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Friday, November 12, 2010

Picture Perfect

We all have images that inspire us. Even though I have many images stored on my computer, I still keep a notebook full of tear sheets that are my favorites. Mostly they are spaces that I look at and feel there is nothing that can be improved upon.  For most designers and many die hard enthusiast, this is a rare thing...we just can't help ourselves from making those mental adjustments!

One of my all time favorites comes from Paul Sherrill's home.  He is the design partner of Jose Solis Bentancourt. I saved this tear sheet from an issue of The Washington  Post Magazine several years back. It has a timeless quality, but also still looks fresh to me.

The wall color is a fantastic backdrop for the mix of modern and antique pieces.
If you like this style or already are an admirer of their work, be sure to check out their book Essential Elegance.

Wishing you a picture perfect weekend!


  1. Sounds like a great book. I love the pic with the lucite table - perfection!

  2. I love the mix of the modern lucite with antiques - my favorite look! Thanks for posting!

  3. It is fabulous, and somewhat minimalist, LOVE!

  4. This is definitely picture perfect! Happy weekend. Mona

  5. Beautiful...I will be sure to check it out!

  6. Beautiful. It's really amazing how much images can inspire us.
    Happy Weekend!

  7. I have a lucite console and love it bunches. There is something about a space with lucite that always seems to make me smile, including this image.

  8. Lovely lucite console...that could match any decor!
    xx Danielle

  9. That's a pretty perfect image all right! Love the mix of the antique and the modern. Have a great weekend!

  10. Sometimes I look through
    my inspiration file and
    I don't remember what the
    inspiration WAS! Then there
    are others that still appeal
    to me years later and I know
    right away what it was that
    I liked. You are right, that
    picture is a keeper! The
    book sounds wonderful.
    xx Suzanne

  11. I am in love with this image...I think I need this book!


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