Sunday, January 17, 2010

Romantic Ireland

Statue at Henrietta Street

High on my list of new books for Christmas was Romantic Irish Homes by Robert O’Byrne and photographer Simon Brown. But somehow Santa forgot to include it with this year’s stack. While I’m waiting for Amazon to deliver the goods, I’ll have to make do with these photos from Simon Brown’s web site.

Fireplace, Henrietta Street

Decanters & Candelabra

Mount Rivers Scrolls

Monday, January 11, 2010

Inspirations - Peter Hone

With an eye towards Sir John Soane’s Museum, Peter Hone has filled his London flat with urns, busts and architectural fragments collected from his travels as one of England’s leading dealers of garden furniture and antiques.

A simple color palette prevents the visitor from being overwhelmed by the vast collection. Marble, Coade stone, alabaster and plaster mix with scrubbed floor boards to produce a pleasing effect.

To add a little architectural charm to your own home, visit Ben Pentreath Ltd. to purchase a fragment from Peter Hone’s collection.

all photos via