Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
“The Ritz hotel in Paris is auctioning off 10,000 pieces of furniture and decorative objects. The hotel, founded in 1898, reopened two years ago after four years of renovation. The hotel’s first bathtub is among the items being sold by auction house Artcurial between 17 and 21 April”
This is my favourite sort of sale. You get very attractive, built to last and well maintained items for what are normally quite low prices. The gorgeous chairs from the Windsor Suite are estimated at 2 to 3 thousand euros. They’d look wonderful here, but this year we’re finally doing the dining room, so all our energy and funds have to go towards that.
Speaking of which, I’ve been going through wallpapers again and saw something that’s just wonderful by Cole & Son. It’s clever in that it works sort of as a low border. So it’s the average size roll but you lay it sideways instead of vertically. Then you paint above it the colour of your choice. Here it is: