I just found this on the NY Magazine website – the Design Maven’s map of New York – and thought I’d share. I’ll have to check some of these out next time I’m there.
The dining room is very simple and elegant.
Wood panelling in the entrance.
This is the gorgeous bar and restaurant that Kelly Wearstler designed at the Bergdorf Goodman flagship store in New York. I love the colours she has chosen for this space, they’re so fresh and modern, but also very glamorous and chic. Apparently BG wanted a space that would appeal to all ages, and I think she’s managed to accomplish that here. I think this project is also a bit of a departure from her ‘typical’ look, and she’s shown that she is capable of mixing it up a bit.
I love the wall panelling here, the gold and black work like magic together. Notice the mermaid sconce on the wall to the left? It’s the same as the one used in the dining room in my last post. They’re from Jean de Merry. I’ve noticed she uses a lot of their lighting in her projects, including her previous home. I just wish I knew where she gets her lamps from…!
I think Kelly has a fantastic eye for contemporary art, and has a talent for merging them into interiors that have great verve.
The wallpaper is from De Gournay, and it works so well here. I love the combination of the pale blue with this apple green. It’s so fresh.
The sconces here are also from Jean de Merry, and are the same as those used in the living room in my last post.
I just love the mirrored panels here – and the colours she’s used.
These ‘sea urchin’ ceiling lights are fantastic. The cabinet at the back of the room is KWID design.
I’m loving these canopied armchairs. She’s used them in a lot of projects recently and are starting to look old already, but I love them used here in this intimate table setting. All of the furniture seen here was made for the project by Sunview Finishing in L.A. (for anyone in the area, their number is 323-954 9263). Apparently she uses them a lot.
Images are from the KWID website and from Hospitality Design magazine – April 2006 (vo. 28).
I picked up a copy of the latest edition of House Beautiful (USA) last night, and stumbled upon a design firm I had not heard of before – New York based Nathan-Egan. I thought I would share some photos I found on their website of projects they’ve completed. I love the colours they’ve used to create dark, moody and masculine interiors.
The living room is an amazing mixture of fabrics, colours and art.
The dining room is a symphony of pattern and colour.
I love the colours in the main bedroom.
I love this sitting room. The colours are so relaxing and a bit moody, but I love the arrangement of art on the walls.
I wish Sclaroff’s website actually had project photos on it…
They even make taxidermy look stylish.
I love the wallpaper (it looks like silk or seagrass to me), and the bright colours.
Another view of the master bedroom – I love the red striped fabric next to that chest of drawers.
Spare bedroom (my husband would never let me use that much toile in the house, let alone one room!!).
Love the kitchen banquette and the tiled floor.
A Francis Elksins side chair in the living room.
Andre Arbus cabinet in the living room.
Custom leather sofa and shelving by Fox-Nahem in the library.
Stunningly beautiful kitchen.
Super sexy master bedroom.
Here is another one that tickles my fancy, just a shame I didn’t get a chance to visit during my trip in NY. These photos are of the Rose Bar, Jade Bar and private Rooftop (see footage of NY socialite Fabiola Beracasa do a tour of the exclusive rooftop) at the new Gramercy Park Hotel in New York, designed by Julian Schnabel (previously a film maker) for Ian Schrager. Here is an article on him (with more photos) in the NY Times. I love the colours they’ve used, and just how different it is to anything else I’ve seen lately, very new and fresh. And the collection of art is to die for! Check out the photos below, I also recommend checking out the website for photos of the hotel itself, its quite eye catching!
Happy Friday everyone!
I’ve just been checking out the Anthropologie website which has been updated since the last time I looked. I was in there store while in New York and could have just about bought one of everything in there, I love that place! So I thought I’d share a quote for the day from their website that I liked.
“Imagination needs moodling – long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering”.
– Brenda Ueland.
Also, I thought I’d share this image from their spring home collection as I’m really loving lime and violet at the moment. Maybe I’ll try and find some more images over the weekend to share…
So, just wanted to rave a bit more about how much I loved New York….
Design-wise, it has to still be the capital of the universe for sure. I had so much fun just wandering the streets and checking out shops that are not available outside the US including Distant Origin (stockist of Chair Couture), Kate Spade and Anthropologie (where I bought a dress by Corey Lynn Calter – so cute! – see the photo of me wearing it) as well as heaps of fabulous book stores like Barnes and Noble, Strand (tones of 2nd hand as well as end of runs, great bargains to be had, and I’ve just discovered they ship overseas..) and Potterton Books (in the foyer of the D&D Building – specializing in rare and hard to find design books).
I picked up a few great finds, a great book on Andre Arbus that I purchased through an Amazon vendor and had delivered to my friends apartment (they won’t ship outside the US). What an amazing designer he was. His pieces are so timeless and graceful in proportions. The book is written in French (I’ll have to get my husband to translate it for me!) but the photos are amazing, and have inspired me to change the décor of our apartment…You can click on this link to see some of the designs that are currently in reproduction, or see 1stDibs for a selection of originals.
Speaking of the D & D (Decoration and Design) Building in New York, I spent an afternoon there, which I thought would be plenty of time, but with 18 floors of showrooms (a decorators paradise) I barely got through half! I did manage to check out some of the fabric and furniture showrooms including Clarence House, Quadrille, F. Schumacher (I checked out the Kelly Wearstler and new Jamie Drake collections up close), Brunschwig & Fils, Ralph Lauren, Holland Sherry, Donghia, Nancy Corzine, Kravet, Patterson, Flynn & Martin/Rosecore (for Kelly Wearstler’s rug collection, which is much more beautiful in the flesh), as well as the furniture collections of Maxine Snider and Jan Showers at Tui Pranich & Assoc.
All in all it was a fantastic trip, and I’m now counting down the days til we can go back again….
A few weeks back I had the honour of being the first designer in Hong Kong to view the newly launched uber luxe interior textiles collection from Loro Piana. For anyone who isn’t familar with this textile house, the family owned Italian company produces the world’s finest cashmere fabrics, along with other world renowned natural fibre fabrics. The new interiors collection consists of fabrics made from the finest cashmeres, wools, linens, cottons, silks etc. They are absolutely beautiful and sooo luxurious, and they’ve inspired me to post some photos that were in Elle Decor (US) a few months back, of the NY based fashion designer Zang Toi‘s apartment. He has used the Loro Piana cashmere on his sofa, trimmed with mink. I can’t think of anything more beautiful and indulgent to live with. I love this apartment, its so fresh and so light, and very Parisienne.
I won’t be able to post again for a few weeks as I’m off to NY myself, and hoping to have some great photos or samples to show all on my return.