Laura Home of Stars, 2017-10-26 11:40:06.It was the King of Belgium, Leopold II, who was the first to discover Cap Ferrat near Nice in France. He bought it in order to build a palace worthy of his wealth, one of the most expensive also largest in the world, for he was the private owner of the Congo. After him came Russian Grand‐dukes, Italian princes, English lords, and French aristocrats married to ultra–rich Americans. The Riviera became fashionable, and high society appreciated this peninsula, covered with pine trees and almost unpopulated, in such a magnificent position between the casinos of Cannes, Nice, and Monte Carlo.
Laura Home of Stars, 2017-10-26 20:18:00.Thus it is a couple who have restored Villa Maryland. Olivier Cacoub, who have asked him to build palaces in the middle of the desert, did not want to change the volume of this pseudo‐Florentine palazzo. He simply added a Mediterranean swimming pool and made it less Victorian. Daniele, his wife, added an elevator and ultra–modern kitchens in the basement, as well as bathrooms for every bedroom. She has managed to respect the spirit of an Italian Renaissance house such as it was imagined at the end of the 19th—century, while adapting it to modern tastes and comfort.
Laura Home of Stars, 2017-10-26 11:40:06.A Light, Lively Decor. Before being restored, the house itself was rather austere, in the manner of many Quattrocento palaces. It was stuffed with dark hangings. Alberto and Olivier decided to preserve the exterior and interior architecture intact, as a reminder of a large mansion in the south, but to make the interiors lighter, more alive, simpler.
Laura Home Ideas, 2017-10-06 21:25:58.Evolution it may be, but the beauty and fascination of his rooms now are an end in themselves. The interior bears no link to its exterior⁏ no link with the 1930s post—and—beam building and what it ′says′. The apartment block might be in cosmopolitan Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales. But some of the rooms suggest a grand decaying chateau, and others, the charmed eccentricity of a certain Beatonesque vision of England.
Laura Home Ideas, 2017-10-04 10:46:06."I'm not a modern house person. I couldn't cope with the slick clean lines and that cold look." - Julie O'Neill -Two‐year‐old Harry was wobbling down the corridor followed closely by a window cleaner armed with a long brush and an irritated expression. Apparently, Harry had taken off with his squeegee. “I‘m sure he didn’t take it,“ Julie O′Neill was pleading hopefully, ”he would‵ve given it straight back to me.”
Laura Home Ideas, 2017-10-07 14:56:26.“If you try to rush things, it won‘t work,“ says Richard. The room will look as though it’s been put all together at once, like a display home. We‘re not able to buy a lot of good accessories in Australia, so it’s a matter of being in the right place at the right time to acquire the right things.
Laura Home Ideas, 2017-10-16 12:25:10.Some years ago, after visiting the homes of several ex—pats, Myrna realized that they were the ones collecting Asian artifacts, and not so much the locals themselves. That revelation stirred her interest and she started her own collection of antiques, oriental collectibles, Chinese porcelain teacups, Chinese antique hardware, tribal artifacts and ikats from Indonesia.
Laura Home Ideas, 2017-10-07 01:56:00.Working with someone else enables one to inspire the other. A designer has a greater visualizing ability which the client may not have and can also cast an objective eye over proceedings. For instance, in Keith’s home, interior designer Mark Higgins limited colors in the living area to yellows, caramels, and creams ― a scheme. Keith thought, in his mind′s eye, to be slightly dull, but which evolved with great effect.
Laura Home Ideas, 2017-10-18 18:46:56.Of course, the dining area also had to be big enough to house the huge and heavy dining table with ladder—back rush chairs from her previous home in the States. This fifteen‐year‐old dining set, (with matching cupboard) and the L–shaped sofa in the family room were the main pieces of furniture the family brought with them. Linda began working in the other areas of the home basing her plans on a two—color theme ― red and green. ”My home in the States was in blue also yellow and I had wanted a change. But red and green was furthest from my mind!”
Laura Home Ideas, 2017-10-02 17:02:36.The years he spent making women look good will not be wasted. His clothes had beautiful detail and luscious fabrics. Now he dresses rooms as he might have dressed models. “Glamour is really important,“ says Stuart. ”This doesn‘t imply that everything has to be the most expensive and lavish. It means that the look has to be smart, with good color and taste, understated.”
Laura Condominium, 2017-10-23 16:29:59.The lady also paints ”just for fun.” She started with water–colors in Germany and then progressed to oil paintings. Now that she’s in Singapore, she′s taken a keen fascinate in Chinese brushes painting technique. Lotus flowers, in particular, seem to fascinate her and she hopes to start calligraphy next year.
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