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The many ways to Louis XV

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The many ways to Louis XV

Just as there are many ways to love, many ways to travel to the same place or many ways to enjoy mangoes, there are many ways to employ the Louis XV style. A quintessential Louis XV bureau de dame in the style of Zweiner Jansen Successeur. Adorable brass cast putti whisper their secrets to their faithful companion, alluding to the private nature of a lady's desk. The desk features three private compartments and a hidden drawer, along with a secret nook tucked in somewhere, for the romantic or the nefarious. Click on the photos to explore.      Apart from lending his name to the style of...

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There was a cat

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There was a cat

Long ago there was a cat Who swallowed a ball of yarn And when the cat had kittens They all had sweaters on

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June, she'll change her tune

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June, she'll change her tune

What is so rare as a day in June?Then, if ever, come perfect days;  Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune,And over it softly her warm ear lays;  Whether we look, or whether we listen,We hear life murmur, or see it glisten... 

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A Study of The Study

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A Study of The Study

Though we love our flamboyant French pieces, from time to time we need more severity. It is the English styles that lend themselves to this end. From adaptations of French rococo to the use of Chinoiserie lattice work, English interiors consort with the world but stand distinctly English.  We recently made some of these distinctive pieces and could not help but muse on the charms of a traditional study. Irish forest green and dark wood stains, a desk composed to receive years of patina, tilt-top tables for a game of whist, armchairs exuding the charm of a post-war salon. Have we stirred your imagination yet? ...

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The Dining Room

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  In the morning it is a way point, in the afternoon it is a reunion and in the evening it is the site of unfurling.    It is always 'who' is around the table and not 'what' that makes the evening. But at Parrot & Lily, we feel a well considered dining room can foster togetherness at every meal.Dining rooms are traditionally a separate chamber but most people these days live in more open plan flats. In any case, it is important to create a separation between the dining space and the drawing room, specially for formal or intimate dinners. Some thoughtful furniture...

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