Oh boy. It's that time again. Time for me to look around my apartment at the warm oak floors, brass accents and pale touches of color on the walls and muse: 'Gosh, wouldn't it be awesome to paint everything black and white?' And here are the images that've got me thinking about this drastic move–a glorious interior from Marie Claire Maison!
I just love when an old space–in this case a late-18th century structure–is stripped of all adornment and its architecture is allowed to shine. Mouldings and balusters, broad planks and marble tiles, each and every detail is spectacular! Spare decor elements (a glass cloche here, a Bertoia chair there) are all the more appreciated as they're clearly so carefully selected.
Let's talk about the writing on the staircase risers in that first image. It reads, 'L'enfance trouve son paradis dans l'instant. Elle ne demande pas du bonheur. Elle est le bonheur,' and it translates as 'Childhood finds paradise in the moment. It does not demand happiness. It is happiness.' And yes, that definitely deserves to be the only pink in this whole space!
Images: Marie Claire Maison, November 2011.