I started catching up on my reading list last night, and was particularly taken with this Manhattan apartment belonging to Bunny Williams’ protege, CeCe Thomspon. I adore the mixture of impeccable antiques and modern shapes finished off with a little southern charm (CeCe’s originally from Texas)!
I must admit, I’ve never been a huge fan of canopy beds (the thought of dust kind of freaks me out) but the Lulu DK fabric is so refreshing and far from uptight – I think it would be well worth the regular steaming efforts! And did you notice the picture frame with CeCe as a baby and her mother, sitting in front of a picture of her grandmother? It’s such a wonderful way to incorporate multiple generations into one memory!
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Michelle Armas Elk One Print // Pottery Barn Red Sicily Vase // William Sonoma Wood Vase //Jayson Home Bottle Vase // Terrain Cracked Glaze Bud Vase // Terrain Verdigris Julep Vase // CB2 Pony Sprout Chair // Home Decorators Aldridge Extendable Dining Table
While perusing Domaine last night, and I came across this gorgeous dining room designed by Nate Berkus. I was instantly smitten by the impeccable mix of textures and genres; from the rustic wood table to the glamorous velvet chairs with their sexy brass legs, and the lovely mix of pottery combined with the “algorithm-like”(?) art is just genius! While this apartment appears to have a million dollar view of Chicago, the bones of the room are simply white walls and floors – a very attainable starting point!
Are you a fan of mixing different styles of furniture, decor and art?
While I’m sure Candace Bushnell’s Greenwich Village abode isn’t anything new to many of you, I had completely forgotten how much I adored the living room! Situated in a 1920’s apartment building – reputedly built for bachelors making their millions on Wall Street – the 11 foot ceilings and arched windows are quintessential pre-war Manhattan architecture.
I love the soft pastel color palette, gold-leafed accents and antique French furnishings paired with a few unexpected touches, like the leather Moroccan poufs! The glass coffee table keeps the space open, but if it had been me I would have gone with something a little bit more modern – the Barcelona Coffee Table perhaps? – to mix up the periods and styles just a tad bit more.
I love finding images I had somehow mentally lost track of and falling in love with them all over again! Do you ever find yourself doing the same?
Greek revivals are by far one of my favorite styles of architecture for a country or beach house, and this one located in the quaint town of Sag Harbor is an absolute gem! Belonging to fashion designer Beth Blake of THREAD (love their bridesmaid dresses!), and her family of four, the abode boasts classic historical features notorious to Greek revivals, and an updated color palette, resulting in a home that is both current and classic – the best combination in my opinion!
Regarding the aesthetics, Blake said: “We wanted it to feel like your grandmother lived there—but a grandmother who had really great taste.” My own grandmother is my creative muse and backboard for many of my designs, so I absolutely love this description!
The carved details on the staircase is exceptional, and I adore the vintage daybed on the landing – the perfect spot to curl up and read a book on a rainy day! I think the steps are also important to note, as they’re a great example of what to do when the floor boards need to be replaced. It looks like the wide wood planked floors in the rest of the house are original and in great condition. Trying to stain the steps the same color as the floors is virtually impossible,so choosing a completely different finish with a matching banister is a great alternative!