Thursday, September 1, 2016

Iconic Style: Jane Birkin

Lately, when it comes to style, I've been all about the sixties and seventies! The boho look is everywhere, and since I live in an environment where that look totally works, I do indulge in the bell sleeve, bell bottom, Stevie Nicks look from time to time. Since my personal style still tends toward the more classic, I love Jane Birkin's style which seems to marry the whole boho thing with clean and simple lines and little to no pattern. I also love that a woman with a very expensive and very famous handbag named for her spent most of her time carrying her belongings in a basket. How is that for irony? And, a sense of irony is a key component in much great style!

 Here, a classic French Girl look: loose top knot, perfect fitting white t-shirt, and tattered denim

 Often, the bohemian look feels so summery. Here is a perfect autumn look: over-the-knee black boots with jeans and a black pull over.

A great way to take your cut-off shorts into the cooler temps or if you're not quite prepared to bare your legs all that much. A pair of opaque tights and mary janes finish off what would be an ultra casual look, and upgrade it for brunch or Saturday shopping. The girls in Paris are still working this look; I've seen it all over!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

My Favourites: Brass Sconces

 Brass is huge right now! I personally love the richness of brass, and I'm so glad that it's made a comeback. Gone are those awful builder grade light fixtures of the 80s replaced by some really great modern and timeless fixtures. Here are a few of my favourites:

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Daybed

I have always loved this image of Lou Lou de la Falaise's home in Paris, and how luxurious her daybed looks in the living room.

This got me thinking about how I once knew a woman who lived such a luxurious life that she kept a daybed in every room of her 11,000 square foot home just in case she felt a nap coming on. I'm not sure how productive she was, but she was certainly well-rested! 

One of the things I love about using a daybed is that it's a way to get some more seating in your space without the expense of an upholstered sofa. Daybeds are often quite a bit less expensive than upholstered furniture, and give you the same if not more seating. 

You can use a daybed in your space whether your style is:


California Casual

Ojai Ranch House designed by Kathryn Ireland

Parisian Chic

Moody and Masculine

Classic French 

Sophisticated and Simple

Rustic Modern

Where I really love a daybed is on a terrace, veranda or patio...

Kathryn Ireland's home in France

Here are a few of my picks...from the economical to the extravagant...

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