Editor’s note: Today I am wearing a dress from Dress Rebecca Taylor with shoes from Stuart Weitzman.
Happy Friday!!! It is a tearful Friday for me since my Harrison is moving to Dallas today. I know I will never get him at home for more than a night probably for the rest of my life. I am so excited about his new, fabulous job and the fact that he and his girlfriend Hannah will live in the same apartment complex in the Knox-Henderson area.....all wonderful! Both of my kids studied hard in school and have great jobs....all wonderful! I keep telling myself that it would be tragic if one of them did not have a job and wanted only to sit at home and play video games... or be a pizza delivery man( one of Harrison’s friends from Country Day did this for a while.) But I am a sentimental , deep thinker and I know as they grow older I will be less in their lives. I have never been a helicopter mom and always believed that it was my job to raise them right so they could soar like eagles...... but boy it sure hurts today. I am fighting the tears back as I am writing . I have worked their entire life and they both have said that I instilled fabulous work ethic . I made time to be a room mom at school 3 times and went on field trips with their class. I think I have done it all right... so why does today hurt so much?? Poor Mackenzie for having to prop me up today! Thank God I have a lot to do for work so I can stay busy. I had to spend the entire day yesterday on a job correcting some bad problems caused by the contractor’s electrician. This particular contractor I would love to sell some swamp land to so he can build a hotel........him and his ego. Oh well... I will carry on and as always make sure the job is done to perfection.....because that is what I do.
Today’s article comes from the summer issue of Galerie magazine. I have mentioned before that not all articles that I cover are my taste... but I can always appreciate other peoples passions and their view of beauty. This hose in The Hamptons is not your normal Hamptons home..... The couple collect contemporary art... love the unusual... and dare to be different. “Whenever you go into a Bronfman house, there are always flowers, wonderful smells, and the hippest music.” The atmosphere is one of “comfort” and “fun.” Their use of color would put a smile on anyone’s face. Enjoy this eclectic home and have a super weekend! My boy is moving up in the world... my daughter has a wonderful job and just got a huge raise..so all is right with the world. Momma Kay will just have to go with the flow!!!!
Wow... the visual stimulation in this living room is amazing. Along with the contemporary works of art by Ernesto Neto, Pia Camil, Valerie Belin, Laura Simmons.... the list goes on.....is a motorcycle that once belonged to Steve McQueen. I am not sure which “conversation piece” would be the first one for a guest to inquire about!!!
One of two Moroccan doors in the house is in the entry . The trio of lights are by Jorge Pardo..... I love the shapes and the color! The unusual sofa... which is a piece of art in itself.... is a “limited-edition version of Fernando and Humberto Campana’s famous Mono Sushi sofa.” The Kyle Bunting rug and the African baskets add to the visual impact of the room. This entry is perfect to let a guest know what is to come around the corner!
Benjamin Moore’s “Blushing Bride” pink sets the backdrop for the explosion of color in the dining room. The whimsical light fixture is by Hsiao-Chi and Kimiya Yoshikawa and is entitled “Blooming Spark 1.” It is not every day that you see a cobalt blue dining table.
Clarissa Bronfman is a photographer who has been taking pictures since she was 12... the same age as when she made her first purchase of a Man Ray photograph . I was 22 when I bought my first antique pieces... which were a bid deal to me.... so I can understand the passion. This triptych is of her lips. One of her pieces hangs in a private dining room at the Four Seasons in New York. Amazing!
What a cool and cozy corner in the family room. I love the curved banquette, the cement dining table ( I sold one last year that took 6 men to deliver!!!),and the Piero Fornasetti Bocca chairs. This home is like walking into a contemporary art gallery that real people happen to live in!
The master bedroom is a little calmer in color but still full of art and special pieces. At the hoot of the Holly hunt bed sits one of Bronfman’s favorites finds.... a Judy Kensley McKie bench. The other Moroccan door lives in this bedroom.
This pool area looks like a party waiting to happen!!! The seating by Janus et Cie....one of my favorite vendors.... has pops of fun colors scattered all about. The pergola looks like a party hat with its vines!
More furniture by Janus et Cie sits on the sunroom terrace. The large collection of lights by Alvaro Catalan gives a market bizarre feeling to the space. I dare say that anyone who spends time at this house could be bored or in a bad mood. It is just too much fun!
“Inside Clarissa Bronfman’s Art-Filled Hamptons Retreat” article featured in Galerie Magazine August 2019 Issue
We celebrated Harrison’s last night last night at B&B Butcher. It was amazing!!!!! I am still full!!!!!
The trio of bacon and the Carpet Bagger oysters. Delicious!!!!!
We all split the chateaubriand entree. Since mother and I eat about 3-4 ounces of meat there was plenty for my Harrison.
They brought him out a Congratulations dessert! It was DIVINE!!!!!!!
If we all have as much fun as this little girl this weekend it will be a fantastic one!!!!
I am in love with this flush mount chandelier by Curry & Co that we installed today.
The Schumacher wallpaper in the powder room is stunning!!!!
Love this song!!!