This is one of those nerve wracking posts where I just hope that I labeled everyone correctly. HA. Maybe next year I will actually write everyone's info down and take my good camera, but for now this will have to do. The designer's rooms are in order in which I viewed them. I even went back twice for a more detailed look to most. Kind of like when I flip through a magazine quickly, but then go through it at least once more for a more in depth look. Am I the only one that does this?
The first room was by Iris of Iris of Co. My bestie who I toured the show with virtually knew everyone so I was able to speak with all the designers easily without coming off as creepy. Yay, me. I do wish I could have gotten a full shot of her space, but with so many people around it was hard to do. I did love this daybed vignette. I seriously could have packed up the whole thing and moved it into my own home. I also ogled over the gorgeous planters and plants.
This space was a collaborated effort between Betsy Brown and Jeremy Corkern. It really does look like it could have came right out of Betsy Brown's own home. She is one that has created a trademark look for herself and as I flip through any publication I can easily tell it's her's before even reading the name. She is quite fabulous to say the least. Jeremy Corkern only added to that fabulousness of the space with the architecture. It most definitely made this so called box come alive. I believe he also worked on Betsy Brown's actual home, but I wouldn't quote me on this.
This space was done by my friend Dana Wolter and architects Dungan & Nequette. On a side note I have gotten to know Dana over the years and she is one of the most humble, sweet spirited people I know. She inspires me to be a great mother and a better person in general. Of course, her design work is quite amazing too. She does a lot of custom work and it showed through in this space in a mighty way. There was a pair of these custom chaises and they were stunning!!! No detail was over looked and the amount of wood that was used to fill the custom log box must have been insane, there were two!
Andrew Brown is another one of those designers that has a trademark look. His is on the other spectrum with the use of vivid color and pattern. I toured his house last year and it was AMAZING! He is definitely in touch with the finer things such as the Dorothy Draper ram head console, Christian Lacroix wall coverings, and that doesn't even touch all the exquisite art that was represented. He does pattern, color and texture so well. It was definitley a space that needed a second a look and I am sure I would have seen new things by the fifth look even. He was as sweet as could be too.
Mark Kennamer is new to me designer, but I was in awe of his space. It kind of reminded me of our home, only much finer! I really wanted to pack up those pillows and just take them with me. This image does not do them justice at all. The luxe fabric choices were top notch. He had many fine antiques and the look was quite traditional, but it did not once feel old or stuck up. The mirrored end tables and bold black lamps made the space so fun. It most definitely had a gentlemen's look to it and that is a look I will never tire of. So timeless in my eyes.
This is the only space that I have no idea who did it, but it was too good not to share. It was very European and well, just plain pretty.
I was sure to link all the designers and architects. I recommend taking a few minutes and flipping through their portfolios. They left me quite inspired and I hope they do you too!