Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Gloria’s Favourites

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

 

 

September favourites

Frances Palmer & Charlie McCormick pop-up store at Pentreath & Hall – The pretty homegrown dahlias by Charlie McCormick paired with Frances Palmer stunning pottery was a match made in heaven.

 

 

Landofbelle – Discovering @landofbelle Instagram account was one of the highlights of the month. Annabelle Moehlmann lives a very stylish NY life (and a Vogue-worthy wedding) and her @landofbelle account is basically filled with all the things I love. She is definitely one to follow!

Annabelle Moelhmann
Annabelle was recently featured on Tory Burch’s blog

 

A summer table setting by Annabelle Moehlmann
A summer table setting by Annabelle Moehlmann

 

 

Luke Edward Hall for Stubbs and Wotton: Luke Edward Hall’s meteoric career adds yet another great collaboration, this time with the classic slipper’s brand Stubbs and Wotton.

Luke Edward Hall for Stubbs & Wotton

Luke Edward Hall for Stubbs & Wotton

Luke Edward Hall for Stubbs & Wotton

 

Matilda Goad’s ribbed beeswax candles: Probably the chicest dinner candles that I’ve seen in a long time. 100% beeswax and made in England.

Matilda Goad ribbed beeswax candle

Matilda Goad ribbed beeswax candle Matilda Goad ribbed beeswax candle

 

Hibiscus Linen’s hand-smocked dresses. I have a pending post about the amazing work of Mariana Barran Goodall and her  embroidery company ‘Hibiscus Linens ‘ but  I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to recommend you the beautiful children dresses they have created for this season. All hand smocked, hand embroidered and with hem finished by hand.

Hibiscus Linen's hand-smocked dress

Hibiscus Linen's hand-smocked dresses

 

A dreamy Italian wedding by Fiona Leahy: if there’s an event organizer of the moment, that is Fiona Leahy. She creates magic in everything she does and this Italian wedding was no exception.

Italian wedding by Fiona Leahy. Laboratorio Paravicini plates

Italian wedding by Fiona Leahy. Laboratorio Paravicini plates

Laboratorio Paravicini plate available at Bonadea
Play Swallow Plate by Laboratorio Paravicini available at Bonadea (psst they ship worldwide!)

August favourites

With the rentrée just around the corner, I thought it would be a good idea to start a new section on the Blog.  ‘Gloria’s favourites’ is all about the things I’m coveting at the moment, my latest discoveries and the new items on my never ending wishlist. Here are this month’s picks, I hope you liket it!

1. Pigment – a French manufacturer of bespoke insulated coverings for thermal storage articles. They are also leather specialist for the interior decoration of the world’s finest yachts. I’m particularly obsessed with the rattan collection!

Pigment - a French manufacturer of bespoke insulated coverings for thermal storage articles. They are also leather specialist for the interior decoration of the world's finest yachts. I'm particularly obsessed with the rattan collection!

Pigment - a French manufacturer of bespoke insulated coverings for thermal storage articles. They are also leather specialist for the interior decoration of the world's finest yachts. I'm particularly obsessed with the rattan collection!

2. The Quattro Mani tabletop collection by Julia B. A limited edition of handmade tabletop using old world techniques to create a mix and match tabletop, combining linens, dinnerware crystal and silver. All made in Italy. Available to preorder on Moda Operandi

The Quattro Mani tabletop collection by Julia B

The Quattro Mani tabletop collection by Julia B

The Quattro Mani tabletop collection by Julia B

The Quattro Mani tabletop collection by Julia B

3. Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Home CollectionThea Bregazzi and Justin Thornton wanted to evoke a “retro-vintage vibe” with Preen Home debut collection “Almost, says Thornton, “like visiting your grandmother’s home [with] all these amazing chintzy florals that all clash and don’t go”Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Home Collection

4. The Rachel L. Mellon Collection Exhibition at Cristobal Balenciaga Museoa – under  the direction of Hubert de Givenchy, Cristobal Balenciaga Museum presents to the public a careful selection of garments and documents that offers a different perspective of Balenciaga’s Haute Couture, through the personal filter of this extraordinary lady’s taste and way of life.

 The Rachel L. Mellon Collection Exhibition at Cristobal Balenciaga Museoa -

 The Rachel L. Mellon Collection Exhibition at Cristobal Balenciaga Museoa -

 

5. Alberto Pinto’s Collection at Christie’s – Fans of Alberto Pinto’s legendary table settings will be able to snag up everything from plates to napkins and dessert forks at a sale of his personal collection to be held at Christie’s Paris on September. Other items in Pinto’s apartment, including a Manolo Valdés sculpture or a console table and pedestal table by Claude Lalanne, will be among the star lots at the auction. 

 

Alberto Pinto's collection at Christie's