Lisa Fine

I have said how much I admire Lisa Fine before. Her Paris pad was featured in Elle Decor a while ago becoming one of my all time favorites. Every Wednesday I will feature one unique home that inspires me to not be afraid of using what I like and love in my house. After all, our homes should be nothing if not filled with things that make us happy regardless what magazines try to talk us into.

In the living room we can see the traditional herringbone wood floors continuing into the tented parlor. Light pink walls serve as background for the eclectic art wall.

Here in her bedroom we see a more modern approach. Antique prints are equally framed behind two iron chairs and a mirrored cocktail table. Below, the wall behind the headboard is covered in silk, becoming the focal point. The headboard, one of Lisa's gorgeous creations, was hand-embroidery in India. A sofa at the end of the bed is upholstered in ikat and the Gio Ponti mirrors on the wall add the final details to this gorgeous bedroom.
Other side of the big living room. The leather screen is hand painted. Love the proportion of the velvet sofa.

In the very Parisian dining room Fine chose to mirror the walls around the room reflecting the beautiful Chinoiserie mirrored paintings. The black frames of the paintings blend with the black on the chairs and table. The crystal chandelier should be even more gorgeous when lit at night, sending light all across the room. This space perfectly mixes color with various influences to construct a beautiful room.
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Simply beautiful


When I have a beach house I definitely one a bed like this in the porch. I can imagine myself playing with my kids and my hubby in this space.

image from Coastal Living
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It's just a pair of leather pants


Every winter I dream of getting myself a pair of leather pants. But once again I can't find the courage to even try one on. Don't you love how they look on some people?
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Gracious Entrance-partie deux

"Luck is the residue of design". Branch Rickey


Some entrances can tell a lot of their occupants. For instance; their age, their likes and their hobbies. Have a wonderful, lucky weekend!!
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A cozy bathroom


I love how the custom curtains wrap around the wood cabinet sink giving this bathroom a very warm and cozy feeling. The pretty vanity mirror reigns solely on a silvery tone background.
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Sneak peek


Apologies for the lack of post. I've been very busy adding the final touches to this project and I'll be soon sharing more pictures with you. Here is a sneak peek of the project for eye candy.
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Have a fantastic weekend

"Gazing on beautiful things acts on my soul"
Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475- 1564)


last two images from DTI.
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Gracious entrance

The foyer is perhaps the most important part of the house when it comes to decorating. Our guests will have a good or bad 'first impression' of our style based on our foyer. Below are a few inspirations. Either your space is a hallway, a room or a single wall, I hope these images give you ideas on how to display a gracious entrance to welcome your guests.


Albert Hadley


Living Etc
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A charming home

Although I prefer to mix vintage pieces with new or custom furniture, I couldn't help but fall for this charming home when I came across it some time ago. This house is furnished completely with vintage furniture, but because of the use of color throughout looks fresh and unpretentious. This would make a perfect weekend cottage. Don't you think?



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Pink and gray wedding

Many people would not consider gray as a first choice when it comes to wedding decor. However there is that correct shade of gray able of bringing that soothing romantic touch and warmth to any wedding. Suitable for a relaxed countryside wedding, when combined with pink, or a sophisticated indoor one, when combined with lavender and/or white.




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Botanical prints in a room

Botanical prints can add freshness and life to a room. They go well with almost every decor style, adding a timeless touch. Although botanical prints are not too expensive the antique kinds can be pricier. I found this great website with incredible vintage prints with great resolution that you can download for free and print in any size you like. Enjoy





Below are some of the many selection.


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I love Pocket Dresses


This is a good affordable option.
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A more glamorous minimalism




top image from Cote de Taxas, third from DTI, last one from Belgian Pearls.
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