Editor's note: Today I am wearing a dress from L Spoke and shoes from Tory Burch.
Happy Wednesday!!!!! Oh boy... I think this weather will make all good Christians behave themselves. OMG it is HOT!!! The radio compared it to the summer of 1980.... which I did experience. Even swimming pools were hot by the end of that heat wave. Hopefully this one won’t last as long. Since I got my big bandage off I feel like a new person! I was AMAZED at the job that Bob Anderson did... I could not stop staring in the mirror when the big bandage came off. I burned myself with a pot of boiling beans when I was two years old and had 9 skin grafting surgeries. Dr. Anderson actually made the 56 year old scar on my neck smaller— yes I will have a new line—- but the scar is almost half the size it was. It makes going through this whole procedure have a silver lining at the end. The white tape on the stitches is not bad so you will be getting up to date pictures on my daily blog. I have been given a huge gift— I am almost giddy!!! We are getting deep into our new project and having fun with the current ones. Have I mentioned lately that I love my job??? Running around Dallas today in 105 degrees will not be delightful... but we will carry on!
The article today is an online exclusive article with Architectural Digest. This gorgeous apartment on Great Jones Street in New York combined a top floor apartment in a 100 year old prewar building with a new structure that the owner and real estate developer Don Capoccia built nest door. Of course the 100 year old building has old charm and the new building is modern. They melded the two top floor apartments together with a sense of unity. Designer Deborah Berkeley Partners helped them with the interior design. What a stunning home full of exquisite furnishings and luxurious building materials. Enjoy and if you live in the DFW area....... try to stay cool!!!!
Asuch gorgeous coloration in the living room with the blue and soft orange. The sectional covered in a Jim Thompson fabric is stunning and allows for so much seating!!! The rug is custom from Edward Fields. The cocktail table from Luxury looks like a piece of jewelry. The large pice of art is breathtaking.
Note the border inlaid in the floor.
A glorious statement in the foyer with the Murano glass chandelier and the mosaic on the floor. The turtle sculpture seems to be swimming up the wall.
The decorative stone border that is on the floor is repeated around the fireplace. The piece of art above the mantel is untitled from Robert Matta from 1950. The soft orange carries into this room.
This den, along with the bedrooms and the living room are located on the “old “side of the house. The wood detailing was added to the den in keeping with the pre-war architecture of the building. Love the stronger orange used in this room and the Murano chandelier. The tv is hidden behind the mirror!!!!
A perfect gathering place in the library around the marble top table. The orange continues with this Donghia fabric on the Hickory Chair armchairs. The art is from Jeff Koons. More beautiful Murano in the chandelier.
Oh how I love La Cornue ranges!!!! Jewelry to a kitchen!!!!!!! The blue Mosaic House tiles that carry all the way up to the ceiling make a super statement. The pair of Murano chandeliers are spectacular !!
Can you say WOW!!!!!!! The ceiling in this dining room was custom fabricated in Jordan and installed on site by a Jordanian craftsman. That is amazing! The wall of glass that borders the staircase allows a fabulous view of the stairs and opens up the room. The dining chairs from Artistic Frame are so graceful.
Fabulous master with the parquet wood floors and the huge windows. Note the pocket for the draperies that spans the whole wall... I bet this is a cozy cave when they are drawn . Another wonderful Murano chandelier pricking up the red in the piece of art and the Louis XV Bergere chairs.
Jordanian limestone covers the floor and walls. Stunning vanity. Stunning home!!!!!!!!!!!
Web-exclusive article feautured in Architectural Digest
Architect: Alexander Gorlin
Text: Mimi Faucett
Photography: Michael Granacki
For dinner last night I had asparagus with grilled beef patties and jalapeno ketchup.
This has always been my favorite Earl Klugh songs! I never knew the name of it until I heard it on Pandora this morning!