Sunday, October 18, 2009

over the top interiors....



Bergl, Duquette, Marchiori....sigh.....images of their work are always in my mind...



....influencing my own work and consultations I have with clients and decorators.



These first two images are from two rooms done by J W Bergl in the Schonbrunn Palace in Austria. Here is a link to see a panoramic view of the entire room.



This is the lacquered hall from the Hotel Claude in Paris....



Look at the scale of this classical motif salon....




...and the layers of trompe l'oeil fabric behind the bed....


Tony Duquette was synonymous with asian decor and high drama.


This is Duquette's drawing room at Dawnridge...


..more classic Duquette...


Carlo Marchiori, Venetian by birth, settled in California over a decade ago and brought with him the best of european decorative art.




Carlo not only built Ca 'Toga, but painted all interior murals as well....



His work stopped me in my tracks when I first saw it featured in a magazine I picked up in Venice.


Let me know who has influenced you with your decorating style..!

17 comments:

Fauxology said...

They are all incredible but those last two pics...sigh. What beauty! An "influence" to me is Caravaggio -- the way he mastered several art disciplines. Or maybe I like his bad boy ways... :) Another gem of a post!

home before dark said...

Jaw dropping indeed! Just finished reading More Is More about Tony Duquette. Better than the first! I think visions of sugar plums in my head were planted by Henry James and Edith Wharton. My love for upholstered rooms came from Laura Ashley and the Big Hair Drapes by Mario Buatta. Wish I could paint....sigh!

Theresa Cheek said...

Regina, hard to resist those bad boy artists isn't it!! Yes, I DO love Carlo Marchiori....have talked to him on the phone even. Glad you enjoyed the post.

Theresa Cheek said...

HBD-Yes. More is More is....well...MORE Duquette!!! I do love Mario very much as well. Thanks for checking the new post.

stencil helen said...

These last two posts are so you, I could imagined you having a hand in any one of those interiors and I enjoyed the road trip through Texas.
I was once very influenced by an all white library by David Hicks. He replaced all the book covers with white vellum.
I liked many of the stencilled interiors created by UK artists Antonia Spowers and Lyn Le Grice. The artistry in Blakes hotel was stunning. Mural artist Graham Rust is pretty fab too. I think my fave is Renzo Mongiardino, his Roomscapes book is a delight.
Oh, I've just posted about your lovely work on Design Inspiration.

Style Redux 2 said...

Fabulous post-I am overwhelmed by the beauty. The Tony Duquette and Hotel Claude are amazing. I have been most influenced by Charlotte Moss and Mark Hampton I would say.

Theresa Cheek said...

Beth, I love the quote from Charlotte Moss stating she will not work with a client who has bad shoes or uses polyester napkins!!

Theresa Cheek said...

Helen,
I think Graham Rust is pretty fab too!!! I could do a whole post on Mongiardino alone...and plan to in the future! Speaking of "fab", I couldn't help but do a post on the "Fabulous Helen Morris"!!

ParisBreakfasts said...

Wonderful imagery!
You would perhap like Merisi's Vienna for ideas..
Do you know it?

Theresa Cheek said...

Carol,
Thank you for the link. The Vienna pictures are wonderful. Thanks for stopping by!

Trouvais said...

What I would do to get my hands on a few scraps (well, frame-able remnants)of the antique panoramic wallpaper, top photo! Have always loved the "collector style"...follow your nose decorating. Trish

Theresa Cheek said...

Trish.
There are dealers at the Paris flea market that have remnants of Zuber and Dufour papers....they start at around 300.00 US for a piece about 8 x 12 inches. I always go through them and love looking at the colors....sigh

Theresa Cheek said...

Trish.
There are dealers at the Paris flea market that have remnants of Zuber and Dufour papers....they start at around 300.00 US for a piece about 8 x 12 inches. I always go through them and love looking at the colors....sigh

Marie Vanesse said...

Hey, Theresa, thanks for this wonderful post !
I didn't know J W Bergl's work and it's amazing !!!

Theresa Cheek said...

Oh Marie,
I could go on forever about Bergl's work...glad this post helped others find him.

Lynne Rutter said...

thanks for that link to the bergl panorama! it's amazing. i must add it to my bergl tribute!
http://www.lynnerutter.com/2008/01/jw-bergl-bohemian-muralist-in-vienna.html

i just love his work and i wonder why there are no decent books on him.

Theresa Cheek said...

Glad I had a Bergl link for you. Between the two of us, we should have all documentation on Bergl out there! LOL!

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