Editor's note: Today I am wearing a Theory silk blouse and skirt, Ellen Tracy sweater, and Louise et Cie kitten heels.
Happy Tuesday!! Rain, rain go away..... come again another day! Oh please don’t let it rain all day today. All I need it mud being tracked into my install tomorrow because the driveway is not totally finished. I will keep the choice words that I have for the builders not finishing the driveway by last week to myself. My grandmother One Momma used to say that if you don’t have anything nice to say... then don’t say anything at all. So in this instance....I won’t say anything at all. I have mentioned before that a lot of builders——that is most builders—- need to learn the “ Kay Way” of doing things. Planning ....planning......planning way in advance. Hopefully all will go well tomorrow and Thursday and the driveway in-completion will be a distant memory in the years to come.
I love the article that I found for the blog today. An East Coast couple that find a home in California where the neighborhood feels a bit like Greenwich Connecticut than Los Angeles . As the article says “ you can take the woman out of New York, but you can’t take New York out of the woman.” The home is beautiful and the article out of the newest Elle Decor is wonderful. Enjoy and have a Super Tuesday.
Wow! What drama in the dining room! The walls and ceiling are done in Benjamin Moore’s colors Juniper green and Black panther. The vintage leather chairs and the family heirloom console are a great contrast to the casual jute rug. How this room must sparkle at night!
A picture of home owner and Interior Designer Georgia Tapert Howe and the front of her home in Hancock Park. The article describes the neighborhood as historic with tree-lined streets and regal mansions. I must say that if I had to live in LA ( and I hope I never do) I think I could feel right at home in this neighborhood.
With the view of the dramatic dining room through the French doors, the living room is much more subtle. The white sofas flanking the fireplace pick up on the original mantel with the white marble insert. The cool red chairs are 1950s Danish. The pendant is from one of my favorite resources Paul Ferrante. Comfortable and beautiful.
The master bedroom is a little more transitional. Georgia said she had become a little more transitional all while living in California for 4 years. She and her director and screen writer husband Lou Howe took their time finding a home in their adopted city. The draperies made with a Rogers & Goffigon linen are really the only traditional aspect of the room. When in Rome.. do as the Romans do. The custom bed is covered in a Carolina Irving Textiles fabric. Tailored and lovely.
The marble in the master bath is stunning!!! What glamour ! I love the lavender roman shade in contrast to the black, gray , and white marble.
What a fabulous and happy black and white kitchen. I had a black and white kitchen floor in my apartment in Dallas when I moved back from New York. It made me happy every day. Beautiful farm sink from Rohl with fittings from waterworks.
What fun wallpaper from Anthropology bringing the outside in. The bench is covered in a vintage tie-dyed rug. The floor pillows were purchased in Mexico. Such a happy room!!
The French doors off the pool lead to Lou’s office— which was formerly a garage. The rattan chair and ottoman are vintage. I love the green roof and that door to the side of the house—-wow! Love the detail on the top. A beautiful and serene California moment.
"Verde Vidi Vici" article featured in Elle Decor March 2018 Issue
Text by Vanessa Lawrence
Photography by DFouglas Friedman
What great advice!
I so so agree with this!!
For dinner last night I had marinated pork chop with grilled tomato topped with Swiss cheese.
Love this song!!!