Friday, April 16, 2021

Palm Beach Neutrals

Courtney Giles Interiors

 This lovely bedroom is from the newly opened Kips Bay Show House Palm Beach. Although we generally associate Palm Beach with lots of vibrant color, this is a wonderful example of embracing that style with a neutral palette. The palm wallpaper is Schumacher Blair House Palm. I especially love the scalloped linens. I spot a Chinese Chippendale chair and an orchid on the side wall.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Brass Sculptures

Gideon Mendelson

This pretty bedroom features a palm chandelier and brass accents. How do you feel about the brass sculpture above the bed? It caught my eye because Brian and Mika used them all over their house on Rock the Block. Did you all watch this season? Once again, my least favorite house won. The show should be renamed "How to Appeal to the Masses." Brian and Mika are local/Tampa, but not fans of their show or style. I absolutely adored Nate and Jeremiah's house. And BTW, I can't stand the brass sculptures. To me it is the worst of mid century modern design.


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Chinoiserie Kitchen

Alexander Interiors

This classic white kitchen goes Chinoiserie Chic with Chinese Chippendale rattan counter chairs and a blue and white Chinese porcelain vase. I love the green island.

Alexander Interiors

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Not for the Faint of Heart

Michelle Nussbaumer - House Beautiful

 After three days of tile guys at my house, the lanai and front entrance are done and drying. There was lots of drama with heavy thunderstorms and two inches of rain in the middle of it all, but the project is done. 

I am now motivated to replace my kitchen backsplash with something very high end, and was looking online for inspiration. I came across this kitchen and had to share it. I am far from a minimalist, but this kitchen is insane. Blue lacquer cabinets. Pink lacquer cabinets. A breakfast height waterfall at the end of the island. Elaborate black and brass hood. Full slab backsplash. Marble countertops. A rustic wood treatment above the cabinets. A patterned tile floor. A King Arthur and the Round Table chandelier. Lots of different metals. And don't miss the massive red mirror. 

I'm not sure what to make of all this. Your thoughts?

UPDATE : A follower kindly sent me another photo of this kitchen - it doesn't get any less weird.

Michelle Nussbaumer - House Beautiful

And I just found this.

Michelle Nussbaumer - House Beautiful

This is indeed the kitchen in Michelle Nussbaumer's Dallas home and was House Beautiful's Kitchen of the Year in 2019. Gobsmacked.

Michelle Nussbaumer - House Beautiful