This Friday's Faves are brought to us by Jenny Andrews, the blogger and thespian who hails from Atlanta, Georgia. Check out her blog: My Favorite And My Best. I asked what her favorite interiors were lately and she had SO many that her Fridays Faves has a part TWO!!! Stay tuned...
The first interior comes from the March 09 issue of Elle decor UK. It is the home of Mariu De Andreis, who's the owner of the children's clothing line ZEF.
Her Paris apartment was one of the first interiors I thought of when I was asked to take part in this series. It's so full of charm. I love the way she blends flea market finds and Ikea lamps with high end pieces. That balance to me is the essence of unpretentious chic. I also love love love wood and metal together and there is a strong bohemian industrial vibe in this place.
The architecture and original fixtures are the perfect backdrop for all the modern elements, again keeping everything in perfect balance. Mariu says in the article,'start simple and add
details as you go. keep the walls white, add color through accessories and use natural materials like wood, cotton, linen and glass. they're always restful'. I couldn't agree more.
#2 This Brooklyn, New York apartment belongs to stylist Lili Diallo.
I love this space. Not sure if it came out in publication in 2009, in fact I saw it first in Domino last year. The article here comes from the march 09 issue of Living etc. It certainly exploded all over blogland as everyone's favorite, and for good reason.
I love the way nothing is too modern or old fashioned granny, just the right amount of broken-down chic, found objects, glam and mid-century modern. It all works together so well, makes you want to sit in that dining room with Lili and talk about all her cool stuff. I would leave said dinner and go home and immediately reassemble every vignette in my house and probably paint too.
Of her style Lili says, "I like clean lines and tend to leave ornate details to wallpaper and textiles. Houses should reflect the people in them, and be somewhere you can be yourself. Plus, for me, beauty and function must go hand-in-hand." Her top tips for doing a space on a budget- "Invest in good quality paint, it might be pricey, but it will make the place look chic and tailored, which means you can afford to buy cheaper furniture. And fresh cut flowers always add a lot to a room".
Thanks Jenny! Can't wait for part 2 next week!!!