Get The Look

Last week, to celebrate our wedding anniversary, my hubby, our precious little bundle of joy and I dined at Indochine, one of my favorite restaurants in New York City. This restaurant was established in 1984 and since then has been a favorite among the famous and world socialites. The food, a fusion of French and Vietnamese cuisine, is exquisite-I personally recommend their Vietnamese Bouillabaisse - And the drinks are one only-enough reason to visit it. But, every time I step into this place I get mesmerized by its decor. This is what I would call a perfect Tropical Luxury style. With its famous banana leaf wallpaper, black and white checkered floors, green leather banquettes and those perfect toned lighting sconces, set the mood to transport you to the one time French colonized, Indochine.
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After you enter through a very Indochine looking door with its neon lighting sign you find this gorgeous space in front of the bar. Where all of the very good looking staff await for you.
Here, you can see the banquettes with mirror above, with sconces in between. I thought it would be fun to imagine decorating a home with an Indochine influence.

Two versions of the banana leaf wallpaper. Sold here.
A really cool sconce that would give that smooth tone to any room, Red Padoga chandelier, and painted bench.
Bamboo club chairs and Caribbean casual dining table.
Sheraton arm chair and Annie Selke green leather chair.

Nicky Hilton dinning room with the famous banana leaf wallpaper.

Above, the movie Indochine (1992) with Catherine Deneuve, one great source to get inspired by Indochine Decor.

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Janet Jill Studio

I love these Note Cards by Janet Jill Studio at Etsy. Isn't it a great idea of Janet to make these cards with room decor images?

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William Yeoward

William Yeoward is not only a fantastic crystal and china designer or the creator of "William Yeoward on Entertaining" book. He also creates gorgeous fabrics and furniture. Take a look at these beauties below. I find the chair on the left magnificent. Its simple lines and the perfect combination of fabrics makes me want it fondly. His fabrics dress important furniture such as those in Designers Guild. Visit his website and get inspired by the beauty of its content.



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Saint Tropez Boutique


Echoing my last post I thought it would be a good idea to let you know about this wonderful place located in San Francisco, California called Saint Tropez. I found it a little while ago when I was searching for a Moorish style lantern for my home and I immediately fell for this gorgeous -absolutely everything I was looking for-one below. Unfortunately it's not within my price range but that didn't stop me from looking through their wonderful collection of Moroccan delights. They are the manufacturers, distributors, and dealers of fine handcrafted organic green building materials. Their inventory covers everything you need to build or decorate a Moorish style home. Lanterns, tiles, fossil marble sinks and many other goodies. They also offer Moroccan theme party and Arabian nights theme party planning, with the proper Moroccan Tents and all, across the United States. All images below are from their Website.




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Veronica Webb

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Veronica Webb's house in Florida is a perfect representation of Moorish architecture. Only that this house is surrounded by Florida palm trees and an oasis of ponds. The architecture is by
Bender & Associates and interior by Todd Black

I love the use of the huge modern art above the red velvet sofa. It breaks with the overly done and expected regal look of gold and red.

This part of the room expresses eclecticism at its best. With pieces that evoke not only Morocco but also India and Africa. The choice of shades on the glass doors/windows softens the room without blocking the light or view and the green walls blend perfectly with the outside.

The colorful dome ceiling with intricate Islamic-star grids was produced in Morocco. Doesn't it look like a Peacock in all its glory to you? All images from AD.
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Moissonnier


I think these commodes would look great in any child's room. I particularly love the denim one. See more of Moissonnier gorgeous selection here.
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I'm in love with

Lately I find myself drawn to Dark environments. The coziness, the warmness, the elegance that usually are reflected through dark rooms are so enchanting to me. They make me want to re-do my entire house again and paint the walls in a very dark rich blue or stone night color, add some paneling, hang some thick curtains and get a serious fancy velvety couch. But it's not that easy. You see, I think that in order to accomplish the coziness mood that these dark environments read, you need more of a closed room. A room not too open, not too modern and with not too much natural light bouncing everywhere, would have the perfect condition to frame this style.
Oh yes, I think I'm in love and no, this is not a crush. Instead, is a love at first sight and I think it may last a very, very long time.

Picture above found through Purple Area


The two pictures above are from McAlpine, Brooth, and Ferrier Interiors.


The two previous pictures are from Tom Scheerer.
This last photo is a creation of Tod Alexander Romano.
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Valentine gift suggestion


If you are thinking about sending flowers to few of your friends for Valentines, why not consider sending them in a way they will for sure want to keep for ever? These gorgeous art prints on enhanced matte paper and satin finish greeting cards of original watercolor paintings are made by the fantastic Graphic Designer Clovia Ng. I find them to be the best way to send flowers. See more of Clovia's beautiful selection here.

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Javier Munoz

Javier Munoz is an Interior Designer based in Madrid but his experience is worldwide. He started his professional career with David Hicks in London. In his very ample design curriculum, he has done everything, hotels, residences, yachts, you name it. I love how he mixes traditional pieces with modern ones, one of my favorite things.




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Jane Churchill

Is a London based Interior Designer whose style is classic yet somehow fun. Her interiors are absolutely gorgeous. Lovely.








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