Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Preview: Land of Dries, Diamonds and Darkness

I spent a bit of time in Antwerp over the holidays. 
It was like falling into a Hilary Mantel novel.

It was cold.
It was foggy.
It was wet.
(All photos by LBG.)

It was velvet.
It was brass.
It was leather.

It was meat.
It was marzipan.
It was potatoes.

It was decadence.
It was depravity.
It was Dries Van Noten.

And it was darkness.

I'm working on a post about it now.
But I wanted to check in with everyone and wish you a Happy New Year.

More soon,

x/Lisa

Heads up...I caught the Antwerpian design bug and I caught it bad.
(Back in Los Angeles.)

17 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Did you glimpse Poirot in the shadows?

Lisa Borgnes Giramonti said...

Pamela Terry and Edward:
Ha!

Raquel Halloway said...

The photography and settings are beautiful. Especially like the candles and how you caught the lighting so well.

WMM said...

looking forward to the full post after you whet our appetites! that building is seriously cool! Antwerp goes on the list! happy new year! looking forward to 2014 and the publication of your new book!

Lisa said...

always happy with new LBG!
LSA

Emily said...

Ooo can't wait. Belgium.....dreamy I'm sure!

Frances said...

Thank you for this beautiful New Year's greeting. I have never visited Antwerp (or even Los Angeles) but think that they must be two very different places.

Very amusing to see how you are adapting your home to an Antwerp flavor. What do you do with the sunshine?

xo

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Happy New Year :-)

dervla kelly said...

oooh i'd like to catch that design bug too, give me a dark candlelit room any day ... books in the background a bonus.

Lisa Thomson said...

Great pic's! I look forward to seeing more from Antwerp. The weather there is very similar to my home in teh Pacific Northwest.

home before dark said...

Glad to see someone else coming to the dark side of the force. All white/neutral rooms have given me chronic irritation syndrome. Looking forward to seeing your world of triple D's.

Katy said...

OOH looking forward to this - Antwerpian design looks right up the LBG design alley!

katygilmore said...

OOH - Antwerpian design looks right up the LBG design alley!

laura Madalene said...

What beautiful places you visited there. The Church and some of those houses looks like doll' houses, they are just gorgeous! Glad you had such a wonderful holiday, and have so many memories to treasure. modern house design

Angie Muresan said...

Oh my goodness! I love what you did back home in LA, Lisa.

Lisa Hjalt said...

This post makes me a little homesick but also happy. Antwerp was my adopted home for two years and we have so many fond memories of the city.

Thanks for sharing ... and happy new year!

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