This streak of gorgeous weathers feels more like August than the middle of May…but I will take it. We are heading up to Rhode Island for the weekend to get in on this summer fun.
Does summer bring out your arsenal of brightly colored clothing? Does it remind you of popsicles, beach balls, sun tan lotion, and wild fun? The below rooms are packed with color, whimsy, and do not take themselves to seriously, just like you!
Do you like your white linen dress to be crisp, not a wrinkle in your slacks, navy and white stripped bow tie to sit just so? These cool clean rooms may be a great jumping off point for you:
Is summer your time to kick back, relax, and let the sand fall where it may? If so, the rooms below are for you with their sparse furniture plans, slip covers, and sisal carpets.
One of my favorite west coast antique dealers is opening up shop in NYC. Time and time again, I have found beautiful high quality pieces at Lucca. The store showcases the owners appreciation of fine antiques, architectural elements and their passion for creating their own designs from old, found objects. Prior to their Tribeca store opening I could only gaze longingly at their LA store via 1st dibs. I now will be able to drool in person and so will you!
A few images to tempt/ inspire you:
8 am chandelier assembled from 18th, 19th, and 20th century parts with a beautiful finish.
Bleached wood arm chairs. I love their squiggly lines that run all the way down to their legs.
19th Century faux bois dining table and 4 arm chairs. Perfect for the backyard of your townhouse or the garden of your country/ beach home.
182 Duane Street ( Tribeca)
What’s Hot: D. Porthault has introduced a new pattern and I love it! My grandmother had D. Porthault linens all over her Rhode Island summer home and i have loved them since I was a little girl. They can be fresh and modern depending on the rest of the room. The patterns below are from the Delices Indiens collection. Both patterns are from archived 1970s designs with a palette inspired by the colors and spices of India.
“Team Players” – by Nate Berkus and Anne Coyle. I love the library. The clustered art work creates a cozy vibe in the library. Dark blue (Farrow and Ball’s Off Black) glossy paint always sets art off nicely. This room does it for me- comfortable and elegant. Ticking stripe on the settee, a simple tufted arm chair on wheels, the brass tables, lamp, and ceiling fixture, ikat throw pillow, all resting on a sisal rug. Perfection. The huge arrangements of peonies is also stunning. Great propping!
“Classic Training” New York City Apartment. The family room carpet is beautiful. Made by Shyam Ahuja, you can customize the colors. The bold graphic pattern is so sharp and clean with an element of fun. I go long on fun and am all for this carpet! Perfect for a new client of mine. The 19th century Russian chandelier, chocolate brown glazed Christopher Spitzmiller lamps, and Warhol make this a warm and inviting room.