Monday, November 9

Old Freinds and More...

First a huge thank you to everyone for all of the emails and well wishes over the weekend, I am truly touched. I am feeling much better — thank you. I spent most of the weekend curled up with a cup of tea and a stack of books. For me, books are like old friends; they are always there to comfort and delight when you need it the most.

I was once again charmed by Jeffrey Bilhuber’s book Defining Luxury. I love that he views luxury as essential to every life well lived, a way of appreciating and sharing our joy in existence—so true!

Whenever I am in New York I stay at 70 Park Avenue, designed by Jeffrey Bilhuber. It feels very much like my own little Park Avenue pied à terre. Not only are the rooms well appointed, but also the guests are served complimentary wine in the living room each night. And even better, it’s an affordable stay by New York standards.

70 Park Avenue designed by Jeffrey Bilhuber

Enjoy a few photos from Defining Luxury. And, don’t forget about the Editor at Large Contest and Your Chance to Have Your Work Published! Until November 25, 2009, you have an opportunity to submit your BEST interior design project to The Editor at Large (allthebestcontest@gmailcom). Winning projects will be showcased in The Editor at Large Projects Database and emailed to publications of your choosing. Click here for all the details!

Book photos by Trel Brock


Anne said...

So happy you are feeling better.

pve design said...

You must know the poem "The land of Counterpane" by Robert Louis Stevenson
which is one of my favorite poems as well as images of a pleasant land of counterpane in a bed full of toys, books and things to feel better by.

ALL THE BEST said...

Thank you Anne and Patricia! YES, a wonderful poem!

ALL THE BEST said...

When I was sick and lay a-bed,
I had two pillows at my head,
And all my toys beside me lay,
To keep me happy all the day.

And sometimes for an hour or so
I watched my leaden soldiers go,
With different uniforms and drills,
Among the bed-clothes, through the hills;

And sometimes sent my ships in fleets
All up and down among the sheets;
Or brought my trees and houses out,
And planted cities all about.

I was the giant great and still
That sits upon the pillow-hill,
And sees before him, dale and plain, The pleasant land of counterpane.

mary said...

Oh, Thank you so much for finding the Robert Louis Stevenson poem. It was one of my favorites growing up, and "The Swing" and "My Shadow"....Great start to my day. Glad that you are better.

Southern Aspirations said...

Such luxury. Does the trick to make anyone feel better. Glad that includes you now too. :-)
Ahh so many books to buy.

Karena said...

So glad you are better Ronda! These images are a glimpse of Jeffrey's work and genius!

klarakapucine said...

Dear Ronda,

Thank you for your ever inspiring blog. I wonder if you can help me out. I remember one of your blogfeeds with a link to a county-fashion link.(a great looking online catalogue with countrylife pictures, Scotland perhaps?) I searched but couldn't find it. Do you know what I mean and can you send me an e-mail?

thank you.

Thank You For Asking said...

I still have the well-used R L Stevenson book I grew up with. I also loved the illustrations by Gyo Fujikawa.
Thanks for the Jeffrey Bilhuber photos. I can't wait to check out 70 Park Avenue!

Iñaki said...

I am currently very much obsessed with red furniture!

ALL THE BEST said...

Is this the link

sasha said...

very nise)

Renée Finberg said...

i love the carpet !!!
what a happy room it makes.