{two lovely things: ruggedly refined}

two lovely things

. . . it's always interesting when one's tastes begin to change, however imperceptibly, and even if only for a moment . . . here, one has come to expect light and bright and a glittery glimmer; a dash of ornateness and maximalist tendencies -- and yet -- inexplicably drawn to the soft black leather and dark, heavy drapery of these rooms, rugged, and yet refined, beckoning and yet a little mysterious . . .


{or perhaps it is lure of bright panelled walls and perfect pools of light?}


{p.s.} recent two lovely things:
* books & blossoms
* gilded chalkboards & garden sheds
green & white
* open shelves & elegant black
* bar carts & blossoms

* books & bouquets
* a paris apartment & herm├Ęs
* secret gardens & on the terrace

{images: one - photography by
pia ulin via head over heels; two - photography by bryan w. ferry of the blue hour}

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Blogger Callie Grayson said...

gorgeous spaces! Love the flood of light and the huge mirror!

June 30, 2011  
Blogger Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Beautiful rooms!

June 30, 2011  
Blogger fifi said...

love this post!

July 01, 2011  
Anonymous meenal@maison marigold said...

beautiful images..love the leather sofa juxtaposed with the carved mirror..xx meenal

July 01, 2011  
Blogger wildchild said...

it's probably the perfect pool of light. that photo is gorgeous.

July 01, 2011  
Anonymous Closet Cravings said...

I wish I had windows and a view like that second photo - dreamy.

July 01, 2011  
Anonymous kalynor said...

The first room is beautiful, i don't usually go for leather couches, but the mix with the antic mirror is just fabulous!

July 01, 2011  
Blogger Luli said...

Oh, I love that second photo. Have you ever seen the movie "Charade" or the remake "The Truth About Charlie"? The apartment that Audrey Hebpurn's character lives in with Charlie is my ideal space. Sigh.

July 01, 2011  
Anonymous Cara said...

stunning! My poor husband wants a leather couch SO bad, but I won't allow it! This one makes me want one too now! LOL

July 01, 2011  
Anonymous Emily said...

Beautiful images! I love that mirror. :)

July 03, 2011  
Blogger EclecChic said...

i love that masculine atmosphere....

September 22, 2011  

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