The Inn at Hudson was built in 1906, a jewel of Dutch-Jacobean style. It was once a nursing home. These days, guests come by choice.
Fabric used to dress the walls is from Les Indiennes, along the spectral walk up the stairs.
Props to the Remodelista newsletter and the Noir app. It's very good at transforming an image's personality -- lots of fun.
A note: Travel writer Karen Brown has yet to fail me with her recommendations for lodging across rural Europe. For more than 20 years, I've used the hotels and inns in her travel guides to determine my stops along the way. They always seem to be the highlight of every visit.
Ok. Safe to pinch yourself now. à bientôt...Tatie
A note: The Camera Bag app gets credit for improving my photography in this post. Various filters bring out richness of color or nuance that I failed to capture. Camera Bag is just one of many great apps that are a lot of fun to play with.
The brown of the ancient pressed tin fleur de lys ceiling tiles grow fresh, sitting above washed white tile walls, at Iris Café in Brooklyn Heights.
I find restored bricks and brick walls to have a clean, fresh feel. The wall above, also at Iris Café, stands up well to the baroque detailing of old picture frames.
Meanwhile, back outside, the bricks and stones of a Victorian yard in Cornwall, England are made fresh by white cold frames sporting tender sprouts. Speaking of sprouts, stay tuned. Something fresh and fancy coming soon! à bientôt...Tatie
(La Poste is a frequent feature where I share some little bit of design or creativity found in my email inbox.)
Catching up on Remodelista newsletters, I picked up a little black and white goodness to share. Special touch: I saved the images with the Silver filter in my CameraBag app. This espresso machine took on a rich noir feel.
The façades of a couple of elegant Paris hotels look like deco-era photos, but both were only recently photographed. Sunlight throws a creamy finish on the masonry.
A couple of entryways, above and below, each beckon with a bit of mystery.
More intrigue: Tapers, like intricately turned wood, stand tall in mercury glass and tarnished silver candlesticks below. Framed by a battered old whitewashed door, a question seems to hang in the air.
I just may stick with a black and white palette in my craftwork this year. Ideas welcome. à bientôt...Tatie
La Poste is an occasional feature that showcases design and craftmanship from newsletters and blogs that I enjoy.
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