Manhattan-based interior designer CeCe Barfield has moved house and Architectural Digest offers a glimpse inside. I’ve spent time in CeCe’s old apartment (published by House Beautiful) on the Upper East Side and love seeing how she rearranged her art and furnishings for the new downtown address. Located on New York’s highly coveted Gramercy Park, the historic building is said to be the oldest co-op in the city. I’m loving CeCe’s use of monograms (she’s Texan, after all) and chic little living room bar set up. Below, explore more of CeCe’s chic space and find my suggestions on how you can get her timeless style in your own home. READ POST
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. On Saturday Simon departed for a two week work trip to San Francisco (lucky guy!) so Alfred and I are holding down the fort. In the meantime, I intend to keep myself busy with lots of blog posts (watch this space!), books (currently loving this novel), Netflix/HBO Nordic binges (should I try The Handmaid’s Tale…?), and getting hygge with my Scandinavian gal pals (yes, you can get hygge in the summertime, too!). Below, check out some pretty finds to help banish the Monday blues.
This stunning Seattle home, published in January 2016 by Architectural Digest, still feels fresh nearly two years on. Empty nesters Lee and Stuart Rolfe enlisted the help of New York decorator Jeffrey Bilhuber for the spacious Northwest abode. The palette if far more subtle that Bilhuber’s usual repetoire, but still boasts plenty of his trademark mix of classicism and whimsy. The gorgeous plaster chandeliers by Démiurge New York remind me of the Giacometti fixtures in the Musee Picasso. What I would give to have one in my own home someday…! Below, explore more of the lovely space. READ POST
When American socialite Katherine Bryan purchased a dilapidated Paris pied-à-terre she enlisted Italian design firm Studio Peregalli to transform the space from floor to ceiling. Published by Elle Decor, the Left Bank flat (a stone’s throw from the Musée Rodin…the dream!) won Katherine over with its high ceilings and original plaster moldings. I’m personally in love with the home’s cozy library (pictured above, love me some leopard) and the guest bedroom with its custom Turquerie-style sofa bed and canopy. Also of note, the antiqued mirrored walls in the dining room which were hand-painted in a floral design (the result is magical!). Explore more of the grand Parisian abode below. READ POST