Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Moments of Beauty

Love the delicate tones in this gorgeous photo by Jeff Hahn for Tatler Hong Kong — it has the atmosphere of an old Dutch painting. More from the same shoot here.

(via fashion gone rogue)

Serene in the South

Today we'll take a break from the chilly February weather and imagine we're in the south of France, strolling through green meadows shaded by lime and horse chestnut trees towards this cabin of eucalyptus wood and cedar shingles, all surrounded by a spectacular scented garden of jasmine, roses and hydrangeas designed by landscape architect Fernando Caruncho. A former pheasant farm, it's now the country retreat of decorator Isabel López-Quesada decorator.

Inside, walls of corrugated iron recovered from a nearby old house adds texture and an industrial chic, while a mix of vintage and classic modern pieces furnish the rooms throughout. Relaxed and lovely, it's the ideal retreat from the city — and the winter cold, too. More here from Elle Decor Spain.

Meet the Sponsor

I'm very happy to introduce you to a new sponsor on automatism — Michelle of the pretty etsy shop The Art of Michelle. Michelle's delicately beautiful original watercolour paintings, limited edition prints and mixed media pieces would make perfect gifts for a baby shower, new home, birthday and other special occasions. See more loveliness at her shop here.
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