Laufen Bathrooms: Wow.
Swiss manufacturer Laufen was one of our sponsors for #BlogTourNYC @Modenus. In today’s post I want to share some helpful links and my personal thoughts regarding the product and company. Spotlighting any brand on Couture Chateau is something I take very seriously as you, our faithful readers and clients know. Discretion does not shout from the rooftops. Trust is hard won.
That said, I am absolutely delighted to share today about Laufen. Their partnership with Kartell and Designer @ is a win-win.
Fresh off Blog Tour New York, I am delighted to ponder how you, our valued clients and friends, can incorporate some of the products we had the honor of learning about first hand. Today’s post centers on one of the #BlogTourNYC sponsors: Mr Steam. We were treated to an incredible private steam at Aire Ancient Baths.
With Wyoming, Idaho and California Mountain projects swirling on summer drafting boards, my team and I discussed several ways we could incorporate this technology seamlessly into your multi-generational, multi-use, family ranch or mountain estate. We narrowed it to five (5) overall design schematics.
Let me know which you prefer and what your thoughts are. I love this part of being a Designer. As you well know, creativity and Read More
Here are two short quick videos highlighting two beautifully different components of #BlogTourNYC.
THIS is why I love Design. From the elite workings behind the scenes of Kips Bay Decorator Show House which for 43 years has raised funds to support real children with hands on help:
to the curated support of brands like WilsonArt who make it possible for student designers from around the country (this year they partnered with Appalachia State) to attend trade shows and gain valuable experience and exposure:
Enjoy. Get inspired. Share. More of these bite sized nuggets to come.
Make sure to note the details:
Mark Sikes use of wicker in the Dining Room, red gingham, and playful trim with simple potted plants on consoles, layered blue and white dishes…
Alessandra Branca’s use of modern and traditional art, upholstered walls, casual linens mixed with incredible florals…
Have a blessed day. Enjoy your coffee or tea. Drink from a beautiful cup. Call a friend.
xo Ann McD
Designing space for your multiple generations is not always easy or seamless. Sometimes we find generations have different thoughts about style, function or even what constitutes Luxury Design in the moment. At Couture Chateau my team and I spend a great deal of time learning about the best design has to offer so we can educate you, our cherished client base. Once we educate, it’s time for edits.
Here is where wisdom comes in to play.
I like wisdom. It designs. It listens and learns. It also chooses. And edits fiercely.
How to share our newest discoveries so you can wisely edit? Tough call. There are so many. Over the next two weeks, we are compiling blog posts so you can glean the best and leave the rest. Here is a quick run down from our most recent trip.
During Design Week, we traversed the country from San Francisco to New York courtesy of Modenus and touched base with:
A quick reminder today as my team and I are working on a multi-generational project. The Next Gen needs real, not perfect.
Share who you are in your space, let it morph and flex under the beauty of books read and friends reclining en suite.
Have a blessed day.
the quality of behaving or speaking in such a way as to avoid causing offense or revealing private information.
There is something to be said for not shouting the price. Legacy Philanthropic Lifestyle Design understands why.
There is also something to be said for understanding the cost. Legacy Philanthropic Lifestyle Design understand how.
There is a difference. Wisdom contains it.
I am from the Bay Area these days, less travel, more home. More virtual, less hustle. As a Decorator by trade, Designer by heart, I watch and long to pour into my clients and friends the lessons learned at discretion’s feet. The blessings that discrete curated processes of design provide to life and limb, mind, body and soul.
Curated discreet spaces. The kind that hold and nurture not the kind that scream and shout. The kind that build legacy and curate hope, not the kind that scream “look at me, I’m designed!”, the kind that breed safety and acceptance not the kind that shout judgment and condemnation.
Space changes us. Designed space really changes us. Cathedrals and prisons are designed spaces. Ponder that for a minute. At the core, someone somewhere understood that space designed changes people.
If I could give my next gen Designers one thing: Discretion. If I could give my “why isn’t my design business working” friends Read More
How We Decorate a Family Trust Owned Property over the Internet
Decorating a home is complicated enough. Add some storied family history, a new family member, a new board appointed trustee by way of Grandfather and the next generation with ideas of green vegan living in a changing environment and the mix can become toxic. What was once a lovely destination cabin on the remote plains of the middle west used for hunting and fishing is now the epicenter of Family Battle Chapter #13, all over a set of Quilts and the next phase of use: green living.
Capable of destroying legacy and leaving shrapnel for generations, this simple plot is enacted hundreds of times over in varying degrees in board rooms and over skype calls in Small Family Foundations world wide every month. Does not matter if it’s the America’s version of the middle west or a Yurt in the middle of Turkey. Seriously. The issues are the same. Legacy intersects children with trustee and/or wife and/or over authority and stuff. The story is as old as Abraham. Older actually… Read More