Editor's note: I forgot to check the weather this morning, and I admit I am a little chilly in my black Nanette Leopore skirt, JCrew silk blouse, and Valentino shoes.
Happy Wednesday! I would say it’s hump day-but today marks the end of most people’s work week. We must all appreciate those who do continue to work so we can buy food and Christmas gifts this weekend. Be sure to ask the person helping you in a store how they are doing and how was their Thanksgiving! You will be amazed how appreciative they will be! My Riley came home from New York last night-so we are all together for our family Thanksgiving feast! Our tradition is Macy’s Parade watching on the TV in the morning in PJ’s, then Bloody Mary’s, then lunch at 12:30 at the country club. The Cowboy game follows lunch—and then I am on to working on Christmas cards. All in all-always a happy day!
The article I am featuring today I found in the new issue of Luxe. The Texas couple who met and lived in New York City move back to Texas to raise a family of 3 in Houston’s River Oaks. I love how the article talks about how they learned to use every inch of space in their New York apartment. SO TRUE! Been there, done that-living it with my Riley right now in her NYC apartment. NYC teaches so much to anyone who lives there…I could go on and on for days!
Designer Marie Flanigan does a magnificent job of taking their New York taste and molding it with southern charm. Enjoy and have a blessed Thanksgiving. See you next Monday!
Beautiful wood paneled entry! Love the gold base on the console with the marble top. The sconces and the large horse sketch let all guests know they are entering a lovely transitional home.
Strong geometric patterns speak in a soft way in this library everywhere from the bookcases to the rug to the fireplace-even the arms on the sofa. The art by Padaric Kolander presides majestically over the fireplace. What a comfortable room to enjoy a good book or magazine!
Such a gorgeous living room done in tone on tone white, cream, and greys. The Ann Sacks tile surround to the fireplace is stunning! The dark iron windows, the sconces, and the other touches of black in the room add a subtle pop and ground the room. All in all-wonderful! The art over the fireplace was commissioned by Matt Manalo.
The dining room is my favorite room in this house! That Gracie wallpaper-POW! Incredible! I love the mixture of the antique carved buffet in this clean lined room. The molding that drops down from the ceiling also serves as a pocket for the beautiful draperies. The large mirror at the end of the room reflects the furnishings in a perfect way.
The breakfast room is a true nod to a New York vibe. The chairs and table from Design Within Reach are sleek and lovely. The Curie lighting chandelier is so appropriate for the space. A great room to start the day for a family of 5!
Oh my-the butler's pantry! Wow! The Benjamin Moore paint color-Westcott Navy-done in the high gloss finish is a show stopper!
The brass hardware from Water Street Brass and the antiqued mirror backspalsh are so full of class.
Taj Mahal quartzite steals the show in this kitchen-so gorgeous. I am using this material on a job right now that has turned out so fabulously. Note the metal pieces wrapping the feet of the island and counters. Such a great touch!
Elegant. Sleek master. More beautiful wood moldings. The draperies are tailored and lovely-done in a Duralee fabric. I love how the painting over the sofa is hung with no idea where the wood paneling starts and stops. Drama!
A close-up of the master sitting room. The painting is custom-stained and painted by Gracie-fabulous! Beautiful plays on shades of blues.
The Piatra gray marble is so dramatic and lovely in this master bath. The area for towels and display next to the tub adds a wonderful spark of interest to the area.
"Cross Cultural" article in Luxe Magazine November/December 2017 Issue
Written by Mindy Pantiel
Photography by Julie Soefer
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I 100% agree with this!
For dinner last night I had steamed okra and jalapeno cheddar burger from Central Market.