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April 02, 2013


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I think we've all had our moments of obsession with the work of Benjamin Dhong. But I just can't shake my desire to look at his work. Which is really heavy praise when I consider myself a talented designer. 

What is it about his spaces that I love? They are both outlandishly luxe and restrained at the same time. Each piece is exquisite in its own right... but there's a quiet sphistication as well. Nothing is overdone even though on their own merit each piece is carefully designed, collected or selected.

His rooms are lyrical, beautiful and completely livable. We share an appreciation for pile fabrics, antiquities and patina. And there's something to be said for adding a black occasional piece with gilded accents to a room. Instant wow! 

Now, unfortunately, I am truly and completely obsessed with the chinoiserie daybed at the top. Ideal for nurseries, guest bedrooms or libraries. I need one. His was sourced from Michelle Nussbaumer's Ceylon et Cie - one of the best shops here in Dallas. I'll have to nudge Michelle to see if she can find another one on one of her many journeys. 

For now... enjoy a little more Benjamin here

What the beautiful people are saying...

Hi Franki! I always love stopping by to see what you have going on! It's like chatting with an old friend! Great posting on such an amazing talent! Very luxe indeed!

OMG the mirror in the 2nd pic...wow!!!!

I have to agree picture 2 is wonderful small area packed with a punch ...the gold mirror against grey patterned wall paper.

Our leather furniture is custom built in Dallas, Texas. Each piece is
handcrafted to your specifications of size, color, style, and comfort. We have 11
grades of leather in 88 colors. Delivery within 2 weeks on all in stock leathers.

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