Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Boss' Daughter

The September issue of Traditional Home features a lovely little spread on my boss' daughter's 1850's Boerum, Brooklyn brownstone. Former Manhattanites Adam and Suzanne (honestly, two of the nicest people you could ever meet) and their two little cuties Henry and Teddy have really transformed this classic house into a cozy home. Photos by Johnny Valiant.

I remember the process of them purchasing this house not too long ago, they went through a lot with the crazy market but it seems to have all paid off. Minor changes in architecture and interiors and such were made with the help of Suzanne's dad and some folks in our firm. Suzanne's parents are native Virginians (LOVE her mother, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE) so a lot of the furnishings were handed down family heirlooms which add such a nice touch. And it seems as though they have a lot of natural light, you really can't ask for more than that in New York, right? That and a yard, which they also have. Score!

This Eileen Gray desk and chair was picked up at a Paris flea market, something Adam has a made a hobby of perusing. Suzanne is the one with the affinity for wallpaper.

Suzanne wanted the kitchen to reflect the colors of the inside of a Faberge Egg. The cobalt blue and subway tile compliment each other so nicely.

They kept the original marble fireplace and added more flea market finds such as the tripod lamp in the back right corner. I just love those, so classic. Built in bookcases and grass cloth covered walls add warmth to this multi-purpose den/office/guest room.

Suzanne's pick of Cole and Son Art Nouveau wallpaper gives a glimpse into the master bedroom accompanied by a vintage Eames chair.

The top floor of the house is host to the boys' rooms and a play room which is decked out in colorful rugs and built-ins packed with books and toys.

Congrats Adam and Suzanne, you've done a great job! Enjoy your beautiful home!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Gossip Girl Season Four, JaDIE!

I know I've been a little M.I.A., and I have no other excuse except my life is a trainwreck and I am barely holding on. But today is another day, and frankly, the season four trailer for Gossip Girl gives me good reason to go on living.