Spring mantle styling with some of my favorite things. My dear friend Mary brought me the tulips last week from Holland Ridge Farm – so excited to get flowers since they have been in short supply these days. The Egyptian style vase was my Mom’s – happy Mother’s day Mom! She had great taste – I think this is from one of their many trips to the Metropolitan museum. The NY street scene collage was a gift from a wonderful friend and client Jeanne. And of course my beloved crystals and exquisite jade disc. Love me my accessories!
With extra time on your hands what’s a creative to do but play! I’ve been reading a marvelous book called Everybody Was So Young – Gerald and Sara Murphy: A Lost Generation Love Story by Amanda Vaill. Fascinating biography of the Murphy’s who were quite unique individually but also we’re friends with the great artist of the time Picasso, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Cole Porter, Dorothy Parker, Hemingway, Leger, John Dos Pasos, Archibald MacLeish and many others. Sarah Murphy was an innovative decorator in her own homes and loved flower arrangements but also placed her “stalks of pale green celery in vases”. So I thought I’d try it – beware a bored decorator. It’s actually kind of nice seeing it in the refrigerator.
SHADES OF GREEN
“Spring is finally here in New Jersey and I’m relishing (pun intended) how fresh & green everything looks!”
How many shades of these greens can you find in nature now? Spring green, fern green, new grass green?
We took off for a quick overnight at our friend’s beach house last week and took Coco with us.
She’s channeling her inner Coco Chanel here and getting ready for the big “pant” all the way there and back! Travel is not her favorite thing but she prefers it to being left with a sitter!
SPRING LAKE LIVING ROOM
Another view of the Spring Lake house living room. That fabulous driftwood sculpture over the fireplace is by Phyllis Rosser, a NY artist who is a friend of my clients. A perfect piece for a home three houses in from the ocean. #interiordesign #phyllisrossen #brassarddesigns #springlake#monmouthcounty #driftwoodsculpture #beachart #art #sculpture#summerliving
Partial shot of my clients Living Room in Spring Lake, N.J. She has a wonderful collection of books styled by my assistant Doreen G. The fabulous Asian couple on top are from the now defunct Church Street Gardens. Timeless pieces are a signature look for me – we purchased the chow leg cocktail table for their previous home and still looks great!
Gathering accessories for a staging day at my clients! Gallery Jupiter in Little Silver N.J. is a wonderful source for unique and wonderful object’d arts. We love using our clients on treasured objects but it’s always fun to add new exciting pieces to the mix.
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GIVING TABLES GALA PARTY 2019
Please come to the JUNE 13th!
Although I’m not participating in this year’s Giving Tables at Town & Country Kitchen & Bath in Red Bank,NJ. I’m attending the gala opening and reminding you to buy tickets to support such a wonderful cause. Lunch Break does so much for our community and deserves all our support. This picture is from the first year I did my table. For Tickets: https://
MEETING COREY DAMEN JENKINS!
“One of the highlights for me at the LuAnn Live event was meeting Corey Damen Jenkins! What an incredible gentleman – beautifully dressed & groomed but Corey is even more beautiful on the inside! Kind, caring and generously sharing himself with the group throughout the event. And of course he does amazing work – I’ve seen a few pictures of his room at the Kips Bay show house this year in New York & it’s fabulous. Thank you Corey and it was a privilege to spend time with you.