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Mother-of-Pearl furniture

Amrita Sher-Gil photographed in autochrome by her father Umrao Singh Sher-Gil in 1924 
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Icon-Baby loves Bone-inlaid furniture (Windsor Smith)
Orientalist Painter Lawrence Alma Tadema drawing room -1887.   Inlaid Syrian chest.
Mother-of-Pearl inlay vanity and vintage mirror

Trending - Blue shades for fashion accessories

Icon-Baby | Trending - cool blues for accessories
1. Elie Saab  2. Creneaux Bracelet, circa 1928, by René Lalique   
3. Brahmin   4. Melbourne Collection Duxbury Croco-Embossed Satchel   5. Creneaux Bracelet, circa 1928, by René Lalique  
6. Paula Cademartori blue suede Thea bootie  7. Tory Burch, Robinson zip tote.

ELLE BRAZIL - FEB 2016 - MODEL BELLA HADID


The Velvet Booties The Fall Accessory Trends

Gucci 'Vintage'
Any fashion lover appreciates Tom Ford’s incredible rise from intern (yep, he was an intern at Chloe in Paris) to making the then-dusty design house Gucci profitable. After he was given creative control in 19994 sales rose 90%! This picture is from Tom Ford’s first collection for Gucci in fall 1995. I still remember the impact this collection had on me. Maybe it’s time to get back to these fabulous silk sateen stretch blouses…!

Trending: Fashion Accessories in Blue Shades

Icon-Baby | Trending - Electric blues for accessories
1. Burberry   2. Tory Burch, Half-moon satchel  3. Anya Hindmarch, Ebury Featherweight Tote in Electric Blue Metallic  4. Shanghai Tang   5. Faberge Art Nouveau cigarette case of two-colored gold, diamonds and blue guilloche enamel. The case was given to King Edward VII by his favorite mistress, Mrs George Keppel, in 1908  6. Saint Laurent.

Cacharel 
Georgine - Spring 2016
MFW - 2016 Tods 
Pierre Cardin L'officiel magazine 1960s
Gucci
Chloé Spring 2016

Mother-of-Pearl Furniture

Furniture accented with mother-of-pearl in Ms. Duke's homes Shangri La

A Piece of Shangri La
Taking inspiration from Doris Duke's penchant for luminous mother-of-pearl furniture


The American Tobacco heiress Doris Duke (1912-93) was many things: philanthropist, horticulturalist, seductress, surfer, collector and world traveler. She was also a woman of many houses (eight, to be exact), the most famous of which is Shangri La, an exotic Islamic-style palace in Hawaii. 

In 1935, a 10-month world tour of a honeymoon took Ms. Duke and her first husband, James Cromwell, to the Middle East and India, Syria and Turkey. It was on these trips that she began her lifelong love affair with Islamic art and furniture—in particular, pieces inlaid with mother-of-pearl. In 1936, she decorated her Hawaii hideaway in this style. Her dressing room features shimmering chests from Damascus, along with a pearly vanity and chair that sit under a vaulted ceiling inlaid with mirrors. 

Although these rooms were designed decades ago, their look feels as fresh and otherworldly now as it did in the '30s. Mother-of-pearl pieces look at home in conservative, modern and tropical environs. 

Inlaid Trunk via Veranda-house
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Mother-of-Pearl Inlay Bureau. Mexico c1820

Phyllis Morris "Minimalism is for those without much to say."


Phyllis Morris


"Minimalism is for those without much to say."
Phyllis Morris (born October 19, 1925, died September 5, 1988) was an American furniture designer known for her colourful persona, her outspokenness on decorating and her distinctive furniture and interior designs, especially her large and highly decorative beds.


Phyllis Morris with one of her highly decorative beds.
She was often referred to by the media as the "designer to the stars." As her fame grew, Morris befriended many in the show business community and counted Joan Crawford, Liberace and Joan Collins as her clients. In 1953 Morris created a lamp whose design was based on one of her primitive figure clay sculptures.              

Phyllis Morris with her pink poodles and famous lamp

The lamp was manufactured by a Los Angeles department store and became so successful that Morris decided to pursue self-manufacturing of the second lamp design — a poodle lamp modelled after her own pink-dyed poodle Pamela. The poodle lamp propelled Morris into the limelight and it wasn't long before she became a local celebrity.
In 1953 Morris created a lamp whose design was based on one of her primitive figure clay sculptures. The lamp was manufactured by a Los Angeles department store and became so successful that Morris decided to pursue self-manufacturing of the second lamp design — a poodle lamp modelled after her own pink-dyed poodle Pamela. The poodle lamp propelled Morris into the limelight and it wasn't long before she became a local celebrity.

In 1961 she began adding her own furniture designs to round out the offerings. Initially these furniture collections drew upon the Spanish Colonial look with dark woods, large carved scrollwork and baroque elements as well as other Mediterranean-inspired styles. Later Morris included more modern styles using lacquer and exotic finishes and materials. The "swinging sixties" gave an opportunity to shake up the interior design world with her distinctive vision of how colourful and eclectic interiors could be.


Phyllis Morris 

Phyllis Morris Interior Designs


Meet Phyllis Morris - Eccentric Furniture Designer

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All styles available from www.phillismorris.com

1. Ornately carved wood canopy bed
2. 18-pounds centrepiece fish, encrusted with Swarovski crystals, coin pearls and mother of pearl details @ 665home
3. The famous Phyllis Morris Sculptural Poodle Lamp, circa 1953
4. The Regency sofa
5. A classic today. Hollywood Regency Gazelle/Ibex Dining Table base
6. Riviera dining table
7. Art Nouveau Inspired Carved & Lacquered Chest. My FAV!
8. Phyllis Morris Gilt Tassels Coffee Table
9. ‘Braziliance’ commode @ Kindel
10. San Remo cocktail table from 1970
12. ‘Cosmopolitan’ sofa with lucid legs
13. Palm leave chairs original from the 1984 



Seafoam, Tiffany Blue and more

Le Pavillon des Rêves de Jacques Garcia 
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1970 Karl Springer
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