I bought the August \ September copy of Vogue Living yesterday.
Of course whilst I am not buying any magazines for a year, I make an exception for this one because I post it to Raina in Colorado. So it is not really for me. Incidentally, I had a real magazine buying urge on the weekend and I sated it by looking at the Vanity Fair website. Easy.
I don't know what has happened to Vogue Living but it is much improved. Well I do know actually, they have relaunched it and have a relatively new editor. It is thicker (over 1 centimetre - wow!) and mercifully not nearly as Sydneycentric as it has been in the past.
(Did you know my husband invented the term 'Sydneycentric'? Every time we hear it in the media or in conversation he says to me 'I invented that term 20 years ago. And I get no credit for it at all'. But I digress).
This Vogue Living has a feature on John Derian's two homes, and a special on Istanbul, including the home of a Turkish designer called Zeynep Fadillioglu. This is a bedroom in her house:
And then the south of France 'bolthole' of Jaqueline Morabito:
This bathroom..... I love the way the bath and basin are part of the walls and floor.
If I could have my way in my house all our walls would be rough plastered. (Apologies for bluish pics, having tech problems today).
Even the entrance stairwell has the patina of age.
Happy weekend to you all. Spring is coming to Melbourne and the sun is out and I have lots of little projects to do around the house this weekend.
And thanks for your thoughts and nice comments about my son's night terrors. I have turned the heating off in his bedroom and it is making a huge difference. He is cold, but happy.