Thursday, September 19, 2013

View MY Venini Chandelier On The Cover Of Elle Decor

October 2013 Elle Decor cover on newsstands now!


That's the chandelier I found on 1st Dibs a year ago.

Hello Ms's Wearstler and Diaz!

I knew you were artsy fartsy.  I did not expect to see you so topsy turvy. (I've tried every which way and this photo just won't sit up straight)

I love how you used MY Venini chandelier in Cameron's Manhattan apartment living room.

(seriously.  this photo too?)

Did you see how I used it in a virtual design for a woman's office in September 2012?
I was inspired by a photo from The Sartorialist of street fashion in Paris.

So cool that we have similar taste!
Though maybe more cool for me, than the two of you...

My inspiration had multiple jewel tones which heightened the drama in a small room.
I too used citrine pillows, a clean lined white bench style table and stacks of books for interest.  Our wall & ceiling color is also similar.

I used the emerald green you chose for your real kitchen cabinets.... upholstery on the desk chair in my virtual office.

Gotta see that kitchen chandelier....

..... Kelly loves statement chandeliers (me too) !   Cameron's apartment is loaded with them.  Buy the magazine for the example of how a special light source (chandelier, sconce, lamp,..) is a unique sculptural element, not just a bulb holder.

Kelly's crown molding topping these kitchen cabinets is very similar to the molding I designed for our family room bookcase.

Crown trim molding added to an existing
 (formally 1980's golden oak) bookcase.

Design in my view, is very much like Wearstler & Diaz's design view.
View is one thing.  Execution and a fabulous budget are two other, very important things.

Linda   :-)


  1. The chandelier is just fabulous and I agree that a special light fitting is so much more than something which gives out light. It's hard to believe that the bookcase was once 1980s golden oak - what a transformation. I love the colour and I've been planning a similar make-over with some golden pine wardrobes. Thank you for the comment about the Elephant Parade. I'm sure it's the same cause as I read that there was one planned for California.

    1. WOW wow! Welcome miss b :-)

      Sugar and I will be walking through the Elephant Parade today, very likely taking some photos too. Do not hesitate to paint the wood. We did the kitchen too. I don't get those "bad design" headaches anymore when I am in my most used room. phew!

  2. How fabulous - I looked at that chandelier and thought how I wished I'd used it for our living room, gorgeous colour - now you know how talented you are picking the same things as La Wearstler - or rather she picks the same things as you!

    1. J.- Don't you just love perusing 1stDibs? It usually happens that my taste level is confirmed when a piece I love is out of my price range. :-)

  3. A gorgeous chandelier like that is "icing on the cake."

    1. Mary Ann, I immediately think of cream cheese frosting! :-)

  4. I love how your followers look right past your "humanism & honesty". I can hear you laughing while attempting to get those darn photos upright. As always, your ability to find a fashionista photo that brings everything together...boogles the mind!

    1. Thank you S.S.. I believe they chuckle along with my learning curve (which is a bit flat at this time).

      As design bloggers they have commented on the design content and that is what drives us all crazy. THE good crazy! XO :-)


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Cheers! Linda


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