Editor’s note: Today I am in a blouse from Karen Kane, pants from Ann Taylor, and shoes from Betty Mueller.
Happy Friday! The countdown is on for Mackenzie’s wedding! The bridal portrait is today and they get their marriage license next Tuesday. After all of the planning it is about to happen next weekend! Yippee!!! I tried my dress on Wednesday night and fell in love with it all over again. The material and the style make me feel like a princess. And it is pink—-Mackenzie’s favorite color. I must put my best foot forward since I am the BOB ( Boss of the Bride!) I am meeting a long term client today to see the new house they bought. They were going to build last year and put it all on hold. Now they are going to sell the lot and not go through the tedious process of building a house. She said I will love what they bought...I cannot wait. Because it is the way my brain works... I will be placing their furniture in my head all weekend and thinking of what needs to be freshened up. It has been about 10 years since we did their current house.... so some things that get used the most will be tired. We already have rooms of fabrics picked out from when we were planning the home build.... so I will get to see if what we had picked out will work. All so exciting!!!!!
My Riley came home last night. I get her in the office today— which always thrills me. She got another promotion and is working on trouble accounts that had not been taken care of well. She is up for the task! We will have Mackenzie’s golden Layla in the office with us as well as Lacie Rue while Mackenzie is off for makeup, hair, and photographs. I absolutely adore having our “working” dogs in the studio every day! Layla is crazy about Riley... she sings and dances for about 10 minutes every time Riley comes home!
The article today is from the May/June issue of Traditional Home. Thom Felicia— who I have had the pleasure of meeting in New York— does his magic in a house in the Hamptons. He wanted to respect the old architecture of the house but make the interiors young and playful for the family. The couple love color, pattern, and texture...so he gave it to them in his oh so creative way. Enjoy this little piece of Hamptons heaven and have a fabulous weekend!
Pictured here is Thom Felicia at the entrance to the pool house ...which has the same architecture as the main house. The whole vibe of this house is “let’s go barefooted” and relax.
What a magical pool area. I love the vine covered pergola over the sitting area off the sliding doors. Felicia mixed woven pieces Janus et Cie lounge chairs for a more organic feeling.
Such a fun kitchen! The floors are hand-painted and add pizazz to the room. The banquette upholstered in an Amy Karyn fabric is so cozy. I love the huge island with the shelves underneath.
This is such a cool feature in the house. This rattan bar from Palecek is a replica of the one used on Franklin D. Roosevelt’s yacht— the USS Potomac— during his presidency. This is located on the sleeping porch that is off the kitchen.
Great and subtle mixed textures in the living room. I love the wallpaper above the wainscoting . The rug from French Accents is casual with a wonderful impact to the area.
The media room is wrapped in “Braided Hemp” wallpaper from Maya Romanoff. The cool chair is Felicia’s design for Vanguard.... which combined with the wallpaper and the rope ottomans adds so much texture to the room.
I love the juxtaposition of the twiggy Paul Ferrante chandelier with the trestle table and the McGuire “Crin” side chairs. Casual elegance for the beach.
Another Thom Felicia design in the master bedroom with his bed for Vanguard. The rug is also from French Accents and the bedding John Robshaw. I love the original paneling on the walls and the crisp white on the walls and floors.
Darling beach theme in the child’s room with the surfboard wallpaper and the life preserver and sailboat on the bed.
The “Little Dipper” wallpaper on the ceiling in the guest room is like looking at the sky. Another odd shaped room.....so cozy and wonderful. Job well done Thom Felicia!
“Thom Filicia Refreshes a Colonial Home with Carefree Color” article featured in Traditional Home June 2019 Issue
Written by Sally Finder Weepie
Dinner was pork tenderloin, tiny bit of cheese grits, and asparagus. I did relish my tiny bit of cheese grits!