Monday marked the launch of a fabulous new home decor site, Domaine, sure to become a mecca for decorating inspiration, and lifestyle tips. As the mr. & I recently moved, the hunt has begun for our aesthetic vision—the key furniture pieces that will make the perfect foundation for our style, and the little touches that will make it home. I have a feeling Domaine is the answer to my current blank-canvas-induced decorating standstill.
Thanks to Domaine, I’ve also developed a new artist crush, for the botanical mixed media works of Simone Shubuck. Check out her stunningly layered compositions at Taylor De Cordoba.
Simone Shubuck, Compartment For Beliefs, 2012, Mixed Media on paper
Simone Shubuck, Believe It, 2012, Mixed Media on paper
Simone Shubuck, Steath Grandma Speak, 2013, Mixed Media on paper
Simone Shubuck, Godie Top, 2012, Mixed Media on paper
Drawn by Anonymous, French, 16th century
Pantheon, portico, Corinthian column capital, projection, plan, and details; column shaft, profile; beam architrave, elevation (recto) Pantheon, cella, perspective, details; vault, details; portal, interior, cornice, profile (verso)
My very generous parents purchased Andy & I a new mattress as an early wedding gift, and we’ve been on the hunt ever since for our very first bed frame. Though Restoration Hardware is out of the budget for now, I’m rather in love with the trend toward strongly architectural pieces (minus some of R.H.’s ridiculously over-sized items)—architectural headboards, corbel desk legs, and dormer mirrors.
Though I’m not allowing myself to buy any more prints until I frame the massive pile of works in my closet, that doesn’t seem to stop me from saving endless lists of favorite art and artists on Etsy. At such affordable prices, it’s impossible to not imagine perfectly arranged gallery walls, or solo lovelies featured in our apartment’s empty nooks.
The most favored of the favorites—
Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953)
La promenade au bois, 1919
Gouache on paper
Though I live in a rental, and can’t go wild decorating quite yet, I can’t wait to join in the return of wallpaper. There are so many beautiful options out there nowadays, for any room—a moonlit nursery, graphic closet, a blooming entry, or perhaps a little faux-architectural detail or a stunning accent wall. Can you imagine a Dufy-papered room??
Studio, Quai Saint-Michel, 1916
Oil on canvas
Early to bed for me tonight—drifting off with musings of a Matisse-colored bedroom.
Apartment of interior designer Merav Sade, photo by Sivan Askayo, spotted on Design*Sponge