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living with statuary…from grand to petite, these sculpted forms add drama, sophistication and texture to our interior world…more tomorrow…

Feau & Cie
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Andy Newcom

Charles Spada

Coorengel & Calvagrac

Dennis & Lean

Diana Kelly

Gil Schafer

Hallberg & Wisely

Candace Barnes

Richard Hallberg

Windsor Smith

Haynes-Roberts

J. Randall Powers

Jacques Grange

Stephen Sills

John Minshaw

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It seems everywhere I look, the design world is embracing color…vibrant hues in wild combinations…I, on the other hand, can’t seem to shake my passion for gray…rich charcoals, feather weight pale blue grays, I’m drawn to them all…may you find beauty in these expressive interiors…

photos from Diana Kelly, Bobby McAlpine, Dransfield and Ross, Ruby Beets, Haynes and Roberts, Edouard Vermeulen, Frette

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For part seven of my Sunday tradition, I’m thrilled to share with you one of my beloved archives, the East Sussex home of antiques dealer Diana Kelly. Located in the oldest part of Seaford in East Sussex, Diana’s home is a “glittering jewel,” filled with a stunning mix of antiques and personal treasures. She lives both above and below her shop in a historic home which dates from around 1780. When she bought the house, it was rundown and in need of an extensive renovation. With vision, imagination and exacting standards, she meticulously managed the restoration from start to finish. The basement is now her kitchen and dining room which leads out to a small sheltered courtyard garden, street level is the antique shop, with the living room directly above, leaving the top floor for her master suite equipped with bedroom, bathroom and dressing room. She drew inspiration for her dramatic color palette from the gorgeous 19th century Chinese lacquer paravent that hangs in the living room¬†(pictured above and below).¬†From the rich dark brown dining room to the breathtaking floor to ceiling mirrored wall in the bedroom, her home embodies her passion for all things beautiful…enjoy!

photos from British Homes & Gardens, November 2006

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