Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Sunday Brunch Blog by Erin Ferucci, Designs 4 Living

By Erin Ferucci
Celebrity Lifestyle Designer

Tired of dieting all week...didn't exercise enough? Stressed out about finances and work worries.. no problem. Have a Salmon Benedict covered in hollandaise sauce! Enjoy champagne and the last good newspaper still around, the NY Times.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Nathan Turner's Spring Bazaar by Erin Ferucci, Designs 4 Living

By Erin Ferucci
Celebrity Lifestyle Designer

A week ago Friday, Nathan Turner hosted a Spring Bazaar for industry insiders from his divine and diverse antique shop.
In a city that still seems a little sleepy these days it was a wonderful two day event that featured four vendors and their distinct wares.
The lovely Minnie Mortimer showed her first line of clothing which was very young and preppy.

Carolina Irving, the one time style editor for Home and Garden Magazine, showed her new line of home fabrics and Irving & Fine clothing line. Her unique beach cover-ups were fresh, current and offered in great color combinations of turquoise, green and coral. Apologies for the blurry shot taken from my IPhone.

Legge & Braine were featured with venetian glass bracelets, cuffs, rings and necklaces. All the pieces were hand blown in Italy and are only available in London and at this two day event at Nathan Turner's shop.
There were also treasures from India, truly the most beautiful jewelry I have seen in a long time. The quality of their gold was some thing you would see only in Florence Italy on the Ponte Vecchio Bridge. Raw diamonds, mixed with hand crafted gold. Some of the pieces looked like antique treasure. Seriously, it was the kind of jewelry you could find yourself getting into trouble with - one piece just isn't enough. Treasures and Jewels by Vinesh flew in from India just for this event.
As always, Nathan's shop looked lovely.
This shot makes me want to reorganize my coffee table.
These are all textiles imported from England, I can't wait to go back and go through them.I still can't get enough of Suzani's.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Making the Simplest Things Look Pretty

By Erin Ferucci
Celebrity Lifestyle Designer

"What I Ate for Breakfast" Massaged-organic-corn fed hen eggs...omg! rosemary sea salt crackers, french sea salt and cracked pepper, irish butter, farmer's market-organic cherry tomatoes...yum

Friday, June 12, 2009

I Love White

By Erin Ferucci
Celebrity Lifestyle Designer

I love White. As a design element it has no equal. It's fresh...clean...vibrant...and light. I really like this design firm based out of Sydney, Australia I love white.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Christianne Engs

By Erin Ferruci
Celebrity Lifestyle Designer

After diving into all the latest "new" things and "design trends" in the world of Interior Los Angeles and around the globe....
It was so refreshing to walk into Engs-Dimitri on La Cienega and view a lovely array of antiquities.

Pictured below are Eastern Mediterranean Pottery Amphorae believed to be from the late 2nd - 1st century B C, recovered by marine archaeology. Wine, olive oil and other foodstuffs were stored and transported in these vessels. Most had two handles, an elongated, globular form body and a pointed base to act as a shock absorber or prevent leaking. The spike could also be pushed into sand ground or placed in a rack.

Imagine the entrance to your villa's garden guarded by... A Set of Four Composition Stone Garden Sphinx, two pairs of opposing neo-classical garden ornaments Italy, circa 1900 Each crouching on a rectangular base with head turned to one side, wearing a saddle, harness and drapery.

Or if you really groove on the truly ancient...This Etruscan Head of a Man is dated 3rd-6th century B C! Made from stone it was probably from a sarcophagus lid.

Or if you prefer Roman artifacts...A marble torso of Cautopates, dated 2nd-3rd century A D.

Or this large Roman marble portrait head of a Roman Senator...Dated 4th-5th century A D, This is believed to be Quintas Aurelius Symmachus a Roman Senator from 383, who died after 402. A fierce upholder of the Roman pagan tradition, he was one of the last men to wear a toga.
All of these treasures are available at Engs-Dimitri Works of Art Antiques located at 740 North La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles,
Richard and Christianne Dimitri are members of Art & Antique Dealers League of America, Inc., C.I.N.O.A. Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d'Art and Accredited Members of the International Society of Appraisers to see all of their amazing collections of Antiquities was so inspirational... Can you believe seeing pieces from the 1st Century BC and the 1st Century AD?? Amazing!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Moroccan Lanterns

By Erin Ferucci
Celebrity Lifestyle Designer

Just when I thought I'd had my fill of lanterns, I stumbled on these.... Moroccan Lanterns.... Working on fixing up your garden terrace, outdoor patio, or small garden??? Throws some cushions down, hang up a lantern, have a picnic outside... these lantern are availavle exclusively at Berbere Imports, ask for Zaid. Tell him Erin sent you.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Dreaming of Lanterns

By Erin Ferruci
Celebrity Lifestyle Designer

Lately, I have been obsessed with Lanterns. Old, Spanish, French...large, old, new..... I imagine huge iron gates that open to a winding, tree covered drive. A clearing opens to a beautiful courtyard. A tremendous antique wood framed door begs to be opened. Inside is a delightful grand foyer…. and...lanterns…...just dreaming.