Editor's Note: Today I have on a new dress from Ann Taylor and gold kitten heels from Nine West.
Happy Thursday! Today is the first day I have been able to wear my hair down all day and put makeup on my scar. Starting to feel like normal Kay!!! Since I cannot color my hair for another week.... I bought a root touch up from Oribe. If you ever need a product like this I highly suggest it. I have already gone through one spray bottle( they are small containers).... Going to get another one today to take on my trip to the Hamptons. I am doing a first for a trip and packing only in my carry-on bag. In my opinion this could only be achieved in the summer. Everything I am taking is very light weight and packs flat. I had to put a lot of thought into making every piece count! I will report back next week how successful I was. The weather changes about every 6 hours for Saturday..... I am praying for no rain. Riley secured a house for 5 of us to stay in... she has 3 friends from work joining us. It should be a wonderful weekend full of music, laughter , and dancing. Boy do I need it after the ordeal I have been through!!!!!
Today we are meeting subs on our new job to get the bids all put together. I still have many selections to nail down to give a final bid... but we have already accomplished a lot of legwork. I am really looking forward to my first presentation!
The article today is from the July/August issue of Veranda. This house in Aspen is not your ordinary mountain home. A Houston couple hired designer J. Randall Powers to create the second home of their dreams...after the wife followed him around the Houston Design District watching him select fabrics. The couple hired architect Gretchen Greenwood to create a home that “an unfunny, European air.” No antlers and stone walls here! Between Powers and Greenwood they created an elegant home that really could be located anywhere. I adore the interiors.....I cannot imagine walking into the house with ski boots on.......but maybe they are not skiers. Aspen is glorious in the summer. Enjoy and have a super day!
Such a soft and airy living room. The walls are done in a Farrow & ball color Cornforth White—- so pretty against the light colored beams. The sone fireplace surround is 17th-century from France. In Houston the couple live with fine antiques and museum-quality art. This home is on a more casual note but does incorporate antiques and fine fabrics. I love the soft pink striped sofas done in the Robert Kim linen. The Cameron armchair on the left is done in a Fortuny fabric. The chair on the right is antique.
Powers created the illusion of an oval dining room by installing curved wooden custom-made cabinets in all four corners. The dining room table is made from 17th-century chestnut floorboards on a Formations base. What cleaver and unusual pieces in this dining room!!!! Truly custom. I love the pendant from Dennis & Leen. The C&C Milano slipcovered chairs give a relaxed look.
The bar stools——-that are SO FINE!!— and the range are custom. I love how high the side windows go up on either side of the range. The pitched roof is wonderful.
Soft coloration in the fabrics are used in the family room that is open to the kitchen. I love the antique Swedish table used as a cocktail table....and the unusual footstool next to it. . The fringe at the bottom of the sofa is so fresh...I am so happy this look is back in vogue.
I love the ceiling height in this bedroom!! The tall headboard is done in a Pierre Frey quilted cotton. The bedside table lamps from J. Randall Powers for Visual Comfort are so dramatic. The lavender sofa done in a Sandra Jordan fabric is custom— I love the arms. What a peaceful retreat. I love this house!!!!!!
A set of 4 Rose tallow chairs look out into the garden. This kind of grouping has become one of my favorite things to do for conversations. It is also a perfect way to have two seating groupings in a room and keep the flow open.
Last night's dinner was tilapia with grilled asparagus!
Love this song!!
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