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Antique wood cabinet in a charcoal color with honest & original paint. Wood closure and deep shelves. This is a stunning storage piece and would look beautiful in any room, either freestanding or sitting on another piece. We can see it used in a bathroom to store towels or in a kitchen with one door left open to display a collection of vintage china.

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Here's a three before & after exterior makeovers from AD that we find very useful and inspiring - check it out!

BEFORE
Whether it’s a petite rooftop terrace atop a townhouse or an expansive lawn in the country, an outdoor space is a luxury no matter where you live. Unlike a well-appointed interior, an outdoor room or garden is never truly finished and the results are as dependant on the whims of mother nature as they are by the vision of the designer. But as these seven outdoor spaces from the archives of Architectural Digest prove, getting your hands dirty (or if you’re lacking a green thumb, hiring a talented landscape architect) is worth the final result. See how these alfresco living, dining, and pool areas went from overgrown to outstanding.

The outdoor dining area on the terrace of a New York penthouse apartment.

AFTER
Architect John Murray, who collaborated on the renovation of the apartment with decorator Elissa Cullman, transformed the terrace into an urban oasis. Murray devised built-in lounge areas beneath retractable awnings, a pergola-topped dining space, and an outdoor kitchen, while landscape architect Edmund Hollander incorporated a profusion of willowy Russian sage and boxwoods in crisp ipe-wood planters.

BEFORE
The pool area of a 1920s oceanfront mansion in Palm Beach, Florida.

AFTER
Designer David Easton brought the historic property, built by legendary Palm Beach architect Addison Mizner, back to life. Hedges and trelliswork blanketed with jasmine border the pool area, giving it the feel of a large outdoor room.

BEFORE
The terrace of a New York townhouse.

AFTER
Architect Peter Pennoyer and designer Shawn Henderson renovated the four-floor Italianate redbrick building in Greenwich Village. Teak furniture by Henry Hall Designs from Walters is arranged on the new limestone terrace, which is equipped with a Viking grill; the garden is by Madison Cox Assoc. and the Organic Gardener.

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Here are some of our favorite Parisian Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris

Rooms designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon are illuminated by chandeliers and have classic French furniture, rich fabrics, and reproductions of Renaissance art. Floral arrangements throughout are works of genius.

Everything that has made the Plaza Athénée one of the world’s most distinguished hotels is still there, from the red window awnings and matching flowers blooming on its Art Nouveau balconies to the sumptuous fabrics and period French furnishings (not to mention unparalleled views of the Eiffel Tower).

Le Meurice

Staying at this seven-story 1835 landmark is like sliding into a comfortable smoking jacket—a perfect fit. On the rue de Rivoli between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde, it’s in the best location in all of Paris, especially for museum lovers.

The Peninsula Paris

It took Peninsula more than four years to resuscitate the circa 1908 Hotel Majestic (where George Gershwin penned parts of An American in Paris in 1928), marshaling some of France’s most venerated artisans to restore original marble, giltwork, and mosaics in the grand public spaces. Behind the meticulous craftsmanship lies 21st-century technology that made the 200-room Peninsula Paris one of the most highly anticipated hotel openings of 2015.

Near the Trocadero in the buttoned-up sixteenth arrondissement, the Shangri-La occupies an elegant 1896 limestone mansion. Originally built as the residence of Roland Bonaparte (grand-nephew of the emperor), its public rooms retain regal grandeur—sky-high ceilings, ormolu and wedding cake moldings—that define Paris’s "palace" hotels. The Shangri-La scrupulously follows all of the codes of the Grand Hotel Experience, from the liveried doormen to the firmament of crystal chandeliers.

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This set of four hand-painted terracotta tiles tells the story of winemaking from the harvest through the drinking! First, is “La Vendemmia” or grape harvest; then “Lo Strettoio” pressing the grapes; next “La Mescita” tapping the barrel; and finally “Il Saggio Bevitore” the wise man says “un bicchiere di vino fa buon sangue” or a glass of wine is good for your health. A very wise man!

These hand-painted tiles are perfect for a wine cellar or for any room that needs a little colorful character. Suitable for outdoor use only in mild climates. Each tile has a hefty wire hanger.

These tiles are handcrafted by a small workshop in Montelupo, Tuscany. Since they are handcrafted, slight variations should be expected.

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Countryside Italian Bowls.  They are are the simple old fashion shaped bowl that have been used in Italy for generations!   The shape is great.  You'll find some dripping of the glaze which is the makers mark.  Not perfect and that is why customers love these bowls so much!  Handmade by potters in Puglia, Italy using a traditional Pugliese shape that has been a part of Italian homes for centuries. Set of Four $115

Years ago, large amphora shaped terracotta jars like this were used for wine, vinegar or water.  Today, these antique jars from Puglia, Italy make a unique decorative statement.

The wear, imperfections and history (seen in the  gallery photos) are the qualities that make antique pottery unique and desirable.

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We'd like to wish everyone aHappy New Year. May 2016 be filled with joy, laughter and happiness and may each new day bring you moments to cherish.  To be happy is truly the greatest wish in life.

Here's a look around the world at some amazing New Year Eve's celebrations - thanks to Conde Nast.

BELOW: New York, NY

BELOW: Paris, France

BELOW: Florence, Italy

BELOW: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

BELOW: Vienna, Austria

BELOW:  Sydney, Australia

BELOW: Cape Town, South Africa

BELOW: London, England

BELOW: Kowloon, Hong Kong

BELOW: Edinburgh, Scotland

BELOW: Nassau, Bahamas

BELOW: Hawaii

 

 

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As we come to a close for 2015, we begin a New Year. Full of possibility to allow our Soul to be Free to express and dream. We love how this Venetian Horizon Artwork transcends our spirit, our soul and how life's depths show us that all is possibly if we believe.

Original Venetian Plaster Wall Art

C 1900 Asian Courtyard Doors, Pair

Mid Century Large Leather Chairs

C 1920 Asian Storage Jar

Large Wood Sculpture

 

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Chapels were originally built as places of worship attached to private residences. Today, famous examples, such as the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City and the Sassetti Chapel in Florence, Italy, have turned into tourist attractions.

Throughout Europe, there remain many beautiful chapels that are largely unknown. Found in locations as varied as the foothills of the Italian Alps and along the shores of Greek, these ten charming chapels surveyed by AD are sure to inspire both spiritual seekers and travel lovers alike. Pictured here is St. Paul’s Bay in Lindos, Greece.

A chapel in the forests of Cholomontas mountain, Macedonia, Greece.

A chapel stands within a vineyard in Rheinhessen, Germany.

At the foothills of the Dolomites is St. Johann Chapel, near South Tirol, Italy.

St. Martin Guernsey, constructed of broken china in Guernsey, located between England and France.

A red stone chapel in Santorini, Greece.

A chapel built along the foothills of the Stubai Alps in Tirol, Austria.

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This wonderful recipe comes from Susana from Svelte. Her Roasted balsamic pear and blue cheese warm salad is divine. We love how she puts her whole heart and soul into each and every moment.  We hope you enjoy this recipe and do give it a try.  See more of Susana here

A Perfect Salad for a Rainy Autumn

Ingredients
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  • 2 pears Green Anjou
  • 2 tblspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tblspoons butter
  • 1 drizzle of balsamic vinegar
  • Lettuce mixture to taste
  • A hanful of coriander
  • 1 handful of pecans nuts (or other nuts)
  • Roquefort cheese to taste
  • 1 drizzle of olive oil

 

Method

1Preheat the oven to 180ºC.

2. Cut the pears into thin half moons with peel and put on an oven tray. Spread over the sugar and butter in pieces and mix. Add the balsamic vinegar. Bake until the pears bake, about 20 to 30 minutes.

3. On a plate put the leaves of lettuce and the coriander and spread over the pears, cheese in chunks and pecan nuts. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil on top.

 

 

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Check out these magnificent rooms in Italian homes—these spaces were made for living la dolce vita, From AD

Martyn Lawrence Bullard designed the interiors of this restored medieval castle in Umbria. The great hall features 18th-century French armchairs upholstered in appliquéd leather, a table draped in a Coraggio fabric, and stools from Mecox; the mantel is from an Italian monastery, and the tapestry is 17th-century Flemish.

In the library of Count Raniero Gnoli’s apartment near Rome, scalloped strips of hand-decorated leather protect books from dust. He designed the glass-and-iron bell-jar lantern and had it handmade in India; a late-18th-century Italian armchair is pulled up to the 19th-century walnut table.

“Our objective was to restore the property to its original splendor,” Susie Ropolo says of a run-down country estate in Moncalieri that she and her husband, Gianni, revived. The terra-cotta floor was salvaged from another room.

In a restored farmhouse at the western edge of Umbria, the arch between the living room and the entrance hall was re-created from the original structure.

Studio Peregalli transformed Villa Bucciol, a home in the town of Oderzo, near Venice. Facing the living room’s 16th-century fireplace are a pair of armchairs dressed in arras tapestry; a 17th-century gilt-wood chandelier hangs above, and an antique Oushak covers the floor.

At Castello di Reschio, architect Benedikt Bolza and his wife Nencia’s sprawling Umbrian estate, the garden room is distinguished by original limed-oak beams and a mantelpiece crafted from reclaimed sandstone.

 

 

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Add a touch of Zen to your Decor - Our gray stone head of Buddha is a perfect piece to add to your home.  Come see our selection at Omero for antique and vintage decor.

Pair of Lotus Flowers

Namibian Baskets

Shipibo Nesting Bowls

 

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