Saturday, February 27, 2010

Paradis found


Trudging through slushy streets today has had me longing for a warm escape - sunny skies and warm breezes, the feeling of endless afternoons, a moment to ponder to yourself, to pause ...
and reflect on the beauty around you, indulge in a little afternoon nap...

I was instantly captured by Vanessa Paradis' stunning photoshoot for Vs magazine, tranquil home with it's simplicity mixed with flourished details - an ornately carved wood gate and the carved wood panel above the fountain, and the bright billowing bougainvillea against minimal and almost primitive accessories. The contrast adds an element of intrigue to the space. Overall, there's a beautiful sense of calm.

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{Images: Vanessa Paradis photographed byEric Guillemain and Vibe Dabelstein forVs magazine, Spring/Summer 2010;
Exteriors: The Dilling House}



17 comments:

Arianna Belle said...

Wow! These are soo gorgeous! I'd love to spend a day there!

Have a beautiful weekend!

xoxo,

Arianna

Gillian Hannah Berry said...

These photos are beautiful!

{The Classy Woman} said...

Pretty and I love that gate!

escapade said...

Arianna, Gillian + a very classy lady - thanks so much for the comment, hope you have a really lovely weekend!

Silvia @ Casa Bella said...

That door is amazing! Beautiful pictures.

Laura Trevey said...

Ahh.... I wish I was sitting by that pool right now!

Adrienne S. said...

The waterfall is to die for.

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

This post is gorgeous! Bring on Spring.

xo,
Christina

hawthorne girl said...

i love vanessa paradis. she is so underrated but so amazing. i think she took a step back to raise her family with johnny but she is fabulous in her own rite. great post!

escapade said...

She definitely is! - love her in the new Chanel campaign also, she looks stunning!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh such a beautiful place with those fuchsia flowers bunches!

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Total love!! The spots are oozing freshness!

Camille said...

I love the flowers :)

Sarah Klassen said...

Lovely find! You have me craving sunshine and little dresses...

*sigh* I could watch Virtue and Moir over + over again. Watching them once more last night, a re-cap on the closing ceremonies, I cried. Their poise, grace, composition and connect are unreal. What a proud moment to be a Canadian :)

The Pampered World said...

I could lay out by that pool with the small waterfall all day! Just lovely!

escapade said...

SK - yes, they are so beautiful to watch. (I secretly wish they were together off the ice also...)

Lana said...

Oh my, if only I could be there now, relaxing with a cocktail in hand! It looks absolutely gorgeous as does Vanessa. That pool, that waterfall feature, all to much!

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