Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Barn Beauty

Very excited to see this Connecticut farmhouse in the Wall Street Journal, which was revamped by architect Doug Wright who lives in Maplewood and New York designer Fawn Galli. Their combined know-how resulted in updating the existing structure (circa 1830) and adding this fabulous black painted barn with walls of glass. The 6,000 square-foot project was done for a New York couple and their three teenage sons who spend weekends here. Simply stunning. Check out the article here.


The walls are whitewashed and the sisal rug is painted white, which is a great way to make the art and furnishings pop.

Some of the furnishings and accessories are switched out seasonally to keep the house ready-to-go year round, said Galli, adding, "When things started feeling too grandma, we mucked it up a bit."


The velvet upholstered banquette spans 18 feet. A ledge was added behind it for art and drinks.

A twin size day bed is in the kitchen. Brilliant! Wright had the floors painted red then aged to match the patina finish throughout the rest of the house.
   
In the contemporary addition, Wright kept things old-world by incorporating re-used baseboards, trim and floor planks.

There are few window treatments in the house to keep things modern and open to the outdoor scenery.
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Seeing white

These simple, oh-so-pretty vases arrived yesterday. I've owned two of the tall, narrow ones for years. They are on my living room mantle and make me just as happy today as the day I put them there. Minimal at its best. Each piece is signed by the artist. Available on the website also here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fred Meylan

The home/ studio of French fashion photographer Fred Meylan is perfectly imperfect. With its battered walls and worn floors, it serves as a gorgeous backdrop for some of his best photos. If you speak French, you can hear him discussing the studio HERE, but even if you don't it's fun just to see him walking through this great space.


 




  


 




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Go Dexter

Love Michael C. Hall's style. Not sure if this house is still on the market, but if I had an extra few million I'd grab it.



Love all of his accessories.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Brian Ferry

Came upon these photos taken by Brian Ferry celebrating Starbuck's 40th anniversary. The pictures made me think good thoughts about the cool weather coming (as if that's possible). Sitting here in my flip flops willing the warm days to last just a bit longer. Look silly, but I'm determined.








 
The photo above isn't part of the Starbucks campaign. It is from one of Ferry's interior projects, but I just loved the bar set up so had to include it. Easy to imagine a Starbuck's cup sitting here anyway.
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