Of chalets and snowy mountain villages and such…

I was flipping through the pages of Côte Est Magazine last night and dreaming I was on a ski trip holiday ensconced somewhere in a cozy chalet (dressed like Carrie Bradshaw with the Russian, no less) lounging near a crackling fire after a full day on the slopes.   Though a snowy mountain escape is a far […]

Advice from a French Grandmother…

“It  is  not necessary to hide your reserve of winter logs.   Crude wood gives a different aspect to this dignified  room,  evoking  a Venetian palace.” ~excerpt from A Well Kept Home, Household Traditions and Simple Secrets from a French Grandmother . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . […]

Design Daily – a favorite kitchen

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Design Daily – ancient symbols

image via Maisons Côté Ouest “As above, so below.”  always comes to mind when I see a cross.   Joseph Campbell, a favorite philosopher of mine expounds on this ancient dictum a number of times in his writings and lectures.    If you aren’t familiar with his work,  “The Celebration of Life” is a good place to start.    Enjoy! […]

linen and lavender’s anniversary today – 1 hour to give-away!

Flamant interior as seen in Maisons Côté Ouest, Oct-Nov 2009 JUST ONE HOUR TO GIVEAWAY TIME! Deadline is 12 noon PST Winner of the ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to Maisons Côté Ouest will be announced tomorrow, June 9th. To be eligible, become a Follower and/or Email Subscriber  (both for two chances to win!)  before the cut-off […]

Design Daily – portraits and perspectives

Côté Sud, Oct-Nov 2006 linenandlavender.net Maisons Côté Sud Magazine subscription available in the emporium (de) . I was putting together today’s post and while the image was uploading, my mind wandered. I was lost in thought until I found myself focusing in on a novel here in my bookcase next to my desk…”Venus of Urbino” was looking back at me and seemed […]

Design Daily – Debra Thomas chandelier

Beautifully designed room with interesting artifacts.  The showstopper:  a weird and wonderful chandelier by Debra Thomas composed of broken glass. linenandlavender.net image via La Dolce Vita, Living in Italy by Catherine Fairweather in the emporium (us) ~ (fr) ~ (uk) ~ (ca) ~ (de) ~ (it)~ (es) see our new site: www.linenlavenderlife.com

Design Daily – Rose Tarlow Feature

The Private House by Rose Tarlow A timeless room with a composition  of colors and textures that I never tire of.  Perfect. Order this book: The Private House Visit Rose Tarlow’s new website: Rose Tarlow Her new flagship showroom is located on Melrose in Los Angeles: Rose Tarlow Melrose House 8540 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, […]

Design Daily – refined rustic

French Home by Josephine Ryan (us) ~ (fr) ~ (uk) ~ (ca) ~ (de) ~ (it)~ (es) linen & lavender see our new site: www.linenlavenderlife.com

Design Daily – fireplace

Côté Sud Dec 2001-Jan 2002  More design inspiration you might enjoy: linen and lavender – origin of a name -Not unlike one might hold on to a bit of rare truffle they’ve splurged on; -stowing it away until the perfect opportunity to incorporate it into just the right recipe… Dream Weavers   I found my dreams but […]

Design Daily – winter wear

As I’ve said before, I can’t get enough of white slipcovered furniture.  I adore it against ancient stone or plaster.  That said, I could definitely see cloaking my furniture in this lovely color-soaked velvet for winter. Love, love and love. Côté Sud Dec 2000-Jan 2001 linen & lavender see our new site: www.linenlavenderlife.com

Design Daily – Timeless Interiors, Axel Vervoordt

Axel Vervoordt from his book Timeless Interiors,  photograph by Christian Sarramon. linen & lavender  Axel Vervoordt’s Timeless Interiors in the emporium Editions in English: (us) ~ (uk) ~ (ca) ~ (fr) ~ (de) ~ (it) ~ (es) Editions in other languages: (fr) Français (de) Deutsch linen & lavender see our new site: www.linenlavenderlife.com