Editor’s note: Today I am wearing a dress from Anthropologie and shoes from Stuart Weitzman.
Happy Wednesday!!! The Texas summer heat has finally hit.....boy howdy it was hot going on client calls yesterday! Today will be hot as well. I will be finding every shade tree I can in the Design District!! I have a lot to accomplish today—-can’t let the heat get to me. But I will say it again....I would rather sweat in the summer than wear ugly shoes and shovel snow in the winter. A little “glowing” as my One Momma would say never hurt anyone. I am looking forward to a problem free day today only getting lost in my design work.
Monday and Tuesday were so full of problems that I felt like running away! But if there was one thing that New York taught me... it was problem solving. As my uncle Jack says... there is never a problem... only opportunities. Well..... there were too many opportunities for this blond in a two day period but I got it all handled.
I had the nicest email from one of my readers on Monday. She , her sister , and her mother all read my blog. Her email telling me how much they all enjoy my blog touched my heart in a big way! I know how many people subscribe to my blog but there is no way to track how many people read it. I do know that people do my pose for me when they see me in many showrooms.... which always makes me giggle. I started that pose so I could get my outfit and my shoes in the picture. It was actually my daughter Riley and her TCU friends who told me they loved it....it was my new trademark.... so don’t ever stop. It does fit my personality... so I will keep the kick going!!!!!!!
I was so sad to read about the death of Ross Perot this morning. What an incredible man who added so much to the world.
The article today comes from the Architectural Digest issue that I had my page in. I could really still pinch myself that I am in Architectural Digest!!! The article is on a piece of property maned Indian Bean that was a former Kentucky tobacco farm. I don’t think of Louisville, Kentucky as a funky place.... but this weekend home is anything from traditional. The name Indian Bean came from the multitude of Indian bean trees that grow on the land. Designer Rodman Primack —- who does work for this family on many projects—- helps them achieve their goal of “using their home as a canvas.” He used layer upon layer of prints...seemingly for no particular reason.....along with unexpected pieces of art and furniture to create a “Nabis” feeling....”referring to the late-19th century circle of French artists” such as Edouard Vuillard. While this may not be everyone’s “cup of tea”—— it falls under my goal always to have a home reflect the client and their tastes ... whether in vogue or not. Enjoy this eclectic home and have a super hump day!!!!
The outside of the home certainly does not reveal what is to come inside!
Not everyone can say that they have a corrugated-metal pool cabana! This is the works of architect and furniture maker Roy Mcmakin.
The article does not say what this room is... but it looks to be another portion of the dining room. There are traditional pieces in this room and what I would guess are some antique pieces. The screen in the corner does not match anything in the room... part of the collected look the clients craved.
This assortment of African Dutch waxed textiles in the study ( please forgive me for saying what is on my mind!) hurts my eyes a bit. I do love the art on the walls and the chair fabric. But this is not my house....all that matters is that the home owners love it! It does make a statement!
The article does not say what this room is through the doorway... but it looks to be another portion of the dining room. There are traditional pieces in this room and what I would guess are some antique pieces. The screen in the corner does not match anything in the room... part of the collected look the clients craved.
Here is another view of the study. The fabric I loved in the last picture is here again—- from Lee Jofa....one of my favorite vendors for prints. This angle of the study is much more traditional. I love the wallpaper used in the back of the bookcases.
The master bedroom is a little calmer than other rooms in the house. I love the wallpaper behind the bed....I often do this in bedrooms. I don’t like a “feature”wall of a different paints color... but I do like a wall of wallpaper.
This picture exudes happiness with the girl jumping off the board and the dogs running around!
The tile on the walls in the kitchen are custom cement tiles from Mosaic House. The Bertazzoni range in bright red certainly makes a statement!
This pool table was “given a geometric makeover by Louisville artist Monica C. Mahoney .” She transformed the formerly “hulking green” pool table into what they describe as “a Memphis Group treasure that time forgot.” The light above is amazing. This home as I said would not be for everyone’s taste.... but it certainly makes this family happy and I an certain cannot be forgotten by any guest!
This is the guest house. The “Boxing Ring” piece by Masanori Umeda is what my One Momma would call a “conversation piece!” I am sure that any guest that walks in this room would have something to say about this!!! It is like a living sculpture.
“AD100 Design Rodman Primack Creates a Fun-Filled Family Retreat in Kentucky” article featured in Architectural Digest June 2019 Issue
Photography by Stephen Kent Johnson
Dinner last night was roasted chicken and lentils.