{a charming mix of things}

. . . shall always adore white, light-flooded rooms for the understated beauty and feeling of serenity they invoke, but truth be told, am a maximalist at heart, bits of boarding passes and foreign currency tucked away in pretty boxes, every issue of every magazine overflowing from shelves and coffee tables and so, fell completely for everything about these rooms -- the charming mix of tray and glass tables, warm and rich orange, pink & turquoise intermingled with soft sable and flowers everywhere, walls of artwork and paneling and molding, luxurious ruching, tassels and pleats -- everything working perfectly together as if part of a beautiful and unwinding story . . .

{images: hamish bowles' paris apartment, photography by françois halard for world of interiors, scans via flickr}

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Anonymous Naomi Goodman said...

I absolutely love the look of this space.Your blog is one of my favorites.

January 13, 2010  
Blogger nikki said...

love love love it!
what a gorgeous glamorous house.
your blog is fantastic!


January 13, 2010  
Blogger diamondsinchampagne said...

What gorgeous inspiration. It's so eccletic, with still such a heavy French influence. Love it.. these are going in my apartment inspiration folder!

January 13, 2010  
Blogger Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

oh... now THIS could be my house!!!

love it!
thx -kelley

January 13, 2010  
Blogger Callie Grayson said...

quite charming indeed!
love that last image

January 13, 2010  
Blogger ♥Lola said...

I adore the top photo, there is so much to look at :)

January 14, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think these are pics of Hamish Bowles's Paris apartment.

January 14, 2010  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

naomi goodman -- you're lovely -- thank you

nikki -- thanks so much!

anonymous -- yes! thank you -- just discovered the same :)


January 14, 2010  
Blogger Rachel said...

The French inspired furniture is beautiful! Love Love.

January 14, 2010  
Anonymous Lovely Olivia said...

This place is so amazing...
how needs to book a holiday if living here??
I would not!


January 14, 2010  
Blogger nina said...

That pink chair = my favorite :-)

January 14, 2010  
Blogger julieann said...

This is divine - I too am a maximalist at heart and this is ticking all the boxes ! How would you not feel good in those rooms ?!

January 14, 2010  
Blogger A Diary of Lovely said...

so plush and adorable, i love the colors!!

January 14, 2010  
Blogger COCAMIA said...

Love the space! Love how lived in and cozy it looks!

January 14, 2010  
Blogger Julia said...

Ahhh, now I finally have a term for myself :) These images are fantastic!

January 14, 2010  
Blogger SogniSorrisi said...

Isn't his space great? I love how it manages to be luxe, classic and unique all at the same time.

January 14, 2010  
Blogger DiamondsandTulle said...

Love the way the space is used in the hallway- and it's sooo pretty! Love your blog!


January 14, 2010  
Anonymous Michaela @ The Gardener's Eden said...

I am also a minimalist - but like most, there is secret place within my heart craving the warmth of artful abundance. This is the perfect example of the dream...
xo Michaela

January 14, 2010  
Blogger Crave said...

I'm am in LOVE with these photos!!

January 14, 2010  
Blogger Lipstick Chick said...

Stunning! I love the use of so much color!

January 14, 2010  
Blogger Sarah Klassen said...

We are two peas in a pod :)

This is beautiful...there are so many lovely details...the eclectic frames that hold sweet artwork, the panelling and picture-framing, the magenta sofa, droopy roses, and wall sconces...I really adore it all. Thank you for such a beautiful, ornate post!

Ornate done in a more European way (I loath stuffy, traditional American decor, truth be told) is so beautiful and reminds me of home...

*Thank you for your kind comments.
I wish you a wonferful day...

xo, Sarah

January 14, 2010  
Blogger Diya said...

gosh the first photo is just completely amazing. btw always loved your blog but I think this is the first time I've commented. hope you have some time to check out my new site.


January 14, 2010  
Anonymous FXOX said...

I love the rest of Hamish's gorgeous apartment here:-)


hugs FOXOX

January 14, 2010  
Blogger Meaghan Clark said...

this is seriously such a delicious spread! where do you find such treats?? even more wonderful...the colors seem to wonderfully match your entire blogging decor!

January 14, 2010  
Blogger Wishful Nals said...

this is so inviting.

January 14, 2010  
Blogger ashlina said...

oh. my. gawd. these rooms are amazing!
love them

January 14, 2010  
Blogger MoreSkinnyDays said...

Oh I could stare at this for days. I love the colors, textures ... maybe I am a maximalist too!

January 14, 2010  
Blogger The Bambina said...

Yes, I am realizing the maximalism inside of myself. These pictures are gorgeous! Love the colors.

January 14, 2010  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

diamondsandTulle – thank you!

michaela – actually a maximalist :)

diya – thanks for saying hello & will check out your site when there’s a moment

felicity – thank you! the rest of the apartment is stunning! especially the bookshelf xo

meaghan clark – does match rather nicely, doesn’t it? perhaps could be why was so drawn in the first place . . .


January 15, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What absolutely gorgeous rooms. Stunning!

January 15, 2010  
Blogger Lauren said...

these rooms are so incredibly lovely!

January 15, 2010  
Blogger maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

that pink sofa...adore! ornate + ornate, beautiful Rococo Maximalism!

January 15, 2010  
Anonymous Abs said...

The pink chair and orange pillow (and everything else) need to mosey their way to my house asap.

Livable glamor is fantastic.

January 15, 2010  
Blogger Mélanie said...

This is such a glamourous appartment ! I adore it

January 16, 2010  
Blogger CaraBella said...

*love* these. Also, I know you don't typically do these, but I just wanted to let you know that I gave you a blog award for being one of the ten bloggers who brightens my day :) -- just wanted to say thanks!

January 17, 2010  
Anonymous Bethany said...

gasp!! That view of the hallway is gorgeous!!! Soo dreamy, oh how amazing....I want it all!! Thank you for sharing this. Now I must have one more looong look at it to soak it all in :)

January 17, 2010  

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