A study in beauty






In Renaissance architecture, the piano nobile was the grand floor of a patrician palazzo, set above the street with large windows and high ceilings. It’s here, in Gucci’s Rome design studios, where you’ll find the office of creative director Alessandro Michele.
“When I work, I really need a beautiful place,” Michele continues. And beauty, indeed, is what he found in the two white washed rooms, their walls decorated with classical molding and relief work, which comprise the space.
“I wanted to feel like I’m at home,” Michele says. “My office is a public space and my work is something I want to share.”

Carolyne Roehm at home in the garden…

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Style icon and lifestyle maven Carolyne Roehm has been part of American design culture for over four decades, with a career spanning the fashion, gardening, entertaining, publishing and decorative arts worlds. Finding a mentor in Oscar de la Renta, Carolyne worked alongside the couture great for 10 years before launching her own fashion house in 1985. A discerning eye and passion for beauty lead her into the world of flowers, where her books are often referred to as the best in their field. Subsequent entertaining and interiors titles cemented her position as one of America’s lifestyle experts.

A former President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, with appearances in both the Who’s Who of Women in America and the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame, honored by Manolo Blahnik with a shoe in her name, in a fitting tribute design legend Bill Blass labeled Carolyne, “The ultimate tastemaker.”

Regardless of the medium, Carolyne’s unerring eye and innate sense of style has turned out timeless products including clothes, jewelry, shoes, swimwear, fragrance, candles, table linens, home accessories and luggage.

Now the author of twelve books, Roehm’s mission is to teach others how to capture and create beauty in their lives, in both the everyday and out of the ordinary.

Books by Carolyne Roehm: At Home in the Garden, Flowers, A Passion for Interiors, A Passion for Blue & White, A Passion for Parties, Presentations, At Home with Carolyne Roehm, Summer Notebook, Fall Notebook, Winter Notebook, Spring Notebook an A passion for flowers.



Cy Twombly


Edwin Parker “Cy” Twombly,Jr.(1928 – 2011) was an American painter of large-scale, freely scribbled, calligraphic and graffiti-like works on solid fields of mostly gray, tan, or off-white colors. His paintings are in the permanent collections of the New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Musée du Louvre in Paris.

An inspiring room


Busy? YES
Colorful? YES
Too much prints? YES
But it is so chic!!! NO?

Le temps des fleurs…


Decorating with flowers!
Always, always have flowers.
Flowers feed the soul!!!



A mélange of colors that works so beautifully in this room !


When the accent color is on orange, a room comes alive!

Happy Easter…




Put the accent on the chair…

Oscar De La Renta…


Leopard goblets add a element of surprise to the table !