16 January, 2010

"The Vacation Dilemma . . . "

from Elle Decor.

Greetings all,

So here's the good news/bad news situation. "Good News." I'm headed to New York next week for a little bit of business/a little bit of pleasure/a little bit of theatre/and seeing a whole load of friends. "Bad News." I'm going to have to work through the holiday weekend to get everything at the office ready - so that I can be gone for a week.

So in an attempt to keep my mind (and possibly your minds as well) charged up and ready to make the world a more beautiful place - I offer the following images as inspiration. (Just some favourites gathered from the image file!)

from Elle Decor

Just such great drama. Love the modern interpretation of the neoclassical details and the colour palette just couldn't be more lovely.

I love that Rose Tarlow table. And that wondrous vaulted ceiling is hurting the room either. lol.

Windsor's work is always inspiring. There is just always a keen eye for detail, and a marvelous use of textiles and pattern. What a perfect place to enjoy a meal.

"I'm so fortunate. Imagine... a career that beckons me to blend
architecture and style with the romance of history...."
- Windsor Smith

The spread on Darryl Carter home in Elle Decor a few months ago was just breathtaking. The wonderful details in the furnishings. The stark, simple colour usage. Just perfect.

Need to get a few things accomplished here at the house - then heading into the office to get the last details on two projects ready for meetings on Monday and Tuesday of next week. But the question remains, do I enjoy our last day a sunshine today, and work tomorrow? Or do I do the 'grown-up' thing and head into the office today. hmmmmmmm.

Then - it's off to the big apple,


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I wish you well on your trip, of fun, pleasure and work. Whatever you decide to do the day before you leave Ihope you enjoy..hugs ~lynne~

tartanscot said...

I can now report the spending today at home has won the contest. I'll get up early tomorrow and deal with the projects in the office.


Tara Dillard said...

Thank you for mentioning, "...make the world a more beautiful place."

Indeed, you do. And it's important.

In my garden design career I see, repeatedly, creating a beautiful garden creates a beautiful life.

The design trade is more than a multi-billion industry. It changes lives. I'll bet you have plenty of thank you notes saying so.

Have a great trip.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Beth said...

Just noticed that every image except the first has an interesting ceiling. Sometimes there's a theme and you don't even know it.

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Have an absolutely fantastic trip. I love New York and can't wait to get back soon. Hope your weather is good.

sophiedahydesigns said...

Have a great trip!! I love the Windsor Smith breakfast room (dining room?)! The flowers in the different photos are right up my ally! Simple and not contrived!


Mr - Have lots of fun!!! I can't wait to read about your adventures in the big apple.

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