Sunday, December 19, 2010
Just one thing on it.
This apartment designed by Steven Sclaroff for Andy, Kate & Bea Spade shot for The Selby. It's bril.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I consolidated my two storage units into one. That meant less space. So...I donated some stuff to a local charity for their auction and then I had to get crafty with my limited square footage.
I have a lot of artwork. I went to talk to Barry, the supervisor at my storage unit. Love him. I asked Barry, "Can I hang pictures?" From the look on his face I knew that I had crossed the line. I was embarassed. This wasn't the Barry I knew. The Barry that gave my kids unlimited mint pinwheel candies...even after I said that was enough. Twice. The Barry that chopped my lock off. No questions asked. I now wished that I could eat my words. Hang pictures. Jesus. What was wrong with me?
No expression was betrayed through those Scotch stained cheeks. Smugly and flatly he said, "Hang pictures?"
I thought...you know, I'm sorry. I thought we were friends. I get it. No pictures. I sheepishly tried to hide my decoupage hammer behind my designer jeans. Jeesh. Pristine particle board walls. That's a look. Somewhere.
Then Barry's lips parted...just a bit...and a smile rolled right out of those red cheeks. He said, "Nobody has ever asked me that before. Sure."
Think I'm nuts? When I was leaving somebody was bringing in a PLANT.
Posted by Jen West Design at 9:26 PM
Friday, December 3, 2010
- GORGEOUS CAPIZ TOPPED TABLE
- BRASS INLAY AROUND EDGE
- ATTRIBUTED TO BAKER & FRANCES ELKINS
- EXCELLENT VINTAGE CONDITION
- 16" T X 19" W X 19" D
(PROFESSIONAL PACKING/SHIPPING ADD'L)
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
When a company willingly sells you 3/4 of a yard of fabric
without a cut fee or a snotty refusal...it's expensive.
Which is exactly why it took me so long to order this silk velvet.
Nothing else would do for these stools.
Not that I didn't look. I did. A lot.
When I misplaced the original sample when the remodel began...
...the showroom sent me this picture to confirm the fabric.
And confirm I did...with tears in my eyes and divorce court in sight.
If you have felt the infamous Clarence House Jaguar Velours Soie,
though, handmade in Italy, then you are just as purr-klempt as I am.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
We bought a vintage Michael Taylor for Baker dining table a few years ago.
Just recently, during a visit to one of my dealers, I ran into six dining chairs
from the same collection. Sold. Load 'em up.
They have been refinished and reupholstered with yards of
blue cotton velvet from Kravet, Cambridge flat braid from
Samuel & Sons and antique brass nailheads.
Just in time for the holidays.
One big happy family. Reunited.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
PAIR OF INCREDIBLE VINTAGE ISLAMIC LAMPS
- NEW LUCITE BASES
- CUSTOM SILK DRUM SHADES
- HOTTER THAN AN ISLAMIC DESERT HOT
-27 1/2" T X 23" W X 13 1/2" D
LUSCIOUS ORIGINAL FINIALS
PAIR OF GLAMOROUS VINTAGE CHAIRS
- REUPHOLSTERED IN GROVES BROS' MONFERATO
(A FORTUNY STYLE COTTON THAT,
PERSONALLY, I BELIEVE IS SUPERIOR TO FORTUNY...)
- DOWN & FEATHER WRAPPED CUSHION
- 23" D X 33 1/2" H X 29" W
NEW ESPRESSO FINISH ON LEGS
& REALLY SEXY SHOULDERS
THIS CHAIR HAS PASSED THE OFFICIAL
INTERIOR DESIGN-COCKTAIL TEST.
I HAD A GREYHOUND IN IT AND FELT VERY
BILLY BALDWIN/FRANCES ELKINS-Y.