1.16.2015

KITCHEN KITTY



 I recently styled kitchens for 
Atlanta Home and Lifestyles
annual kitchen design winners.
This one serendipitously
came with a delightful model!

Photographer:  Lauren Rubenstein
Styling: Me



1.09.2015

Object Lesson #1

Whenever my mum visited the grocery or pharmacy,
I went along,
Only to head directly to the magazine stand.
I crouched on 
the stacks and perused the tomes
while she did the shopping.
At some point,
I got the Nerve and Had the Cash,
to purchase, for myself, a copy of Architectural Digest magazine,
and I suppose it came out of the blue....
We were at the chemist,
recently partnered and newly known as a Drug Store,
and while neither of us could make heads or tails of that,
I could tell my mother Really didn't quite know what to make of my purchase.
It cost $5.95, which was a lot of money,
 especially then,
 especially for a 10 year old.
I'm still not sure what came over me,
 some sudden breath of independence and statement.
I took it home and savored it.
But, the only thing I remember in Detail about that issue
is this photo of Pauline de Rothschild.
in suede everything,
looking absolutely glorious at the bottom of her fabulous stairs.


I had no clue who she was, really.
Years later, I saw this other photo and lost my heart.


Saw a soul that was me in another body,
one so lucky enough to live a life of dreams,
and Eventually, I realized these two women were the same.
So, Pauline Potter,
 who married to become Pauline de Rothschild is this woman.
Her attention to detail and degree of perfection slayed everyone,
even Cecil Beaton,
aka Rip-Van-With-It,
who saw and done it All.
This recent article in the World of Interiors,
shot by Horst in the 60's,
still looks fresh
and offers alternative views of this small, miraculous, wondrous 4 room apartment in Paris,
her private quarters.






12.03.2014

Rooms of Their Own


Just the LOVELIEST.....

A wonderful piece of writing,
by Esteemed Writer/Blogger/Raconteur
concerning a recent project of mine.
My job is EASY
with clients like this!



11.08.2014




Lydia and Robert Mondavi, Jr.'s lovely coastal home
in South Carolina

Photography:  Erica George Dines
Styling: Thea Beasley

9.24.2014


This month's Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
She is delightful...
as is Caroline Normack's work in her home.
It's a true collaborative effort,
good friends, great design ideas,
making a super sweet space!



In print.... Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles
September 2014
Styling.... Thea Beasley
Photography.... Mali Azima

7.04.2014



April 2014 Cover
and
Feature Story
Atlanta designer Melanie Turner's Rosemary Beach project
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Styling:  Thea Beasley

6.28.2014



July 2014 Cover 
and Feature story
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
Photography: Mali Azima
Styling: Thea Beasley

11.24.2013

Sunday Morning Eye Candy.....



A film to commemorate
"Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!'
exhibit

10.29.2013

10.05.2013

In the Asylum

"Nurturing, sarcastic, and lethal if double-crossed.....
Nothing seemed to faze her. She had worked in display for years,
 and she'd seen it all:  the booze, the dope, the tinsel,
 the laughter, the glue-gun burns and the fairy-light electrocutions."

.......could just as well be the description of a day in my life!

Home from a fabulous Coastal sojourn,
I awoke with the scratchings of a sore throat.
I know it's still warm and sunny, 
but technically it is Autumn and my body responds
to seasonal concepts 
instead of the actual weather,
Which is why it would do me no good to live in L.A.,
but that's another storey.

In my mail upon return,
I was be-gifted by the lovely Pamela,


He is the genius agent provocateur with humour,
fashion sprite with a bit of a bite!
He's FAB!

So, bed bound,
I delved in and by page 14,
I was in hysterics!

Seriously,


How could you not want this man to be your best friend? !!