If you aren't familiar with this amazing portfolio, allow me to introduce you to this unique Italian company, Giusti Portos. A family owned and operated business in Pisa, Giusti Portos began creating, traditionally crafted Wrought Iron furniture in the 60's after he was presented with the challenge of creating a bed. Since then the company has grown internationally, and expanded it's line to create a line of hand crafted wood furnishings as, well as upholstered pieces, mirrors and lighting. Each piece still made in Italy, custom to order, using traditional methods.
"I think rugs play a key role in both comfort and cohesiveness of any good design. For me, rugs define conversation areas and add warmth to every space. I am known for the custom geometric carpets that I so often use in my designs. One of my favorite vendors...New River Artisans. These custom pieces add pattern, color, and texture all at the same time. I typically fill a room with the rug which often unifies all the seating areas for a cozy yet sophisticated aesthetic. My rule of thumb is 12-18 inches from the wall around the entire perimeter of the room. This makes the space look larger and encourages homeowners and guests alike to really use the entire room, not just a portion of it."
You can contact and see more of Tobi Fairley's work HERE
Ever since I began exploring art and design as a young girl, I have been in admiration of the work of artisans and craftspeople. I envy the ability to dedicate each day working skillfully and patiently with your hands and heart. I am the daughter of a blacksmith and a hair stylist, so I think it comes naturally to me to want to build and create with my hands... MORE
I am over at The Calm Space today with a little article on the result of hard work.
Antique Chandeliers, Rich wood Flooring, Vintage furnishings, slip covered sofas and a classic Settee are precisely ensembled in this georgian style home to create a sophisticated French Interior. It is the home of Montreal Designer and Shop owner Julie Charbonneau, who specializes in highly refined French Style. Take a moment to browse through her portfolio to admire some truly elegant and enduring style.
The picture perfect room above has all the classic elements of French Style. Some of the most notable features are the leaded windows that make a subtle but intersesting statement. The beatuiful Iron gate, whose other half flanks the other side of the window. And of course the incredible antique writing desk. This rooms is actually Charbonneaus luxurious office space.
The master bathroom certainly feels like a French Boutique Hotel Spa. The full size floor to ceiling mirror with a pedestal sink mounted on it, reflect the beautiful antiques in this bathroom, as well as creating the illusion of grandeur. The custom cabinets have leaded glass inserts that were salvaged from elsewhere in the home, and a pedestal tub that is elegant and inviting.
This residence, purchased for it's location in Montreal, as opposed to it's old charm, was completely revamped by the Designer. The soft white and gray palette add to the crisp and polished look as well as emphasize a wonderful collection of art and antiques.
All Images from House and Home
It's not exactly the 10th photo in my file, because the 10th was a logo, but this was the 9th.
The image comes from my Wrought Iron folder, which is where I keep images for My Other Blog, I started Inspiring Iron so that I could organize all the beautiful Iron Furniture photos I come across whilre researching for Verdigris Vie and Anvil. I loved the Iron gate resting on the back wall under the gilded sconce. I thought that it was such an interesting design feature, and one I would love in my own home. The gate details are also lovely. I still have the orinignal photo that I tore out of the magazine when I first saw it.
You'll see the rest of this place on Monday. I just realized I never actually featured this wonderful home here on Verdigris Vie.
So what is all this business of the 10th? Renee Fineberg tagged me in her blog post. All you have to do is head over to one of your picture folders, and post the 10th image on your blog.
Drop me a comment when you have posted so I can get inspired by your 10th images as well.
Have a great weekend