Three materials—oak, stone, antiqued stainless metal—envelope the kitchen @561pacific with sleek practicality, inviting light and a relationship to the outside world. The textured look of the marble countertop and backsplash provide dimension and become focal points in this otherwise monolithic space.
Today’s red letter mail delivery (two red letter days in a row!) was an autographed copy of NEW YORK—TRENDS AND TRADITIONS, the wonderful book penned by the legendary Chessy Rayner in 1997! The book’s subject is 27 notable New York interiors, each photographed by Roberto Schezen and accompanied by a text penned by Rayner
Some interiors are immediately recognizable—like the now legendary Bill Blass apartment on Sutton Place—while others belong to recognizable names (think Richard Hampton Jenerette, Annette and Oscar de la Renta, and antiquaire Niall Smith for examples.) But all are united as being singular visions brought into being by people passionate about their surroundings
For each set of photographs, Rayner provides a paragraph or two, sometimes three. Each entry cites some of the objects of note, and most provide an interesting aside about the occupant(s). How fascinating to discover, for instance, that Blass made the grand library in his very grand Sutton Place apartment over into his bedroom, opening directly off the entry hall (Rayner says that this arrangement works because Blass is ‘neat as a pin’) or that the Portuguese needlepoint rug in Niall Smith’s library once belonged to Nancy Lancaster and came from her beloved Ditchley Park
With the exception of three sets of interiors shot in black and white, all the rooms were photographed with that amber glow so dear to the hearts of magazine editors in the 90s, an effect which is especially evocative of interior photography from that period. The photos are spread over the generously sized pages (the book measures 11” x 11”) and most dramatically, some open out as a full spread over two pages and bleed right to the edges, which pulls you into the room
I am definitely going to savor this one, as both the text and the photographs bear pouring over and enjoying again and again
A lovely addition to the library—and of course the signature of the author, herself a quintessential New Yorker, ices the cake in such a lovely way
with a tip of the hat to @sampson.nathan
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One of our antique Scholars Benches looking fabulous in a contemporary setting! ⠀
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The showroom is open today from 11-4pm and we now have 2 public parking spaces in the lot next door! Swing by for a visit. 📷 @rymcdon
While away you start to think about what relaxes you and learning how to switch off, all of our art at home has been painted by us because it’s a great way to be creative, make a mess but also to relax. Who paints out there to relax
Walnut panels gaze across the lounge to a wall of poured concrete, the two organic materials bridging the gap between natural and manufactured worlds. An interior shelf extends to the courtyard becoming a spatial tether and continuation of the green wall. The ceiling’s inset lighting mimics the sun’s natural glow, inspired by the view above from the courtyard attached. @Flo s_northamerica light fixtures provide additional illumination.
Well warm the Jet up James....No #instalife living my best life junk. #easyjetfly reality
Extremely grateful to have slipped away for 4 days. When you work together as a #husbandandwifeteam it takes discipline to drop everything and go but, you come back firing on all 12 cylinders.