Room 2: The Wonky Staircase

Hi all! So I’ve decided to go on to the next room now as there isn’t really anything else I can specifically identify in Florence’s lounge room. The “wonky staircase,” as Florence called it has a mixture of some cool and interesting art pieces so this should be fun too! In the US Vogue article Florence said she likes to think of this area as her “Renaissance corner." 

Watch this space! :)

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Room 1:

Gustav Klimt: The Complete Paintings, Tobias G. Natter

I recognised one of the books sitting on Florence’s coffee table as a Klimt book, and I am pretty sure that it’s this one! This book looks SO amazing - it features a catalog of Klimt’s complete works and all of his correspondence.

Florence often says her style and music is influenced by Klimt, as you can read here.

Florence did a Marie Claire shoot in 2012 and I think that it was incredibly reminiscent of Klimt’s style of painting! So beautiful: 

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Room 1:

Keith Haring at Robert Fraser Gallery, Keith Haring, 1983.

I actually FOUND IT! It took some sleuthing, but this intriguing work that is hung prominently on Florence’s lounge wall is by Keith Haring, an artist who lived and worked in New York in the 1980s. He was a social activist and his art responded to 80s New York street culture.  

The work was sold at an auction house in London in 2011…one guess as to who bought it!

Even though I’m not a fan of this particular artwork, it’s really cool to see how vast and unpredictable Florence’s interests are - it’s obviously what makes her such an exciting and inventive artist!

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Room 7: Bathroom

Onto the next! The turquoise in the bathroom is absolutely gorgeous. I love the beautiful textiles Florence has hung everywhere. Also, I for one would LOVE a candelabra attached to my bathroom wall. Wow. Again, there won’t be much to blog about in this room but I will give it a go! 

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Room 5: Bedroom Detail

William Oldham on Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, edited by Alan Licht

Yet another book owned by Florence! This is a biography about a man who acts under the name Will Oldham, but performs as a singer under Bonnie 'Prince’ Billy. He was part of the world of indie rock and alternative cinema and has been close friends with the likes of Bjork and Johnny Cash.

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Room 3: The Fireplace Room

Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen.

This book is perched on Florence’s fireplace! I recognised it almost instantly because we sell the whole range of Barnes and Noble Leatherbound Classics at the bookshop. They are so beautiful.

For those who don’t know, Jane Austen was a fabulous English novelist who wrote romantic novels with a good dose of irony and wit during the 18th and 19th centuries (and she’s probably my all-time favourite author). Sense and Sensiblity is about the lives and loves of the Dashwood sisters - Elinor and Marianne and the problems of being ruled in love by your heart or your head.

Florence has tweeted a photo of herself reading Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen by Sarah Jane Downing, so she obviously enjoys Austen’s books and the Regency period!

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Room 4: The Kitchen

The Kitchen is the next room I will be looking at! It’s such a bright, open and sunny space. I love the sky light. I also love Florence’s big wooden table and all of her flower arrangements - very welcoming! There isn’t really very much for me to identify in this space, but I am looking at a couple of things. I’m pretty sure I know one of the paintings that she has pictures of on her fridge (it’s a favourite of mine)!

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