I'm so excited to start a companion blog where I can now sell the treasures that I find and blog about here on La Dolfina! And to kick it off I'm starting My New Blog with a fantastic Giveaway. Please go over and check it out and don't forget to enter to win a very special treasure! Thank you for your support!
This space pays homage to the collections that Lisa & her husband have spent a lifetime together gathering.
What is most remarkableabout this space are the beautifully edited vignettes and displays that Lisa has created without making the room feel cluttered and confused.
This is a wonderful opportunity to study the art of arrangement.
Take it slow and give your eye a moment to take in the placement of the larger pieces, the furniture and case goods, and how they are brought to life by the accessories and collections that surround them.
We all love to collect.
But how many of us can really put our collections together in such a way as to really show them off to their best advantage?
And because I'm a Virgo, I'm naturally obsessed with details.
So consequently I take a lot of photos.
Lisa recently had slip covers made for all her upholstered pieces out of vintage grain sacks. They came out beautifully!
Three or more make a collection... and an impact!
Her sterling silver and antique box collections are stand outs!
Blue & White is always right.
Patina gives a room life!
Silver weaves a theme throughout.
So artfully arranged. Not as easy as it looks!
Isn't this succulent arrangement fabulous?
A stunning combination of blue & white, silver, and antique burl wood. All three elements arranged together in a stunning table top vignette.
A running theme...
but all uniquely combined, arranged and placed about.
Here we have strength in numbers!
A tight shot of one of the vintage grain sack slip covers.
Another view of the table top vignette. Notice the interplay between the blue & white lamp, flow blue dishes and the pale blue silk of the antique burl wood box.
Same theme, a different arrangement.
The gorgeous flower arrangement adds so much!
Looking up from below.
Yet another wonderful succulent arrangement.
Above and to the left is the office I showed you on the first level. It overlooks this light filled space. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get a photo of the large picture window which is really the dramatic focal point of this room.
This was the best I could do in capturing a small part of the large picture window and it's dramatic views.
This concludes the tour of lovely Lisa's special home.
I am a passionate treasure huntress addicted to "the thrill of the hunt." I pride myself on finding unique items and have spent a lifetime collecting unusual and interesting "treasures" which I have used in decorating our home. I shop with an eye for design and look for pieces that I like to call the "jewelry" of the room. Those pieces that have been around accumulating energy thereby bringing life into a space by telling its story or evoking a memory. The allure is found in the details of its journey... condition, provenance and patina. Our collected "treasures" tell the story of who we are. Billy Baldwin said it best, "Decorating is never successful unless it is personal." My treasures are available for purchase in my Etsy Shop and on my companion blog, Shop La Dolfina. The links can be accessed from my sidebar.
"All of life is about energy. It's about the energy that you're putting out; energy that you're drawing to yourself, every day, based on the way you think about your life & the actions that you take. Everybody is an energy field. And because of your attitude, your thinking, your actions; who you choose to be in the world, forms your own field. You are drawing into your field people who are like you... to remind you, to show you, to reflect back to you- who you are. Believe that or not, that is what is happening all the time... and it does not require your belief. It just is. It. Just. Is." -Oprah