I've been reading some great books, such as the new Segreto Vignettes, by Leslie Sinclair. It can be pre-ordered. It's amazing what she and her artisans can do! The finishes they create really bring homes up to date.
Here is how this kitchen looked before:
Take a look at it again... smooth plaster hood and painted tiles/art.
The book is packed with beautiful finishes of all sorts
(on walls, furniture, beams, fireplaces, doors, etc).
Our own Joni from Cote de Texas wrote the forward.
This is Leslie's home in Houston before she lime washed the brick
(which she says her husband resisted at first--such a guy thing).
Not to mention...it's a book that looks great on your coffee table.
Since I can't drive with my ankle still healing...and I have been on airplanes traveling a bit... I've been reading a lot more than usual.
I asked for book recommendations on Instagram and got some good ones such as...
A Paris Apartment Takes place now and 100 years ago about an apartment in the 9th arrondissement and about the people who lived there. Like a little trip to Paris. We lived in an apartment in the 8th that was similar.
Rules of Civility Set in New York City in 1938 about a young working woman's entrance into high society. Feels like reading a really good old black and white movie.
The Tender Bar A best-selling memoir from ten years ago about a boy striving to become a man with an absent father.
I saw this French chef from Provence on one of the morning tv shows. My husband had his book on his bedside table...so I grabbed it.
32 Yolks: From My Mother's Table to Working the Line (France and food--what's not to like?).
Here's a good one if you are missing Downton Abbey...
I'm in Florida riding out the storm. We stayed a few days at the Boca Raton Resort. The architect was Addison Mizner. The lobby is a long but beautiful walk on crutches :/
Now we are in Winter Park, Florida at my friend, Lisa' house. Remember these pillows that we had made to reflect the greenery and lakes outside?
Nice place to let my ankle recuperate! Thanks, Lisa and Jim!