One of the values of having an extensive collection of books and magazines is that on days like yesterday, cold wet and miserable, if I'm not working I can browse.
I had rediscovered this room in Andalusia a couple of weeks ago but today whilst looking for something else I spotted it again and it occurred to me that it was as beautiful to me today as it was twenty-five years ago.
The ingredients of this room are elegantly unpretentious: the client according to the decorator, Jaime Parlade, "had insisted on a predominance of white linen in the drawing-room (I lined the white curtains with pink to give a lovely light). The room began to assume the atmosphere of retour aux colonies, with the ivory table I had found in Jaipur, India, the the delicately-coloured cushions made from antique pieces of carpet."
A lovely light sums it all up, really, and your own eyes can limn this room better than I can.
Photos by James Mortimer and quotation, Jaime Parlade.
From The World of Interiors, January 1984.