Editor's Note: Today I am wearing a dress from Anthropologie and shoes from J.Crew.
Happy Thursday! Michelle and I had a fabulous day in Dallas yesterday. It felt so good to source fabrics, antiques, and rugs. Truly my happy place! I cannot wait to meet with my new client to show what I picked out. That is one of the best parts of my job. Today I am featuring a home for Kirk Henckels and Fernanda Kellogg in South Carolina. I am fairly certain that Kirk went to Country Day in Fort Worth growing up. He has been so successful--I was unable to google his bio. But it made the article that much more fun for me to read. Kirk proposed to Fernanda on horseback--so you can image how much this wonderful property equipped with a barn full of horses means to them. The article was fabulous--way to go Elle Decor for publishing! Have a great day!! The four day weekend is almost here!!
What a wonderful, fun, and tasteful living room. Designers Bill Brockschmidt and Courtney Coleman out of Manhattan did such a wonderful job of melding Kirk & Fernanda's inherited furniture into a home. The antique pine mantel has lived in almost every apartment that Kirk has lived in. I adore the chintz and ticking used on the Louis XVI daybed and Louis XV arm chairs.
Fernanda Kellogg with two of her horses. Kirk said some people like to wake up to the sound of birds tweeting--but they prefer to wake up to the sound of horses clip-clopping. Gotta love that!
Love the happy kitchen with the yellow walls and hand painted floor rug. The darling chandelier was purchased in Millbrook, New York as a Christmas gift for Fernanda.
What a wonderful entry hall with the red barn like colored walls. The ceiling is painted in my favorite Farrow & Ball paint--this color is "Borrowed Light." Note the barn door on the right side--so fitting!
Fabulous veranda! Love the stripped awnings!
I love the inherited dining table used in this less than formal setting. I have always loved using furniture in an unconventional way. Great built in bookcase!
Wonderful antique trestle table and benches. The tin-top console was purchased in Sharon, Connecticut. Oh how I wish I could go shopping on the East Coast--so many treasures!
What fabulous antique French metal beds in this guest room--circa 1890. If you have ever shopped for antique twin beds--you would appreciate these! They are so hard to find! Love, love the roman shades done in a Quadrille toile fabric.
Great masculine bath. Note the Salvador Dali prints on the wall-not your normal bath room art! I love the "bunk house" monogrammed on the towels! I often given--name to my clients second and third homes. This home is named "The Fox's Frolic" after a children's book found in an antique store. Bunkhouse is a very tongue and cheek description of this elegant bath room.
I love blue bedrooms. The head board upholstered in a Malabar fabric almost looks like the back of a tight backed sofa. The Brunschwig & Fils print makes such an elegant bed skirt. The wall paper is also Brunschwig & Fils. So elegant but livable. I love all of the tones of blue used here!
"At Full Gallop" Article Featured In Elle Decor July-August 2017 Issue
Interior Design By Bill Brockschmidt and Courtney Coleman
Text By Julia Reed
Photography By Bjorn Wallander
Produced By Robert Rufino
Great quotes I found yesterday!
I forgot to talk about having dinner with my friends Pat & Sally on Saturday night. I have not seen them in 10 years and it was so much fun catching up! We ate at Nougatine at Jean Georges which was a restaurant that Riley picked out. Not only was it fabulous but we had a wonderful night!
I had a lobster burger. It was divine! Those french fries oh my!! My morning weigh in reminding me of what I ate in New York. I need to tighten my belt a little bit but oh the food was so fine!
This was an appetizer sent by the chef that was a form of corn fritter. Delicious!
Now back to my skinny eating. Last night we had lamb burger with steam okra. I am determined to get these four pounds off. I do whatever I set my mind to do!
Love this song from Casey James. It is just an all around full good song!