Hello and happy weekend! I’ve been busy with my Pinehills project client putting the final touches on the design for their bright and beautiful new home. There have been several fun tidbits in the news this week that I’m sharing below in this week’s edition of The Saturday List.
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Anatomy of a Scandal is currently airing on Netflix. An upper class British MP is accused of rape by the woman (a subordinate in his office) he was having an affair with. Very good. Not great. But the townhome he shares with his wife and two children is to die for! Frederick magazine talks about the set design. Movie set decoration is one of the silent ways that help tell the story for who the characters are. This home is beautiful and subtle. But I think the use of Cole and Sons windy Nuvolette wallpaper in the living room is saying a lot about the characters and their world views.
In various designer groups I’m in on Facebook, one of the most commonly asked questions is this: “My client loves the look of the RH Cloud sofa, but is too expensive/ too big/ not good quality (take your pick)”. Insider asked four designers for alternatives. I agree with the article – I think the Crate and Barrel Oceanside sofa options is an excellent alternative. Not much less expensive by likely better quality is the Serena & Lily Haven modular sectional.
The restoration the Deacon Eldred House will be featured on HGTV’s “Houses with History.” Show hosts Jennifer MacDonald and Michael Lemieux of Full Circle Homes (who both grew up in town) have entered into a purchase and sale agreement for the nearly 300-year-old home in Sandwich, MA on Cape Cod. I’ve been by this home a thousand times as my parents lived around the corner for 30 years. A recent client’s home is literally across the pond (you can see it peeking out on the right side of the house). Popular Instagrammers and AirBnB hosts House on the Cape is also right across the pond. Wishing I have HGTV in order to follow along!
This Guilded Age mansion – the The James F. D. Lanier House at 123 East 35th Street in NYC is on the market for a whopping $33M. Read about it in Town and Country and take in lots of images at the real estate listing via Christies. “The James F. D. Lanier House stands 33 feet wide, 75 feet deep, and 66 feet tall, with 11,638 square feet of palatial living space across eight levels. One of the city’s largest single-family homes, it is also among the grandest. ”
My favorite in this palatial 11,000+ sq. ft. property is the back patio.
Nobody Wants an Open Kitchen says Washington DC architect Nicholas Potts in Mansion Global. What do you think? I’ve never been on the open kitchen/floor plan bandwagon.
I hope you have a lovely weekend!
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