I first came across Allison Sarofim's screening room in an old issue of Livingroom magazine. It surfaced again in the April 2006 issue of Domino magazine in which they added some pieces so it resembled an apartment designed by Eileen Gray, an architect and designer in the 20's.
I'm still trying to track down another issue I have of her home, which covers her entire house. Livingroom magazine made it seem as if this was her cute basement apartment, which does make for a better story, but really it is just the basement of her home, and she uses it as a lounge area.
Either way, living in a 70's inspired "white lacquer box" has appeal to me. Shiny white, lucite, and white leather has a level of cool that seems perfect for soirees that last into the night.
A gorgeous goatskin rug
An early peek at her zebra rug that Domino would later drape over her sofa for their shot
Classic design that carries through the all white theme
I love the vintage artwork she owns.
First and last images from Domino Magazine, featured in April 2006 issue. All other images scanned by Moodboard from Livingroom magazine/All Photographed by Paul Costello
I've been trying to scan this home all afternoon and it keeps picking up the writing on the other side of the page. I'm not sure if it is the scanner being too sensitive or just the quality of paper, but I'm blogging it anyways since I like Lara Flynn Boyle's home so much.
I've been obsessed with the combination of black, gold, rose and chartreuse since my wedding last year.
It is faint in the picture, but on the mantle is a watercolor that Jack Nicholson drew of Lara.
I can't tell you how much I love her bedroom, with the perfect mix of masculine and feminine. When we finally get our house of dreams, I'm going to be a big ole copycat and try to have a similar bed.
She recovered her vintage nesting stools on the right with an old sequined prom dress
Scanned by Moodboard from In Style Home Spring 2004/Photographed by Matthew Hranek
I'm still in the middle of converting a guest room into a closet as we realized we needed not one but two more hanging racks for all of our clothing. They have just arrived, so I'm excited to be almost finished with this project at long last.
My next goal is making it look more like a dressing room, and less like a store. This closet makeover has been my inspiration for a long time now, even though I have more than four silk slips and a pair of shoes to hang in one.
Before-In the alcove on the left of the fireplace they have what is just a hanging canvas wardrobe, to which they have affixed a curtain rod.
After-They pulled up the carpet and painted the floors glossy white, along with the fireplace. In the alcove they put in a clothing rail and hung a vintage lace curtain on a pole bolted outside. The extra shelf built in the bottom is a row of clear glass bricks topped with a panel of glass. Uplights were placed under the glass and the panel was finished off with glass frosting spray.
I think this would be a great redo for a guest bedroom, or if like Erin Wasson, your "dream is to edit down my wardrobe and be very Japanese, where you have one rolling rack."
Scanned by Moodboard from Elle Decoration May 2003/Photographed by Paul Robinson
This Danish home epitomizes spring with its white washed walls, rustic pieces and soft creamy colors. Owned by stylist and artist Sanne Hjermind, it dates back to the 16th century and is located in the hometown of Hans Christian Anderson.
Her home is also a perfect example of using your "shabby chic" pieces in a new way. Placed against a spare background and mixed with modern furniture, you can revive old trends.
The wedding dress is certainly one of the most important elements (at least for the bride) of the entire occasion. I am inspired by all time periods in the past - I even think that the 80s had something to offer. One of my main inspirations has been late 19th century dresses. I love the gown & veil Gwyneth Paltrow wore in the 1996 adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma.
Buying a vintage dress or wearing an heirloom inherited from another woman in your family is definitely a greener alternative to the retail purchase that most women pursue. You have to think; as soon as one of those typical purchases are made, another order is being processed for the same dress. Consider the energy you could save by recycling or purchasing a vintage dress!
Here are few of the vintage gowns that I'm inspired by and plan on tracking if I have the pleasure of planning my own wedding soon:
Beautiful coming and going
For the modern bride
Short wedding dresses do not always mean casual, as evident by the middle dress. The dress on the right would look so sweet for a vintage beach wedding.
A goddess wedding dress, bohemian lace, and traditional bride
Guest Blogger: Fairlight
Gwyneth picture from Imdb.com/All wedding dress images created from TheFrock.com