In the hushed halls of high-end interior design, the Scalamandré name stands for nearly cinematic artistry.
Founded in 1929 by Italian immigrants Franco and Flora Scalamandré, the firm quickly established itself as the go-to resource for historically accurate reproductions of fine silk fabrics, almost all created in the company’s own mill in Long Island City, New York.
Since then, the company’s decorative textiles have graced the State Rooms of the White House, the curtain of the Metropolitan Opera, and the halls of the finest homes in the world.
Tell us. What’s your favorite Scalamandré print?
Historical references and quote excerpted from Scalamandré: Haute Décor by Steven Stolman
Few interior design schemes can capture the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and still feel avant-garde. Unless it’s the Viceroy Hotel in sunlit Santa Monica. Like a starlet whose beauty never dims, this boutique hotel beguiles with provocative color, witty details and undeniable sex appeal.
This unexpected yet ever-so-refined atmosphere is what attracts natives and nomads alike. Well-heeled and equally well-dressed, they gather nightly to wine, dine and unwind.
Just off the lobby, the Cameo Bar beckons with an intriguing menu of decidedly grown-up cocktails. Drinks in hand, the crowd flows seamlessly from indoors to out, spilling onto the candlelit pool deck to lounge in one of the signature cabanas.
Nestled against the backdrop of soaring palm and high hedgerows, these irresistible cabanas make you feel cosmopolitan and charismatic. Both glamorous and comfortable, they become a destination in and of themselves.
Dazzling color, enchanting cabanas and an expansive pool. We loved the ambience so much, we thought it was the perfect place to showcase our inspired 2015 outdoor furniture collections. You can recreate the look at home just as we have here. Then you can escape to the glitz and glamour of L.A. anytime you want.
Explore more iconic Hollywood style in A Star is Born: Hollywood Regency Heads Outside. And tell us, where do you like to get away?
Pin your favorite featured looks from the Viceroy or visit our Pinterest board for more inspiration.
Cafés have long lured creative thinkers. Take some time to sit back, enjoy the view and let yourself be inspired.
Of his adopted city, Hemingway called Paris a “moveable feast.” No doubt he was referring to the fascinating flow of humanity observed from his café chair.
From Amsterdam to Rome, some of the best sights in Europe aren’t tourist destinations like museums or cathedrals. They’re the constantly changing views that can be observed from the vantage point of a café chair.
Coffee culture has its origins in Turkey, so it’s no surprise that the first coffee house opened in Istanbul in the 14th century. After reaching Venice three centuries later, cafés began percolating throughout the rest of Europe.
These days, coffee chains can be found on practically every corner of a busy downtown, but initially, it was the unique character, languid pace and exchange of ideas that drew students, expatriates, writers, artists and revolutionaries. It’s not hard to imagine Rimbaud lost in a poem amongst the din or van Gogh sketching the rough drawings for a masterpiece.
Even if you don’t live in a bustling metropolis, you can still recreate a café atmosphere at home.
Our Paris Bistro Collection beautifully authenticates the bent rattan design of French café seating.
Capturing the charm of an outdoor bistro is our elegantly shaped wrought iron Rivoli Collection. For a decidedly Mediterranean flair, our handpainted Italian tables will make you feel like you’re tucked into your own quiet courtyard off the Piazza di Spagna.
Each of these sets enlivens an outdoor space with café style, sure to make your own space feel like a moveable feast.
Pin your favorite of the featured café looks or visit our Pinterest Board for more inspiration.
When 30 degrees feels warm, you know it’s been a rough few weeks. Stir crazy and sick of our sweaters, we’re ready to get outside.
March may be coming in like a lion, but we can dream. And we can also light a fire. So grab your cashmere throw and a warming drink. It’s time to gather round a roaring fire pit and bask in the moonlight.
Adapted from Food & Wine
To make this drink extra delicious, try an artisanal rum like the Tahitian Vanilla Bean Rum from Charbay. Made in California, it’s one of a few available rums distilled in the United States in a classic Alambic Charentais Pot Still.
2 ounces melted vanilla bean ice cream
2 ounces boiling water
1½ ounces vanilla-spiced rum
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
In a mug, mix the ice cream with the boiling water and rum. Garnish with the nutmeg.
This is our quick cure for cabin fever. What’s yours?