Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Blogging - House and Garden

OMG - did you see this month's edition of House and Garden? You just gotta check out Gwyneth Paltrow's house in the Hamptons. I am having serious house envy. I absolutely adore Gwyneth's style. Incredibly chic, casual, simple and stunningly beautiful. Just how I imagine that a young princess would decorate. I could easily move into that home and not change a thing.

Well the old axiom that great minds think alike certainly is true. Those of us who suffer with design OCD know that as soon as we write about something, or think about something, poof there it is! And this is certainly true of Gwyneth's gorgeous dining room. She paired pink plates with the appetizers plates from CB2 that I wrote about here. Looks gorgeous!
And I had just written about Tord Boontje here. Now I had written about an affordable Boontje light. But this princess of the silver screen chose a not-so-affordable chrystal chandelier by this incredible artist available at Unica.
The disparity in prices amuses me. The appetizer plates are about $2.95 and the chandelier is about $29,000. The look is beautiful.

Gwyneth was reading my mind. Or maybe I was reading hers, or... it really doesn't matter. We already know that Gwyneth can rock the silver screen, now we know she can rock decor.

Great style Gwyneth. Thanks for being an inspiration!


Vineeta said...

The lords & the paupers dance the celestial dance. Much beauty results :)

Peggy said...

Vineeta - Wish I'd said that:

"the lords & the paupers dance the celestial dance" poetry! You have a way with words.

Jessie said...

I love that you posted about this. People on other blogs have said BAD things about her home. Its been pissing me off!!!! I think her house is so pretty, and I don't understand why people can't just see the beauty in all interiors. Its her home, decorated for HER, not anyone else!!!

Peggy said...

Jess - I haven't seen those blogs, but I am so surprised! I found her place absolutely charming, with a soft sense of whit. I am not a lover of pattern or wallpaper, and in Gwyneth's entryway she achieves a stunningly soft accomplishment by using both. It was all I could do not to post all the pictures, but I want people to buy the magazine!

As you know, a lot of bloggers are showing over the top decorating these days. As a lover of minimalism, it's a little difficult for me to swallow. Somehow Gwyneth pulls off wallpaper, pattern, whit and does not go over the top. It's still very softly chic. It's remarkable.


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