Thursday, July 29, 2010

Italian Style!

We are thrilled to featured in the July issue of Italian Architectural Digest!
Here's Ron and me gracing the pages of the magazine. I am wearing a one of a kind dress design by Valerj Probega. How appropriate since she is a fierce Italian fashion designer.

This issue features a wonderful pictorial of one our favorite projects,
Christina Aguilera's Home!

Her music studio. "The Red Lip" Room. With D*Face artwork and vintage brass tables.
Gorgeous Christina in the game room.
Pink felt pool table. Notice how we put the billiard green on the walls. Star rug by Paul Smith. This project had such a surreal edge to it. Absolutely divine to create.
Custom artwork, Grammy(s), dramatic theater shown below.
Beautiful manzanita sculptures by Krislyn.
D*Face Marilyn on David Hicks inspired wallpaper suspended above a David LaChapelle book on a William Switzer console.
Kitchen is a fanciful feast of color, fun and family.
Bedroom designed with Hollywood opulence in mind, inspired by the glamorous film sets saluting the likes of Mary Pickford & Marlene Dietrich, yet fit for a modern day queen.
Lovely Christina.
The master bath, & her office.

A round velvet bed is such a wonderful focal point to this room. Layers of beautiful elements such as the Circa wallpaper with roses, bespoke striped fabric and Christina's signature red. Classic! = A fabulous project.
Thank you Architectural Digest!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Summer Socials

Gorgeous outdoor settings make for divine Summer Socials. Tried and true, genius photographer, Slim Aarons has captured the grand essence of high style & outdoor living over the decades.
Afternoon tea at the home of interior decorator James Pendleton in Beverly Hills, 1960El Venero, the Moorish villa of Hector and Chico de Ayala in Marbella, Spain, 1971

Molly Wilmot's pool in Palm Beach, Florida, 1982
British photographer Lord Lichfield with Marina Lante della Rovere, Ines Torlonia, Signoria Gancia, in Porto Ercole, Italy in 1970
A swank party at the Kaufmann house in Palm Springs, 1970
“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” -- Cecil Beaton
Love vintage summer swimwear and accessories, straw hats with large ribbon bands ~ so chic.

"The truly fashionable are beyond fashion. "
— Cecil Beaton

Me in Palm Springs during delicious sunset hour.A divine W&R Summer Social. How will you infuse your outdoor style this summer?