Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happpy Easter!





Happy Easter!






Have a wonderful Easter, dear readers.
Isn't this basket the best?




Love,



Peggy




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Friday, April 18, 2014

Blakes Hotel, London - The Chinese Room



Blakes Hotel
33 Roland Gardens, London SW7 3PF, United Kingdom



As promised, here are some pictures from London. 
I went to Blakes Hotel.
 I adore this hotel!

Blakes Hotel is a 5-star hotel in London, England, credited as being one of the first boutique hotels in the world. It is located at 33 Roland Gardens in South Kensington, (not far from my client.)
The hotel was established in 1978 by Anouska Hempel, the London hotelier and designer, and is packed full of eclectic artifacts from all over the world collected by Hempel during her globe-hopping from China to Cambodia.






Good design never goes out of style.
Nothing has changed since 1978.






Anouska Hempel designed everything.






Anouska Hempel used to sell this fabric.
My client loves it.






The colors look black in the daylight.
Funny it looks grey here with my flash.






The bar is quite spectacular. 






She has these black screens everywhere.
I am sure she designed them as I have
never seen them anywhere else.






The screens with the persimmon jugs are another Hempel design. 
The staircase is wrapped in bamboo with black joints...
So chic!






I think the stripes were painted on the sisal rug.






The little touches, like the books, are everywhere.






Sometimes the stripe runs vertical then sometimes horizontal as you can see.
The black tables have a round piece of outdoor fabric on them.






The floors are white tiled for easy cleaning.
 She used a Louis Vuitton trunk as a coffee table.






There's our drinks on the trunk - a diet coke & cranberry juice.
After all, I was there to take pictures.






The bar is something in black.


One night in 1991 I had dinner at Blakes.

Anouska Hempel was giving a party at the restaurant.
I was so excited!
I have always admired her as a designer and as a person & still do!

Ha, just a little bit of trivia!





Love,



Peggy





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Friday, April 11, 2014

Back From London!



I am back but jet lagged!
London was grand.
The weather was cold but sunny...







Two gentlemen having a great talk. 






Love all the flags.






The trip back home was long but well worth it. 
I adore London!

Dear readers, I will have more
pictures of my UK trip next week!






 
Love,




 
Peggy













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Friday, April 4, 2014

Center Piece Ideas








Aren't these center pieces something?






Love how this looks!






So charming.






Anything with lemons!





Low enough so you can see over the boxes.



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They have used paper lanterns I love so much.






Isn't this wonderful?






All white with a touch of color!
 Beautiful.



So fabulous, for a wedding.





This just looks like spring!






Grass + gerbera daisies.



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Love how they have folded the leaves under.






Grass + orchids, wonderful.






So chic!
 Looks like fall. 







Apples + mushrooms + pears + greenery.
 So creative!






My head is bursting with new ideas about center pieces.

Which one us you favorite dear readers?



Love, 




Peggy





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Friday, March 28, 2014

Chinoiserie, Part IV




I am so in love with anything old + Chinese.



from montanarosepainter.tumblr.com






I think the paintings are fabulous.
I adore this bamboo + bird painting.





They have similar canisters at Charles & Charles in LA.



Aren't these door unbelievable?





I adore the painting in this one.



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This screen + chair is beautiful.







Adore this bed!



Isn't this screen beautiful?





Love this day bed!






So beautiful with all the fabrics.







Look at the wallpaper.







Love this chair!



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Love that the wallpaper matches the chair - or maybe that is fabric on the wall.







Valance in a client's home.






The fabric is from Pierre Frey.


I use chinoiserie whenever I can .
I think  it brings in sophistication.
Which ones do you like, dear readers?



Love,



Peggy











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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Chinoiserie, Part III




 Fabulous chinoiserie!
Love each + everyone of these.






Wonderful pagoda! 






I am a pushover for anything blue & white.






Love that light fixture.






Wonderful scene above fireplace.






Good placement of the screen.






Aren't these figures wonderful  in blue & white?






Love the brackets.






Placement of mirror + sink is amazing.






Don't you love that bed?







Not one but three chandeliers.






Look at the wallpaper and borders.
So beautiful.





Love this!






 It is all in the details!






Magnificent floor and wallpaper.



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Love this scene!






Wallpaper!


There you have some wonderful chinoiserie.
Can you tell I love them all?
Dear readers, tell me which one is your favorite?





Love, 



Peggy







To see your vision come to life, email us about our design services at Peggy Braswell Design