Friday, September 14

Going Baroque.

I love a bit of French flair. Crazy, over the top ornate, or elegant with feminine detail, it's all got a great sense of drama and seems to tell a story. Rooms decorated this stylishly have history and make you wonder more about the prior life of each piece of furnishing. I looked for some images that had that European feel to me, tall ceilings with wide crown moldings, bits of gilt and Chinoiserie, or an old family portrait found at a Paris flea market that just had to be had. But I also included a few images representing a modern twist on the classic Parisian panache. Bright colors adorning older, vintage objects and pattern running amok over ornate chairs.

Antwerp chair from Anthropologie; Margot Floral Paisley from Reprodepot.




Nigella Water Lotus fabric in Ivory from Amy Butler; Pink Bianco chair Room & Board.


Slouchy pink sofa from Ochre.



*Top photo: Portrait painting from Paris Hotel Boutique; Chinoiserie bedding from Dwell.

12 comments:

lily said...

where can i get that yellow console?

blushing apples said...

this post is so delightful :D

sfgirlbybay said...

hi lily - i have searched and searched, and i cannot find where i originally found that photo - does anyone recognize it?

thanks, blushing apples!

Anonymous said...

Jeg elsker den stolen!

I really love the fabric for the Antwerp chair from Anthropologie. WOW!

robyn said...

Victoria,
What a great post, love all the images you chose. :)
Merci :)

Anonymous said...

Perfect. I love this look. Glad to see you are feeling better!

Freshly Found said...

Enjoyed the bird cages and especially the bird's nest seat! Humour and Style!

Liz said...

These photos just make me happy.

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Such beautiful images! I esp love the last 2.

Kate said...

what pretty little eggs :)

Anonymous said...

These are lovely! Tell more about the image with the butterfly.
Thanks.
Ruth

sfgirlbybay said...

thanks so much!

anon - the butterfly is a botanical print i saw at a shop called Aria on Grant St. in North Beach (SF's Italian neighborhood, if you're not familiar). they have lots of great botanicals.