I’m so excited to share with you the project that our resident home expert, John De Bastiani of John De Bastiani Decoration and Design, had been working on for 18 months straight. It is now currently being featured in the latest edition of New England Home magazine (http://www.nehomemag.com/article/global-warmth). New England Home showcases great homes from [...]
The different legs of Louis’s: From left to right, Top row: King Louis XIV, King Louis XV, King Louis XVI. Bottom row: Style corresponding to its king: Louis XIV, Louis XV, Louis XVI
The Legs of the Louis’s by John De Bastiani I am tackling this week what feels like one of the most notoriously confusing parts of French Decorative Arts: the different leg styles named for the different Kings of France. Most of the different monarchies in France played an influential role but to keep it simple, [...]
Missing Paris!! We’ll learn about the 3 different French leg styles tomorrow in John’s post! Source: nolitimeree
For the love of toile! One of John’s secrets for the home!
For the Love of Toile by John De Bastiani Toile has made a huge resurgence in the last 10 years. I remember the first time I noticed toile. It was used in Blue & White as wallpaper in a kitchen. It was like I had always known of it - it was somehow familiar to me; [...]
One of top home designer John De Bastiani’s favorites - agate ware.
By John De Bastiani I discovered and fell in love with Agate Ware on a trip to Europe in 2002. I was visiting a friend who was taking a Sotheby’s Art History course in London. While there, on one of many antiquing outings, we visited a tiny shop on Pamlico Road that was recommended to [...]
An example of John’s beautiful work. I wish my home looked like this!
The handsome and talented John De Bastiani.