This American couple’s Belgian apartment, in the March issue of Elle Decor, caught my eye. Or rather, pulled my heart strings. I grew up in homes with a similar aesthetic– Eames, Knoll, Mies van der Rohe, and George Nakashima furniture mixed with antiques and Oriental rugs. When my oldest daughter was a toddler, I gave away my Barcelona chairs fearing the sharp edges. Today, a Mies chair would shake up my living room nicely.
While cruising the stores last week, I snapped a few pics of items I’m considering.
As much as I covet the Céline resort collection coat Anya’s wearing, the image reminded me that I gave my black 3.1 Phillip Lim clutch to my older daughter (I know Anya’s holding a book, it made me think of my lack of a clutch). At Barneys, I found a gorgeous replacement by Nina Ricci – the gold band makes it super chic. And I still need a block-heeled shoe for two graduations, I’m leaning toward the Tabitha Simmons sandals. The Chloé scalloped pumps are good too, but more for meetings, etc. I put this capelet by The Row on my spring wish list, but I’m not sure if I would wear it. TBC.
Blue skies, chic shoes, and a furry friend– don’t need much more than that!
Courtesy @carineroitfeld & @anya_rubik
This is my favorite story in The Gentlewoman’s SS14 issue. Set in Griffith Park in Los Angeles, makes me want to grab a blanket and a book. Spring can’t come fast enough.