Early 19th century grisaille panel via here.

Grisaille is a term for painting executed in shade of grey or of another neutral grayish color. According to Wikipedia, this is the definition of grisaille. Above are a few examples. I appreciate this style and would love to have a piece hanging in my formal dinning. 

images via Pinterest and 1stdibs


Pink is in...

Back in November of 2015 I wrote this post about pink and another post here.
Since then I have added a bit of pink here and there in my own home. However, I started looking around my home and realized I already have several pink items. I never thought of myself as a pink person, I don't remember loving pink so much, I guess I was wrong. 

So, yesterday I was flipping through the latest issue of Domino magazine and noticed they have a spread about pink. I took a very bad photo of it with my phone, but you get the idea. Apparently pink is in and it is everywhere! Back in January I bought a couple of linen pillow covers at  H & M to throw on my linen sofa. They are casual and easy to keep clean. I also ordered a custom made pillow out of a picture of a tile floor I took in Paris at the Palais Royal to be exact. The tile art in that beautiful palace is gorgeous. I smile every time  I look at the pillow, I love the design and the imperfections  the image captured. 


Dreaming of Italia...

Ever since I have memory I  have been love with Italy. Once you visit this beautiful country, it takes hold of your heart and is hard to let go. When I visit, I always find it difficult to leave.
 The air the food, the people, everything about Italy is mesmerizing. 
This beautiful home is available for rent  here. 


French this and that...

A clever way of displaying your favorite concert or museum visit on a pillow.  You can  buy this piece here

The scent at the Hotel Costes in Paris is intoxicating. Bring the scent home with you in one of their candles. Available here.

This beautifully made candle holder by Astier de Villate, expresses the natural movement of a tree. Being a lover of nature, I particularly love this piece. You can find this and other pieces here.

I love the French jewelry designer Marion Vidal. Each piece is like a piece of art.
 Have a look here.

Another French jewelry designer is, Aurelie Biderman. 
She does have a store NYC or you can shop online here.

If art is what you fancy then take a look here
You will find original watercolor pieces made by Sandra Ovono, in Brittany, France. 

Alas, if it is  French interior inspiration on your mind, then check out this article in


More rose...

Ever since I've been in search of  pink interiors, they seem to be popping up everywhere. From pink sofas to pink wallpaper to pink decorative accents. Days after I posted my love of pink,  Vogue also posted Caroline Sieber's beautiful London home. It is beautifully curated with touches of pink, it must be a respite from the gray London sky. I absolutely love it. 

Here is the wallpaper she used in her living room. You can find it here.

Images via Vogue.


Rose on my mind...

This pallet is on my mind and I can't stop thinking about it.  I would like to add a touch of it to my decor.   I've never thought myself as a pink fancier however, as of late,  I'm loving this shade of pink. It looks especially beautiful with the pale sky blue color. 

images via pinterest 


Black Lace...

I am a sucker for black but add lace and I just can't get enough. I am loving these pieces, simple yet elegant.