26.8.08

{of birds & butterflies}

Completely charmed by Parisians Colette & Pierre's Ceiling Bird . . . After a visit to the Château d'O in Normandy, Colette fell in love with a flock of ceiling birds that appeared to be holding up the crystal chandeliers in the Château, and immediately set off to recreate a similar effect with the help of an artist friend who was commissioned to paint the elegant bird in their Paris dining room.

The effect is magical.

Reminds me also of the stunning silver-leafed ceiling adorned with silk butterflies from
an earlier post . . .

{images: top - apartment therapy; bottom - photography by Leah at More Ways to Waste Time}

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18 Comments:

Blogger karina said...

Really beautiful!!!
Great post!

August 26, 2008  
Anonymous Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall said...

Magical is the perfect adjective for this art! I love it:)

August 26, 2008  
Blogger Paloma said...

What a great idea with the bird. That is so whimsical! I was lucky enough to see the second room with the butterflies in person at the San Francisco Decorators Showcase House back in May. Pictures don't do it justice. It was gorgeous!

August 26, 2008  
Blogger la la Lovely said...

these are really enchanting.. I love them!

August 26, 2008  
Blogger GrannySmithGreen said...

Absolutely amazing, yet a bit disconcerting.

August 26, 2008  
Blogger kendalee said...

Beautiful and magical indeed!

August 27, 2008  
Anonymous Anne-So said...

OMG ! Thank you for sharing this... this is wonderful, really.

August 27, 2008  
Blogger Songy said...

so magical that it feels a little sinister. hmmmm

August 27, 2008  
Blogger Heidi Ann said...

Hello, I am announcing it now....I will be stealing these "ceiling" ideas, without the least bit "guilt"! :)...with grand hopes that versions of both will grace future ceilings of mine!!!...Just exquisite!.....heidi XO

August 27, 2008  
Blogger AT THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

I saw the butterfly room as room. It was ethereal. I remember falling in love with the rock crystal wall sconces as well. If I could have snuck them out in my purse.....
Lisa & Alfie

August 27, 2008  
Blogger Anairam said...

Oh my goodness, this is beautiful - especially the butterfly one. It is giving me ideas, although our ceilings are probably a bit too low for it to work ...

August 27, 2008  
Blogger Ana said...

These are fantastic...so beautiful.

August 27, 2008  
Blogger Piper Jacquelyn said...

It is magical! Breathtaking photos. I wish I had a chandelier, sigh!

August 27, 2008  
Blogger The Lil Bee said...

I need to have this. I must find a way!

August 28, 2008  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

grannysmithgreen and songy – surprised by the adjectives, “disconcerting” and “sinister”, but after coming across The Birds on television recently, can maybe understand where you’re coming from :)

August 28, 2008  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

Paloma & Lisa – how lovely it must have been to see the silver butterfly-scattered ceiling in person.

Heidi Ann – you’re too funny. Would love to see photos of your future ceilings if you decide to use these ideas.

August 28, 2008  
Blogger ZenadiaDesign said...

Wow, so amazing!

August 29, 2008  
Blogger Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

how pretty is that?! i love it!!!
your posts are always beautiful and inspirational.
xox

September 02, 2008  

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