Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

It’s all about the details

Jib Doors

Is there something more whimsical, unexpected and fun than having a jib door at home?Invisible storage, a private powder room, a hidden bar… whatever the reason these secret doors are used for, in all the cases a dose of mystery and instant fantasy are assured.

(Don’t feel bad if you didn’t know the meaning of Jib door until now. Not so long ago I didn’t know it either!)

Pauline de Rothschild in her Paris apartment bedroom, shot by Horst for Vogue UK (June 1969) Great jib door
Pauline de Rothschild in her Paris apartment bedroom. Horst for Vogue UK (June 1969)

 

Howard Slatkin NY Apartment. Jib Door
Howard Slatkin NY Apartment

 

Howard Slatkin NY Apartment. Jib Door
Howard Slatkin NY Apartment

 

Howard Slatkin NY Apartment. Jib Door
Howard Slatkin NY Apartment

 

Benedetta Cibrario's apartment in Milan. Jib Door
Benedetta Cibrario’s apartment in Milan. T Magazine

 

A large portrait of King Edward VII by Archibald Stuart Wortley cleverly disguises a pair of built-in wardrobe doors in the State Bedroom. Old Battersea House, London
A large portrait of King Edward VII by Archibald Stuart Wortley cleverly disguises a pair of built-in wardrobe doors in the State Bedroom. Old Battersea House, London

 

A New York apartment designed by architect John B. Murray and interior designer Cathy Kincaid
A New York apartment designed by architect John B. Murray and interior designer Cathy Kincaid. Overscale paisley by Lucy Rose Design. Veranda Magazine

 

De Gournay
De Gournay

 

Barry Dixon design. Gracie wallpaper
Barry Dixon design. Gracie wallpaper

 

Jib door. Hidden bar. Miles Redd
Miles Redd via Architectural Digest

 

Alexa Hampton's NY apartment.
Alexa Hampton’s NY apartment. Souce : Quintessence

 

Jib Door
Source unknown

 

Samarkand wallcovering by Pierre Frey
Samarkand wallcovering by Pierre Frey

 

Versailles
Versailles

 

Linda Evangelista by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia, June 2008
Linda Evangelista by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia, June 2008

 

Jib Door. World of Interiors
World of Interiors

 

Jemma Kind's Hampshire state. Fromemtal hand-painted wallcovering. Jib Door
Jemma Kid’s Hampshire state.The hand-painted silk wallcovering mural is by Fromental. Elle Decor

Terracotta Pots

There’s something very appealing about the simplicity of terracotta pots. On today’s blog post I’m sharing with you some great examples on how to use them.

Rachel "Bunny" Mellon with a gathering of her topiaries, photographed at a window of her Virginia home (Vogue, 1965). Photo: Horst P. Horst/Condé Nast Archive
Rachel “Bunny” Mellon with a gathering of her topiaries, photographed at a window of her Virginia home (Vogue, 1965). Photo: Horst P. Horst/Condé Nast Archive

 

Terracotta Pots, Carolyne Roehm
Carolyne Roehm

 

Terracotta Pots
Garden Requisites

 

Terracotta Pots
@kewplantsman

 

Terracotta Pots
@kewplantsman

 

Terracotta Pots
Source Unknown

 

Terracotta Pots- @jennyorseinnes
@jennyroseinnes

 

Terracotta Pots- @jennyorseinnes
@jennyroseinnes

 

Geraniums at Hidcote Manor Garden,Gloucestershire, by David Dixon.

 

Hidcote Manor Garden, photo by Gloria Gonzalez

 

Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch
Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch

 

@carlosgarciainteriors

 

Chatsworth House

 

Terracotta Pots - @tradchap - Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez
@tradchap

 

@charlotte_annfidler

 

@charlotte_annefidler

True Blue

Inspired by this beautiful cover of Vogue UK (1957), I’m sharing with you some of my favourite interiors where Blue works its magic.

Miles Redd via Architectural Digest

 

Rachel Riley and Daniel Jouanneau’s Loire Valley château photographed by François Halard. Vogue

 

Architectural Digest

 

Jorge Elias
Jorge Elias

 

Jorge Elias
Mark D. Sikes – Legends of la Cienaga 2014

 

Mark D. Sikes - Legends of la Cienaga 2014
Mark D. Sikes – Legends of la Cienaga 2014

 

Mark D. Sikes - Legends of la Cienaga 2014
Mark D. Sikes – Legends of la Cienaga 2014

 

Michael S. Smith
Michael S. Smith via Architectural Digest