|A sunny corner of the de la Renta dining room.|
A cache of vintage '80's and '90's House & Garden magazines provided the inspiration for todays post. The stockpile was recently uncovered in our storage area and a review of begone eras has made me long for their return toute de suite! I was amazed when looking at these rooms and the collections many of the owners displayed. The attention to detail and sensitivity in these rooms is really incredible when compared to what passes for stunning design today. An endless array of white rooms with bare windows, a few pieces of rather uncomfortable looking furniture combine to create a look that is more interstate motel than multi million dollar estate.
If what I just described is your thing than I am not sure you will find much interest in this post. However, if a few people still enjoy comfortable well appointed rooms with style and personality than todays post should come as a welcome respite in a cookie cutter world.
|Opulent pattern and colors for the eye to feast on looking into the dining room.|
|A very American dining porch by Sister Parish in Saratoga NY.|
|A soft ivory dining room in the Southampton house of Mark and Duane Hampton.|
|A Valentino original on the Island of Capri.|
|A cheerful breakfast table in the Porthault country house near Paris.|