Category Archives: Neo-Baroque

Josep Maria Sert

It wasn’t until recently, over a vacation on Mallorca, that I came to fully appreciate the genius that was Josep Maria Sert, a decorative painter from Barcelona (1874-1945) renown for his extravagant Baroque murals commissioned for the decoration of public and private buildings. His talent was in such demand that he traveled the world, completing […]

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Puttin’ On the Ritz

 Now if you’re blue and you don’t know where to go to, why don’t you go where fashion sits? Puttin’ on the Ritz Puttin’ on the Ritz, a turn of phrase coined by Irving Berlin in 1929 for the song of the same name, was a slang expression to indicate “dressing stylishly”, inspired by London’s […]

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In the latest issue of Architectural Digest Chilean-born interior designer Juan Pablo Molyneux conjured an exuberant confection of blue-and-white for the dining room of an old friend and client who purchased a 1920’s Spanish-Colonial-style villa sited on a dramatic bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in tony Pebble Beach, California. This isn’t the first time we’ve […]

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