The Perfect Gentleman

2252702_brock_65619Good Morning Lacquered Lifers. Did you see the picture of the Church Street front door over on the Garden & Gun blog yesterday? My dear friend Haskell Harris asked me to make a front door color recommendation and I chose Benjamin Moore Gentleman’s Gray. While I love the color on Front Doors, I like it on just about anything, just about anywhere. Below are photos of the color in several locations. Perhaps Gentleman’s Gray is my signature color. Wonder where I’ll incorporate my perfect gentleman at New Street … 
IMG_0759Torrance Mitchell Designs OfficeDSC_0047Olivia & Walker’s NYC ApartmentIMG_8555Church Street Front Door & Privacy Door

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Building with Blue

WOIGood Morning Lacquered Lifers. Villa Templa Mare, Ravello. I just want to dive into this floor. Built in the 1920s by architect Giulio Barluzzi on the ruins of a nineteenth century church as his family’s summer residence. The tiles on the floor are from Vietri sul Mare. These particular tiles are called pennellato, each tile is hand painted with large brushes in order to evenly spread the color. These tiles are actually not original to Barluzzis design, but he replaced the floors throughout with them in the 1940s. WOI 3 WOI 2I love how the tiles mimic the turquoise of the mediterranean in the distance. While we all may not be able to import tiles from the Amalfi Coast for our homes, we can use paint. Below, one of my all time favorite paint colors, Benjamin Moore’s Caribbean Blue Water, which will make you feel like you’re floating on the Mediterranean everyday. Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 11.20.53 AM

Photos of Villa Templa Mare via World of Interiors

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Thank You Southern Living!

IMG_2366Good Morning Lacquered Lifers! Southern Living Magazine’s March issue drops today, and guess what? That’s our front door! So thrilled that they decided to use our front door for their first issue of spring, with a feature on the doorways of Charleston. To be totally honest, I may be more excited that Hamish is on the cover of a magazine than I am that my house is on the cover of a magazine. What can I say, I’m a mom who loves her dogs. A big thank you to Southern Living for shooting our door, and for featuring it on the cover. Below, a few more of the Charleston doors in the feature, and the source info for our door. Door 4 Door 2 Door 3 DoorPaint Color // Door Knocker // Mail Slot // Lantern (similar)

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