I'll admit I'm drawn to small paintings because it's so easy to enjoy them in all sorts of settings; they are portable and work on top of chests, on a console, as part of a larger grouping, and here in Kristen Panitch's effortlessly chic L.A. home, in a window.
Last year Kate wrote about the Panitch house and its refreshingly restrained scale, so I won't post all of my own tear sheets here. But I want to draw attention to the homeowner and designer's flair for arranging objects. Hope it inspires a little weekend experimenting.
BTW: Gerard Colcord is the architect originally responsible for the Panitch house. Click images to enlarge. Elle Decor, June 2005, photos by Grey Crawford (but I've cropped them!)
Mrs. Blandings reminded me about another vignette we both admire; a wonderful use of a small painting propped in front of a mirror. She kindly shared her tear sheet. It is believed to be from SA, circa late 90s.
And an afterthought: Schuyler Samperton's mix -- a precious painting with photographs on a vanity -- is such a favorite. In Style, spring 2005.