Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Beautiful Brownstone

"I approach houses as a historian.  You learn so much at places like Mount Vernon and Monticello."  ~ Jeffrey Bilhuber

In another life, I am certain I lived in a Manhattan brownstone.  It had a lovely window box out front with tulips in the spring.  There was a small deli on the corner and, most probably, a Starbucks within a block.  It might have looked exactly like this beauty designed by one of my favorite talents, Jeffrey Bilhuber.

This space is filled to the brim with color, pattern and art.  I am crazy for the custom sofa with the bottom cushions upholstered in Brunschwig & Fils tiger stripe velvet.

 Robin's egg and leopard entry.

 Hanging the art close together gives greater impact creating one large piece.  Etchings by Thomas Schütte.

 Another view of the well-collected living room.  The rich jewel tones mixed with treasures from travels give the home personality.

 This might be my favorite corner of the house.  I love the quiet pieces paired with the George Condo nude.  You really notice the impressive art collection in a space like this.

 The fresh kitchen with French bistro-style barstools.

 Okay, I lied.  THIS is my favorite room.  Black and cream with delicious pattern is the best!  I am dying over these lacquered walls.  

 Books and art.  Is there anything more interesting?

 The calming serenity that is the master bedroom.  The pale color scheme and canopy bed create a welcoming haven.

 The dressing room in a word - wow!

all gorgeous photographs courtesy of Architectural Digest

Have the best day ever!

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