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Posted on February 17, 2016

Design Inspiration | A Stunning Paris Apartment by Jean-Louis Deniot

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Recently, I was talking about Jean-Louis Deniot with a fellow designer while flipping through his book, JeanLouis Deniot: Interiors.  One of things I appreciate most about his interiors is that they’re tailored to each client and the architecture of the home.  Deniot is considered the master of French interiors and is one of the leading interior designers on the design scene today.  The Paris-based designer is known for his interiors that brilliantly combine history with contemporary flourishes, mixing patterns, textures and pieces from different periods with masterful elegance, and a thoughtful attention to detail.  Deniot has worked on projects across the globe and has established a large international following since he started his firm in 2000. Read more

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Posted on February 16, 2015

My Favorite Interior Design Books

Design & Décor

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day weekend!  I spent mine with the people I love most in the world.  I began the day with my best girl at our favorite local French bakery for breakfast and left with macarons, meringues and madeleine’s, spent time with my boys, and topped off the evening with a handsome man, an exquisite dinner and pink champagne.  What more can a girl ask for?  The temps are frigid and we received a few inches of snow overnight and more is on the way.  A perfect day to take a book of the shelf, make a warm cup of tea and settle in with three French Bulldogs for a afternoon of reading.  As you probably know, I love books.  Love.  I own enough interior design books to stock a public library, some are old favorites and some are new books that I have picked up on a whim or have anxiously awaited their arrival through the post.  Nothing gets my pulse beating faster than a design book with with beautiful photographs.  I especially love those that incorporate a mix of antiques {Jean-Louis Deniot,} color {Campion Platt}, and history {Deniot again, Scalamandre, and Mid-Century Modern}.  Each have bits of wisdom and inspiration and I find myself going back to them time and again.  The books are in no particular order…

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