the french know how to put a room together, no?

a bedroom with that je ne sais quoi.  such a simple space but so strongly beckoning with those incredible smoke purple walls and color matched roman shade, sunshine yellow matelasse, and of course, a tribal dhurrie.  and how about the casual and irregular hanging of the etching and the porcelain plates?  lovely.
a guest room in textile designer dominique kieffer's normandy home, image from world of interiors april 2003


an urban patio - REVEALED!

remember this?

the mood board i created for friends' previously unused outdoor space.

well, the near future is here!  almost exactly two months from the plan's conception, the urban patio plan has come to full fruition.  here's the new outdoor room in all its summertime glory:

come on outside with me.

it's a beautiful evening.  would you like to stay for dinner?

there's room for three, or more if we pull the table out.
al fresco dining, urban style.
have a seat, or better yet, have a little lie down.
endless relaxing possibilities.
when it gets dark out, we've got lights to keep the party illuminated.
morning, noon or night, your behind belongs here.

your book/magazine/newspaper belongs here.
and your coffee/water/cocktail belongs here.  stay a while, won't you?

chicago's summer is its best season and it can now be enjoyed stylishly and comfortably.  what was once drab empty nothingness is now a cozy and colorful spot perfect for meals, entertaining, reading, napping, whatever strikes your fancy.
so glad you came for a visit! 

(coming soon: the how, what and when of the whole urban patio process.)


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