Editor's Note: Today I am wearing a Theory blouse, Ann Taylor Jeans, and Michael Kors flats.
Happy Friday! This 57 year old designer is tired but happy after 3 days of installing my 2 years in the making home. The art going up and the bedding on the beds was so rewarding yesterday. Every room of draperies installed gave me the chills and reminds me why I love my job. Clients who appreciate my God given talent mean so much to me. Next week I will start filling in the blank spaces, which I have the luxury of doing on an in town job. Out of town installations have to be planned to the “every square inch” of the home. My in town jobs get to evolve after my installation to put the “cherry on top” in every room.
The article today is on a NoHo loft apartment in New York that the young owners-fashion designer Charlotte Ronson and singer/songwriter Nate Ruess-made to feel like a grown up uptown home.
Designer Paul Fortune from New York was amazed and thrilled that this young couple wanted sophisticated quality – which he said most of this generation do not...The result is breath taking. With a brand new baby on board Fortune said that “the loft will evolve into something else overtime, but that’s their job not mine.”
Have a fabulous day. GO FROGS!! Big day tomorrow with Game Day broadcasting from the TCU Commons!!!
The Murano-glass chandelier was not the favorite idea of the young home owners until they saw it hung. Then they said it was the cherry on top”. Beautiful Clarence House striped wallpaper. I love how the bed is inserted in a nook with the cool mounted bedside lamps. Also love the traditional drapery treatment used.
Oh my-this master bath! And, that Valentino Dress that Charlotte Ronson is wearing-POW! The Breccia Capraia marble I have never used to my knowledge, but I am going to look for it. Stunning! Note the fronts of the cabinets-so beautiful! Also, it looks like Paul Fortune did one of my tricks and made the end mirrors medicine cabinets. I adore doing this!
Fabulous color and comfort in the Lee Jofa Velvet upholstery on the Lawson-Fenning sofa. The art above the sofa is by Mattea Perrotta. Warms my heart with this picture of the young couple loving their baby.
Great moment in the dining room with the Edward Wormley Credenza used as a bar. The whimsical painting of the crocodile and lady is so lovely paired with the green lamp and vases.
A full view of the living room. Love the double drapery treatment with the romans and the sheer. The sectional hugging the end of the room is brilliant. The 1940’s chairs revived in the Schumacher fabric are so fabulous!
Casual and comfortable for a young family – this dining room area is perfect. The walnut table was custom made by Fischer Furniture. They are vintage Ole Wanscher with a Schumacher stripe cushion. The oil by Cecily Brown makes my heart sing big!
One thing that was important to Nate & Charlotte was to bring elements of the Laurel Canyon home in LA that Fortune has designed. Nate purchased this home in LA four years before he met Charlotte. Nate loved the house just the way it was – he said he treated it like a museum. The ivory leather floor in the hallway to the master replicates the same element in Laurel Canyon. This green kitchen mirrors another one of Fortune’s jobs in Paris for Marc Jacobs.
"Keep It Classic" Article Featured in Architectural Digest October 2017 Issue
Text by Mayer Rus
Photography by William Abranowicz
Styled by Michael Reynolds
I adore this!
I couldn't agree more!
My new creation of chicken fingers. Cut a breast in pieces— rolled in Panko bread crumbs— seasoned and drizzled with truffle oil. Delicious!!
Love this Spinners song!!