Editor's Note: Today I am wearing shorts from Ann Taylor, plaid top from J.Crew, and shoes from Paul Mayer.
Happy Wednesday everyone! It is hump day for the rest of the world and it is day one of truly moving for Kay Genua Designs. Since I am partial in the office and partial moving today I am looking a little fancier than I will tomorrow. I have had many of sleepless nights planning this move and trying to execute coming out of three locations into one as perfectly as I can. I am a strange person and I do not like boxing up things--I would rather load them in the car, move them, then take them out and organize. So there will be a lot of SUV hauls today and tomorrow. It is amazing what you can fit in a SUV. It dawned on me this past weekend that I am going to be reunited with my antiques that I have been separated from since November 2015. I have been collecting antiques since I was 22 years old and they are like friends to me. I am so excited to get to live with my things again--I can't stand it! I am using my 250 year old buffet from my old dining room as the piece of furniture holding the copy machine on Michelle's side of the office. It will be quiet the classy copy machine table. The buffet is actually an antique coffer that was used to store money in a church. I found it in Covington, Louisiana and transported it back to Fort Worth. By Friday the move should be done and Michelle and I will be busy making sure everything is perfectly organized. I know I will be exhausted but it will be exhilarating. Today I am featuring another article in Architectural Digest from 2013 before I throw it away. As I have said in the past good design is timeless. Make it a great day!
Love love the antique mirror surrounding the fireplace. I have done this look several times and I adore it. This house dates back to 1935 in Los Angeles and was formally the sight of legendary Hollywood parties with guests including Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy, Humphrey Bogart, and many more. If walls could talk don't you know they would have many gorgeous stories in this room. Beautiful window treatments and I love the green walls!
Another view of the living room. This sectional upholstery in mohair is stunning! The Tony Duquette cocktail table has incredible legs and structure! I love how the bookcase reads into the wall. So simple and fresh!
Stunning garden with fountain. I love sculpture gardens!
Equally stunning pool! Love the pergola over the chaise lounges. What a beautiful place to relax!
What a stunning study with a painted trellis motif going around the walls and the ceiling! So charming!
Great 19th century dining chairs in this breakfast room along with the pair of antique arm chairs! So warm and inviting.
Great kitchen painted in Benjamin Moore's Enchanted Florist. The pendant are from Paul Ferrante who is one of my favorite lighting designers. They always add so much to a room!
These walls are stenciled instead of being wallpapered. What a labor of love! The vintage French barstools are so cool! I love the patch work leather used.
Great hallway with an incredible bench. My grandmother would have called this a conversation piece.
Beautiful red plaster walls in this dining room! Love the large scale horse painting over the buffet. I love dramatic art!
The George Smith button tufted bed at the foot of the bed adds so much class to the room. The draperies are done in a Lee Jofa linens which is one of my favorite fabric vendors. Such an elegant room!
This master bath features Ann Sacks tile which is one of my favorite tile vendors. I sell so much Ann Sacks that they flew me to Portland in April to see the factory. It was quite the experience! The Waterworks tub is beautiful!
"Return Engagement" Article Featured In Architectural Digest January 2013 Issue
Interior Design By Pamela Shamshiri
Text By Mayer Rus
Photography By Nikolas Koenig
Produced By Robert Rufino
One thing in life I can't stand to do is waste time. As my grandmother would say "ain't no flies on me." Today is our run around with the movers.
Dinner last night was a fresh tomato and basil salad. The basil was from our yard with a Nashville hot marinated chicken from Central Market. Delicious!
This woman had the most incredible voice! So sad that we lost her so early.