A bar and smoking area we created at the end of a large aubergine lacquered dining room by making double sided bookcases to divide the room - the round dining table is unseen on the other side of the bookcases at the right. This was one of the first jobs I ever did, from the late 90's, and the clients were great! The bookcase idea came from de la Renta's NY apartment (I think originally inspired from an apartment belonging to Grace Dudley), and the beautiful lacquer color was inspired by a brilliant scheme of an apartment I had seen in AD, done by Mario Buatta. Decorating is a lot of borrowing of different ideas, so it's nice to give credit where due.
One of my favorite bedroom schemes from a NY pied a terre apartment I did for west coast clients in the April issue @housebeautiful Thank you @loof39 ! I love this shot showing the mix of patterns.
Harrie the day the stork brought her.
So Hill Country doesn't look super hilly to me (at least here), but they supposedly have THE best barbecue, which I intend to investigate and confirm next trip.
Deep in the heart of Texas!
Best day of tennis ever. Thanks Beck and Chad!
Still so much snow.
Spent two hours just getting out of Manhattan this afternoon. Nothing puts me in a bad mood like a parade!
Thank you @housebeautiful @sophiedow @loof39 and @sengamortimer ! Happy to see this corner of my lovely clients' living room with the beautiful mandalas by my favorite artist @julia.condon
Snow day breakfast - delicious scrambled eggs and sourdough toast with strawberry jam. Thank you @christopherspitzmiller and @sheepyridgeranch !
Congrats Susan and Eliza! Love the whole spread. I want that @sisterparishdesign fabric on the sunroom sofa!
Big weekend for Harriet. After a sleepover with Ruby, George and Zoe, she met her new friend Kessey, a Picardy Shepherd whom I may have to steal.
With the excitement of Martin from the Simpsons I exclaimed, "Ah the first crocus of spring!" Thankfully Nelson and the other bullies were not around to hear.
Thinking of my grandmother, mother and sister today and so many other women who made a difference in my life.
Thanks @alexahamptoninc for lighting the fire to greet us on our arrival. Best seat in the house - SDTM though
U. Club tonight. Congrats to @jbriansawyer @david_kleinberg and @charmossny ! Quite a nice evening in tribute to your achievements recognized by @nysid
All I need is a gypsy turban and some hoop earrings
Subway entrance ad for Kong, Skull Island stopped me in my tracks. Felt like I was nine again and seeing King King for the first time. God I hope Kong wins this time around! @thomasbolen_ @philip.bolen can you say Hell Yes! @hbolen you need to come home for this one.
Thinking of sun and summer today. And naps and rose...