Inspiration File ~ Monastic Simplicity

A room that asks nothing of you…the ultimate luxury. Wishing you a peace-filled day. xo~ image via Maisons Côté Sud Dec 05-Jan 06 linen & lavender visit our new site:

Musings on light and letter-writing…

Loving the light in this bedroom and the downy white duvet  . . .so inviting.  I can see myself lingering with a favorite book in the morning or inspired to write a good old-fashioned letter here. What a treasure the handwritten letter these days.  Such a rarity in our modern age, it hardly matters how […]

I predict sweet dreams and blissful mornings…

This simple room is proof that a rejuvenating, “feel-good” space is well within reach for most of us.  unadorned plaster walls natural light crisp white linens sensuous blankets/throws key descriptors: tactile, natural, fresh, uncontrived    Image via:  Côté Sud Magazine  A “FEEL-GOOD”  MOVIE RECOMMENDATION: Mamma Mia! Dismiss any criticism you might have heard about the movie and just […]

Sleeping Pretty

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Hotel Feature – Le Chaufourg

Le Chaufourg en Périgord,  Dordogne In the heart of the Périgord, overlooking the Isle river is the 17th Century manor house photographer Georges Dambier converted to a romantic hotel in the late 80’s.  . . . . . Georges Dambier was 20 when the Second World War came to an end, a moment when the social […]

Midnight tonight – Are you in?

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Design Daily – moody ambiance, bedroom

Maisons Côté Est Sep-Nov 09   Loving the drama. linen & lavender magazine subscription: Maisons Côté Est (us)  ~ (fr) ~ (de) see our new site:

Design Daily – Bed

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Design Daily – twin canopy beds

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Mimmi O’Connell’s La Scuola

Côté Sud, Aout-Sept 2001 Côté Sud magazine subscription  in the emporium (de) Also featured in Italian Country Living (us) (fr) ~ (uk) ~ (ca) ~ (de) ~ (it)~ (es)   Mimmi O’Connell linen & lavender see our new site:

Design Daily – Ville and Casali

A cozy guest bedroom tucked away above the living room. Designed by:  Massimo Prestini Brescia, Italy VILLE and CASALI Magazine Love the layers of texture in this home.   The old walls, leather chaise, creamy soft pillows and rugs.  linen & lavender see our new site:

Boutique Hotel Feature – Les Rosées

. . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . . . Les Rosées Mougins, France A 400 year old home offering four unique suites. “A world of Provençal simplicity mixed […]

Design Daily – a perfect blend

Metal elements combined perfectly with earth tones and natural materials to create a warm, welcoming bedroom. image via Côté Sud  Oct-Nov 2001 Côté Sud Magazine .. .. see our new site:

Design Daily – slumber send-off

Maisons Côté Sud Inviting, enveloping. A retreat from the world.    linen & lavender see our new site: