Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Get Out Your 'DROOL BUCKETS'

 re-post from 2009


A single fig vine (Ficus pumila) planted in the mid 1860s now covers all the interior walls and beams of the structure.

What is an Orangery ?
"The fundamental difference between an Orangery and a Conservatory is its structure, a conservatory is generally regarded as a temporary non-integral part of the property.
An orangery, with its greater mass of columns, pilasters and classic details creates a striking visual impact and contributes to the overall appeal of your home with a robust and permanent presence.
In the 18th century at the height of their popularity, orangeries were mainly used for the cultivation and preservation of exotic or delicate plants. Nowadays, with the availability of modern materials they are once more gaining popularity and creating wonderful family rooms for use as studies, dining rooms, sitting rooms and play rooms to name but a few.
The possibilities are only limited by the imagination"

The first Orangeries were created in Italy in the 15th. century. They were created to protect much prized citrus trees.
During the winter months, before there were stoves to warm the Orangeries, open fires were lit.


"Orangeries often featured large columns made from stone, and a solid back wall. The front and sides had a huge glass double door more often than not with a semi circular window above. The rest would have been made up of floor to ceiling windows, in keeping with the original architecture. Internally there were plastered walls, cornices and pilasters. During the summer months whilst the plants were enjoying the warmer weather the orangery would be used for entertaining and summer balls. But during the winter this is when the Orangeries were used as they were intended, for the protection of all those delicate varieties of plants that would mainly be Orange trees, this is why the term Orangeries came into being"

I think this room is so very beautiful, I can see myself in most of these spaces.
How about you ?
How wonderful this would be with a view of the ocean, or mountains and a huge lake !?

This looks like me. A space I would live in , cook in, hold court in with my nearest and dearest loved ones. Certainly, if I walked into a house that was for sale , and this was part of the kitchen...I would want to buy it.
What a great idea to have an Orangery roof...in almost any room
Right ?


"The definition an orangery has become blurred in recent times. Traditionally orangeries were constructed for the growth and cultivation of exotic plants and fruits. They were extravagant buildings with large windows and doors set between brick piers. The roofs were made from glass set on cast iron rafters and large cast box gutters to create areas of flat roof. The entire roof area was then surrounded by a parapet wall and the exterior walls were embellished with large stone columns and pilasters"
A Classic.

Would you like a room like this one ?

I am crazy for this! 

This is charming. 
The power of design is this...You could add a room like this to any home, and create charm if your home doesn't have any.





www.gardenhomearchitects.com
www.parishconservatories.com/orangeries.html
Orangeries, Palm Beach, Interior Design

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Paris Home That Is Hidden In Plain Sight


Is this door amazing or what???
It the 5 years to get the building permit for this unusual home.


It is covered with ferns that are specially fed.



Say you have just robbed a museum, 
or pulled off the Great Train Robbery.

Wouldn't this be a great place to lay low
 while hiding in plain sight?

Can you believe this was built in 2008?
What took so long for it to hit the 'Times'?



Read NYT article here. It's short.
http://nymag.com/homedesign/urbanliving/2011/paris/



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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Saturday On My Way To ' The Trade '


I must say....
I have had less aggravating mornings.

I am dealing with some unpleasant situations at the showroom.
One of which 
was the alarm was set off at 10am Saturday morning.
Just two minutes before I arrived....
.....the police & the sirens.

I am AWAKE NOW!!!
Good morning world!!!!

Why is it do you think 
that some individuals can not 
or will not cooperate with simple requests?
I told them that the alarm had been changed 
and I would be there at 10am to open the store.

It makes me wonder.....


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Before BLACK FRIDAY Ever Starts......


Santa is enrolled in school like a good Santa.

When I lived in NYC I always wondered who they were?
Where did they come from?


Getting ready to hit the streets.


And back at Santa's factory they have 
Santa manning the phone lines for all the little girls and boys.


Phony Phone Calls from SANTA?
No Way!!!
although some Santa's ARE scary.


I love this Santa Phone Call.
It looks to me that Santa received her letter 
and she just may hit 'PAY DIRT'!!


I love these images.
HEY!!!!
I never got to speak to him!!
What's up with that????

DID SANTA CALL YOU???


It this not the reason for the season?


happy shopping my loves xxx

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Friday, November 25, 2011

7 Things About Me You Don't Know

7 Things About Me You Don't Know.....



before i go on.......
In accepting this award for "The Versatile Blogger" , I want to say "Thank You" to Bette@http://ideezine.blogspot.com/ if you don't know about Bette or have not visited her blog please do.She is the wisest of most of us.
She has helped me in more ways than I can express.





THE RULES:


1. Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass this award along to recently discovered and often visited blogs you enjoy reading.
4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.



1}

I am a child of divorce....like 50% of the rest of this nation,
and so is my daughter.
I don't like it ....but sometimes it is the lesser of two evils.

2}
I believe strongly in G-d.
When my back is against the wall,
And lately that seems to be an everyday occurance
I depend on him.
When I don't know what to pray for;
I simply ask him to 'STAY WITH ME.'
....He does.

3}
Interior Design is the one and only area in my life
that I am completely sure of my choices and decisions.
Everywhere else in my day to day dealings....
I am a square peg trying to fit into a round hole.
hence; the 'loner artist evolves.'

4}
I am a loyal friend.
I do not take on many
but those that I do consider to be friends
KNOW they can count on me.


5}
My favorite color combinations are;
black , creamy white and emerald green.
black, creamy white, chinese red and tan/taupe/camel
creamy white, chocolate brown and black with a touch of copper
Charcoal grey , creamy white, yellow, and pale lavender - in a plaid
I think you know i could go on and on.....

6]
Blogging has saved me.

7}
I am willing to do anything that has to be done to mke my new showroom
'The Trade' in Boca Raton a success.

Here are the bloggers that i have chosen for this award:

http://theneolifestyle.blogspot.com/

http://renaemoore.blogspot.com/

http://brabournefarm.blogspot.com/

http://maxminimus.blogspot.com

http://tinasteelelindseyart.blogspot.com/

http://collageoflife-henrqs.blogspot.com/

http://www.fromtherightbank.com/

http://emilyevanseerdmans.blogspot.com/



Happy Thanksgiving 



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Monday, November 21, 2011

Iconic Hollywood Regency Commodes

  Iconic Hollywood Regency Commodes


I am madly in love. 
I want them.....in black or darkest walnut with the same gold accents.
They are JUST too fabulous!!!


The white is nice 
and certainly better for Florida or California.


But darkest walnut would look so incredibly rich.

What do you think????



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Sunday, November 20, 2011

I Need Your Opinion.....


I am being featured in a fabulous magazine called 
Nostalgic America.
It will be coming out December 6 - 2011

Do you like it?
What would you change?

I could not fit the blog address.....
I am hoping that the readers will have the brains to Google it!!  

PS  Jackie O will be on the cover

This is the cover of this months magazine-

They are going into all the country club communities,
and we have tons.
Check it out .... I think Boca has more private country club communities 
than almost any other city in the states



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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tamzin Greenhill - Model Turned Interior Designer



Tamzin Greenhill - model turned interior designer.


....and special projects editor at Elle Decor


Do you love the sink?



I love this....I hope those are closet doors.
Too fabulous.


Is this divine?
The blend of tufting... 
in chorus with straight lines a beautiful melody


This is the image that sucked me in.
The tub surround is stunning.

 

Not a Bad Days Work
 if you can get it.

Right?

What do you think ?
Do you like her work ?


Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her Blog of her Adventures in Design,Owner of 'The Trade' Interiors, ,Boca Raton,Palm Beach,Boca Raton Florida,All custom upholstery,case-goods,window treatments,Antiques, Accessories and Antique accessories, All built-ins,built in banquette sofa seating, tamzin greenhill, model turned interior designer

About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

Private Paradise

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