cast-iron pan has traces of all meals, a house has a sense memory of everything that’s happened to it,” says Borgnes Giramonti
“You want to layer it with not just furniture, but with experiences.”
well said Lisa Borgnes Giramonti
Lisa loves England and her home has a je ne sais quoi quite British, The Union Jack pillow introduces us immediately to this taste of all English things.
Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times
About Lisa Borgnes Giramonti from a Bloomsbury Life (great blog)
Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times
Lisa’s corner with her old style
embroidery and her very contemporary thoughts.
Just a table a lamp, a few books and objects
Lisa’s office with photos,clipping a beautiful lamp and a vase of filled with flowers.
The runner is from Pottery barn
The elephants are from Home Goods, they are from Indian,
and India had a great and most exciting influence on British decor.
Beverly Hills condo decorated by Nathan Turner.
I like Nathan Turner’s simplicity, but not Zen….you can tell that he has used very personal objects, accessories of the persons who live in this home.
It is Californian, and the woven fabrics bring a certain warmth and comfort in this room.
I love this dining room library with its books, objects and tableaux, it gives this room history.
This arrangement above the bed is simple and très personnel.
This teal blue with a touch of tangerine, this four poster bed surrounded by these frames, and the lanterns
give such a personality to this bedroom, it looks so undecorated, I really like it.
Small corner, the retro tangerine telephone is quite comical.
Greystone Mansion, what I like about Nathan Turner is that his decoration resemble his clients, this decor is very different from the Beverly Hills home.
This table is a good example of mixing and harmonizing objects, books, lighting in a natural and simple way.
A well balanced corner, the height of the lamp, the small round box, and the decorative frame and their colours make this area absolutely charming.
I like the simple and narrow bookshelves they are perfect with the banquette
in this alcove space. This area could not be the same without the floor lamp.
The traditional idea of family pictures in the stairwell is also interesting, and you can add and add and add…..indefinitely.
Cushions can also reflect your personality.
La vie en rose is so nice.
Los Feliz Green house
Restoration Hardware have very similar mirrors they are made out of reclaimed wood, they are very architectural looking and give this contemporary room a bit of history.
Wow….what can I say about Kelly Wearstler, she is so talented and so extravagant, there is nothing simple about her decors. she uses enormous decorative objects and her sense of colour is époustouflant. (look it up in the French dictionary, it is a nice word)
Do you think the concha is more comfortable than the small chair???
Look at this arrangement, and the two chairs are terrific
and so much fun. I would feel like a real queen.
My favorite Sara Story décors.
I like the Barcelona chair in the left corner with the floor lamp, very cozy.
See the desk, a long enfilade made out of wood, simple and elegant, The storage Hermes like boxes are also neat. We always need a Zebra rug.
There is absolute harmony between these two rooms.
Don’t throw out your old suitcases, you can use them as bedside tables and dream of great travels.
I find the gathering of objects an art in itself, they have to vary in heights, colour, theme, and same texture or material are a great harmonizer.
A retro corner
Christina House / For The Times
‘Mary McDonald Interiors’
( Jean Randazzo )
By Alexandria Abramian Mott
Look at this tree, you can do this Decogirls.
Via La times
You can use magazine pictures and mix them with family pictures.
Now gather your souvenirs, and objects that are endearing to you and transform your house into a home.
If you want to share your favorite corners with us, send me your pictures at [email protected]
Have a great evening, I am just about to have dinner, I am so starved., I am having salmon pie and a green salad.