Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

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

 

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

 

@charlotte_annfidler

 

@charlotte_annefidler

El Palacio de San Benito, a hidden gem

Hidden in Cazalla de la Sierra (Sevilla) sits what I consider one of the most special interiors in Spain. What used to be a convent is now a remarkable ‘Casa Rural’ (an upmarket Bed&Breakfast in Spanish terms) But to describe it just as a B&B wouldn’t be fair. It’s current owner, Manuel Morales Jódar refers to it as a home that opens its doors to guests who want to admire and experience the beauty and history of such a unique place.

El Palacio de San Benito was owned by Mr Morales’s family  but in the 60’s it was sold by his grandmother. As an homage to his family and region, Manuel Morales de Jódar acquired the property in 1997 and together with Carlos Marañón they began the restoration and new construction of the property.

The many years of abandon and the different uses this building had, made this recovery difficult and costly. Elements of the family palace, which had been demolished years before, supplied materials to the newly-built annex, resulting in a balance between the new and the old, where original elements from different eras make up the history of a new building, The comfort and the highest technology of the 21st century joins with history and traditional craftsmanship.

El Palacio de San Benito
Credit: The World of Interiors
El Palacio de San Benito
Credit: The World of Interiors
El Palacio de San Benito
Credit: The World of Interiors
El Palacio de San Benito
Credit: The World of Interiors
El Palacio de San Benito
The World of Interiors January 2016 Cover
El Palacio de San Benito
Credit: AD España
El Palacio de San Benito
Credit: AD España
El Palacio de San Benito
Credit: AD España
El Palacio de San Benito
Credit: AD España
El Palacio de San Benito
Credit: AD España
El Palacio de San Benito
Credit: AD España
El Palacio de San Benito
Credit: AD España
El Palacio de San Benito
Credit: AD España

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

Images:Ricardo Labougle for The World of Interiors & Belen Imaz for AD España

CLJ Home : a chic takeover

To mark the launch of its inaugural fabric collection, interior lifestyle brand CLJ Home has taken over Salvesen Graham’s showroom in the most beautiful way. Pretty fabrics with chic patterns, a soothing palette and carefully chosen accessories have created a fresh, timeless and fun space that brings the sunshine even on the cloudiest London day.

CLJ Home takes over Salvesen Graham's Showroom

 

The Slatcane collection , a classic hand-drawn cane printed in 100% linen. Two designs: Slatcane light and Slatcane bold. Complimentary Plains in each of the nine colour ways.
The Speckled collection, printed in 100% linen, is inspired by Speckled ceramics
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Aloe Greens from left to right: the Speckled collection, the Plains collection, the Slatcane light and Slatcane bold

CLJ Home has its origins in South Africa where the CLJ Home founder – Charlotte Lawson Johnston – was born.  She has vivid memories of her mother creating beautiful memories on a shoestring. Charlotte studied at the New York School of Interior Design and then textiles at Central Saint Martins in London. After working for some of England’s leading interior designers, she then held an apprenticeship at a London based textile and wallpaper printing factory. It was here that she gained hands-on experience printing on the factory floor and where she would eventually go on to print her first collection for CLJ Home.

CLJ Home takes over Salvesen Graham's Showroom

CLJ Home takes over Salvesen Graham's Showroom

CLJ Home takes over Salvesen Graham's Showroom CLJ Home takes over Salvesen Graham's Showroom CLJ Home takes over Salvesen Graham's Showroom

For fabric swatches or orders visit http://www.cljhome.com or email info@cljhome.com

Pictures : CLJ Home & Salvesen Graham

Discover more about Salvesen Graham HERE