Editor's Note: Today I am wearing a Trina Turk top and a skirt from H&M with my new Aquazzura Firenze shoes!
Happy Friday! Today is bitter-sweet for me with it being my assistant Michelle’s last day. We have already opened presents and will toast to her future with champagne this afternoon. I am a sentimental fool and always look deeply at all seasons of my life. With everyone woman’s growth, at 57, I am still learning something new every day. Among many wonderful organizational skills that Michelle brought to the office, she also upped my Instagram followers from less than 200 to over 1,000. Thank you Michelle! I will miss her & wish her the best!
Today’s article I found in Dallas Style & Design. It features a couple from Dallas who owns a design and remodeling firm, and they do a lot of work in Manhattan, New York. This apartment was for themselves. The transformation of this apartment in a luxury Pre-World War II building is awesome!
Happy Friday. Happy Weekend. Happy Life!
DESIGN IN THE SKY: NEW YORK HIGH-RISE RENOVATION MERGES PAST AND PRESENT
Nancy Baldwin. Photography by Holger Obenaus
Kelly Trahan who is the interior design director for Milan Design & Build, LLC. did a magnificent job on this apartment making it current, but also keeping many of the wonderful features of the 19th-century building. Here in the living area she has beautiful herringbone wood floors. She kept the color palette soft with pops of color. Sectionals provide so much seating in a room as well as can be quite elegant. I love the peaceful balance of this room and the clean lines. Thank you Kelly for adding the draperies-I find so many people think draperies are not needed now. YES they are-and yes they add that final touch!!
Oh what a sleek dining room. The kitchen was opened up to the dining room and the previous breakfast room was turned into a third bedroom. I love and have a thing for banquettes in a dining or breakfast room. This one is so lovely paired with the chairs by Natasha Baradaran that give a slight oriental twist to the area. Once again-lovely drapery treatment.
I love the traditional old and original marble mantel kept here with her furniture and lighting. I think it adds a piece of “jewelry” to the room. The Holly Hunt coffee table is fabulous! I love the sconces and chandelier.
This fabulous renovation of the old gallery kitchen to this U-shaped open kitchen with the waterfall counter is wonderful. Another thing that Kelly did that I have a hard time explaining to clients is the use of bronze pendants in the kitchen and the gold toned light fixture in the dining room. I think the combination makes them both pop more than if they were to have matched. Space saving, but elegant room shades complete the window of the room.
A beautiful "moment" in the living room. The console has such an interesting base and the marble lamps from Baker ass such elegance. Once again-LOVING their window treatment! This time with a Roman and side panels-so lush and elegant.
The Art-Deco side board designed by Rebecca Kennedy of Dallas Design Group is stunning. The rock crystal lamps are amazing-as is the conatiner for the unusual plant. Special pieces at every turn in this elegant space.
WOW-and oh wow! I love this bathroom. This took my breath away with the combination of Carrara marble and Absolute black granite. Once again-thank you Kelly for showing how a cream counter can be used with white marble in a room. I think I am going to save this article as a show & tell teaching tool for clients! Can you believe that this incredible bathroom used to be a servant’s quarter?
What a warm and cozy “nest” to come home to. The gray walls done in Benjamin Moore’s Affinity hue “Silhouette” provides such a dramatic but soothing backdrop to the room. Love LOVE the punch of salmon red in the Italian cashmere bed blanket, and such drama with the sexy bedside lights that drop from the ceiling.
"Design in the Sky" article featured in Dallas Style & Design Fall 2017 Issue
Text by Nancy Baldwin
Photography by Holger Obenaus
Words to live by!
Such true words.
For dinner last night I enjoyed a spinach salad made with leftover drunken chicken and La Martinique dressing. Yum!
So classic, and one of my favorites!