Great ottomans via Live. Like. You.
Pale grey walls – via Swank Lighting
I love the intaglios display – via French Madame
Elegant headboard and bed sheets – via French Madame
This grey color is the perfect shade to display the art – via
Grey stripes – via Nathalie Vingot Mei
I learned from the best – via Charles Spada
How amazing are these?
I was never a tiger/animal print person before but after being inspired by these few things while at Charles Spada, I think I’m converted:
Charles’s home in Normandy
Charles’s home in Milton
Designed by Charles Spada
18th century Louis XV antique upholstered in Loro Piana Safari
I want to take these home with me
I recently did a serious and much needed revamping of my bedroom. From lime green walls and multi-color plaid blinds to ice blue walls and sheer white curtains, my attitude and feeling when in my bedroom has changed drastically. While I love bright colors and there are some colorful fabrics that I’m instantly drawn to, there is nothing quite like a calm, serene home that you can return to at the end of a long day and just feel at peace.
Whether it be your bedroom, bath, kitchen, or living room, I think it is important to have that one room in your home that instantly lifts your spirits.
those curtains blowing in the breeze… Troy Campbell
this entire home is white and serene
check this beautiful space out!
a little color can still be calming… Christine Lane
the man, the myth, the lengend… Charles Spada
The selfish side of me is hesitant to share this because the more people signed on, the faster the samples go… the blogger in me knows I should. I warned you all earlier, but unfortunately an unlucky streak of “free online cooking books” deterred a few of you from committing. But if the loot above doesn’t convince you, I don’t know what will. Signing up for allyou.com emails is zee best (as Mr. Spada would say). Every day you get an email with a free sample of the day… anywhere from Garnier Fructis shampoo and conditioner samples to Emergen-c samples to 20 Chicken Recipes (some recipe books are good!). So SIGN UP! Because sometimes the free samples are so good you get an ENTIRE MAKEUP BAG of samples like the one above! Also, no junk email! Only the one email a day… win-win, my friends.
With her sunny disposition, yet classic use of antiques, Mary Drysdale is refreshingly “normal” without ever being boring. A friend of Charles Spada‘s, I see a similarity in their work. Classic and timeless. The above is my favorite image. Perfection in colors and setting.
If you remember my post from last week on Stylish Furniture and Decor, you should be excited to hear that I’m back with more! When I spoke with the owner, Annabelle, last week, I asked what she thought was the most unique part of her company and what she thinks sets her line apart from others. She mentioned the Iconic Designs that she is able to offer her clients at a fraction of the price of the originals. Take a look at the pieces she offers and how the iconic pieces work in interiors. For 10% off your order, enter the code INSPIRE at checkout!
Seen here in Charles Spada‘s clients dining room
Danube dining table vs. Tulip Table
Driftwood stool vs. Butterfly Chair by Sori Yanagi, 1956 (molded plywood with brazz stretcher)
My favorite piece in our showroom.
In honor of Charles’s Historic Presentation tonight, I wanted to share with you these exterior photos of Charles’s home in Normandy. He had a name for the curtains on the windows but since my memory is failing me, I like to call them “Shut Eyes.” It’s like the windows have eyelids! See the full post on his home here.
Let’s follow Matters of Style‘s lead and make our own gilded agate bookends. And while we’re at it, let’s gild everything else too.
Charles Spada Gilded Leafs and Feathers
Oscar de la Renta clutch
Hampton Court Palace ceiling