Hi Everyone! I'm Crystal from Plush Palate and it's a pleasure to meet you if we haven't already met! I'm thrilled to be here not only because I adore Paloma and LDV, but because the place I've scouted for today's 'Fabulous Room Friday' seems to be riddled with signs and coincidences! Read on and I'll explain...
First of all let me introduce you to, or if you're already familiar, reacquaint you with the the work of San Francisco based interior designer and stylist, Gary Spain. I'm a big fan of his for the way he brings unexpected twists of whimsy and a sense of humor to traditional spaces. For example, I love the way he's paired a formal antique sofa with playful decor like that oversized ball of yarn. Then, classic pieces like the bust, which normally reads as serious and stuffy, is instead used for a sense of humor and placed by a contemporary drapery pattern. As for coincidence #1? The irony of the designer's last name being 'Spain', as Paloma is off in Barcelona celebrating her 5th wedding anniversary with her hubby!
A more detailed shot of the sofa reinforces Gary's eye for masterful juxtapositions. The white of the upholstery, tulip table, and ceramic vases is the common thread that ties the various styles and eras into a harmonious composition. Balance and proportion at it's best! As for coincidences #2 and #3? Do you see that darling little pillow that says "Rue 420?" Well, my birthday just happens to be April 20th (4/20) and for the real kicker....on Tuesday I made a big announcement on my blog about a new endeavor of mine....check out Rue Magazine!
Gary Spain, I think this room was destined to be mine! xo, Crystal
Earlier this week, Crystal shared some very exciting news with her readers. She is launching a new online magazine called Rue! I am elated for my sweet friend and know that the debut issue will be spectacular. She has poured her heart and soul into it and if her blog is any indication, the magazine is sure to be fabulous. Congratulations, Crystal!
Every Good Wish,