Monday, August 3, 2009

VOGUE Living Australia

I wanted to start off the week with these beautiful images from the May/June issue of Australian VOGUE Living. The issue is guest edited by Catherine Martin, the Academy Award-winning set and costume designer, and frequent collaborator of husband, director Baz Lurhman. The entire issue is amazing, but one of my favorite stories was the home of Gael Boglione and her husband Francesco, located on the outskirts of London. The couple describes how they paired down the swags of fabric that were almost suffocating the house, and cleared out the cluttered rooms filled with long forgotten antiques. They also started a garden center next door, which includes a restaurant serving up seasonal dishes. It's just so rare to see a storied home done with such elegant simplicity, and I can't get over the depth and beauty of their limewashed walls. Another highlight for me was the couple's incredible art collection with works by Lucien Freud, Damien Hirst, and Gary Hume. For anyone who's ever been afraid to mix contemporary pieces with antiques and vintage finds, I hope this home inspires you to give it a shot. Happy Monday everyone!

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