Sunday, July 22, 2012

Things we love: Timeless rooms 1

We love antiques...but don't want to look old fashioned. We love modern...but don't want to follow the latest trends. There is nothing more dated than when a trend passes. The art of the mix can be difficult, but when it is done right, it can be oh so perfect.
For instance, take the room below. The piece of abstract art, the richly colored walls, the persian carpet, the sculptures. Would you believe that it was done in the 1960s.

via houseandhome

This was the London living room of noted interior designer David Hicks. The walls were painted in a rich high gloss chocolate, a color he came up with when his wife, Lady Pamela, the younger daughter of Earl Mountbatten of Burma, last Viceroy of India and a great-grandson of Queen Victoria, "began throwing glasses of Coca-Cola at him during moments of marital discord." Despite the drama, she loved him, and at his death, said "'He was an absolute volcano to live with, but so life enhancing...I already miss his slamming of doors. David filled your sails with his enthusiasms. When I met him, I was visually blind, always with my nose in a book. He opened my eyes.''
Space + richly colored walls + abstract art + 18th century chair + slipcovers + glass and chrome console + persian rug = timeless

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