Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Gloria’s Favourites

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!

October favourites

Fox & Terrier: this creative studio based in Tallinn encompasses textile design and interior decoration inspired by the free-spirited artists of the Bloomsbury group, the Arts & Crafts movement and Post-Impressionist artists.

Fox and Terrier Fox and Terrier Fox and Terrier

 

Musée Yves Saint Laurent , Marrakech: nearly 50 years after the designer’s first visit to Morocco, a museum honouring his oeuvre has opened just steps from the Jardin Majorelle, the villa’s botanical escape-cum-tourist attraction. The new, 43,000-square-foot building, designed by the Paris-based firm Studio KO, houses thousands of articles of clothing and haute couture accessories, all carefully selected by Pierre Bergé, Saint Laurent’s partner in business and in life.

Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech

Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech

Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakech

 

Nina Campbell’s new lamp bases: painted by Zoe Crook, these ceramic lamp bases were made at the iconic Tingewick Pottery Factory and the designs are based on the pots in Nina’s Collioure fabric from her latest award-winning Les Rêves collection.

Nina Campbell ceramic base lamps

 

Salvesen Graham x David Seyfried: this divine window seat is the latest addition to Salvesen Graham’s  award-winning furniture collection with David Seyfried.  Continuing the Georgian-influenced design of the collection, the seat is neat, clean and has mahogany painted tapered round legs with brass casters.  It’s perfect for providing extra seating in a drawing room, bedroom or bathroom.  This window seat it’s upholstered in the wonderful Decors Barbares Casse Noisette fabric in blue, but it can be upholstered in a fabric of your choice.

 

Salvesen Graham x David Seyfried stool

Louise Townsend: through her  Instagram account, textile designer Louise Townsend shares snaps of her beautiful home in Devon. I admire her relaxed and unpretentious approach to the English country home and the great use of pattern and colour.

To read now and keep forever

I feel I can’t keep up with all the new fabulous book releases that have been happening in the last few weeks. Whether you need ideas for decorating your home, a present for that special interior design lover in your life, or inspiration for your next read, these books will be a win-win. Purchase them today and treasure them forever. These are the new classics you won’t regret buying.

‘Haute Bohemians’ Miguel Flores-Vianna. Foreword by Amy Tasley. Vendome.

 

'D. Porthault, the art of luxury linens' Brian D. Coleman. Photographs by Erik Kvalsvik. Foreword by Amy Astley.
‘D. Porthault, the art of luxury linens’ Brian D. Coleman. Photographs by Erik Kvalsvik. Foreword by Amy Astley. Rizzoli,

 

'How they decorated. Inspiration from great women of the Twentieth Century' P.Gaye Tapp. Foreword by Charlotte Moss
‘How they decorated. Inspiration from great women of the Twentieth Century’ P.Gaye Tapp. Foreword by Charlotte Moss. Rizzoli.

 

'At home with dogs and their designers' Susanna Salk. Foreword by Robert Couturier. Principal photography by Stacey Bewkes. Rizzoli
‘At home with dogs and their designers’ Susanna Salk. Foreword by Robert Couturier. Principal photography by Stacey Bewkes. Rizzoli

 

'David Hicks scrapbooks' Ashley Hicks. Vendome
‘ David Hicks scrapbooks’ Ashley Hicks. Vendome

 

Veranda. Inspired by Color, Clinton Smith, Hearst Books
Veranda. Inspired by Color, Clinton Smith, Hearst Books

 

'Renzo Mongiardino. A Painterly Vision' Martina Mondadori Sartogo. Rizzoli
‘Renzo Mongiardino. A Painterly Vision’ Martina Mondadori Sartogo. Rizzoli