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two lovely things

{two lovely things}: whether elegant yet striking with a 1960′s abstract expressionist painting by al held hung above a louis xiv gilded settee luxuriously upholstered in belgian linen, or beautifully ornate with a stunning 2oth century gilded console perfectly paired with a bronze and crystal chandelier and orchids, there is nothing quite like crisp white with a touch of black, intermingled with the warmth of wood, and, most certainly, a touch of gold . . .

{p.s.} more two lovely things

{images: top - photography by roger davies for western interiors april ’09,
design by c. renea abbott of shabby slips houston; both via trouvais, also seen in a previous post}

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, that gold is beautiful! very elegant! love the wooden floors!


May 22, 2010  
Blogger Cara said...

So beautiful!! Love the painting :)

May 22, 2010  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Wow that second one is so elegant!

May 22, 2010  
Blogger Avant-Garde Living said...

Can I have the louis xiv gilded settee?

May 22, 2010  
Anonymous Trouvais said...

Well, of course I adore both photos! The designer, C. Renea Abbott of Shabby Slips Houston, has some other lovely gilded pieces on her website. Its amazing how that simple palate, balanced by glint and jazzed up by a bit of black, really excites! Have a wonderful weekend, Trish

May 22, 2010  
Anonymous Ijeoma said...

That is glamourous!

May 22, 2010  
Blogger Sarah Klassen said...

You will never believe this – I have these very two photos printed + in my inspiration folder. They are perfection! The gold, the black, the white...the modern, the ornate...the Chanel...the yellow! I love every single element here :)

Wishing you a lovely weekend,

May 22, 2010  
Anonymous peggy | bluepoolroad said...

absolutely in love with the abstract painting image. everything about it is perfect...

May 27, 2010  

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