Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Gloria’s Favourites

Current Favourites

Salvesen Graham x Jennifer Manners: Celebrated interior design studio Salvesen Graham and renowned bespoke rug designer Jennifer Manners have brought their creative minds and technical expertise together to design a flatwoven rug with a twist. SCALLOP takes a classic double-border format and adds a little flourish: the crescent detail. The result is a sophisticated piece with a playful edge (quite literally), that perfectly marries Salvesen Graham’s fresh take on timeless interiors and Jennifer Manners elegant aesthetic.

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Salvesen Graham x Jennifer Manners

 

Cutter Brooks and Co – Amanda Brook’s new store in Gloucestershire is filled with beauty in every corner; home decor, fashion and gifts inspired by country living. The new must-visit address in the idyllic Cotswolds.

Cutter Brooks and co, Amanda Brooks new store in the CotswoldsCutter Brooks and co, Amanda Brooks new store in the Cotswolds

Farm from Home by Amanda Brooks

Amanda’s new book, Farm from Home

Cutter Brooks and co, Amanda Brooks new store in the Cotswolds Cutter Brooks and co, Amanda Brooks new store in the Cotswolds Cutter Brooks and co, Amanda Brooks new store in the Cotswolds Cutter Brooks and co, Amanda Brooks new store in the Cotswolds

Cutter Brooks and co, Amanda Brooks new store in the Cotswolds

 

Molly Mahon’s Jaipur collection: Launching in September, the Jaipur collection encapsulates Molly’s Anglo Indian influences. Combining rich and unique colours created in the dying vats in Jaipur with her quintessentially British designs, the collection is a fest of considered colour, pattern and intricate craftsmanship.

Marigold, Luna, Oak, Pattee and Rose are hand block printed linens that have been carefully designed to work beautifully together.

Molly MahonMolly Mahon with the collection 

Jaipur Collection by Molly MahonLuna and Marigold

Molly Mahon's Jaipur collectionOak natural linen green

Molly Mahon's Jaipur collectionPattee and Marigold 

 

Land of Belle’s Summer Pop Up:  Annabelle Moehlmann has carefully curated a collection of special home accessories that will make the perfect summer wedding presents, hostess gifts, and excellent additions to your own abode. June 13-24 , 171 Elizabeth Street, Open daily – 10 am – 7 pm.

Land of Belle's Summer Pop Up

Land of Belle's Summer Pop Up Land of Belle's Summer Pop Up Land of Belle's Summer Pop Up

February Favourites

Wayne Pate + Studio Four NYC I love everything artist Wayne Pate does and his new collection for Studio Four NYC isn’t an exception. If you are looking to spice up your home,  his artsy textiles and wallpapers will do the job.

Vence Pillow - Wayne Pate + Studio Four NYC
Vence Pillow
Casablanca wallpaper - Wayne Pate + Studio Four NYC
Casablanca wallpaper
Trees of Derain wallpaper
Vence &  Marrakech printed linens

 

Cecilie Bahnsen Great Volumes, delicate details and feminine shapes – meet my latest fashion obsession.

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India Amory’s new arrivals founded by Julia Amory, this block-printed textile brand has become a must for any table-setting lover. Their new collection makes me long for warm evenings dining al fresco.

Les Elephants placemat and napkin set - India Amory
Les Elephants placemat and napkin set
Printemps Placemat and Napkin Set - India Amory
Printemps Placemat and Napkin set
Hollyhock placemat and napkin set - India Amory
Hollyhock Placemat and Napkin set
Woodland placemat and napkin set - India Amory
Woodland Placemat and Napkin set

 

The Swedish Rug Blog Anne Whidden, an architectural designer and independent design historian, is behind this fabulous blog.  She writes about mid-century Swedish weavings designed during the period of 1935-75. She also looks back in time to give background to her mid-century focus, or to look at weavers whose design careers began earlier but who were still active during this period. A very interesting read for anyone interested in Swedish design.

Detail of a flat weave rug (rölakan) by Kerstin Butler, 1966
Detail of a flat weave rug (rölakan) by Kerstin Butler, 1966
ngrid Skerfe-Nilsson, sketch, pattern for pile rug, “Glädjens blomster,” (“Joyful flowers”), in yellows and blues, size noted as 120 x 190 cm, in a Upplandsmuseet collection of 34 of her sketches, digitaltmuseum.se, numbered UM41241. Noted as being from either 1942, 1947 or 1949-51.
Ingrid Skerfe-Nilsson, sketch, pattern for pile rug, “Glädjens blomster,” (“Joyful flowers”), in yellows and blues, Upplandsmuseet collection of 34 of her sketches, digitaltmuseum.se, numbered UM41241. Noted as being from either 1942, 1947 or 1949-51.
Ingrid Skerfe, Pile Rug, “Glädjens blomster,” (“Joyful flowers”) in lavenders and browns
Ingrid Skerfe, Pile Rug, “Glädjens blomster,” (“Joyful flowers”) in lavenders and browns

January Favourites

Scala Regia Issue 4 – Leisure & Pleasure  Scala Regia magazine never disappoints. Every issue is a celebration of life and beauty. Wonderful articles on Arts, culture, talents, personalities, interiors, fashion and the stories within history.

A dispute with disquiet. A Dior exclusive for this issue's cover story.
A dispute with disquiet. A Dior exclusive for this issue’s cover story.
Behind the scenes captured by Editor in Chief Diogo Mayo
Behind the scenes captured by Editor in Chief  Diogo Mayo
Luxury of Leisure – The rise of Informal dress in the age of enlightenment
Quilting the past – In Conversation with Jean-Charles de Ravenel
Alluring Arlesians. Antoine Raspal and the birth of the portrayal of fashion in Arles.
Seeing as an exercise – The photography of Francis Hammond.

 

Jemma Lewis Marbling: Jemma is a producer of fine hand marbled papers with a mesmerizing Instagram account!

 

Valentino Spring 2018 Couture: If I have to sum up this collection in one word it would be Sublime.

Images: Vogue

La Oficial Cerámica: A wonderful store in Madrid selling Portuguese crockery by weight.

 

Gina LangfordI love Gina’s fresh take on custom heraldry and monograms. Everything she does is Oh so pretty!

Robin Verrier photography