LUCKY THEM!

LuckyBrand8Sometimes you see a home that is just so fresh and light and – for lack of a better term – happy looking, that you instantly fall in love with it. That’s what happened when I was perusing the latest issue of Architectural Digest and stumbled upon the beautiful Beverly Hills home of Lucky Brand executives Dave DeMattei and Patrick Wade. It has once again convinced me that the light in Southern California really is different (read better) than in Holland, and that beautiful neutrals need not be monotonous, particularly when given a pop of colour in the form of bright lamp shade, a vibrant bouquet of flowers or a spunky stool to draw the eye in. Continue reading

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MORE IS MORE

Dawnridge

Dawnridge

“More is more” was the philosophy that the insanely talented Tony Duquette (1919 – 1999) lived and worked by. Duquette – who worked as a set and costume designer for the stage and screen and lived a terribly glamorous life among the glitterati of Hollywood in its heyday – successfully translated his colourful, eclectic and often outrageous vision to home decor and jewelry as well. His interiors are the stuff of fantasy, and it’s therefore no wonder that many a photo shoot has taken place at his former Beverly Hills Estate Dawnridge. Continue reading

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