Do you want to see George Clooney at home

George’s Home in Los Angeles
This is George at home, I think he does look like his home, good bones, sturdy, solid and simple furniture, no fla fla like we say in French…comfortable and comforting..
Via http://www.cbsnews.com/ Person to Person
At home with George Clooney
At home with George Clooney
A corner table with lots of pictures, very personal, I like it, this is George’s style…your house is a home George…
They are other pictures, you can visit CBS site if you want to know more about George, he so lovable…

There is life after the Super Bowl

For you who missed the Super Bowl half show, this is Madonna at the 2012 Super Bowl…
 One of Madonna’s home in Upper West side Manhattan decorated by her brother
Christopher G. Ciccone in 1991, there might have been a few changes since…
Via Architectural Digest/Photography by Durston Saylor

The Painting is by Tamara de Lempicka’s Nue à la Colombe 1930, the home is decorated in the Art Deco Style, Art Deco started in the 1920’s to the late 1930’s, it was the beginning of Modernism with simple geometric cubic lines versus its predecessor Art Nouveau that had intricate and flowered curved lines.
Via Architectural Digest/Photography by Durston Saylor
 
Via Architectural Digest/Photography by Durston Saylor

Via Architectural Digest/Photography by Durston Saylor
 
 
 
Via Architectural Digest/Photography by Durston Saylor
 
 
 
Via Architectural Digest/Photography by Durston Saylor
 
The kitchen is contemporary, I imagine Madonna needed the latest for cooking….
 
 
Via Architectural Digest/Photography by Durston Saylor
 
Have a great week even though the Patriots lost, and I have a bit of a pang in my heart for I do admit I am totally in love with Tom Brady…
 

CELEBRITIES’ S COLOR AND YOUR DECO PERSONALITY

What celebrity are you, sometimes we are inspired in fashion as in home decor by celebrities.What celebrity are you…..
Are you Green like Gweneth Paltrow
Via Huff Post Canada Style/Photo Getty


Via Elle Decor/Photo Simon Upton
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Green extravaganza….

Via Elle Decor
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On a more simple note a welcoming green when you enter your home…in French we called it Irish Green….

Via Huff Post Canada Style/Photo Getty

Or, froufrou white with a touch of gold like Lady GAGA

Via Huff Post Canada Style/Photo Getty

Via Veranda/Photo Miguel Flores Vianna

Via House Beautiful

Mix your Dove white from Benjamin Moore with gilded decorative objects or gilded furniture…for a Lady GAGA look….

Via Huff Post Canada Style/Photo Getty

Or are you a Anne Hathaway red girl….

Via Elle Decor/Photo Simon Upton
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This sexy red by Benjamin Moore is A Million Dollar Red….

Via Elle Decor/Photo Roger Davies
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I once had a cranberry red bedroom, I felt I needed to be energized, I think I could do red again but in a smaller dose like this Nook, I like a bit less electricity in my life….
Via Huff Post Canada Style/Photo Getty
Dealing with black is another story, I wear a lot of black, I am not a celebrity but UthaTherman is,  and guess what, black looks also terrific in Interior decorating, you may be an Utha Therman girl…..don’t be scared of black….

Via House Beautiful/Photo Victoria Pearson

Informal Black….

Via Elle Decor/Photo William Waldron
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This kitchen looks pretty good in black and a touch of Benjamin Moore’s Pink Mix…would you dare….

Via Huff Post Canada Style/Photo Getty
Or Grace Kelly in her pink turban and green and pink Pucci dress….

Via House Beautiful/Photo Tria Giovan

Pucci room….

Or, Grace Kelly Total Pink like ”La vie en Rose”

Via Elle Decor from the book of Jonathan Adler

Enjoy your celebrity colors, and find out who you are, color is like an horoscope, everyone has one  in particular that describes your personality…..you too are a celebrity…..

ULTRA MODERN INTERIOR WITH A SOUL

An incredible home, reflecting a real free spirit..It is modern but extremely  innovative and yet it has a true soul….
Via Yatzer/ All photos by Fran Parente
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Hussein Jarouche’s Apartement created by Triptyque from Brazil….
It is like entering a 22 second Century Ali Baba’s cavern…
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Jarouche is the owner of  the most famous design shop in Brazil MiCasa
“These colors are a reflection of my personality. I collect objects I buy when I’m abroad, things from my childhood or gifts people give me, I love mixing them. I like keeping close everything that is important to me, this is my lifestyle.” Houssein Jarouche
You can go Modern and bring life and soul to your home….

My few best dressed celebrities at Cannes 2011

This year was not the best vintage for fashion in Cannes…but I did work hard and selected a few splendid ones for you.  Hope you enjoy them….
Via Gala
The most elegant Chinese woman and the population is 1,3 billion people…..

Fan Bing Bing

Fan Bing Bing
 
A future mom who looks great….
If it is a girl will she ever wear high heels..If it is a boy Will he have a shoe fetish….
Charlotte Gainsbourg

Great color for her, I could never wear it…
Florence Pernel  Film ”La Conquête”
Florence Pernel, simple et couture
Eva can wear these hot pants like nobody else…. and obviously she knows it…..
Eva Herzigova ”La Conquête”
Eva Herzigova, sans contrefaçon... je suis un garçon
Mila is one of the most elegant celebrity at Cannes….

Milla jovovich

Milla Jovovich, folles années... sages.
Brad looks pretty good to me…
Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain ”Le blanc et la rouge”

Timeless simplicity…..

Laetitia Casta
Laetitia Casta, déesse grecque
David Beckham OOPS….I could not resist, what to say about his outfit…..I guess WOW could work….
I wonder if he was wearing this at the Royal Wedding…..
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Amazing, Sometimes I envy her collar bone…I am still trying to lose that 10 pounds, if I go on it will be 15 pounds…..

Ines de la Fressange
Superb, see you don’t have to weigh 80 pounds to look terrific…

Salma Hayek

Via Cosmopolitan
Charming a breath of fresh air….
Rachel McAdams
Intemporel and womanly gorgeous
Jane Fonda in Emilio Pucci…..
Via Irony Clouds
Uma Thurman in Versace won the best dressed Vogue contest….and I agree, I am sure all her Exes… will have big regrets…..
Via Vogue
Ten Best Dressed — Cannes Do
STAY TUNED FOR INTERIOR DECORATION OF THE WORLD-INSPIRATION FROM
SPAIN-ITALY-FRANCE of course -SWEEDEN-AUSTRALIA….
Have a wonderful week end….it was summer today…

Decoration and mood board

I find the easiest way to decorate a room is to create a MOOD BOARD
After choosing different rooms in  magazine or the Internet, you will choose what you like best in color furniture, fabric, objects, wallpaper etc… and paste them on a board. You can make a general one to obtain the  feeling of your home afterwards, you repeat the exercise  for each room.
If you browse YoungHouselove.com mood board Gallery you will find great mood boards.
LIVING ROOM
DINING ROOM
BEDROOM
KIDS ROOM

BASEMENT
OFFICE
YOU CAN EVEN USE YOUR FRIDGE AS A MOOD BOARD
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GO FOR IT START NOW, AND PLEASE SHARE YOUR MOOD BOARDS WITH US, WE WOULD BE ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED….

DECORATIVE STYLE=ECLECTIC

E c l e c t i c

These are a few examples of decorated eclectic rooms…..It is a harmonious mixture of styles and a lot of the time because we have some baggage in our life, and it is often style confusing, so we create our own style with various pieces of furniture, objects and art… that are in different style and the challenge is to break a few rules and design a beautiful room a meaningful room, a room of our Own….
The owner of this home Christopher Portugal calls it a California no-style home, but I find it Eclectic, and absolutely charming.  It is a mixture of Indonesian, Indian and South American furniture and objects…
Via Los Angeles Times/Photo Ricardo DeAratanha
The top floor contains the house's common areas, an open floor plan with high ceilings. With five bedrooms on the bottom floor, Portugal, wife Ritu, son Sai and daughter Samiya have plenty of space.

The front door is from India

An Indonesian Buddha
A Laguna Beach Mission Style mix with flea market objects and art….
Via Los Angeles Times/Photo Gina Ferazzi
The house's irreverent mix is on full display in the dining room. A Monterey table is flanked by an 18th century painting of Mary, Joseph and Jesus on one side, and Day of the Dead figurines on the other. On the far wall, left, a "black Jesus" folk art piece hangs with cross from Santa Fe. "We call it the Jesus bar," Mark says with a laugh, because alcohol happens to be stored in the cabinet below. The yellow and green walls in the distance signal a different decorating mood in the kitchen.
Photo Gina Ferazzi
The Designer LM Pagano’s home in Hollywood
Via Los Angeles Times Photo Robert Gauthier
Pagano’s home was somewhat of a shambles when she bought it in 1994. Owned at one time by actress Deana Durbin, it was subsequently lived in by Lynda Carter during her stint as Wonder Woman and, still later, by Eric Stoltz. During the 1970s, she says, it was a hippie art colony.<br><br>The house doesn't feel like a typical designer's showcase. Pagano's floor lamps have elegant, torn lampshades. A portion of the ceiling is yet to be painted, and in one spot, an antique window frame, now housing a multi-paneled mirror, leans against a wall. The overall effect is broken-down charm and a celebration of imperfect beauty.<br><br><a href="http://www.latimes.com/home">Back to L.A. at Home</a>
Very Shabby chic….
A mix of Contemporary and Vintage the home of Ryan Brown the Designer from the TV show Flipping Out
Via Los Angeles Times/Photo Christine Cotter
The very 70’s Sputnik light
The dining chairs are reproduction from Anthropology…
Kitchen stools from Crate and Barrel, I agree with Brown, you can mix cheaper furniture and objects with the more expansive ones…. as long as they all talk to each other…..
The modern looking bed with the 2 Antique Buddhas and the Persian rug are a happy mix……
The Italian Fortuny lamp a Chinese Table, and an Italian chair are an ”Heureux Mélange” Australian Designer Thomas Hamel decorates a home in Florida….
Via House Beautiful/Photo William Abranowicz
African chairs and Chinese table
Turkish Pillows and Persian rug …..with a Ralph Pucci chaise longue…..

Peter Frank’s home Designer loves a total Mélange…there is a few Style in this room and it looks terrific don’t you think so……
Via House Beautiful/Photo William Abranowicz
Via House Beautiful/photo William Abranowicz


I HOPE BY NOW YOU HAVE A FEELING OF WHAT YOUR STYLE IS…
MONDAY WE WILL BE LOOKING AT MOOD BOARD..
GOOD NIGHT/GREAT DREAMS…..À DEMAIN…..

Modern decorative Style could be purifying…..

You are Modern if you like a very orderly room with simple lines, there is a lot more to say about modern, but I believe the pictures will inspire your decision……Keep in mind that Modern is very much in the architectural details and minimal in the decorative details… I chose a few Moderns for you, hope you enjoy them…..I sometime think that in my prime prime prime pri….me  I should go Modern.
Interior Designer Jennifer Post
Via Architectural Digest/Michael Moran

Modern is often Luminous and bright, minimal window treatment and the use of white, red, black, gray and beige is eminent in Modern Interior Design…
A white Kitchen with a great long narrow island, (clean Lines) Drop ceiling (architectural detail)

Glass is also a material used in Modern Style….

The rectangular window above the bed (architectural detail)  lets the light filter through the bedroom, and of course there is a glass door….

I really like the narrow shower with a seat, it is so perfect for a small space….

BEFORE

Via Architectural Digest

Incroyable/Incredible what they have accomplished with this shed above, who would think about building a home on this roof…..I am flabbergasted…..

Architect William T. Georgis
AFTER
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Beige with a touch of yellow (Jean Royère French Interior Designer of oeuf chairs) and discreet red behind
the sofa…..A mixture of glass and stainless steel all in the Modern Style…..

In the Kitchen Jean Royère Yo-Yo bar stools
Photo Scott Frances

Photo Scott Frances

In this loft Brown was the color used instead of Black, it brings a warmer feeling to the rooms….
Interior Designer Jennifer Post
Via Architectural Digest
Great Architecture/Architect Steven Learner
Simple window treatment, white shades hidden in the soffits….The disheveled bouquet, a subtle touch of red in  this all white and brown room 
This is a very elegant relaxing home not too too Zen…..
  
Sometimes a Modern decor can make a small house feel like a bigger house…..
Via House Beautiful

 

Amongst all of the modern homes that I have chosen for you, this one is my favorite, it brakes the rules of modernism with its puish….lime green color and its somehow round furniture lines…Maybe I am not totally modernistic yet, but I am tempted….. 
Via House Beautiful
The architecture is modern but the Designer Christina Murphy has cheated modernism a bit with the Interior Design, I would add with great success…..
A LITTLE COLOR IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL…..
STAY TUNED, SUNDAY WE WILL GO E C L E C T I C IN STYLE…. YOU MAY LIKE IT….
HAVE A VERY SUNNY DAY……

Is your decorative style Traditional…Lets see…

As a picture is worth a thousand words, I will not bore you with a long definition of the Traditional Style.
Traditional Style is quite symmetrical and you will notice that the fabric is sometimes Floral, Checkered or herringbone patterned….
Voilà
The sweet bulldog is a Traditional dog for a Traditional home in America and in England…and they always throw a few tassels in…..
Via Traditional Home

Frequent use of Persian rugs, velvets and braids….
A touch of Floral in this room
Checkered and Floral fabric…
A contemporary Traditional Style in an industrial loft
Via Traditional Home
A Traditional corner with a traditional guest ( look in the mirror) sitting on the tiled stairs, I love tiled stairs, they use them in California, would love to use them here sometimes….
Herringbone fabric and Symmetry with the lighting on each side of the mirror
Via Traditional Home
The very Traditional white and blue…The placement of the furniture in this room is Traditional, a sofa with an ottoman and 2 chairs across the sofa…a bit of Floral and Chekered patterns…
Via House Beautiful
A more Classic Traditional Style in Louisiana…A very similar use of the space here, a sofa 2 armchairs and 2 additional armchairs near a fireplace…
Via House Beautiful/Photo Thomas Loof
Four poster bed could not be more Traditional….
Via House Beautiful/Photo Thomas Loon
A Traditional home in Andalusia Spain
Via El Mueble
I love a fireplace in a bedroom, this one is so Traditionally romantic and look a few flowers again….
Via El Mueble
A Spanish Traditional Style
Via Mi Casa Revista