Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Blue and White Lanai

My Lanai

Here are a few shots of my lanai featuring my new dragon pool float and my new wicker chaises. I sat out on one of the chaises yesterday afternoon with the two pups and it was wonderful.

Do you see the zebra hide beach towel in the leather holster in the last photo? I had a strange memory when I put it out there. I posted on January 13, 2013 (more than seven years ago) about finding it at Neiman Marcus Last Call reduced from $240 to $40. Zebra hide was all the rage then and this was a fun take on it.

I commented that I loved it, but wasn't sure where I was going to use it since I didn't have a pool and am not a huge beach goer. A gratuitous comment that I deleted chastised me for buying something that was not utilitarian. Hey sweetheart, how much of Chinoiserie or interior design for that matter is about being utilitarian? At any rate Angie, now I have my very own swimming pool and will be drying myself with this very chic towel. How's that for utilitarian?

My Jonathan Adler Alligator (Not in the Lanai!)

Monday, February 24, 2020

Blue and White

Les Ensembliers - House and Home

I found a couple more shots of the Palm Beach house that I posted about over the weekend that I thought I would share. Note the use of black in both to anchor the spaces and make them more sophisticated. My outdoor chaises arrived over the weekend - they are in a dark brown wicker like shown here. I'll try to take some lanai photos today after I style the Miles Redd cocktail table from Ballard Designs.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Chic or Chancy?

Les Ensembliers

I posted yesterday about this wonderful Palm Beach home and really like the front. It reminds me a lot of my home - quite formal, taupe stucco, dark gray tile roof, black front door, palm trees in front.

Note the two pairs of ginger jars flanking the door. I have two very deep window ledges in the front of my house that would be perfect for a pair of large ginger jars. I  live in a gated community, but the idea of expensive ginger jars in front that could be carried off concerns me a tad. Still, I love the look. I wonder if these were just for the photo shoot or if they are permanent? There are also two pairs of black planters with tropicals planted in them but the weight of these makes them more immune from theft.

Still debating the ginger jar idea - a great look, but wonder if they would be safe. Thoughts?

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Palm Beach Reinvented

Les Ensembliers

I adore the whole Palm Beach look, and was completely captivated when I came upon this incredible modern approach to Palm Beach and Chinoiserie. This house has tons of classic Chinoiserie, but it is used it in such a fresh, clean, and modern way. There are so many great ideas here!