Editor’s note: Today I am wearing a sweater from Ann Taylor, pants from Elie Tahari, scarf I am not sure about because I cut the tag off!, and shoes from Aquazurra.
Happy Friday! Our second Friday of the new year. As Winnie the Poo would say.... we are having a blustery day! This kind of cold , rainy day makes me want to snuggle on the sofa with magazines and a blanket! But no.....I am working away! Besides finding fabrics to reupholster some antique pieces for a client I have also been working on a new fireplace and bookcases for my large job in Arlington. You would never really think that finding an antique marble mantel is that hard to do..... but it actually is. There were no codes in the 1800s and most are too small to work with new fire boxes . I worked most of the day yesterday researching, calling, and emailing. I found one in Dallas, one in Atlanta, and one in Paris. I was almost relieved that I think the one in Paris is too small... because that is not the easiest delivery to schedule and we used to have marble mantels break all the time on the containers when I worked at The Market. It is very tricky repairing them... it has to be done in the veining of the marble to come out right. I traveled to Burleson to source the fire box this morning with Lacie Rue wearing her raincoat in the backseat. She was not going to be denied going for a ride in the car!i cant tell you how much I love having her with me at work. It is a dream getting to have my 4 legged baby with me all of the time.
The Cowboys have their big game tomorrow !! I am beyond excited to root them on. Troy Aikman said in the paper this morning that he thinks they can win....I sure hope he is right!!!!!! My twins were 2 the last time the Cowboys went to the Super Bowl !!!!
The article today comes from new Veranda. Talk about a breath of fresh air on this gloomy day! This incredible home in Palm Beach was originally built in 1928 by the famous architect Maurice Fatio... who also designed for the Rockefellers and Vanderbilts. Cole Porter once said “I want to live on Maurice Fatio’s patio.” When a Connecticut family purchased the home... the hired their designer of 30 years to freshen it up. Susan Zises Green ....I am sure knowing the clients so well after 30 years....did a magnificent job. Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend!!!!!
So much to take in ...this entry is gorgeous. The carving on the archways is a feast for the eyes. The pendant is original to the house. And that ceiling!!!! What a work of art!!!
This home is 20,000 square feet.....oh My!!!! The living room is so large that Susan Zises Green created 4 intimate settings. The coral color she used with the white venetian plastered walls and the green ceiling is magnificent. I could sit in this room for hours and take in every feature. With fabrics from Claremont and Fortuny... the elegance just abounds. The mantel and chandelier are original to the house.
In this setting the piece of art by Diane Petry makes a bold statement amongst the pale pink. The black side tables draw your eye to the black edge of the painting.
Sign me up for this dining room!!!!!! The venetian plaster walls are a custom “lettuce green” color. The dining chairs are antique.....and the Clarence House velvet used on the side chairs is divine!!!
A close up of the room’s 1920s hand-painted ceiling. Oh how gorgeous!!!
Landscape designer Mario Niever created gardens that are a work of art. This fountain with it’s wonderful shape and tile bottom is gorgeous.
This fully equipped kitchen looks like a piece of jewelry! By Officine Gullo the stainless trim throughout against the all white is gorgeous . Boy would I have fun cooking in this kitchen!!!!
The media room is done in soft shades of blue.... just like the ocean outside the windows. The blue set against the rich wood walls is warm and lovely. Once agin..... the ceiling is out of this world!!!!!!
The blue carries into this guest room with a view of the ocean. There is much to admire in this room.... but I love the odd antique chairs on either side of the desk. I have always had a thing for unique chairs.
The bottom of the pool with it’s patterned design is flawless.
The loggia is located outside the living room. The gorgeous coral color used inside carries out to the seating area. The ceiling and light fixture are original. What a treat to get to see all of the aspects of this treasure of a home!!!!!!
A close up of the intricately carved coral stone at the entry.
“Original Thinking” article featured in Veranda January/February 2018 Issue
Design by Susan Zises Green
Photo by Mario Nievera
Written by Frances Schultz
Great quote for the new year!
For dinner last night I had rosemary chicken breast served with grilled asparagus .
Love this song!
To all my readers: Thank you so much for reading my blog. It means so much to me! Please stay with me as we embark on 2019. New year means new adventures!