Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Blue and White Perfected

Bunny Williams

One of my favorite blue and white living rooms by the incomparable Bunny Williams in her home in Punta Cana. The room is layered yet not cluttered. Her use of scale is wonderful, especially the blue and white ginger jar on the library table with the foliage - a very dramatic focal point. Lots of blue and white Chinese porcelain. I love the uncovered windows bringing the outdoors in. The striped rug lends a casual note.

Off to Press Day at the DC Design House today and looking forward to it.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Patience - The Kate Spade Cloverdale Rose Bowl at Last!

Michelle Adams
After being featured in Lonny several years ago in the bedroom of Lonny's founder Michelle Adams, this Kate Spade Cloverdale rose bowl (at that point already retired by Kate Spade) became a much sought after item, to say the least. Bloggers were posting their DIY versions all over the internet. I was determined to snag the original.

These are the two versions it came in

One day I was browsing my HomeGoods and spotted the cylindrical version. It is now happily ensconced in my office.





Still determined to find the rose bowl version,  I checked eBay every once in a while. The other morning I found it, and happily it was on Make An Offer, which I immediately did and won it.

In mint condition, and at a great price too. It arrived yesterday and I'm still thinking about where it will go in my house. It is absolutely gorgeous!

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Chinoiserie Entryway

Mark D. Sikes
An incredible entryway with framed Chinoiserie panels and a sky blue skirted table with an orchid in a blue and white Chinese porcelain planter. An odd sculptural piece hiding behind the table.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Scale

Mary McDonald - Veranda

One of my favorite things about Mary McDonald's style is her sense of scale. In this beautiful dining room,  traditional furniture, rug, chandelier, and art are made much more modern and dynamic by the use of very oversized ginger jars on the skirted table, massive blue and white Chinese porcelain lamps and blue and white Chinese planter on the sideboard,  and a huge potted palm.