Editor's note: Today I am wearing a leather skirt from Vince, Valentino flats, a white blouse from Theory, and a sweater from Henry Bendel.
Happy Thursday! Can you believe that it is the first day of FEBRUARY!!! The month of Valentine’s Day and spring like weather. Did you say “rabbit rabbit”this morning and turn around 3 times?? My best friend Beast —- who graduated second in her class at Yale— says this is the thing to do to bring good luck for the month. So I have always followed her lead. I will do anything possible to have great luck for the month!!!!! My big install is less then a week today! Praying for the driveway to be finished and no rain. I certainly don’t want this fabulous furniture that we have been planning and custom designing for two and a half to get ruined in any way. Look for pictures after next Thursday on instagram —I am so excited!
The article I am featuring today I had earmarked in Elle Decor from the November issue but never wrote about. I have a REALLY hard time throwing away magazines until I have read every last detail. This article touched my heart on many levels. This composer had lost his 5,200 square foot apartment on West 10th in New York due to a break up. He started his life over in the famous Apthorp building with his twin girls. This building was built by the Astors in 1908 and eventually turned into a “refuge for professors, playwrights, and eccentrics of all sorts” over the years. Nora Ephron wrote “When Harry met Sally” while living here. Jonathan Sheffer with the help of Interior Designer Robert Couturier renewed his artistic soul in this apartment with the aura of ghosts of artisans past. What a cool story... and fabulous apartment!!! Enjoy and have a super day!!! Rabbit rabbit!!!!!!
A picture capturing Jonathan Sheffer at work on his grand piano by Mason & Hamlin. I love the traditional rug under foot and the draperies by David S. Gibson Custom Weavers.
What a great photograph in the living room with the piano in the mirror. The moulding in this apartment I will dream about! The pair of etageres holding the books and accessories create such warmth. In the room. I love the Le Manach print on the custom sectional. Just a great room all around.
The family room gets a more transitional twist. The custom sofa in a Claremont fabric is so warm and cozy with the over scale bolsters and the pillows in another great print from Le Manach. The chandelier from Droog adds super Whimsey.
Oh this original floor in the entry hall——LOVE IT!!!! The blue Chinese vase pops along with the photograph by Christopher Bucklow.
Calacatta marble in the kitchen glistens along with the wonderful tile, sink, and fittings from Waterworks.
The photograph by Jack Pierson command the dining room over the custom banquette done in a Cowtan & Tout fabric. The dining chairs have their original leather— I love it when that works out. Old leather has such a great patina.
My favorite thing in this master bedroom is the desk that used to belong to his parents growing up. I adore all of the pieces of furniture that I have inherited— a little piece of my heritage that I can keep passing down. I know all the background of the pieces I inherited. I found a picture of my grandmother and great grandmother recently and saw the green candlesticks that I used to have on my mantel residing on her mantel. I guess great minds think alike! The bedding from Pratisi is luscious.
"Play it Again" article featured in Elle Decor Magazine November 2017 Issue
Text by Nancy Hass
Photography by Mikkel Vang
I totally agree!
For dinner I had steamed spinach and a jalapeno cheddar burger from Central Market.
She is so talented!