Bold and Beautiful

Bold and Beautiful | Nathan Turner | DeGournay Wallpaper | Chinoiserie

This past Sunday, I allowed myself to indulge in a lazy afternoon catching up on some of my favorite magazines. I pored through the September issues of Vogue, Vanity Fair, Town & Country, and House Beautiful and also spent a good while entrenched in some old issues of American House & Garden. This morning, I am feeling inspired and recharged! One of my favorite stories from my weekend reading was this beautiful home in Bel-Air, designed by my sweet and talented friend, Nathan Turner and featured in the September issue of House Beautiful. The house is a triumph.

Nathan was fearless in his use of color and pattern throughout his young clients’ home and the result is chic and inspiring. The resplendent, 1930s Regency style home features hand-painted deGournay wallpaper in the dining room pictured above. Nathan felt the Chinoiserie wallpaper was appropriate for the style of the house, but wanted the room to feel inviting and relaxed, so he brought in a plaster chandelier and white rattan chairs by McGuire to balance things out.

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{The library is what Nathan calls “French Lavender” and features a show-stopping, vintage brass and Lucite desk from the 1960s.}

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{The jewel box powder bath features a stunning treillage application by Accents of France painted in Dix Blue by Farrow & Ball. Notice the lovely pagoda lantern by Charles Edwards hanging overhead.}

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{This little girl’s room features Vanautu Twilight Wallpaper from Anthropologie, custom headboards in fabric by Peter Dunham, and bedding from Leontine Linens.}

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{The master bedroom also includes Leontine Linens, naturally! The walls and headboard are upholstered in Jasper’s Indian Flower.}

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{It’s difficult to pick a favorite room in this house, but for me, I think it is a tie between the dining room and this glorious guest bedroom which features textiles by Muriel Brandolini and a plethora of antiques.}

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{The red-bricked patio chairs plays host to Malawi chairs by Jeffrey Alan Marks for Palecek along with some pillows made from vintage African textiles.}

Which room is your favorite in this beautiful home? Be sure to click on the images to see them in their full glory.

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{Photography by Victoria Pearson for House Beautiful}

Fabulous Room Friday 08.29.14

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This week’s “Fabulous Room” is a warm, eclectic living room in a New York apartment designed by Peter Dunham. The room is chic, collected, and globally-inspired in keeping with Dunham’s style sensibility. I love when a room looks as though it has been collected and composed over time, with each piece having special meaning. The mix of furniture and accessories is just beautiful from the mohair-covered sofa and 1950s Pierre Guariche floor lamp to the natural fiber rug and vintage chairs juxtaposed with classic art. The room feels warm and inviting and I love the neutral palette accented with a few pops of colors. The room is comfortable and livable while surpassing a sense of time and place.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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{Image by Max Kim-Bee for Veranda}

Fabulous Room Friday 06.13.14

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Happy Friday! It has been a busy week full of excitement and activity. Thank you to everyone who reached out to comment on LDV’s makeover and on Part 1 of my Glamorous Project Reveal earlier this week! Your support and kind words mean so much. For those of you who commented that the new font color was a little difficult to read, I am happy to report that we have darkened the font significantly! In between this flurry of exciting happenings, I also installed the first phase of a project for the loveliest clients. I really feel so lucky to get to do this job and to work with such great people.

With so much going on, I am definitely ready for the weekend so I will keep this short and sweet. This week’s “Fabulous Room” is a beautiful master bathroom by Peter Dunham. I love everything about this space from the furniture-style, tapered legs on the cabinetry, to the paint color he selected for the vanities, and the classic freestanding tub juxtaposed against the warm finish of the wood floors. The sconces and simple grey linen roman shades are lovely as well, but my absolute favorite part of this bathroom is the shower. I am obsessed with the polished nickel frame and fixtures paired with the timeless marble. If you ever find yourself deciding between chrome and polished nickel, go with polished nickel every time! It is much warmer in hue and doesn’t have the blueish undertone of chrome. It looks rich, effortless, and works in any room and with any style. Isn’t this a gorgeous bathroom?

Have a wonderful weekend and don’t forget to enter the Huff Harrington giveaway for your chance to win a stylish pair of lamps!