Maybe it’s because I’m now working in home-wares, or the fact that I’m growing up, or that I’m currently living in the nicest share house I’ve ever lived in but I’m becoming so house proud lately! All I seem to think about it lounge suites, wall hangings, planters and candles. I’m going to do a post in the next couple of weeks on my room, which I share with my boyfriend Jesse. Luckily he shares my love of religious paraphernalia, warm autumn colour palettes and tapestries so our style goes nicely together – although our room is mostly a dedication to my wardrobe.
I’ve spent to much time and money investing in and collecting garments that I now want to focus on my living space. I love vintage and antique furnishings, art deco and noveau style and ‘treasure trove’ aesthetics, more is more and the devil is in the details. There have been so many blog posts popping up lately on interiors that I thought I would share my favourite’s that I identify the most with and are totally drool-worthy!
First up is legendary Iris Apfel’s Manhattan apartment, as documented by Architectural Digest. Businesswoman, interior designer, and fashion icon, Iris is EVERYTHING a gal dreams of being in her senior years. Her apartment is full of colour and treats and her personality is so infectious, I definitely recommend checking her out on Advanced Style.
“But style is like charisma. You know it when you see it.” – Iris Apfel
This fact is evident the minute you enter her three-bedroom Manhattan apartment, a Park Avenue aerie she shares with her husband, Carl, that looks a little as if the Collyer brothers had moved in with Madame de Pompadour. To the right of the front door, two stone pedestals piled with art books flank a Baroque console topped by a chinoiserie mirror. Eighteenth- and 19th-century dog portraits line a corridor leading to the bedrooms, and in the boiseried living room, an antique carving of a French mountain dog holds a platter brimming with costume jewelry. Everywhere there are exquisite French chairs, painted Genoese chests, antique paisley shawls, New Mexican santos, and much, much more
Next up are these images of Henry Darger’s apartment, who lived most of his life on the north side of Chicago, spending his last 31 years at 851 Webster Avenue, in a large third-floor room. These photos of his apartment at 851 Webster were taken 25 years after Darger’s death by Keizo Kitajima, before the room was finally dismantled.
My new found girl crush, the lovely Kelly-Marie Burdekin of A Harem of Peacocks blog is recently blowing my world wide open. Seriously this gal has it goin’ on, and such a beautiful style which is heavily visible in her interiors. These shots are from a recent blog post on Harem of Peacock, and I recommend following her for a dose of beauty.
And here are some random inside shots I got giddy over of various dreamer’s lairs…
Peter Curnow & Gavin Brown’s apartment via The Selby
The incredible Stella Rose of Confession’s Of A Female Dragqueen‘s apartment
Boaz Mazor – Executive at Large at Oscar de la Renta via The Selby
Fashion Forestry‘s Nicole Eymard’s house
Have a fantastic week kittens!