Editor's note: Today I am wearing a skirt from Banana Republic, a jacket that I purchased at Spoiled Pink years ago, and kitten heels by Nancy Nancy.
Happy Friday! Baby it is cold outside! Our first real cold front of the season-I was actually cold on a jobsite this morning. So here is comes-my first fire of the year! Hot dog!!! I am so excited. I did not get near enough done this week, so this tall blonde will be working this weekend. I will have to check the score of TCU against Iowa (it is supposed to snow!) at 2:30 via phone while I draw and plan. LSU plays Alabama at &:00- oh boy- that is a HUGE RIVALRY! Cowboys go against the Redskins on Sunday-big weekend! If you read my blog a lot then you know I am as passionate about football as I am about design. I do not have an athletic bone in my body-maybe that is why I am amazed by these athletes and what they can do.
The article today features the apartment of Poppy Delevigne and her husband James Cook. Poppy is an ambassador for Chanel and has quite the family history in London. Her grandmother was a lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret. James grew up in the country side-so the home they found was the perfect move of “town-and-country lifestyle”. The renovation took over a year, but the young couple are loving the results thanks to designer Joanne Plant.
Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend!
Oh my-what a sassy bar...just like it's owner. Poppy Delevigne is known to be quite the life of a party. The red walls done in Papers and Paints' Murrey red are so dramatic. The light fixture full of whimsey pops against the color.
Darling picture of Poppy in her silk pajamas. I love a banquette in a breakfast area-always so cozy and space saving. Great sexy lines to the table!
This study-how cool! Look at that floor looking down into the living room. What a feature. The pink walls , custom neon sign, and vintage brass desk finish off this incredible room.
Oh yeah-this powder room! Wow, and super WOW! I love a tiny space with such impact! The Martinique wallpaper creates one of Poppy's favorite rooms in the entire home. That tiny custom sink-LOVE! Yes, please to the Jo Malone products on the glass shelf!
This sitting room is James' favorite room in the house. It was inspired by the Hotel Costes in Paris. The couple said they "wanted it to feel mysterious and naughty." The Designers Guild velvet sofa pops against the lacquered teal walls and teal lush velvet draperies.
Another darling pose by Poppy in her garden. A little garden in the city does everyone good!! Note the planter behind the built in banquette that houses the lettuce work above. Makes for some great privacy!
What a dreamy bathroom! De Gourney adds elegance to any room. This pink tub-oh my! So feminine.
This room was non-negotiable. Poppy wanted a pink master and got her wish. The pink Fromental linen covers the walls and makes a beautiful "calming and cocoon-like" room. The headboard is done in a Mohair velvet from Claremont. (Oh how I wish Claremont was represented in the Dallas Design District).
So inviting in this Designer's Guild velvet sofa. I love the collection of art above-so much fun. You can see the opening above that opens onto the study!
"Modern English" article featured in Architectural Digest October 2017 Issue
Text by Derek Blasberg
Photography by Simon Upton
Styled by Sebastian Sergeant
Layla got to be a working girl today. Boy oh boy did she love coming to the studio! As you can see she is a big TCU fan.
Last night for dinner I had roasted chicken from Tom Thumb and left over steamed brussel sprouts. Quick and easy!
Perfect song for the weekend!