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Interior Design - Deconstructing the Details

Interior Design - Deconstructing the Details

Deconstructing the Details

 Architectural Digest recently showcased the renovation of the home of Natalie Massenet, who until recently was the chairman of Net-a-Porter.  She launched her online fashion retail company in 2000, which went on to become phenomenally successful by changing the way many women shop, myself included.  Net-a-Porter made the process of shopping from my laptop such a seamless experience that I'm rarely in brick and mortar stores anymore.  I've certainly found their accommodating customer service and free ship & return very persuasive.

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Interior Design - Flower Prints are Back!

Interior Design - Flower Prints are Back!

Flower Prints are Back!

Flowers are currently abundant in home interiors.  Flower prints were out of vogue for a number of years as the preference was for neutral, monochromatic tones and painted walls.  But, as the saying goes "what goes around comes around" and flower prints are back, in both abstract and literal forms.  There's also a welcome return, for me anyway, of repeating a pattern on windows and at least one piece of furniture in the room. 

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Interior Design - English Countryside Living

Interior Design - English Countryside Living

Country Living

Browsing through the various blogs I'm currently following I came across Bloglovin's Habitually Chic post of Jemma Kidd's stunning home in Hampshire, England she shares with her two children and husband Arthur Wellesley, Earl of Mornington and heir to the Duke of Wellington.  The house, named the Old Rectory dates back to the 18th-century and sits on the Stratfield Saye estate, Arthur's family home.  There is something about a large country house in England that's hard to beat, combining acres of exquisite landscape, and seemingly unstudied interiors, which in this case contain many family heirlooms. 

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Interior Design - Elements for Creating a Luxurious Bedroom

Interior Design - Elements for Creating a Luxurious Bedroom

Elements for creating a luxurious bedroom

As mentioned in earlier posts, I could happily live in a hotel.  The best hotel rooms are furnished for comfort, relaxation and indulgence.  To attain a similar level of style and comfort at home, a bedroom with a queen or king bed should include a pair of table lamps to read by comfortably, a pair of nightstands with a surface large enough to hold a book or two, reading glasses, a tray for jewelry/change/pillbox/water-glass. On the bed a pair of pillows that are decorative and a pair that are functional. 

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