{of cultured pearls & marble}


. . . a marble top victorian sink, antique lace and bits or coral like snowflakes, scallop shells and luminous cultured pearls set against an insanely romantic and soft & pretty palette for those snowy, snowy afternoons spent dreaming, dreaming . . .

{p.s.} also:
* happy december + smokey lavender
* colour inspiration: glimpses of pink
* the scent of lilacs
* inspiration: pinkish lavender, still
* spent daydreaming

{images: 1, 3, 4, 5 – photography by mike daines, scan by moodboard from elle decoration december 2002; 2&6 scan by tig from elle decoration}

24 Notes
  • so pristine, homey, and warm feeling is what i feel looking these images. all so pretty. love the detail in the victorian sink…gotta get me one of those.

    thanks for sharing.

  • Gorgeous photos and styling! I love the colors and the bits of shells mixed in.

    Congrats on making the Times list!

  • soo pretty!

  • Kera – thank you! + welcome :)

    Sandy – so lovely – thanks so much!

    Iheartkiwi – thank you :)

    Haleywynn – so sweet – thank you!

    Chicago City Girl – all is wonderful – thank you + for the lovely comment as well

    Hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season, everyone,

  • Beautiful! There is something about all white that is eternal.

    Fabulous Finds Gal

  • Great vintage stove!

  • Gorgeous!!!

  • I have been fixated on this color / design combination for about a year ~ I planned my whole wedding around it ~

    And always, the images you choose to depict the concept you are advocating are brilliant

    cheers darling, hope all is well~

  • Such gorgeous images! Just the inspiration I needed to get my house cleaned up and beautiful today!



  • Oh these photo’s are gorgeous I adore each and everyone. Thanks.


  • love your blog! i read it daily.

    and i love the first picture. the simplicity of the decor, with its romantic touches, make me swoon. i’m definitely bookmarking it, as i move into my first apartment this summer!

  • lovely! i’ve been hunting for an antique alarm clock for my vanity… you’ve inspired me to renew my search!

    gorgeous as usual.

  • I find it fascinating how comforting these soft combinations are! So beautiful!

  • ohhh that bathroom is sooo dreamy!

  • So soft and feminine! Love the third photo especially.

  • Oh sooo stunning, that marble in the sink on that first shot is sumptous!

  • I’d like to lock myself in that bathroom and not come out! Gorgeous and serene… I could use some serenity ;)
    xx Trina

  • wow, i want my apartment be full of that stuff!! they look gorgeous..


  • Delicate and lovely, like the blossoms of springtime waiting beneath snow – and – I’m swooning over the enormous mirror above the fire…
    xo Michaela

  • taking my breath away! The bathroom and vanity in particular..j’adore!

  • Love your blog. Daily reading for me. Just wanted to say congratulations on being named one of UK TimesOnline world’s best design blogs.
    Inspiring as always.

  • Lovely photos! Love it!

  • How lovely. Thanks for sharing and have a great day :)


  • wow. just stumbled onto here, and am blown away by your first post!!! Love these pictures. i’m in a very acro-chromatic/mono-chromatic design mood these days, and these are fab.

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