{of cultured pearls & marble}

. . . a marble top victorian sink, antique lace and bits or coral like snowflakes, scallop shells and luminous cultured pearls set against an insanely romantic and soft & pretty palette for those snowy, snowy afternoons spent dreaming, dreaming . . .

{p.s.} also:
* happy december + smokey lavender
* colour inspiration: glimpses of pink
* the scent of lilacs
* inspiration: pinkish lavender, still
* spent daydreaming

{images: 1, 3, 4, 5 - photography by mike daines, scan by moodboard from elle decoration december 2002; 2&6 scan by tig from elle decoration}

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Blogger Kera said...

wow. just stumbled onto here, and am blown away by your first post!!! Love these pictures. i'm in a very acro-chromatic/mono-chromatic design mood these days, and these are fab.

December 17, 2009  
Blogger Raru said...

How lovely. Thanks for sharing and have a great day :)


December 17, 2009  
Anonymous Design ideas said...

Lovely photos! Love it!

December 17, 2009  
Blogger Sandy said...

Love your blog. Daily reading for me. Just wanted to say congratulations on being named one of UK TimesOnline world's best design blogs.
Inspiring as always.

December 17, 2009  
Blogger Adriana said...

taking my breath away! The bathroom and vanity in particular..j'adore!

December 17, 2009  
Anonymous Michaela @ The Gardener's Eden said...

Delicate and lovely, like the blossoms of springtime waiting beneath snow - and - I'm swooning over the enormous mirror above the fire...
xo Michaela

December 17, 2009  
Blogger Seyma said...

wow, i want my apartment be full of that stuff!! they look gorgeous..


December 17, 2009  
Blogger la la Lovely said...

I'd like to lock myself in that bathroom and not come out! Gorgeous and serene... I could use some serenity ;)
xx Trina

December 17, 2009  
Blogger Michelle said...

Oh sooo stunning, that marble in the sink on that first shot is sumptous!

December 17, 2009  
Blogger SogniSorrisi said...

So soft and feminine! Love the third photo especially.

December 17, 2009  
Blogger caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

ohhh that bathroom is sooo dreamy!

December 17, 2009  
Blogger Julia said...

I find it fascinating how comforting these soft combinations are! So beautiful!

December 17, 2009  
Blogger iheartkiwi said...

lovely! i've been hunting for an antique alarm clock for my vanity... you've inspired me to renew my search!

gorgeous as usual.

December 17, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love your blog! i read it daily.

and i love the first picture. the simplicity of the decor, with its romantic touches, make me swoon. i'm definitely bookmarking it, as i move into my first apartment this summer!

December 17, 2009  
Blogger The Pocket Stylist said...

Oh these photo's are gorgeous I adore each and everyone. Thanks.


December 17, 2009  
Blogger Lipstick Chick said...

Such gorgeous images! Just the inspiration I needed to get my house cleaned up and beautiful today!



December 17, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been fixated on this color / design combination for about a year ~ I planned my whole wedding around it ~

And always, the images you choose to depict the concept you are advocating are brilliant

cheers darling, hope all is well~

December 17, 2009  
Blogger SimplyGrove said...


December 17, 2009  
Anonymous Hudson Goods said...

Great vintage stove!

December 17, 2009  
Blogger Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Beautiful! There is something about all white that is eternal.

Fabulous Finds Gal

December 17, 2009  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

Kera – thank you! + welcome :)

Sandy – so lovely – thanks so much!

Iheartkiwi – thank you :)

Haleywynn – so sweet – thank you!

Chicago City Girl – all is wonderful – thank you + for the lovely comment as well

Hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season, everyone,

December 18, 2009  
Blogger Just B. said...

soo pretty!

December 18, 2009  
Blogger Amy said...

Gorgeous photos and styling! I love the colors and the bits of shells mixed in.

Congrats on making the Times list!

December 20, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so pristine, homey, and warm feeling is what i feel looking these images. all so pretty. love the detail in the victorian sink...gotta get me one of those.

thanks for sharing.

December 20, 2009  

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