Artisan and Craftsman, Beauty Cult, Classically Speaking, Furnishings, Great Products, Interior Design
Fashion Design precedes trends in Interior Design.
Guo Pei, the incredible Chinese Haute Couture designer who has become known here almost overnight after Rihanna wore one of her designs to the 2015 Met Gala.
She has been designing Couture in Beijing through her Atelier “Mei Gui Fang” for many years. Her creations reflect her background in costume design, a strong Oriental culture, with a striking mix of classic fantasy and modern avant-garde.
Conceiving and overseeing every outfit, her ideas are turned into reality by over 400 craftsmen, all of whom are trained by the artist herself. Her collections are entirely sewn by hand, with some dresses requiring over 50,000 man-hours before completion. Her last and most notable show, The Legend of the Dragon, which took nearly 3 years of preparation, first showed at Beijing in 2012.
Expectations were high for her Spring 2016 collection. It is this collection which I believe will propel the beauty of well executed bling with classical pattern and design. The artistry and workmanship sets her creations apart. They are not day looks. That is the reason Interior Design will embrace Classical Bling. Our furnishings, wall art and accessories provide the eye candy a place to be admired and appreciated every day.
Spring 2016 Collection – View here
The set was decorated with a gilded roof and the runway planted with gold-plated trees to evoke a Chinese royal courtyard.
This one is so ethereal. Really exquisite. Lace and crystals for a best-dressed window.
The collection focuses on garments with intricate floral embroideries and a color palette embracing the colors of the year pink rose and soft blue. The embroideries are the inspiration for classical interiors. It is all about the addition of the crystals to the embroideries. That is the bling that will create unforgettable wall art/decor.
This embroidered bejeweled fabric is spectacular. I want to frame it in an architectural/boiserie wall panel.
The tricky part is the tasteful use of bling. Jay Strongwater has accomplished a magnificent collection of classical bling for the home.
Antiques and Collectibles, Art, Artisan and Craftsman, Best Dressed Walls, Furnishings, Great Products, Interior Design
“It gives new life to witnesses of the past.
It seeks out and finds rarity, dreams.
It conserves and restores history and past eras.
It preserves and uses as models that unique heritage,
those works of art, those old objects, those noble materials.
The old travels across time and the world.
A new life, a new place, to host the passion for those stone
or wooden chimneys, those floors of a thousand charms,
those garden ornaments, those decorative objects,
those remakes or those old models.”
Magnificent Louis XIV Stone Sphinxes
Louis XVI Marble Fireplace
Pamela Pierce is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Milieu. The Fall Issue 2015 is their Third Anniversary Issue which features four incredible women considered the best of the best in the world of magazine editors. Her editorial focuses on curiosity as a motivator of creativity which is at the core of Milieu, to share great information, enlightenment and ideas.
It is a pleasure to share some of my favorites filled with inspiration.
Fall 2015 Best Dressed Walls
Venetian Repose, Interior Design by Elizabeth Royer, Rose Marmorino Walls
“It was decorated in a very classical fashion with original ceilings and antiques”. Elizabeth Royer
Spring 2015 Best Dressed Walls
Istanbul Residence, Interior Design by Asli Tunca and Carl Vercauteren
Hand Painted Fresco Bed Alcove
Tunca successfully combines Baroque and Ottoman Orientalism.
Hand painted walls of stucco. Stunning mix of antiques and contemporary designs.
Summer 2015 Best Dressed Plaster Walls
California Residence, Interior Design by Tim Clarke
Love the integration of decorative grilles in the walls. Great attention to details.