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19 April 2008

pretty & classique


image for the weekend- the cover from "the best in european decoration", a 1963 compilation of interior design features from l'oeil magazine, part of maison21's vintage decorating book collection (pardon the cropped scan- the book is coffee table sized and maison21's antique scanner is not).

aside from the odd lighting of the photo, isn't the room classic and pretty? love the modern art/antique furniture juxtaposition. true style is timeless, no? and it sure makes the ceilings here at the m21 atelier seem low...

8 comments:

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Maison - I just left a comment but I know I wasn't signed in properly - anyway - it was from moi :-)

Pigtown-Design said...

Honey, nothing better than vintage decor books! I am amassing quite the collection from the Book Thing.

Hope you & mona are well!

Suzy said...

It's stunning. And now I loathe my low ceilings even more...

maison21 said...

thanks for letting me know the comment was from you, felicity, and thanks so much for visiting!

meg- i am, and will always be jealous of your book thing! you have found such great stuff there- i sure wish we had something similar in l.a.! i need to build up my collection again- i sold a lot of my design books off several years ago, and now regret the decision to take the money and run...

suzy, i am SO with you. low ceilings should be OUTLAWED! i love my place, but i'd love it even more if my ceilings were a foot higher...

SimplyGrove said...

I love vintage design books. I just bid on like 5 on ebay. I bet you have a great collection. Thanks for visiting my page!!!

Suzy said...

ha! try moving from 12 ft ceilings (in my house in Melbourne) to less than 9 ft now...its impossible to get high ceilings here...so depressing!

The Peak of Chic said...

Well, looks like I need to add this to my library too! Is that Mr. Hicks' work on the cover?

maison21 said...

hi peak-

photo is from a impressive art filled paris apartment, owned by roger vivier and jacques demase. no designer is cited, so i'm assuming it was self decorated (vivier was a shoe designer).

but there is a feature on mr. hicks' own country house, and a chic flat owned & decorated by cecil beaton as well, so the book is definitely worth finding.

thanks for visiting!