Thursday, November 4

simple elegance

i'm in love with carolyn quartermaine's home and studio in south france. apparently i'm the last person on earth to learn about her amazing work. the articles below are from vogue living and elle decoration uk, published in 08', geezzz! i discovered carolyn quatermaine yesterday through a blog i read called sfgirlbybay.

"it's best to want less but more refined, more beautiful. you have to be serious about beauty."
"nothing in this house is chosen at random."
-carolyn quartermaine.
oooolala...i couldnt agree more! i've always believed that design has to have emotion. i struggle with the type of design i do because there is no emotion, yeah, yeah, yeah....i wont go into that right now. i stay happy by pouring my time and energy into my home. ok back to carolyn.

carolyn is a textile designer, painter and stylist among many other things. she knows the perfect formula for mixing antique pieces with her textiles that are full of modern colors. i adore the combination of white with "acid bright" colors, this contract makes her patterns come to life. her home/studio is very dreamy and elegant.

these 1920's louis xv-style chairs reminds me of  my dinning room chairs. ahh, got to love that knoll tulip table.

 french and italian pieces scattered about <3.

 the white cement floors had me at hello.

i could see myself dreaming in this room.

check out her website for the newest textile patterns she has designed.


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