I fell madly in love with the detail and workmanship on this fine chest which was in a friends house that we visited in South of France.......the home was chock full of the most amazing things!
Guest bathroom at my aunts....loved the antique mirror panels
Theres that three panel door again, VERY popular in France
Decided then and there I wanted an oval knob with some kind of decorative motif!
I got serious wrought iron stair railing inspirations while there....
More beautiful mill work found in the halls
Amazing door in our hotel
Love the pretty dressy sconce lined in the hallway
This wall gave us our inspiraion for our future breakfast room/stair halls finish
More stunning balcony railings
My bathroom at the hotel.....do the details get any prettier than luxurious white marble!
Beautiful moldings and ceiling medallion
Wonder if that man thought I was the paparazzi? I was only after the way the sconces were lined up on the walls!
Stunning limestone motif
Does this curved window look familiar?
The details here are spellbinding!
So in love with this door and the gorgeous color!
Ahhh the carved limestone and elegant lanterns on the streets of Paris
The details of the magnificent parterre garden at my aunts house
This fabulous console and painted/glazed paneled wall gave me the inspiration for my bedroom colors and feeling and now this very console graces my hallway!
How about the details of this chest and that hardware!!!!!!
We considered this monastery table for our breakfast room
That gorgeous chest...check out the details.....magnifique! (now in my bedroom)!
Could black look any more sensational? Check out that rich gilded hardware...swoon!!!!!!
This showrooms detailed limed oak walls gave us some ideas for our back stair hall
|One of the beautiful factories we visited|
And to think thats how it all starts........
The details of the hand forged hardware....amazing! I am like a kid in a candy store around this stuff!
This color brick on this distant chateau gave me the inspiration for our brick color
Is this the worlds most charming guest house ever?? I loved it...it was hard to leave!
My husband noticed the fine thin bricks....its these kind of details that make a subtle difference between that and lets say a chunky brick at my aunts house
The paneling at the George V in Paris, I liked the wainscoting with wallpaper to warm it up on top,
Loved the details of this carved limestone surround
It was at the George V, that we decided on a three paneled door
Theres that hallway again
This caught my eye, I loved the fine elegant lines..and we mimicked this very railing for the railing that will go above our front door outside!
And now our house with all of those details and inspirations applied..............
Laundry room doors and glazing over paint
Paneling in family room
Very dark stain against white marble in pantry
Wire grille in kitchen
Oil rubbed bronze hardware and oversized subways
Cremone bolts on all French doors
Ceiling medallions in living room
Crown in living room
Medallion in dining room
Limed oak paneling in stairhall
Spindle details in upper cabinets in laundry
Egg and dart detailing
I know you are jealous of my light fixture.........come on admit it!
So there you have it...the devil really is in the details but so worth it! Agree? Or think its a wasted effort of energy and time? I think the details are what makes something become interesting, noteworthy and highly personal. Realized this has to be part 1 because I have so many pictures on details. It would have been too much for one post...so more to come! Would love to know what you think!
Also for many who asked, the brackets I featured yesterday are now up for sale on my online store under New Additions. Hope you have a fabulous day!