I wrote about Jean Cocteau's Milly-la-Forêt maison a little over a year and a half ago, but when I found these beautiful images I couldn't help but write about it again. Madeline Castaing, one of the premier decorators of the 20th century, assisted with the design. And I'm mad for it. Leopard walls, a tufted canopied bed, art and art supplies everywhere... it's perfect. The horn chair reminds me of a post I wrote for Coveted Home earlier this week (Coveted Home is a super cool boutique and design studio in KC where I now work, though it feels more like play :). Would you ever upholster your walls in an animal print? I totally would. Especially if I could do it in this Scalamandre number! Dream big.
Thank you to everyone who emailed and commented on my last post! A reader suggested Benjamin Moore's Queen Anne Pink, and it was exactly what I was looking for. I'm very happy with the way my walls turned out -- grown up, but still feminine (thank you Abigail!!).
After my saintly little brother helped me paint last weekend, I (naturally) went on a bit of craigslist shopping spree. Not to brag, but if Craigslist stalking was a sport I'd probably medal in it. I think that's what happens when you're delightfully impoverished yet don't want to live like it. Anywho, I foud those gold leaf brass bamboo coffee tables for $12 a piece, and the clean-lined gold sofa - which needs to be reupholstered - for $100.
Of course, the room is hardly finished. Above are the items I'd love to buy next. Acquiring things slowly makes me appreciate what I have... but my inner Veruca Salt wants it all NOW!
Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp. Bay Leaf Wreath for the front door (which I will probably paint in some way...). Opus 2 by Chad Wys (found through my friend Katie who has the best taste ever). Cheeky Nude Silhouette by Hugo Guinness. Modern White Plastic Chair. Claire Vivier Tassel. Cowhide Rug.
First, if you are my landlord you should stop reading right now.
If you are not my landlord, you can help me solve my latest dilemma. I just moved into a cozy little studio last week (no fireplace but there is a dressing room..!) and was intent on not painting the walls. But before I had my kitchen unpacked, I began to resent the predetermined run-of-the-mill drab khaki color of the walls. They absolutely have to go.
I thought about pale gray, I thought about pale lavender... but I've always found the warm peach color of the Hovey sister's glamourous grandmother's apartment to be perfect. (P.S. The space is featured in full in their book, Heirloom Modern... you need to see it.) I've tried Benjamin Moore's "Conch Shell" and a coral-peach from Sherwin Williams - both were a no-go. A friend suggested Farrow & Ball's "Pink Ground", but that may be a touch too pink! What do you think? Sadly, I don't think I will sleep well until this is figured out :)