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Journal

Thoughts + Musings

 

 

2017

New Year New Projects!


MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY

Christmas holidays always lift my spirits in a big way. I like everything about it and I specially love it when the weather is cold and grey outside as it makes Christmas decorations and home feels so magical and cozy. It make you just want to stay in to bundle up and share laughs and hot drinks with friends or (and) family.


CURRENT MOOD

Anything Gucci...


WHITE CHRISTMAS

I like nothing more than using white flowers as a Christmas decoration scheme.

#TBT Below are images from a holiday story I created a few years back for Billie Magazine shot by Matt Albiani at his New York apartment.

Whether the elegance of white amaryllis stems complemented by loose kum quat branches in tall vases or the sweetness of loads of paperwhites in distressed bronze vases or flowerpots. The smell of the paperwhites flowers mixed with the citrus smell of the kumquat is amazing and so much better than any perfumed candle (even though I do love my Cire Trudon Odalisque candles) specially when you host a dinner. Nothing is worse to me than a very strong candle scent meddling with "la saveur des mets"

The roaring fire and cozy plaids...

The roaring fire and cozy plaids...


HOT & PINK

Totally in love with this pair of shoes.

They have this little "je ne sais quoi" which makes you happy just looking at them. Fashion does this to me sometime.

Image via @modaoperandi


#POPUPLIFE

Cafe au lait bowls by Je/LOVE Studio X Evans Ceramics for Panier Home available at our Christmas this Friday 10AM-9PM Beneville Studios 9 East 19th Street 4th Floor NYC

Come join us!


VACANCES DE NOEL

Come shop and get a peak (and pick) at my new soon to be online boutique panierhome.com


HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

I wish I could share it with these amazing people standing up to protect the beauty of America vast expanse of untouched wilderness. Thank vogue.com for such a great story!


SOFT HUES

I believe in color therapy.

To lighten up the mood after a rather depressing week I decided to lighten up my home. This pale blue tone feels refreshing as well as soothing and comforting. Looks like the perfect color for my bathroom and I think I might be ordering it from Farrow & Ball this weekend.

Lili's combo --- Paint fom Farrow & Ball + Photo on the left: World of Interiors via Pinterest

Lili's combo --- Paint fom Farrow & Ball + Photo on the left: World of Interiors via Pinterest


CURRENT MOOD

Election day in the US and this is how it feels right now. So much at stake!

#imwithher


THE CASE ABOUT CHINTZ

I love how quickly you can add character and drama to a room with chintz fabric. To take it away from stuffy granny territory I mix it with unexpected things like modern art pieces, high tech objects, brutalist furniture and so on . Either bright and romantic when paired with light colors or dark and sexy with slightly poisonous floral undertone when paired with darker shades it always works.

Truth being said, I'm a total sucker for chintz.

Chintz fabric from Kravet for Kate Spade Photo @lilidiallo

Chintz fabric from Kravet for Kate Spade Photo @lilidiallo

 

BRight AND FRESH

In this old Domino Magazine editorial spread just those little Chintz accents filll the room with fresh and relax floral vibes. Photo Max Kim-Bee  

In this old Domino Magazine editorial spread just those little Chintz accents filll the room with fresh and relax floral vibes. Photo Max Kim-Bee

 

Bright and romantic mood highlighted by the icy blue color wall chez tastemaker extraordinary Sara Ruffin Costello in New Orleans. @sararuffincostello    

Bright and romantic mood highlighted by the icy blue color wall chez tastemaker extraordinary Sara Ruffin Costello in New Orleans. @sararuffincostello

 

 

Fresh and painterly used as a backdrop upholstered on a folding screen. @lilidiallo  

Fresh and painterly used as a backdrop upholstered on a folding screen. @lilidiallo

 

DARK AND Stormy

This chinoiserie chintz with a dark blue background gives a slightly poisonous beauty to the graceful flower branches and keep it from being to sweet and juvenile.  

This chinoiserie chintz with a dark blue background gives a slightly poisonous beauty to the graceful flower branches and keep it from being to sweet and juvenile.

 

In this polaroid of Sante D'Orazio, between sweet and sulfurous dark chintz on the walls brings some stylish movie star vibes to a boudoir.

In this polaroid of Sante D'Orazio, between sweet and sulfurous dark chintz on the walls brings some stylish movie star vibes to a boudoir.

Even on overload mode dark chintz keeps the whole room cohesiveness.  

Even on overload mode dark chintz keeps the whole room cohesiveness.

 


THOUGHT

The current mood today at Je/love Studio.

 


FALL INTERIOR CRAVING

The chilly weather has been longing for some cozy english country weekend escape.

Amanda Brooks farm recently featured in Architectural Digest seems to encompass all the interior elements and details for this little fancying of mine.

 

Tons of book, a fireplace, a chesterfield sofa and tons of windows to let view of the rolling hills in... what else does one need? Note to self: ticking fabric on chesterfield sofa paired with leopard print pillow on red armchairs = heavenly.  

Tons of book, a fireplace, a chesterfield sofa and tons of windows to let view of the rolling hills in... what else does one need? Note to self: ticking fabric on chesterfield sofa paired with leopard print pillow on red armchairs = heavenly.

 

Nobody does cosy like the Brits. A good book, a cup of tea, a comfortable chair and a cat by the window sums it all.  

Nobody does cosy like the Brits. A good book, a cup of tea, a comfortable chair and a cat by the window sums it all.

 

What about this abstract ink meets mid-century desk chair meets overall woodsy farm look greatness? Make one wanna sit down and write about the musty smell of leaves decomposing on the forest floor or the color of Autumn turning leaves.  

What about this abstract ink meets mid-century desk chair meets overall woodsy farm look greatness? Make one wanna sit down and write about the musty smell of leaves decomposing on the forest floor or the color of Autumn turning leaves.

 


TRYING TO DO IT ALL

Somehow today feels a lot like the video animation below.

I love french duo Valle and Duhamel work. So fresh, happy, funny and clever. Reminds me a lot of what my friends at Block & Tackle do too and some of Mike Perry's work.


WANT. HERMES

A French homage to Native American greatness. Everything about this scarf inspires me.

 


VISITING VERSAILLES THIS SUMMER WAS LIKE...

 

... stepping in an very old and strange Alain Resnais movie -- more specifically L' Ete Dernier A Marienbad. The magnificence , the summer heat and Olafur Eliasson installation teleported me in another dimension for a day.

All are iPhone photo by Lili D.

 

 
Striking a pause. "Ariana Endormie" by Corneille van Cleve is just one of the beautiful statues which grace the stunning garden grounds. 

Striking a pause. "Ariana Endormie" by Corneille van Cleve is just one of the beautiful statues which grace the stunning garden grounds. 

A stool in the Mars Salon. 

A stool in the Mars Salon. 

Transcending beauty. Solar Compression from artist Olafur Eliasson installation. 

Transcending beauty. Solar Compression from artist Olafur Eliasson installation. 

Bosquet de la Colonnade with another installation of Eliasson "Glacier Rock Floor Garden" which consists of residue and moraines from a Groeland glacier in the center ground.

Bosquet de la Colonnade with another installation of Eliasson "Glacier Rock Floor Garden" which consists of residue and moraines from a Groeland glacier in the center ground.