Friday, April 02, 2010


Happy weekend — and a very happy long weekend to those who celebrate Easter! Hope it's fun, relaxing and a good one. Ours is shaping up to be alternatively busy and chilled out — and what's even nicer, with amazingly warm and sunny spring weather, too. How about you?

(lovely photograph by Polly Wreford)

Left Bank Style

Architect Denis Valode took a classic Left Bank apartment in Paris and modernized it, while carefully leaving untouched such traditional elements as the marble fireplace and ceiling molding. The result is a relaxed and friendly family home that retains the grace notes of a more formal time. More photos here. Via Elle Deco.

(Photography by Nicolas Tosi)

Meet the Sponsors

The wonderful Amy of amelioratic is kicking off her newly stocked shop in style by having a lovely giveaway just for automatism readers! For a chance to win this delicately beautiful Leaf pendant (available exclusively for this giveaway as a one of a kind piece), please visit amelioratic and then leave a comment below before midnight (PST) on Friday April 9. The lucky winner will be announced on Monday April 12! Enjoy your browse through Amy's pretty jewelry shop — and good luck to you all, too!

Lovely Kate of the blog the fabric of my life is a London-based interiors stylist whose work has appeared in Elle Decoration, Living etc, Wallpaper*, Ideal Home and House & Garden. Kate describes her wonderful blog as "a magpie’s nest" where she can hoard her favourite inspirational finds and develop her look as a stylist. Happily for us we can be inspired in turn by visiting the fabric of my life — and share Kate's pleasure in her wonderful finds at auctions, car boot sales and charity shops! (photo by Simon Filip)

Baffled about what to wear when the weather makes no sense whatsoever? Worry no more and check out the Feather Report! Each day the Feather Report takes local weather (anywhere in America!) and breaks it down into style inspiration — with subcategories that make it easy to find exactly the right look. Even better, it's available as a fantastic iPhone app, so you can have it at your fingertips anywhere you happen to be. Never worry about the weather ever again!

Tina's lovely blog Luphia loves ... is not just amazingly pretty, but truly inspiring, too — besides posting about great art and design, Tina's particularly strong on fashion, sharing a wonderful sense of style that's both feminine and modern. I love her Vintage Fridays section, where she regularly features great examples of how to wear vintage fashion. Be sure to drop by for a visit to see what's new at Luphia loves ... !

Have you ever dreamed of living in a charming little Paris apartment, right in Amelie's neighborhood? Now you can, with a stay at Maison Montmartre, located right in the middle of the area where Amelie was filmed! Spend your days exploring the wonderful little caf├ęs, boutiques and markets, stroll through the winding streets and enjoy life in an authentic Paris neighborhood. Afterwards, enjoy the privacy, many amenities and the spectacular views from your Maison Montmartre apartment. Available for weekends, a week — or even for a few months if you wish — it's the perfect way to truly experience Paris.

Established in 1987 and specialising in crafting fine furniture and reproductions, Rio de Janeiro-based Oficina Inglesa has grown to achieve international acclaim for its classic furniture and accessories. Its beautiful products, made from carefully selected woods and materials, are now available over five continents — and the recent launch of a branch in London continues the tradition of exclusive, highly personalised service that Oficina Inglesa offers to its clients. Beautiful and inspiring furniture destined to become future family heirlooms!


No words can really describe just how completely adorable this sweet lamb portrait by photographer extraordinaire Sharon Montrose is. Love. Limited edition prints in various sizes are available here, too. Via @lisacongdon.
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