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Expressive skies as seen through the eyes of some of my favorite artists…

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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Detail from The Roofs of Paris ~ Vincent Van Gogh

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Wind Swept Sands, Shinnecock, Long Island ~ William Merritt Chase, 1894

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Le Havre, Stormy Skies over the Estuary ~ Eugene Boudin, 1894

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Wooded Plateau, Fontainebleau ~ Camille Corot, 1835-1840

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French Coastal Scene ~ Charles-Francois Daubigny, 1868

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Clouds ~ Fyodor Vasilyev

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Cabasson Landscape (study) ~ Henri-Edmond Cross, 1896-1899

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Above the Clouds ~ Georgia O’Keeffe, 1962-1963

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In the Patio VIII ~ Georgia O’Keeffe, 1950

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Hanging the Laundry out to Dry ~ Berthe Morisot, 1875

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Mountain Mist ~ Albert Bierstadt

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Fontainebleau, Storm over the Plains ~ Camille Corot, 1822

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Seascape Near Trouville ~ Gustave Courbet

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Sky Study ~ Edgar Degas, 1869

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Farm Scene ~ John Henry Twatchman, 1888-1891

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The Roofs of Paris ~ Vincent Van Gogh, 1886

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autumn bounty

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Gold, crimson and orange abound! How glorious are the tastes and colors of autumn…I hope you are enjoying the golden light and sweet flavors of this extraordinary season!

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photography by danielle boudrot for a thoughtful eye

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today’s post finds its inspiration from this rustic loaf of bread and sculptural white asparagus…rough-hewn wood floors may echo the uneven tone and texture of the bread while a clean-lined white sofa may take its cue from the long lean form of the asparagus…interiors with a complimentary palette and textural content…enjoy!

happy weekend!

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photos from Lonny Magazine, Veranda, The Gifts of Life via tumblr, Rose Uniacke, Haynes-Roberts, Henrik Busk via skona hem, Alexandre de Betak via T Magazine, Darryl Carter, and Studio Ko

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With temperatures expected to reach 100 degrees today, I’m cooling off with these aquatic inspired blues…may this refreshing summer hue help quench your thirst and calm your senses…wishing you a wonderful weekend! Stay cool!

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photos from National Geographic, Lonny Magazine and the The Gifts of Life via tumblr

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 Today’s post focuses on the humble yet sublime palette from In Wikström’s Studio painted by Anders Zorn in 1889. Layered earth tones of stone, clay and putty provide a subtle backdrop for his female subject’s luminous gold skin and vibrant red hair. To some, this palette may appear quite neutral, void of “color” if you will, but for me, this highly sophisticated canvas speaks to all that I love about color and texture. It has opened my eyes to an infinite number of artistic possibilities…

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Feau & Cie

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Mariann Johansen Ellis

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photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna

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Elephant Seal Mother and Pup ~ Yva Momatiuk and John Eastcott

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photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna

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Anne Packard

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Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna

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Silk Road, Kyrgystan ~ Vincent Bonnin

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Antique egg print

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Feau & Cie

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Winter ~ Arkhip Kuindzhi, 1895

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Nicole Franzen via the gifts of life

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Provins, France ~ Jules Gervais Courtellemont

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hybridlava.com

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Feau & Cie

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Snow and Mist ~ John Atkinson Grimshaw

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Jac for Valentino Fall/Winter 2012

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Antique egg print

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Libeco

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Lioness, Kenya ~ Ramesh Ratwatte

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via the gifts of life

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pashtundukhtaree.tumblr via the gifts of life

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Pamela Pierce

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Dior Homme “Shadow” Fall/Winter 2012

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Darryl Carter

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Artists, Dordogne River ~ Jules Gervais Courtellemont

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Haynes-Roberts

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Pagoda Steps, Nepal ~ Bas Uterwijk

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Charles Spada

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African Spurred Tortoise ~ Glenn Nagel

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Andy Newcom

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Death Valley National Park ~ William Lee

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Belstaff Spring/Summer 2013

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Antique egg print

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Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna

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Cheetah Cubs, South Africa ~Dumith Fernando

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Bobby McAlpine

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photography by danielle boudrot

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Anders Zorn’s studio in Mora

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Happily, my 2013 March/April Veranda arrived the other day! This romantic spring issue, accompanied by the slow but steady snow melt outside my window, reminds me that greener grass and tulips are just around the corner. One of my favorite interiors is the Houston home of designer Pamela Pierce. Re-imagined with cleaner lines and a more edited mix of modern & antique pieces, she has successfully composed a stunning new space to reflect her newfound aesthetic. Ruffled hems are updated with sleek white linen slipcovers creating sculptural forms that appear to float atop her 19th century rustic wood floors. Thoughtful juxtapositions include Frank Gehry’s iconic cardboard Wiggle Chair perched next to a 19th century elm table and antique rolled-arm English sofa. Her impeccable eye for color and texture allows each piece its own breathing room yet they work effortlessly together, as if to tell us one cohesive story. The photos in today’s post are from the Veranda spread along with some beauties from her design portfolio. Click here to learn more about this amazing transformation!

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Photography by Lauren Resen for Veranda

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Photographs from Pamela Pierce Designs

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With Valentine’s Day just a week away, I thought you might enjoy a post filled with all things pink, red and romantic! How about a glass of pink champagne or maybe a Laduree raspberry macaroon? Wishing you a glorious weekend!

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Etsy

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Nikolay Krusser

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Laduree

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Paolo Roversi

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Paul Costello

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Sarah Jessica Parker photographed by Mario Testino for Vogue

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Tim Street-Porter

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Etsy

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Chanel ~ Fall/Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture Show

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Pieter Estersohn

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Sasha Pivovarova photographed by Mario Testino

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Melanie Acevedo

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 Nikolay Krusser

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Tria Giovan

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Chanel

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Miguel Flores-Vianna

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Valentino

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Dominique Vorillon

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Street Style ~ Fashion Week January 2013 via Elbows & Knees

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William Waldron

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Paolo Roversi

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William Waldron for Elle Decor

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Simon Upton for Elle Decor

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