Inspired by Summer Travel Destinations: The French Riviera

Not only is summer travel one of life’s great pleasures, but it also leaves us filled with design inspiration. This summer we will be sharing some of our all time favorite destinations and tips for designing with them in mind.

This week we take a look at the French Riviera styled two ways: Ultra Luxe and Beach Chic.

Ultra Luxe on the Côte d’Azur: The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

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Ultra Luxe

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Brass and Crystal French Antique ChandelierBrass and Crystal French Antique Chandelier, $3,200.00 (Estimated Retail: $3600.00)

Vintage Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze and Marble Gueridons Pair

Vintage Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze and Marble Gueridons Pair,  $19,500.00 (Estimated Retail: $32000.00)

Antique Gold Mirror

Antique Gold Mirror, $1,299.00 (Estimated Retail: $1800.00)


9821baf34d4b076acc4d6e1e07afb42dAntique Italian Painted Chair with Gilt Accents, $1,095.00 (Estimated Retail: $2200.00)


Beach Chic: Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat

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Beach Chic

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Donghia Stellare in Gold Dust

Donghia Stellare in Gold Dust,  $2,050.00 (Estimated Retail: $6100.00)

Ambella Home Sofa

Ambella Home Sofa, Estimated Retail: $3,753.00 (Estimated Retail: $7506.00)


Lalique vase

Lalique ‘Champs-Élysées’ Leaf Form Crystal Bowl, $1,000.00 (Estimated Retail: $4200.00)

Shagreen Top Console on Gold Metal Base

Shagreen Top Console on Gold Metal Base, $790.00 (Estimated Retail: $15750.00)


Stay tuned for our next stop on our summer design tour: Morocco!


*Our heartfelt condolences go out to those who lost their family and  friends in the tragedy that occurred in Nice.    The Nice attacks should not deter us from visiting France or highlighting the beauty this country and its people have to offer.

A week, almost to the hour, since the horrific Bastille Day tragedy in Nice, France, Broadway musicians and other NYC professional musicians will gather TOMORROW AT 5:30PM to play French anthems in Times Square.

This tribute will take place at the George M. Cohan statue in Times Square (47th Street and Seventh Avenue)—a gathering place like Nice’s Promenade des Anglais. Musicians will perform a repertoire including the French national anthem “La Marseillaise” and “Nissa La Bella,” the hymn of the city of Nice.

The event is being organized by trumpeter Dominic Darassee, an immigrant from Nice, currently playing inAn American in Paris, with involvement of the Consulate General of France in New York.

– See more at: http://slippedisc.com/2016/07/ny-musicians-rally-tonight-for-nice-in-times-square/#sthash.qVn4Lz27.dpuf

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