Saturday, April 30, 2011

My faith is revived.

Ok, so after being slightly disenchanted with the One Kings Lane Tastemaker Tag Sales, my faith is revived by the items Grant K. Gibson and Gabriella Sarlo have offered for sale. If these are the pieces that their clients aren't using, I want to see what is actually getting placed in these homes...

I love the way these plaster intaglios are framed asymmetrically... 
definitely plan on using this idea in the future...

 how can these Louis XVI style chairs with grass green upholstery not make you smile?

... and I've always had a thing for plaster casts of feet.

also, loving anything lacquered, 
I don't know that a finish could get more glamorous... 

I'm 99% sure this is my favorite piece of the sale... 
I especially love the deterioration to the mirror

If I had my way, I would have a room that was just filled with useless architectural fragments... maybe even one wall just dedicated to cast iron acanthus leaves. 


  1. Hello:
    Yes, there isn't a single item which you show here that could, in our opinion, look out of place almost anywhere. Like you, we feel the glass, slightly distressed, is a must have.

    A friend in Brighton has a drawing room in which she displays a large number of architectural items. The effect is, as you may imagine, superb.

    Do you know the Soane Museum in the City? A good source of ideas for artefacts for the house and an excellent use of Chinese yellow on the walls.

    Thank you for leaving a comment on our latest post to which we have replied.

  2. I've been to the John Soane Museum twice, the book by Tim Knox is sitting on my coffee table right in front of me. I've never been in a more amazing home.