Editor's note: shirt from Nanette Leopore, skirt from Marc Jacobs, and shoes from Coach.
Happy Tuesday! I get my stitches out in 3 days... not that I am counting or anything!!!! Maybe it is a blessing that I cannot workout this week...since it is so HOT outside!! Lord have mercy.. please let this heat wave move on. It is going to be as hot this week in Fort Worth as it is in Palm Springs. And we don’t get the benefit of the desert mountains to gaze upon. Oh well... thank God for air conditioning. When my space was finished out last year they left the ceiling exposed and put white insulation up there. It stays remarkably cool in my studio.. sometimes 74 is cold. My windows are tinted as well... so we really are not effected by the heat until we get into the car . I have to roll the windows down and turn on the car before I put Lacie Rue in there. She wears a fur coat all of the time...so my 4 legged baby gets a little hot. She loves to ride home with the back window down and her head in the breeze. I love that dog!!!! After missing work for two and a half days I am in full swing.. even though I will not win a beauty contest rocking my huge bandage. I have plans to work on for my new project and my clients are back into town. Can you believe that we are halfway through July... August will be here in two seconds and then September. That is when the design world wakes up and gets into full swing again. I always try to stay ahead of the curve and prepare myself.
The article today comes from the June issue of Architectural Digest. I true Londoner falls in love with a man from the USA that is working in London.... and they move to Carmel with his job. The house they bought was built by architect Frank Wynkoop in 1951. It was named “The Butterfly House” because of the winged roof design. After interviewing many designers... the couple chose Jamie Bush to turn this “fabulous aquarium” home into a family house. He kept true to the original architecture... uncovered wonderful steel beams .... and paired down their furnishings from a much larger house in London. Enjoy this treasure of a house set upon huge rocks and have a wonderful day!
Because the house is only 3000 square feet... space is optimized in every room. A lot of built ins and bookcases were added, here a sectional with the base extending to the side and the back allow for lamps, accessories, and bookcases. Quart sized flagstone is on the floor. Bush wanted the rugged outdoors to come indoors with his elements used.
This is a spectacular view! The seating flows the circular windows. The son’s favorite piece in the house is the floating chair. I love the vintage Sergio Rodrigues chairs upholstered with Mongolian lamb bolsters. Talk about a statement!!! And I am certain they are extremely comfortable.
This dining room is like eating on a cruise ship!! The two pendants are by Apparatus .. so cool against the open windows. The irregular shaped table base is by Siglo Moderno. The flagstone carries into this wonderful space.
I can only imagine how magical being out on this front deck must be. The green stained concrete chairs are by Dessin Fournir——fabulous.
Pink penny rounds complete every wall in this bath. I love the contrast of the turquoise stone mirror against the pink.
What an incredible use of space! The bed was custom designed for the daughter by Bush. There are even drawers on the cute stairs going up to the bed. I love the darling play area under the bed with the sconce. The light by Christy Manguerra looks like a poof of flowers.
Wow!!! The wall of flamed quartzite is amazing!!!!!!!! The copper fixtures gleam against it. Glorious master bath!
Gorgeous pool in the middle of the house. The wall surrounding the fireplace is outstanding. Artist Stan Bitters creates a Brutalist ceramic wall that is truly a piece of art. The rattan poofs in the foreground are by Bonacina 1889.
Such an incredible structure perched upon the rugged rocks.
What a special home to live in and raise a family . Like being on vacation every day!
"Explore The Mid-century Seaside Escape" article featured in June 2018 issue of Architectural Digest
Designer: Jamie Bush
Last night for dinner I had grilled chicken from Central Market and tomato basil salad.
Love this one!