For years, I’ve been hooked on the evolution of Pamela Pierce’s wonderful French inspired interior designs. And yesterday, I received my first issue of Milieu magazine and was so excited! After writing a blog about Milieu a few weeks ago, I decided to subscribe personally and now I know that a new friend will arrive periodically in my mail box and put a smile on my face every time.
I’ve been thinking a lot about Milieu and the fabulous designer at its helm, because as I was researching the Milieu blog, I discovered that so many of the ideas in my idea book (we all have idea books, right?) were Pamela Pierce designs. I’ve been a fan of Pamela Pierce’s since I first spotted that iconic Houston house, decorated so beautifully for Christmas, in a 2003 issue of Southern Accents Magazine. Do you remember it? I devoured every page and those little sheep have been imbedded in my memory forever!
I’ve since learned, of course, that this was Pamela Pierce’s beautiful home in Houston that she has been meticulously updating over the years. Unknowingly, I have watched the evolution of her style and realized that at every turn, I love it even more than the last one. And although she has evolved the look of her house, I would still happily use some of her signature older pieces today, because her style is classic, universal and always appealing.
My idea book was brimming with pictures from Pamela Pierce’s next Veranda feature (with gorgeous photos by Peter Vitale), when the designer gave up the over-sized slip covers for a more tailored look.
Fast forward a few more years to Veranda’s most recent coverage of Pam Pierce’s home (photographed by Laura Resen) and what do we have? A whole new chapter in my idea book, about paring everything down to its simplest element, and mixing gorgeous textures, shapes and eclectic “objets” to bring together a cleaner, crisper, leaner look without all the layering that we previously saw.
Possibly the most interesting evolution, I think, has been to watch Pam Pierce’s subtle changes in her kitchen. And I kid you not, each one of these made it into my idea book! I finally looked at them all one day and realized that they were the same kitchen!
I’m so excited that by discovering Milieu magazine, I managed to uncover all the links in my idea book to one very talented and inspiration designer out of Texas, Pamela Pierce. What do we owe her for the most? Possibly our love of Biot and Anduze jars, that she so beautifully uses in all of her interiors, to this day. Last week, we had a fabulous shoot at Huff Harrington Home. I don’t want to spoil the surprises from our talented photographer, Mali Azima. But here’s a little sneak preview of what she shot in a corner of our store.
Pamela Pierce, I think you would approve!
Ta ta …
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