Happy Friday dear readers! May you get to lounge in bed this weekend and not feel guilty about it. Beautiful bedroom above by .
I’m rounding out the week with another project from French design firm , a rooftop home and garden terrace. The architects modified an off-the-plan house, streamlining, ironing out layout problems, improving functionality and brightness. Then the fun began with interiors by . Eclectic in style, exuberant in taste, fun and fab meets OTT, it is like a magpie collection of trinkets and treasures. Just when you think you cannot take any more there is the garden. Oh the garden. A little piece of paradise on the banks of the Seine.
Photos by Adélaïde Klarwein.
Over the years Li and I have been fascinated by the homes of or should I say the reinvention of her homes. The queen of the boudoir look with its seductive, glamorous and over-the-top trappings is also the queen of the quick change, of reinvigorating her glorious spaces. Li last featured her house a year ago but when I recently visited the website, voila, her house had evolved into a glamazon jungle with the addition of even more houseplants than her usual parlour palms. It’s spring, only it’s inside. I love the look but can you imagine watering day?!
“They knew that chic should never be shabby. They knew that glamour was essential but never at the cost of comfort. They knew instinctively that romances could be made richer, inspirations clearer, and futures brighter if surrounded by undeniable beauty.”
Welcome to the magical mystery tour that is the portfolio of Nashville-based .
So much to see. So much to touch, to turn over, to stroke. I would be the most rude of guests fidgeting in my seat, jumping up to flick through a book, pick up a trinket, open a box, to take in the beauty. Somehow I don’t think the owner of this Birmingham, Alabama home, interior designer, artist and neo-traditionalist would mind too much. I think maximalists love to display their treasures and to have others secretly covet them. I know I do 😉