Editor’s note: Today I am wearing a dress from Alice + Olivia and Valentino shoes.
Happy Wednesday ! I am off to Dallas today to do work and to attend a reception and dinner. I was invited by Kravet to a reception for the launch of Jan Showers new furniture and fabric collections for Kravet ... then to a small diner at Bullion . I have never been to Bullion but it is a top rated restaurant in Dallas ... so it should be wonderful!! Jan Showers asked Kravet to invite a very small group to dinner— so I am quite honored to be one of the few! There will be 12 of the Top 100 Designers in Dallas at dinner..... I am thrilled to be part of this distinct group. The showroom manager at Kravet loves Lacie Rue.......he said I could try to put a dress on her to attend the dinner. But it would go on past her bedtime....so I will have to leave her at home. Poor Lacie Rue! Maybe Momma Kay will bring her home some leftovers since I never finish my food. If I told you that I am not freaking out about losing Mackenzie for two weeks starting tomorrow at 5:00 —- I would be liar, liar pants on fire. Lacie Rue and I will have to take care of Kay Genua Designs all by ourselves—-WE CAN DO IT!!!! Look for pictures of the reception and dinner in my blog on Friday. The blog will be down while Mackenzie is on her honeymoon....but I will resume on Monday the 10th with pictures of Riley’s new apartment! I am flying to help her move in and hang art on Thursday the 6th. Riley and I are both so excited! I have already done floor plans!
After sending in my renewal for Galerie magazine numerous times——I finally got an issue. I adore this magazine!!!!! The article for today is on a Dutch Colonial-style home on Long Island’s East End designed by Bunny Williams. I love her work always.... and this is no exception. She showcased the home owner’s collection of contemporary art throughout the house. The use of strong color and bold patterns ——which the client loves—- works famously with the art. Enjoy and have a super “hump day!”
In the living room a painting by Caio Fonseca is flanked by 1960s French brass mirrors. The cocktail table is lapis lazuli designed by Williams. I recognize the blue lamp as one of Williams designs. The brown in the painting is carried into the club chairs and rug. The blue sofa really pops against the piece of art.
Williams and her partner Elizabeth Lawrence worked with architect Douglas C. Wright and landscape architect Edmund Hollander. I love the shape of the roof!
Artgroove did the Venetian plaster walls to highlight the piece of art by Vik Muniz.....which really explodes against the color. The stenciled floors were done by Franklin Tartaglione. Such talented artisans! The geometric floor design “provides an unconventional rhythmic twist.
John Rosselli & Associates designed the Louis XVI-style Beach nad bone bed. I love the draping of the bed— so dramatic. The blue walls are done in a Raoul Textile fabric—- which is so lovely next to the custom lavender bedding. The floral print on the chair on the right pulls all of the colors of the room. The blue walls coming off of the entry hall is wonderful.
The large piece of art above the sofa is by Vik Muniz—- again with all of the palette of the room. Or should I say the whole color palette for the room was inspired by this fabulous painting????? You can see the subtle pattern on the Raoul fabric here—- so soothing. What a fun project for Bunny Williams.....and of course precisely executed.
“Bunny Williams Beautifully Updates a Dutch Colonial in the Hamptons” article featured in Galerie Magazine May/June 2019 Issue
Glorious peonies! I love when they are in Season!!
Dinner last night was bone in pork chop and grilled asparagus.
He is so talented!