Saturday, March 3, 2012

Wendy's House

My friend Wendy had already taken a classic ranch house and updated it with
some great finishes...carrera marble, subway tiles, seagrass, etc...
She's good like that...but she needed some stuff. Correction. Some tough stuff.
Wendy has three boys.

So, we started with the entry. I had an old runner in my storage unit. Of course.

I found this gorgeous dusty blue chest from Legends of Asia
and had a custom bamboo framed mirror made.

Next came this West Elm lacquer tray and these adorable
old Chinese lamps from Pewter Rabbit Antiques.

New shades and finials were a must.

Wendy had this little built-in and custom carrera table already
(I told you she was good). I just had a cushion made, found these
111 Navy chairs (made from recycled coke bottles)...

...and added a few pillows in Rose Tarlow's Medici. Easy.

The dining room. Millbrook pendants from Currey & Co. LOVE these.

Pillows in Lee Jofa's Twister and a linen bench cushion.

Limed gray oak table by Zentique.

Plus, two Eames Molded Plastic chairs in Java. Done.

Living room. New slipcover for the ottoman in Peter Dunham's Ikat in
Peacock. Trim used around the bottom was cut from the pillow fabric.
I spent awhile figuring this out. I know it looks obvious but I was briefly tortured.

 Jasper's Indian Flower.

Inlaid tray from the wonder bunnies in India via Wunderley. Of course.

Scribble bench.

Recovered in velvet from Econo Sales. $12.99/yd.
See people? I can be frugal. Not often but it happens.

Plus, Wendy's gorgeous paintings from Catherine Maize.

And it's a wrap.


  1. I think I need a friend just like you, one with uber awesome good taste to help me wrap up some luxuriously appointed details. Love your style.
    It is hip, ageless and tasty.

  2. Wonderful eye candy! Great combinations.

  3. Jen,
    It looks Grrrrrreat! I need a little help from a friend!

  4. Love those chairs in the living room (grey velvet). Where are they from? The house looks fantastic!

  5. I think the chairs were custom made by her fancy sister in LA!

  6. You really have a very fantastic home! So nice to live in a place like that. :)

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