PARIS FLEA, PLEASE: Francophile in residence with a love for mixing the high and the low. She collects. And then collects even MORE! She is casual one minute then ready to play dress up at a moment’s notice. Gold works well for this “natural” blond.
©christian dior ©hermés
An atelier style room with just enough glam to keep things interesting. Gold provides the luxe while black and white ticking offers a more inviting, comfy counterpoint. Mirror mirror on the wall confirms that this lady is the fairest of them all...
PACKING A PINK PUNCH: Active, fun-loving, former female athlete wanted a
den that was anything but a “Man Cave”...but wanted her man to feel comfortable just
the same. And her favorite abstract painting needed to be at center court, for sure!
A room where everybody wins. Her girly pops of Madeline Weinrib pink are anchored handsomely
with the bold weight of his preferred black and white combo. French doors open to a boxwood
parterre garden while the wall-mounted TV allows them to readily watch the French Open...
KITCHEN AID: Built in 1980, this home needed a gut renovation as it was far too sad to inspire the chic, Crystal Carrington, look-a-like chef in residence whose crystal and dinnerware collections rival her cookbook collection.
A kitchen that is as fashionable as it is functional. This “heart of the home” works from morning until midnight as mom serves up favorite family dishes for her busy teenagers and handsome, globe-trotting, entrepreneur hubby.
VA-VA-VOOM FAMILY ROOM: A tired and droopy house needed a renovation and a kick to keep up with three joyful, animal loving, creative, little girls and their vivacious Dr. Mom and CEO Dad. Three generations of family photos also needed a home to call their own.
We definitely changed the spots on this one...a family room added over a new garage with a vaulted ceiling, leopard walls and stripey floors is where everyone gathers — including ancestors from the East Coast and Chicagoland, as seen in the framed family pics...
SEXY SALON: He travels the world over for work. She travels to kid’s sports practices, recitals, tutors, birthday parties, and sleep overs — and a fashion show or an architectural tour with the girls when she can squeeze it in...
A room that says “Stop the World I want to Get Off”. This sexy retreat lets them quietly reconnect and cozy up together. Mongolian lamb bench warms against winter’s cold. Perfect perch before a dressy night out on the town or a double date at home with close friends.
CHICAGO PIED-A-TERRE: Stylish equestrian from the suburbs lands the perfect city weekend pad; She wanted more PARK AVENUE and less GREEN ACRES; But didn’t want to be away from her horses for long stretches of time...
SADDLE: ©Hermés — BIT: ©Hermés
An apartment that marries her love of horses and her love of fashion. Saddle-inspired details and soft plush accents, with just a hint of Hermés orange, hit all the right notes. Portraits of her beloved jumpers add up to a room that is blue ribbon worthy...
HIGH POINT TRADITIONAL HOME MASTER BEDROOM:
Bold, gold and glam; a 1940s “Doris Duke slept here” spirit in a nod to the NC tobacco heiress; She was divine and comfort was her king...
5 PHOTO:©Chanel FOYER PHOTO:©Duke Mansion PLATE:©Fornassetti
A bedroom that both relaxes and stimulates; Headboard canopy makes for a tucked-in refuge from the wild, social swirl outside while gold adds shimmer and a “ready for a night out on the town” spirit.
OVER THE MOON: Honeymoon in Greece; Couple's love of blue and wife’s love of porcelain and hand-painted textiles; Southern light that warms; and gold legged French tables from their first apartment.
PAINTING:©Matisse NECKLACE:©Oscar de la Renta FABRIC:©Scalamandre
A living room nook that’s both formal and relaxed, modern yet has distinct provenance. Bright and sunny for daytime...but with low light and candles at night, romantic and honeymoon ready...