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Autumn Hues- Blue

Blue- sapphire, azure, aqua, teal, turquoise, sky, ocean, blueberry, chinese blue, baby blue, Lanvin blue, cobalt, haze, royal blue, Mediterranean blue, slate, denim, navy, marine, sea foam, robins egg, Tiffany blue.

Blue is contemplative, meditative, and depending on the shade can be energizing (deep blues) or relaxing and light ( pale blues). It conjures thoughts of water and sky. I often paint ceilings in the palest blue to raise the height of the room. Whether you go with a textured grasscloth on your walls, several slick shiny coats of paint, or just blue accessories it is hard to go wrong with this color.

Light Blue:

Cristina Cuomo’s house by Emma Pilkington features a study with pale blue walls ( and a fab etching by Cy Twombly)

Getting deeper….

This soft blue bedroom has a cool, feminine, eclectic feel.

A beautiful country house decorated by Miles Redd stays true to form with blue on blue stripe wallpaper in the hallway.  Hallways are important spaces through out a home and a great chance to try a wallpaper.

High gloss slate blue walls in a room decorated by Steven Gambrel look like water.  This is the perfect backdrop for all the dark wood furniture and brass fixtures.

Cadet blue walls look warm and inviting with saffron yellow drapes, a pickled/ bleached floor, and tortoise shell moldings. Delicious!

Deep Dark Blues:

This room, recently featured in House Beautiful, is grounded by the deep blue grasscloth on the walls.  I love the texture and color.

This blue is amazing! It seems to glow.  Anytime blue and red are together they make they other color feel richer. Room by Christopher Maya.

In a room by Ashley Whittaker we have a deep blue wall and bookshelves paired with pale orange and a rusty red. I love blue in a library.  It is totally enveloping.

This small galley kitchen is handsome in lacquered navy.

Another blue library featured in the recent Elle Decor ( Patricia Lansing’s) is fabulous.  The navy lacquered walls seem to recede and make the room bigger ( dark colors do this!) while the white sofa and blue and white zebra linen upholstered chair pop out at you.  I love this room!

Paint colors:

1.  Farrow and Ball Chinese Blue

2. Benjamin Moore Paddington Blue

3. Sherwin Williams Verditer Blue

4.  Dunn Edwards After The Storm

5.  Benjamin Moore Patriot Blue

6. Pratt and Lambert Blueberry Myrtille

All colors shown in House beautiful

Wall coverings:

1.  Phillip Jeffries Juicy Jute in Tantalizing Teal

2. Neisha Crossland through Stark Berry Flower in Marrakesh Blue

3.  Farrow and Ball Ringwold Paper BP1650

4.  Manuel Canovas through Cowtan and Tout trellis

Fabrics:

1. Gracieux through John Rosselli Serrano in Cobalt on Oph

2.  Chapas Textiles Safari in Sapphire Ochre

3. Robert Kime Palmette Blue- embroidery

4. Lisa Fine through John Rosselli Rambagh reverse in indigo

5. Celerie for F. Schumacher Bleeker in Twilight 23969260

6.  Celerie for F. Schumacher 711897

7.  Osborne and Little Papini F5851-04

8.  Chapas Textiles Vienna in Deep teal

9. Edelman Leather Shagreen City Lights in Blue Streak

Accessories:

1. William Sonoma Home bed linens with classic greek key embroidery in blue

http://www.wshome.com/products/p4000/index.cfm?pkey=csheets%2Dbed%2Dsheet%2Dsets

2.  Holland and Sherry custom embroidered pillow Java EMB 717

3. Blue and white ceramic lamp by Bunny Williams through Mecox Gardens

http://www.mecoxgardens.com/pageItemDetail.asp?RECORDID=12027

4. Peacock Rug by Matthew Williamson through The Rug Company

http://www.therugcompany.info/designer-collection/matthew-williamson/peacock-dark.htm

5.  Small agate napkin rings through Vivre.com

http://www.vivre.com/product/agate_napkin_rings_set_of_2

6. Daphne Blue Hollywood Regency chair through Madeline Weinrib

http://madelineweinrib.com/mw/furniture/HollywoodRegency-BlueDaphne.htm

7. Fez indigo dhurrie through Vanderhurd

http://www.vanderhurd.com/silk.php?t=silk&p=0&id=135

8. Matignon arm chair through TK Collections

http://www.tkcollections.com/bistrochairs_tables/armchairs/matignon/

9. Clinton Sofa in navy velvet through Jayson Home and Garden

http://www.jaysonhomeandgarden.com/product.php?productid=5947

xo,

S

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Autumn Hues – Yellow

Yellow- Saffron, butter, dandelion, daffodil, gold, corn, buttercup, sunshine, canary, citrine, grapefruit, maize, taxi cab. Yellow conjurs up a positive sunny feeling.  I have come to love yellow more and more and tend to mix traditional with modern for a youthful feel.  As I stated in a previous post regarding yellow two of the most celebrated rooms in 20th century interior design had bold lacquered yellow walls: Nancy Lancaster’s legendary London sitting room/office (shown below) and Babe and Bill Paley’s Fifth Avenue drawing room, decorated by Albert Hadley and Sister Parish. Let’s dive into some fabulously chic autumn yellow rooms.

The traditional approach:

We will start of with Nancy Lancaster’s famed yellow drawing room above.  This room was done by John Fowler in 1957 and would be just as stunning if done today.  Fowler applied numerous layers of glaze over a butter yellow paint.

Andrew Virtue drew his inspiration from Nancy Lancaster’s yellow room and created his own writing room ( on a smaller scale) at the Greystone Estate show house. This deep vibrant yellow works so well with burnt crsipy browns, greens, and plums.

A sitting room designed by yours truly.  When the sun sets in the afternoon the pale gold walls glisten ( custom paint color by Rollinson Hues).  A soft pale yellow is a great neutral backdrop for most colors.  We wanted to enhance the sunset so the reds, corals, pinks, oranges, and golds were introduced. The simple sisal rug keeps the room grounded and approachable while the scattered throw rugs add warmth underfoot.

One of my favorite rooms in a house by Architect Gil Schafer.  They used a slightly bolder yellow than I did and kept the furniture simply upholstered.  The antiques steal the show ( all brown wood always looks great against yellow). Beautiful! On a side note, Veranda and their new editor in chief Dara Caponigro selected and recently announced the winners of their second annual Art of Design Awards. Honoring design industry trailblazers whose work is both “innovative and timeless”. Gil Schafer won the award in the architecture category. Congrats!

The bedroom above by Jeffrey Bilhuber introduces a strong yellow as drapes for the bed.  How lovely to be cocooned in a yellow tent! I love the pale lilac paired with it.

Christopher Spitzmiller’s apartment is shown above as seen in Elle Decor. Yellows, browns, and teal blues keep the room fresh and modern.

One final Bilhuber creation.  The slightly more modern tufting on the chairs (loosely tufted rather than deep) and the yellow sign in this room off of the dark wood walls.

The modern approach:

Tone on tone yellows paired with black and white by Jamie Drake make for an exciting bedroom. I love that the base of this bed is upholstered in zebra. Very chic.

Kelly Wearstler created this yellow and black library for the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica.  Again we see tone on tone yellow paired with black, white, and mirror.  The bookshelves turned on diagonal and books stacked in opposite directions adds whimsy and a focal point when you walk into the room.

Another room done by your truly.  We needed to bring some life to this manhattan loft space.  With pale seafoam on the walls and grey suede sofa we brought in a strong yellow Oushak carpet and pops of yellow ( throw pillows and accessories) for life.

This room could be filed under pink, red, or orange.  I love the high gloss pink fireplace and I die over the silk ikat upholstered walls.  The yellow linen roman shades with crisp brown ribbon tape inset keep the room feeling clean rather than chaotic.

Yellow paint picks:

1. Donald Kaufman Collection #30

2. Ralph Lauren Goldfinch

3. Benjamin Moore Showtime

4. Farrow and Ball Babouche

Traditional yellow wallcovering picks:

1. Farrow and Ball BP 1928

2. Farrow and Ball BP 1632

3. Farrow and Ball BP 572

Traditional yellow fabrics:

1. Lee Jofa Oak Leaves in yellow BFC 3514-14

2. F. Schumacher Seneca Cotton Stripe 62982

3. Lee Jofa Hisari ikat in plum 2008136_909

4. Quadrille Simba beige on gold

Traditional yellow accessories:

1. Antique spool stool with Robert Kime fabric through John Rosselli Antiques

2. Antique Samarkand rug through Doris Leslie Blau

http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture_item_detail.php?id=448340

3. Christopher Spitzmiller Happy lamps in Butter with 23k gold water gilt base

http://christopherspitzmiller.com/lampdetail.asp?LAMPID=112

4. William Sonoma Home cashmere yellow throw in lemon drop

http://www.wshome.com/products/p126/index.cfm?pkey=ccashmere%2Dfaux%2Dfur%2Dthrow

5. Sharyn Blond table linens in Jardin pattern

http://sharynblondlinens.com/hand_table.html#2

6. Bee Line Home throw pillows through John Rosselli Antiques NYC

Modern yellow wallcovering picks:

1. China Seas Balinese Batik in inca/ gold

2. F. Schumacher Imperial Trellis in citrine

3. Manuel Canovas Trellis in citrine

4. Cole and Son palm leaves in yellow

Modern yellow fabric picks:

1. Lee Jofa Tulip in white/ yellow GWF-2622-140

2. F. Schumacher Katsugi in gold and mushroom 2620934

3. Lee Jofa Facet in Saffrom SC10049-1612

4. Ruby Green Mary in yellow

5. Ruby Green Marilyn

Modern yellow accessories picks:

1. Lippa armchair in yellow through Tonic Home:

http://www.tonichome.com/catalog.php?item=1511

2. Yellow geometric pillow through Pieces Inc.

http://piecesinc.com/yellow-geometric-pillow

3. Pink Jacket on Yellow 50″ x 50″ gloss on aluminum by Natasha Law through Voltz Clarke Gallery

http://voltzclarke.com/law/1.html

4. Yellow garden stool through Tonic Home

http://www.tonichome.com/catalog.php?item=1419

5. Jonathan Adler Carnaby Lamp:

http://www.jonathanadler.com/Carnaby-Hollywood-Lamp/?cat=0&initial=

6. West Elm Parsons desk in tumeric:

http://www.westelm.com/products/parsons-desk-with-drawers-f099/?pkey=e%7Cyellow%7C9%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C6&sku=1653740&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-Common%20Top%20Wide%20Rule%20What’s%20New

7. Yellow vases set of 6

http://www.mermaidhut.com/Prod-18-1-2604-30/Yellow_Vases_Assorted_Set_of_Six.htm

8. The Rug Company Sellarsbrook rug by Suzanne Sharpe ( The Rug Company also won in it’s category for the Second Annual Art of Design Awards by Veranda.

http://www.therugcompany.info/contemporary-collection/suzanne-sharp/sellarsbrook-yellow.htm

9. Vanderhurd Kafir throw pillow colorway 4

http://www.vanderhurd.com/hand_crafted.php?t=cushions&p=1&id=358

xo,

S

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Divine Living With Michael Devine

I love Michael Devine’s fabrics ( found in the john Rosselli showroom at the D and D) and have used them for everything (drapes, headboards, wall upholstery, sofas, chairs, etc). If you are not in the market for new fabric but want a bit of fun, take a look at these goodies he sells. Upholstered in fabric from his line he makes trays, picture frames, notebooks, and catchalls.

A laminated tray made from his Garden Folly fabric in sea

Laminated trays made from his Pinwheel fabric in azure and leaf

Laminated trays made from his Venice fabric

shown in: Blue, chocolate, and scarlet

Picture frames:

soft aqua: made from his Bagatelle fabric in sea

yellow: made from his Dottie fabric in straw

Napkins rings that are summer ready- made from his hand painted Ashley fabric

A notepad and pencil cup made from his Dottie fabric in graphite- so chic!

View more of his collection and purchase online at: http://www.michaeldevinehome.com/shop/index.php

xo,

S

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Treillage- finds at 75th Street

As I said in an earlier post, Treillage is one of my favorite stores. The space itself is beautiful- with two massive green painted doors that welcome you into the store. John Rosselli and Bunny Williams own it ( Bee Line home, John Rosselli antiques) and with their eyes searching for each piece you know you will find a special piece. Bunny Williams book “An Affair with a House” was one of the first design books I purchased. It chronicles her romance with her country home. Like the store, her country home is filled with beautiful possessions but the overall feeling is one of comfort. The store carries both antique and new pieces, indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting, and garden-wares.

A few picks from Treillage 75th street:

PILMCR-F
Chinoiserie Pilow

length:
20″
width:
20″
height:
diameter:
depth:
seat height:

Finely-crafted handmade vintage textile pillow

KA-10875-29
A neoclassical style carved and painted bench with overscaled scrolling arms above a platform seat supported by balls on platform bases

length:
96″
height:
38″
depth:
25.50″
seat height:
18.50″
weight:
0lbs

Painted in an antique gray distressed finish.

JR63423A
Pair of Steel and Upholstered Stools

length:
width:
21″
height:
18″
diameter:
depth:
16.50″
seat height:


AV22096
Bamboo Fretwork Center Table

height:
34.50″
diameter:
38.50″
weight:
0lbs

Hexagon center table with a black lacquer top.

ASI-BRA267
Bronze Grille Table

height:
22″
diameter:
21.50″
weight:
0lbs



RT2304
Deco Drinks Table

height:
28.75″
diameter:
19.50″
weight:
0lbs


SHAPTRLLGE3
Treillage painted wood conservatory table with a painted lattice top and slatted bottom shelf

length:
70″
width:
32″
height:
29″
weight:
0lbs

Copied from the original as purchased in France.

OBR 5905
Kennsington Console with Marble Top

width:
46″
height:
36″
depth:
25″
weight:
0lbs

*For both indoor and outdoor use.

aof-coquille
Trumeau a Coquille Mirror

width:
41″
height:
71.50″
diameter:
2.50″
weight:
0lbs

This beautiful treillage work hand made mirror is finished in Luxembourg Green. Custom colors and sizes are available upon request.

ATA75113
Handcrafted Cotton and Jute Basket

Handcrafted Cotton and Jute Basket Handcrafted in India by a collective of women’s self help groups that is instrumental in reviving and enriching craft-traditions and techniques that result in the sustenance of many craft based livelihood initiatives and employment opportunity in villages in India

A few of my favorite pieces from Bunny’s new line of furniture:

Regale Arm Chair – Painted

As the Italians did in the 18th century, this regally proportioned character chair has hand-carved details and an upholstered pop in box back (held by decorative metal clips) and slip seat. These versatile features make seasonal upholstery changes simple. Available in painted antique white or medium stained walnut finish. Fabric options: Taupe and moss linen twill, sable linen or customer’s own material (COM).

MEASUREMENTS
26 ¾ ”W x 25”D x 40”OAH x 16 ½” SH

Eglomise Coffee Table

The couture of coffee tables, strutting a 1940’s forged base of gilded iron with an inset, Verre églomisé, (reverse gilt and painted glass) Fortuny inspired design interpreted by Miriam Ellner, on sea green ground.

MEASUREMENTS
40”W x 24”D x 15 ½”H

Hourglass Table

This sensuous table with an hourglass figure is reminiscent of 1940’s Paris. An octagonal pedestal base of hand-applied reeded mahogany pieces finished in old gold patina support a honed, Tulung Agung stone top.

MEASUREMENTS
32”OAD x 28”H, 23” (Diameter base)

Palladian Partner’s Desk

Inspired by architect Palladio of the Neoclassical Period, this piece has hand- carved details and a flame crotch Mahogany inlay top. It is supported by bold arched ends and columnar legs with dual drawers and sectioned dividers on each side allowing this piece to be used as a console or desk. I believe every room needs a strong piece of furniture of architectural proportions.

MEASUREMENTS
60”W x 28”D x 30”H

Chicken Feather Pottery Lamp

Baluster formed ceramic lamp with lattice incised pattern inspired by Peruvian pottery in warm earth tone glazes. Hand-carved gadrooned base in gilt finish. Their ceramic lamps are hand-crafted in Jingdezhen where the secret of traditional Chinese porcelain was discovered 1700 years ago.

MEASUREMENTS
10”W x 6 ½” D (base) x 19” H (vase height) x 34 ½” OAH (with shade). Recommended shade size is 20” B x 11” T x 14” S.

Nailhead Sofa

Don’t you love the shape of the base of this sofa?! Fully upholstered tight-back sofa with three loose seat cushions is proportioned for comfort. The apron boasts a whimsical curve and is trimmed in French nailheads. Sinuous spring construction. Available in taupe and moss linen twill, olive cotton velvet, or customer’s own material (COM).

MEASUREMENTS
74”W x 39”D x 37 ” H (back) x 16 ½ SH x 24 ½ SD

Treillage

418 East 75th Street, New York, NY Phone: (212) 535-2288

http://www.treillageonline.com/

“An Affair With A House” : http://www.amazon.com/Affair-House-Bunny-Williams/dp/1584794704/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265233373&sr=8-1

“Point of View”: http://www.amazon.com/Bunny-Williams-Point-View-Comfortable/dp/1584796243/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265233411&sr=8-2

Bunny’s new line of furniture Bee Line Home: http://www.beelinehome.com/

xo,

S

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