Editor's Note: Today I am wearing a skirt from Banana Republic, a silk blouse from Joie, and shoes from Christian Lacroix.
Happy Tuesday! Day 2 of Mackenzie and I on our new adventure of Kay Genua Designs. With every assistant I get to have renewed energy and new talents. Mackenzie and I are busy busy getting ready to our huge install next week on the house that I have been working on for 2 years! I am so excited for the install! Be sure to stay tuned for some sneak-peaks next week as we are moving along! The dining room features a Fromentel wallpaper custom designed for the room. Because of the priceless and fragile nature it will not be installed until ALL of the workmen are out of the house. It all begins next Monday. I may cry tears of joy when it is installed.....
The house I am featuring today I found in the October/November issue of Traditional Home. Fabulous issue! Once again-way to go Editor in Chief Jill Waage! Designer Corey Damen Jenkins created a home that the whole family loves. He even got the husband to love and accept pink. Kudos to Corey Jenkins!
Have a super day!
What a precious room off the entry hall. The dark walls and ceiling really set off the apple green upholstery. Love the use of the LXVI settee in the window mixed with more masculine furniture elsewhere in the room.
Corey Jenkins got this husband to love the pink he added to the decor of the house. LOVE love this beautiful pale pink wallpaper on either side of the entry hall. Note the sconces on the wall on both sides of the LXVI mirror-they look like outdoor sconces to me, but I love how they look inside. The herringbone floor is too gorgeous to cover up with a rug. What a great and happy picture of the family walking into this fabulous room!
There are so many great aspects of this room to point out. First, I want to highlight how the petal pink sofa lines up with the soft pink band of the draperies with a choclaty bottom-really setting it off, and not making the sofa look too “girly”. The “conversational nooks” on either side of the fireplace are so unique with the backs of fabric looking like a big tufted pillow. The floral chairs are so lovely and serve as the lead fabric of the room.
Another view of the entry hall. The wallpaper is so gorgeous with its continued scene. The Belgian chairs circa-1900 look stunning dressed in this beautiful green velvet stripe.
The living room opens up to an informal dining room and kitchen. The over sized chandeliers look so grand in the tall ceilings. The green is carried throughout the space with the dining chairs (I think these are one of my favorite dining chairs from TCS) and the back splash behind the cook top. I love the lights on either side of the sink against the cabinets.
The outdoor patio is another wonderful living space in the home with comfortable sofas, chairs, and a large fireplace. What an adorable family!
The original Tuscan-style house was perfect to make way for this new home. Beautiful architecture!
The Ann Sacks tile on the back splash-one of my favorite tile vendors! So gorgeous! Michelle actually cooks-so happy this wonderful functional, and gorgeous-kitchen is well-loved!
I love how this room is described as “Jeff-centric Gentlemen’s Study”. The menswear fabrics create such a masculine space. Note all of the sports memorabilia in the bookcases.
Daughter Zoe’s room is so darling painted in bubble gum pink. I love the wall paper positioned only in her window seat area.
Powder rooms should be “jewel boxes” in my opinion. This one with the gorgeous wallpaper from Cole & Son certainly does the trick. Love the vanity!
Corey Jenkins talks in the article how design should not feel dated or time stamped. I truly feel the same way. Good design is good today as it is 10 years from now. This master bedroom is a good example. Elegant and timeless.
Love this moment of the navy chairs set against the pale pink draperies. A great example of feminine meets masculine.
This quote is so true.
Again, so true.
For dinner last night I had Oysters Rockefeller from Michael's...so tasty!