Friday, April 27, 2012


Dessin Fournir Showroom
I made a trip to one of my favorite shops yesterday, the Dessin Fournir shop in the Arts Building.  Their beautiful furniture line is inspired by classical European design but interpreted with sleek, transitional forms.  Everything is bench made and artisan crafted;  everything is simply gorgeous. I usually can't take my eyes off their stunning, almost sculptural dining room tables but their new spring installation had all my attention. Soft white and cream upholstered pieces juxtaposed a bold, Matisse inspired wall of blue and white.  The effect was dazzling. As much as I loved the vignette, I knew that if I tried to replicate the wall at home it would look like a bad school project. Too bad--"I'm ready for a dose of bold", I mused. Two stops later Clarence House came to my rescue when I spied a David Hicks pattern called The Vase. Of course, I was drawn to the larger than life navy and white pattern- it's a bold and chic choice, that felt just right to me.  
Are you feeling bold in any of your rooms?


I Dream Of said...

What a perfect pattern! I don't know how bold I'm feeling, but I think that The Vase would look just charming in our powder room in blue and white.
Have a lovely weekend!

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Oooh! I'm not very brave when it comes to bold in my house. I do need to think outside the box a bit more ;-)
Have a lovely weekend B xx

michele said...

i love it all. how fun to make such a statement with artful bold design.

smiles and happy weekend.


The enchanted home said...

I actually have always loved The Vase and saw it in friends laundry room which looked amazing, Its fun, but classic. Lovely post..have a great weekend Barbara!

Donna said...

I love blue and white & that vase fabric is beautiful! Love the wall in the first photo!!!

Tikaa Herridge-Cone said...

I love a bold statement. Looks great! Loved seeing a post about stepping out of the box. Love GO BOLD!

Success and smiles,

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I love this paper. Wish i could use it. I love it in that kitchen.

Jamie Herzlinger said...

I love graphic prints on walls and floors...who says it has to be flat & one dimensional?