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Michael S. Smith in Belgravia 8

Eye candy from the October 2009 British House and Garden….

gorgeously bejeweled salon…

sapphire and indigo and teal and gold and amber

all masterfully mixed against polished Venetian plaster walls

described by the designer as “watery, mossy, pale green and luminous”.

Michael S. Smith in Belgravia 6

One of a pair of George II carved giltwood sconces

above a Tang dynasty, painted pottery horse…

that frame the doorway to the dining room…

Buccellati Pendant…
These rooms just made me think of
1stdib’s jewelery section…
Also check out Tony Duquette jewelry here

Michael S. Smith in Belgravia 7

Michael often asks his clients to tell him the story of the home they want.

The American clients imagined ” It was to be chic, to have influences of the

thirties and the fifties; a home of connoisseurship in which the likes of

Noel Coward and Cecil Beaton would be at home.”

Michael S. Smith in Belgravia 9

Michael S. Smith in Belgravia 2

Léon Bonnat’s “Samson’s youth”  painting in the front hall

glowing amber on walls and pillows…

sapphire-purple in the rug…

Cecil Beaton Drawing room Vogue Living Houses Garden People

Cecil Beaton’s drawing room

recreated at Ashcombe

Vogue Living Houses, Garden, People