Salon Style Art Display
I’m not sure what it is about hanging art salon style that immensely appeals to me. It is probably from seeing it so much in museums and in all my art history books. This current fad dates back to pre-revolutionary times. This form of displaying art derives from an annual or biannual art exhibition called the Salon de Paris held at the Salon Carré (square room) in the Louvre. The original focus was to display - from floor-to-ceiling and on every available inch of space - the work by recent graduates of the École des Beaux-Arts.
Salon Style - Art & Framing
Salon Style - Hang Art
A Peek Inside Anna Sui’s (not so) humble abode
“It’s an inspired mingling of extravagant furniture, chinoiserie wallpaper, and vintage doodads whose sum-total flamboyance recalls the do-it-yourself glamour of the 1970s”
Now that’s a home sweet home.
Cool idea by Sebastien Demeulenaere: Put an industrial-sized whisk over a bare bulb to create beautiful shadows
SHADES OF PUMPKIN
Autumn is officially here. It doesn’t mean much seasonally here in Southern California, but it does give me an excuse to order every pumpkin scone, latte, and muffin I see until, Violet Beauregarde-style, I actually turn into a pumpkin. Not a pretty transformation, but so very worth it.
On another note, as I was putting this together, I realized that pumpkin is actually very doable in the home. It’s more interesting than yellow but not as intense as red. It’s a great color to add warmth to a room in any dose, whether it’s on the walls or just a few accessories.
A cabin on Lopez Island in Washington State designed by Stuart Silk Architects