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Currently Obsessed : Chateau Gudanes

Chateau de Gudanes | Rosemary on the TV

Chateau de Gudanes | Rosemary on the TV

 

Chateau de Gudanes | Rosemary on the TV

Now…there are fixer uppers, and then there are fixer uppers. Can you imagine buying a three hundred year old French chateau and restoring it? Because that’s exactly what one Australian family is doing in the south of France right now. A quick history lesson for you.

Chateau de Gudanes | Rosemary on the TV

Chateau de Gudanes | Rosemary on the TV Chateau de Gudanes | Rosemary on the TV Chateau de Gudanes | Rosemary on the TV

Built in the early 1700s, Chateau de Gudanes, located in the small village of Chateau Verdun, was designed by neoclassic French architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel, known for designs like Petit Trianon – the small chateau at Versailles that Louis XVI gifted to Marie Antoinette. The Marquis de Gudanes threw lavish parties attended by the likes of Voltaire and Diderot.

Chateau de Gudanes | Rosemary on the TV

Chateau de Gudanes | Rosemary on the TV

Chateau de Gudanes | Rosemary on the TV

Much later, the chateau was purchased by a foreign investment company that planned to turn its 94 rooms into 17 luxury apartments. APARTMENTS. Can you believe that?! Of course, they were denied the permits to do so, since the chateau is a class 1 historical monument, so the company let the house sit and decay for years before finally putting it back on the market.

Chateau de Gudanes | Rosemary on the TV

Chateau de Gudanes | Rosemary on the TV

Chateau de Gudanes | Rosemary on the TV

Chateau de Gudanes | Rosemary on the TV

Then, after four years of sitting on the market, Karina and Craig Waters purchased it and embarked on a full restoration of the house and ‘le parc’ – the 12 acres of land surrounding the chateau.

And THANK GOD for them, they set up a website, Facebook page and Instagram so we can follow along too.

{ images via Chateau Gudanes }

Currently Obsessed: Loren Hope Designs

Loren Hope Designs | Rosemary on the TV

Loren Hope Designs | Rosemary on the TV

Loren Hope Designs | Rosemary on the TV

Loren Hope Designs | Rosemary on the TV

Loren Hope Designs | Rosemary on the TV

Loren Hope Designs | Rosemary on the TV

 

My birthday was Saturday (24 again!) and I decided to buy myself a birthday present – a Loren Hope Designs necklace from Proposals here in Little Rock. I’d seen the girls posting her jewels on Instagram and Facebook and fell a little in love.

Loren Hope Designs | Rosemary on the TV

 

I got myself the above necklace, but that led to a little online research about Loren Hope and what I found was her Palm Springs-inspired Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook, and now I’m officially obsessed with this line. I’m particularly fond of her use of green and coral together – two of my favorite colors.

Loren Hope Designs | Rosemary on the TV

So, of course, I need all of these pieces. Or at least one. If you’re in Little Rock, be sure and check out Loren Hope jewelry at Proposals Boutique!

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Currently Obsessed : Veronica Valencia for Barn Light Electric Co.

Veronica Valencia for Barn Light Electric Co. | Rosemary on the TV

Barn Light Electric Co. has long been a favorite of mine. Their fun-yet-industrial lighting collections always make me drool. But recently, I stumbled upon their collaboration with the creative mind behind designhunterLA, Veronica Valencia.

Veronica Valencia for Barn Light Electric Co. | Rosemary on the TV

Veronica Valencia for Barn Light Electric Co. | Rosemary on the TV

I can’t deal with how much I love this collection. The mix of bright, happy colors on industrial styles might be my favorite thing ever. I want these lights in every room of my house.

Veronica Valencia for Barn Light Electric Co. | Rosemary on the TV
Veronica Valencia for Barn Light Electric Co. | Rosemary on the TV

Check out the Barn Light Electric Co. website for more styles. And be sure and take a peek at Veronica’s gorgeous blog (unless you actually need to be productive today, in which case, PUT DOWN THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY SLOWLY). And if you’re digging the images above, check out the photography blog of Ala Cortez here.

Veronica Valencia for Barn Light Electric Co. | Rosemary on the TV

See more here.

These are just a few of my favorites. I need, I NEED, that yellow pendant hanging above my kitchen sink. Which one is your favorite?

New Domino. Let’s discuss.

review of the new domino magazine | Rosemary on the TV

 

It’s Tuesday, which means the new reincarnation of Domino hit newsstands today. Have you picked up your copy? I rushed out to get mine right away, and I’ve gotta say – I’m a happy girl! I’ll admit I was a little skeptical, especially after the last resurrection of my all-time favorite mag was such a disappointment. Last year, they slapped together two issues of rehashed content, pulled directly from old issues, bound in a fancy, thick gloss paper and played on our emotions by selling it to us for $13 a pop.

review of the new domino magazine | Rosemary on the TV

 

Yes, I bought it anyway. But begrudgingly. That tactic might’ve worked on a less iconic magazine, but the thing about Domino is this: Many of the people who loved Domino…like, LOVED it. We have every back issue filed away. We own the book. We’ve pinned every image. We’ve reblogged our favorite rooms. I can identify about 90% of the images that appeared in old issues of Domino at a glance. So no, a rehash of old content wasn’t what rabid Domino fans wanted.

review of the new domino magazine | Rosemary on the TV

 

We wanted new stuff. And finally, they listened! This newest reincarnation is led by Michelle Adams and Robert Leleux of Lonny. Adams worked under Deborah Needleman at the original Domino. All I know about Leleux is that he wrote a great book and when he signed my copy at the Arkansas Literary Festival, he gushed about my “fabulously southern name” for awhile. We’re total besties, obvy.

review of the new domino magazine | Rosemary on the TV

 

Anyway, this new Domino is a quarterly pub in that same fancy paper as the rehashed “special editions.” It makes it feel a bit more permanent, like it will hold up on your bookshelves for years. As if they know that Domino fans save all their copies. It also is surprisingly empty of advertising like the special editions. The mag is bookended with Target ads on the front and back inside covers, and other than a few house ads promoting the website, there are no other ads inside. Which is lovely!

review of the new domino magazine | Rosemary on the TV

In terms of content, all the stuff you loved about the old Domino is still there. Scouting, Nesting, Decorating, and even a beefed up Entertaining section, which I particularly enjoyed. I also liked the addition of a “Small Spaces” column, which featured the studio apartment of Lauren McGrath (love her). Art direction is exactly as before, down to the fonts, arrows and layouts you’re used to.

review of the new domino magazine | Rosemary on the TV

 

In Domino’s signature style, the featured homes run the gamut from over-the-top glam (India Hicks castle/home) to low-key minimalism.

review of the new domino magazine | Rosemary on the TV

My one complaint (if I can even call it that) is the strange way they sort of featured everyone twice. For instance, Ali Cayne of Haven’s Kitchen has a home feature on page 100, and her home is featured on the cover AND the chef from Haven’s Kitchen curated the recipes for the “Soulful Feast” entertaining spread on page 42. And for some reason, they got a model to sit in Ali’s living room for the cover, rather than Ali (who appears on page 101 and is absolutely cover-worthy in my opinion). That same model appears on the Gift Guide opener.

Likewise, Lauren McGrath’s apartment is featured, as is the office of Lucky Magazine editor Eva Chen…which was designed by Lauren McGrath. The Destination feature details a trip to Tangier, while there is an in-depth decorating feature on Tangier’s Grand Hotel Nord-Pinus further back in the mag.

See what I’m saying? You might not even notice it if you’re quickly flipping through the magazine, but it was very apparent to me. If Lauren McGrath was being featured, why wouldn’t they save Eva Chen’s office for a later issue? It comes off as either lazy or as though they couldn’t find enough varying content.

Meanwhile, I poked around on the new e-commerce website, which went live last Thursday, but it seemed to have a few bugs and issues that still need to be worked out, so I’ll keep my comments to myself for now.

Overall, I’m thrilled with the outcome! What say you? Love it? Hate it? Whatever?

 

Currently Obsessed : Harland Miller

I want…no, I NEED one of Harland Miller’s Penguin-classics inspired paintings. He creates these large scale works with original funny names and as a book lover, I NEED one of them framed over my piano.

I would kill for a print, but just check out Courtney Cox’s huge original painting. I die. I DIE!

 

{Top image here. Harland Miller prints here. Courtney Cox image here.}

 

Currently Obsessed : Road Trips

Shall we?

(PLAYLIST!)

I recently read a cute book about driving across the country and it made me want to go on a road trip. Where would you be sure to stop if you drove coast to coast? Time lists the Top 50 American Roadside Attractions here. I wouldn’t miss Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo or the Shoe Tree in Nevada.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13

 

Currently Obsessed : Anek

I’ve almost got my kitchen planned out and as soon as it’s not 110 degrees every day, I’ll summon the energy to start. In the mean time, I’ve fallen in love with the artwork of Anek, all perfect for a kitchen. I might have to order a few prints soon…

Aren’t these great? All hail Etsy for giving the people their affordable art, amen? All images via Anek’s Etsy shop.

Currently Obsessed : Kari Herer

I’m mesmerized by these gorgeous botanical prints by Kari Herer right now. All available and super affordable in her Etsy shop.

Also loving the original drawings paired with flowers. Check out her Etsy shop here and view more of her gorgeous photography on her website here.


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