Inspiring Me This Week, Pt. II

The second installment of a different format for sharing what's on my design-mind: an image-based collection of various sources of inspiration that have come to my attention recently and held it.  Some of these may evolve into the longer, more researched posts I've typically dedicated to one material resource in the past.  Though the post styles different purposes, this version feels a little more like a real snapshot of what's swirling around in my creative thoughts at the moment.  I hope you enjoy!

Victorian Parasols

Parasol from bride's ensemble, ca. 1872.  From the Museum of New Zealand.

Parasol from bride's ensemble, ca. 1872.  From the Museum of New Zealand.

1880-89, probably French.  Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

1880-89, probably French.  Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hand painted porcelain ball handle.

Hand painted porcelain ball handle.

Parasols from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Parasols from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

American beaded parasol, ca. 1870.  From the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

American beaded parasol, ca. 1870.  From the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Carved ivory handle from French manufacturer, Dupuy, 1868.  Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  

Carved ivory handle from French manufacturer, Dupuy, 1868.  Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  

Amethyst pug knob and leather case from French manufacturer Betaille, 1900-10.  Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Amethyst pug knob and leather case from French manufacturer Betaille, 1900-10.  Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Japanese Cloisonné Enamel from the Meiji Period

Available through Sotheby's.

Available through Sotheby's.

Three vases:  center signed Ando Jubei, available at 1st Dibs, right signed Kin'unken, available through Christie's.

Three vases:  center signed Ando Jubei, available at 1st Dibs, right signed Kin'unken, available through Christie's.

Detial of  large vase, available at 1st Dibs.

Detial of  large vase, available at 1st Dibs.

Detail of enamel and wire work, from OnlineGalleries.com

Detail of enamel and wire work, from OnlineGalleries.com

Charger, available through Christie's.

Charger, available through Christie's.

The Meiji period spanned from Jan 25, 1868 – Jul 30, 1912.


Edward Bulmer's Restored Queen Anne House

Foyer

Foyer

Music room fireplace.

Music room fireplace.

Music room.

Music room.

Master bedroom.

Master bedroom.

Master bedroom.

Master bedroom.

Guest bedroom.

Guest bedroom.

Kitchen, looking out to conservatory.

Kitchen, looking out to conservatory.

Master bathroom.

Master bathroom.

Guest bathroom.

Guest bathroom.

Guest bathroom.

Guest bathroom.

All photographs by Lucas Allen for House & Garden, published May 16th, 2018.

Katy Rosenthal