Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

November favourites

Susannah Garrod’s candle shades They made their debut at the Salvesen Graham Christmas Pop Up and I couldn’t resist buying two of these unique handmade shades. They are fabulous!

 

The Sketchbook of a gentleman by Robin Lucas  I’m a big fan of Robin Lucas’s work so I was very happy to discover that he just released his first book.                                                    ‘The Sketchbook of a gentleman – London’  is a collection of whimsical illustrations of Edward, a man about town, and his London life as imagined by Lucas  ‘from ever-familiar sights to views into an exclusive world of subtle glamour and elegant understatement’

Robin’s Instagram is filled with so many inspiring images, he’s definitely one to follow!

 

Spanish fashion designer Jorge Vazquez’s Madrid apartment It was a breath of fresh air to see the home of fashion designer Jorge Vazquez’s gracing the cover of Elle Decoration España. Designed with the help of  Amaro Sanchez de Moya, this home proves that classic style can also be fun, playful and very liveable.

 

Tablesetting heaven at Pia Rubio  It’s a joy to find a place dedicated completely to l’art de la table like Pia Rubio’s store in Madrid. Pia’s taste is impeccable and is always a treat to pass by and chat with her and her team. On this occasion, they were presenting the Christmas tables and as you would expect, it was a feast for the eyes.

 

Max Rollitt’s Bloomsbury style lamps What’s not to love about Max Rollit’s handpainted lamp bases in the Bloomsbury manner?

 

Pepa Yuste’s capsule collection for Lecube: This unique hand painted plates designed by Pepa Yuste for Lecube will brighten up any table!

The chic homes of Carolina Herrera Jr.

Being the daughter of Carolina Herrera, one might assume that class and timeless elegance runs into Carolina Herrera Jr.’s DNA. But she’s much more than the daughter of an icon.  Carolina Herrera Jr. has created her own style and has managed to leave that personal mark in all the houses she has lived in.  Her modern, fresh and clever take on the traditional style proves to stand the taste of time and her former flat in Madrid which was published more than 10 years ago, seems to be more current than ever.

Carolina Herrera Jr's Madrid home Carolina Herrera Jr.'s Madrid home Carolina Herrera Jr.'s Madrid home Carolina Herrera Jr.'s Madrid home Carolina Herrera Jr.'s Madrid home Carolina Herrera Jr.'s Madrid home Carolina Herrera Jr.'s Madrid home Carolina Herrera Jr.'s Madrid home Carolina Herrera Jr.'s Madrid homeCarolina Herrera Jr’s former flat in the iconic Madrid’s ‘Plaza Mayor’. Photos from AD España April 2006

 

Carolina Herrera Jr.’s Madrid home

Carolina Herrera Jr.'s Madrid home

Carolina Herrera Jr.'s Madrid home

Carolina Herrera Jr.'s Madrid home

Carolina Herrera Jr.'s Madrid home

Carolina Herrera Jr.'s Madrid home

Carolina Herrera Jr.'s Madrid homeCarolina Herrera Jr and Miguel Baez ‘El Litri’ family flat in Madrid featured in Elle Decor 2012

 

Miguel Baez 'El Litri' and Carolina Herrera Jr 's farm in Extremadura

Miguel Baez 'El Litri' and Carolina Herrera Jr 's farm in Extremadura Miguel Baez 'El Litri' and Carolina Herrera Jr 's farm in Extremadura Miguel Baez 'El Litri' and Carolina Herrera Jr 's farm in Extremadura Miguel Baez 'El Litri' and Carolina Herrera Jr 's farm in Extremadura

Miguel Baez 'El Litri' and Carolina Herrera Jr 's farm in Extremadura

Miguel Baez 'El Litri' and Carolina Herrera Jr 's farm in Extremadura

Miguel Baez ‘El Litri’ and Carolina Herrera Jr ‘s farm in Extremadura (Images from Vogue Living 2007 and L’Officiel)

Wicklewood: home for the modern nomad

I am looking forward to introducing you to  Wicklewood since its founder Caroline showed me the website some weeks ago in London. I instantly fell in love with every single design and its unique and modern approach to home decor.

Wicklewood is a British born, globally inspired collection of home furnishings created to make interior design easy. Built around four design essentials, Wicklewood makes bold rugs, cushions, quilts and throws that will transform your home with colourful artisanal designs.

Having lived in eight different flats in ten years like a true modern nomad, Wicklewood’s founder, Caroline, sought to decorate each new space in a signature style to make it feel like home. Frustrated by the lack of affordable design options that can change with each season, mood or move, Caroline launched Wicklewood to provide people easy ways to transform a simple space into a beautiful home whether for a lease or a lifetime.

The foundation for Wicklewood’s original designs was inspired by Caroline’s great great grandmother, Lilly De Jongh Osborne, who spent her life in Costa Rica and Guatemala pursuing her passion for collecting rare Mesoamerican textiles, arts and crafts. Lilly’s extensive textile collection is one of the largest in the world.

Hawaii is another inspiration for Wicklewood’s designs, as Caroline grew up surrounded by three generations of worldly women passionate about the textiles, design and history of the Hawaiian Islands.

The British craftsmanship is also in the brand’s DNA as Wicklewood grew out of Blithfield, the iconic British fabric and wallpaper company founded by Elizabeth Downing and Anne Dubbs.

Something I really love about Wicklewood is their curated trunks, which include a variety of bold room sets in complementary colours and design that will spruce up any room.

Below you can find a selection of some of my favourite products. Discover the whole collection on their website http://www.wicklewood.com

 

 

Floral Sun Inlay box - Wicklewood
Floral Sun Inlay box

 

 

Calypso Rug

 

Wicklewood - Palopo throw
Palopo throw

 

Three layer dash vase - Wicklewood
Three layer dash vase

 

Osborne oblong cushion - Wicklewood
Osborne oblong cushion
 
Saltaire Trunk - Wicklewood
Saltaire Trunk

 

 For more information visit http://www.wicklewood.com