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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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How does your Garden Grow?

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How does your Garden Grow?

   How do you like your garden? Wild and untethered? Or a resolute expression of man over nature?  At Parrot & Lily, we have always believed that space limitations should never translate into limited imagination. There is no reason why a standing container garden wall on a balcony can not be inspired by Hadrian’s villa.    On the left is a hydrangea bush at Chateau Auburn in Brittany and on the right is a small but intense potted topiary in Grasse.  Our mind often finds symbols of stability and peace among the daily presence of things that we love and...

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A stage to welcome- The Nursery

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A stage to welcome- The Nursery

  After all what is a nursery if not a stage to welcome the little one, a sanctum of warm moments and comfort for the baby and the mother and definitively a template for the first memories.  Psychologists believe that the most essential memories, disposition and outlook are catalysed in the nursery years. After all, who doesn’t have memories of their mother picking them, caressing and laughing. Or their fathers making silly faces.  The nursery is a warm place and a start not just for the baby but also the parents. The Nursery you give your child is the life you’re inviting...

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The Kitchen

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The Kitchen

Pour bien cuisiner il faut de bons ingrédients, un palais, du coeur et des amis. -Pierre Perret   To cook well, one may need good ingredients, a palate, a heart and friends but one also needs a particular room. Today we are turning our heart to the heart of the house- The Kitchen.          Click here to explore: Foot stool, custom shelving, armoire From memories of childhood homes to aspirations of future abodes, a kitchen is often part of life’s stories. It is respite for the host and merriment for the guests. It is often a social space...

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