Editor's note: Today I am wearing a silk dress by Joieand flats by Ann Taylor
Happy Friday! We had our first clod snap --- and true to Texas-- it lasted for a day. We get another on Sunday!! Perfect for football watching.... even though the Cowboys have a bye week. TCU plays Kansas State tomorrow and LSU plays Auburn. Both big games!!! I love rooting for my twin's college teams. Riley has a descent representation of a TCU alumnae club in New York so she gets to join in with other Frogs to watch. Mackenzie has gone to a music festival in Austin this weekend--- so much fun! I have so much to accomplish today and Monday that I don't thin I will even realize that I am by myself.
Today's article that I found in Galerie Magazine really touched my heart. It is about a family home inherited by the granddaughter who remodeled it with her husband's brother. The architect Lee Ledbetter had gone steady with the wife Dee in sixth grade. The husband John had passed by the grandmother's house many times growing up and saw his future wife Dee playing in the front yard tree. Fast forward to now--- John and Dee useJohn's brother Lee to add onto the small house allowing bit to grow with their family and feature their collection of modern art. Lee never lost his love for Dee since sixth grade---- so the whole story was so touching. The house is beautiful and full of family love. I am so family oriented---family always comes first!!!-- that this story almost made me cry. Enjoy this stunning home and have a fantastic weekend!
Beautiful living room. I love the blues against the gold-- so striking. the sofa is a 1950's Edward Wormly piece reupholstered in a Knoll stripe. the chairs are vintage Pierre Paulin. perfect pairings with the oh so fabulous Andy Warhol silk screen.
Gorgeous draperies by Osborne and Little! so perfect and accentuating the painting by Sol LeWitt. the arm chair is a 1943 design by Charlotte Perriand. I love the use of the vintage furniture made new and fresh with updated fabrics . The feel is so becoming with the Modern art.
The living room sofa and cocktail table were designed by Lee Ledbetter-- so elegant and fitting for the room. The collection of art featured in this roomare the piece from George Dunbar over the fireplace, the self-portrait from Chuck Close, and a pair of paintings by Duilio Barnabe.
A view from the living room into the dining room. I know some people hate this feature in a house---- but I LOVE a step up to another room as is seen here .The floors transition so beautifully from the living to the dining room from ebony colored wood to the black and white marble. The wonderful focal point in the dining room is the lithograph from Joan Mitchell . I love the table bases on the dining room table---pure drama.
The gorgeous black and white marble carries from the entry to the dining. Love the double entrance to dining room-- so perfect for entertaining. the beautiful lucite table houses a sculpture from Frank Fleming.
Such a calm and serene master bedroom. Of course I love the draperies made from a Jim Thompson silk trimmed in a Samuel & Sons trim. The water color---- so wonderful!!-- is from Milton Avery. Oh the art in this house--- like walking through a museum!!!!
Now this is a spectacular master closet! the doors are outfitted with a Holly Hunt leather-- beyond special. To add patina to the room the chandelier and the Persian rug are antique.
Fabulous "Man Cave" featuring John's collection of baseball memorabilia. The most special is the Andy Warhol silk screen of Pete Rose.
"Family Affair" Article Featured in Galerie Magazine Fall 2017 Issue
Text by Lee Ledbetter
Photography by Pieter Estersohn
Styled by Anita Sarsidi
For dinner last night I had tilapia with spinach salad and Zucchini soup. Delicious!
Great Seals and Crofts song :)