Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Picture is Worth ...

"Leo" in the Pied-à-terre
One of the first things that I bought for the new apartment was this Scandanavian Pine armoire. I fell in love with the rugged and yet luxurious look of it at first sight, and drove 13-hours round trip to call it mine. It's still probably my favorite piece of furniture in the whole place.
I found these mouton leg stools at an antique shop in Salamanca, New York and made the slipcovers myself. The seagrass and zebra are from my old house, as is the French chair that acts as part additional seating, part library.
I painted all of the doors in the apartment black, a contrast that I thought was absolutely necessary. Bamboo roman shades are hung over the existing mini-blinds, which I can not take down. But I bet you'd never know they're there!

The lamps and sofa are from the old house, but the chairs, mirrored nesting coffee table(s), and art by the wildly talented Dianne Ballard are all new. I've thought long and hard about adding pattern to this space, along with color ... but after having lived with so much color in the old place this is incredibly refreshing.
Next up, the bedroom. Soon, I promise!