Feb 26, 2015

~ martryn lawrence bullard



I recently came across this gorgeous image of blue and green fabrics on The English Room ~ a favorite blog of mine. The fabrics are featured in the lovely Chateau Guetsch in Switzerland.

Martyn Lawrence Bullard redesigned this famous boutique hotel and restaurant, expertly maintaining it's historic charm, while giving it an added flair that took the aesthetic of the property up a notch. Take a look...






The hotel boasts unparalelled views of the city and lake of Lucerne.

The gorgeous Darya Ikat ~ from Bullard's fabric collection for Schumacher ~ fills the room... here


What a dream vacation it would be to visit this fairytale-like castle.

One of the guest rooms...


My interest peaked, I was prompted to search for more from Martyn Lawrence Bullard. I found bedrooms aplenty ~ each new find more beautiful than the last...






I've posted this image from MLB before ~ love the mix of blue, green and yellow.

This image has been all over Pinterest and instagram... 
#blueandwhiteforever

Those sliding doors are brilliant... I believe this is from his work for the Osbourne family.

Although Bullard is extremely diverse in his design projects ~ contemporary, ethnic, and traditional represented with confidence and flair ~ this is the image I would choose if asked to point to MLB's style... Dramatic and glamorous and comfortable.

A great example of his modern work...


New York Penthouse

Another image of his work for Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne...

Ellen Pompeo's Dining Room...

 Total superstar. His work has appeared in over 4k publications worldwide. He has worked for many A-list clientele including Tommy Hilfiger, Cher, Ellen Pompeo, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, and the Kardashians. He has consistently been awarded by Architectural Digest for his sophisticated and eclectic interiors as one of the world's top 100 interior designers, and he is featured permanently in Elle Decor's A-List. He was also a featured designer on Bravo's Million Dollar Decorator's. 

It may not surprise you that he originally moved to Los Angeles from London to be an actor... 

 Buy his book here

Visit Martyn Lawrence Bullard website here
Visit Chateau Guetsch website here
A post on Chateau Guetsch from The English Room blog here
Find more MLB design images on Pinterest here


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Feb 23, 2015

~ nashville: what I brought home


Just when I am positive I can't find space for one more thing, I find space for one more thing. My purchases have finally arrived from the Nashville Antiques & Garden Show...

This collection of aqua colored glasses from Don Fields and Craig Ringstad Antiques was certainly not on a list of things to look for, but the display literally stopped me in my tracks! After that, it was only a matter of time... I took photos, I stared, I touched, and before long it became clear that the glasses would need to find a space in my home.

They have a sort of want-and-need-to-stare-at-them-all-day quality to them...


There were many more glasses if you are interested! Follow the contact info from their website.

Next, I added a couple pieces of majolica to my collection. I have collected pieces through the years from Linda Ketterling, Lynda Willauer, Dearing Antiques, and most recently Hedgerow Antiques...

It's a lot of plates. My friend Emily and I are equally obsessed with plate collections. We text each other photos of plate collections we've hung with the hashtag #plated. Loved sending her this one!


Husband was not happy about this addition. He says he will have to get used to it. 

Yes, he certainly will.

Added a pair of Delft chargers to my office... a beautiful pair from Caroline Faison...

I love the yellow rim. I already had a pair of yellow-trimmed delft plates from Pear Tree Antiques in Kansas City, so when I saw these chargers, I knew they were meant for me...








(Have had this plate collection for a while...)


Taking #plated to a whole new level over here!

While doing all this decorating, I was reminded of this architectural fragment which has been hiding under my bed since December. I came across this beauty on 1st Dibs and was thrilled to see it was from Cote Jardin Antiques in Washington DC ~ one of my favs! I've been too nervous to bring it out for fear of my husband's reaction. (He has been especially excited about saving lately...) I waited until he was out of town to do the deed. While the cat's away...


I can't get over how much I love it.

Back to Nashville Antiques & Garden Show booty!

A pair of pillows from Alcott Interiors... 

I realize that I do not need any more pillows, but the fabric!
I simply couldn't resist...

This charming tartan box from Don Fields and Craig Ringstad Antiques... 

I love the green!



Bought a couple more bees from Trace Mayer for my bee collection which will some day be incorporated into a plate collection. Boy, I sure do love collections.


I mean there are a million possibilities!



And there you have it... If you think you can't fit one more thing in your house, or if you feel that you have enough, try visiting the Nashville Antiques & Garden Show. You might be surprised at the space you still have for more :) 



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