Editor’s note: Today I am dressed in a Banana Republic dress with Frances Valentine shoes.
Happy Friday!!!!! This has been a week to remember....or to maybe forget. There is so much that is fun about my job...really 95% of the time I love coming to work every. But this week I had a problem that I have never had happen to me in 28 years. Pindler and Pindler who is a very respected company shipped two different dye lots of fabric for matching custom sofas. The problem was discovered when the fabric was ready to be applied to the sofas. My head popped off my body and spun around ten times!!!!!! I must admit that my grandmother One Momma would not have been proud of my behavior with Pindler once I learned of the problem. Their response was that some times designers use the same sofas with the same fabrics in two different rooms... so they thought it would be ok. WRONG ANSWER!!!!!!!! Whoever those designers are need to get into a different profession. Thank God there was more fabric at the mill... but it was not fun telling my client today about the screw up and the delay. She has already waited longer because we designed custom sofas... but now this. Hopefully I can get it moving along and we can laugh about it some day. But this week it was not a laughing matter..... I had a great appointment on a new home on Friday afternoon. Crack me up that the husband came to the meeting to see what I had pulled and the wife ushered him on his way after 30 minutes because he was talking too much!!!! They were thrilled with my direction which always makes my day!
I get to go with my 87 year old mother( don’t tell her I said her age) to get a new Cadillac tomorrow. She still has so much spunk and enjoys life. You go Mommy!!!!!
The article today comes put of the June issue of Architectural Digest... the issue I am in! I found out after I had friends and clients looking for the issue that it was only in the issue they make for subscribers. I was not aware there were different issues like that. I got 18 copies that I can share. The apartment located in The Osborne is mid-rise brownstone oozing with charm and architectural details. Others who have lived in this building are Leonard Bernstein, Van Cliburn, Peter Beard,Lynn Redgrave, Bobby Short, Jessica Chastain... the list goes on. The couple that bought the apartment set out to find the perfect home when they found out 8 years ago that they were expecting twin girls. Architect Annabelle Selldorf helped them turn the apartment into a warm home and a perfect place for their twin girls and their art collection. My twins turn 26 tomorrow... I cannot believe it!!!!!!Enjoy the article and have a super weekend!!!!!!! I am going shopping for a new Caddi!!!!!!!! Riley is in New York and Harrison has to work all day.... but I will be celebrating them all day!
Stefano Tonchi is the editor of W magazine and his partner David Maupin is the cofounder of the Lehman Maupin gallery. Here they are shown with their twin girls Isabella and Maura. The painting above the fireplace is by David Salle. The fireplace is original.
This foyer sends me to the moon!!! The parquet floors and the fireplace....oh how I love it!!! The Murano chandelier is by Seguso for Vica which is a company that Selldorf started in 2004 named after her Grandmother’s 1930s design firm in Cologne. The transom over the doors are stunning.
The huge Amuneal shelving was custom and truly turns this room into a Library. The vintage club chair... the gorgeous parquet floors.... and the original fireplace add to the ambiance of the room. Another beautiful venetian chandelier. I love the shape!
Another angle of the library with a custom sofa and artwork by Gilbert & George.
The walls were painted white in the apartment to show off the artwork. The piece hanging above the original fireplace is by Hernan Bas. I love the colors pulled from the painting used in the upholstery.
This kitchen moment is amazing. The intricate floor is made of concrete tiles by Cle. The banquette.... I love banquettes!!!..... is done in a Moore & Giles leather paired with Fortuny cushions. The what looks to be onyx top to the breakfast table is stunning!!!
The shelving in the kitchen is vintage by Osvaldo Borsani. I love the art displayed on it with the wonderful colored glass.
The girl’s room is not done like little kids.... it is more whimsical and sophisticated . The cloud wallpaper is by Cole & Sons.
The Calacatta Paonazzo marble in the master bath is jaw-dropping gorgeous!!!!!
The graphite installation by Teresita Fernandez that covers the wall is such a cool contrast to the Victorian architectural elements in the dining room. I love the square table form Vica that seats 8 with wonderful conversation. The stain glass windows are amazing..... this whole apartment is amazing!!!! Job well done!
“Inside a New York Family's Annabelle Selldorf-Designed Residence” article featured in Architectural Digest May/June 2019 Issue
Photography by Jason Schmidt
Styled by Michael Bargo
Dinner last night was chicken breast and Texas Caviar from Central Market.
Happy weekend to all my readers!