Monday, February 4, 2008

Tonne Times Two

I don't usually like repeating photos or stories but I recently found the rest of the missing pages from September 2001 Vogue magazine article about the beautiful townhouse belonging to Tonne Goodman and her family. Tonne used to model and has worked at Vogue for many years and also has immpecible taste. I love her home and wanted to share the rest of the photos with you including the one of the mantlepiece above with Louise Dahl-Wolfe portraits of legendary Vogue editors Diana Vreeland and Carmet Snow. I love them mixed with the earthy elements of stones and antlers.

I have been seeing a lot of photographic style lamps lately but this one has to be the most beautiful. It is Mariano Fortuny from Ecart and looks so interesting next to the art propped casually against the wall.

Goodman's son takes a spin on what have to be the most fantastic dark wood floors. They are so shiny that they look like liquid reflecting the light. Love them!

In the drawing room, a painting by David Hackler hangs above a Shabby Chic sofa. Does anyone ever buy Shabby Chic anymore? I feel like it was all the range a few years ago but no one would be caught dead in one of their stores now, but I could be wrong. It looks nice in the room though. I love the intricate mouldings throughout too!

The vintage looking rowing machine is the epitome of chic and fits in well with the real mid-century vintage string chair and the giltwood framed mirror that is original to the house. Again, I love the art propted up against the walls.

The string chair is reflected in the same mirror as above. Could you imagine having room for something so large and show-stopping?! The stair railing looks like one aspect that was probably modernized from the original that would have be found in the townhouse.

The bedroom seems very simple and elegant as does the entire townhouse but with a sense of whimsey as it also at that time housed young children. It would be fun to see if it how, if at all, it has progressed and evolved as the children have grown and furnishings and accessories have come and gone. I wish Vogue should give another peak inside. May I suggest a future Vogue Living story perhaps. I know I would enjoy revisiting this townhouse again and I hope you have too!

20 comments:

Decorno said...

Perfection.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

I've always thought this house very, very stylish, as is Ms Goodman. As for the Shabby Chic sofa ... it looks clean and comfortable ... which is about all one can ask ... it's also unobtrusive ...

Suzy said...

great apartment...I love those fortuny lamps too, so glad you let me know the source!

lissa said...

I've been looking for a good girraffe head rest pillow... Steif? lol

CB said...

This is such a lovely home and Tonne is always so perfectly perfect. It is nice to see bits of her son's belongings sort of just working in the room (OK, the giraffe is rather grand) without trying too hard. And I LOVE that rowing machine. If only I could find a reformer that looked as good!

Thanks again...I think I am becoming addicted to your site. (And yes, do read The Beautiful Fall" when you have some time. The writer seems to be a tad more on "Team Yves", but it is a pretty fun read.)

Have a great day!

Habitually Chic said...

Yeah! Decorno approves! That makes me happy!

Habitually Chic said...

An Aethete's Lament, you know, I was thinking that a house with children probably needed a sofa with washable skip covers so not I don't mind the Shabby Chic sofa quite so much.

Habitually Chic said...

Suzy, I think a few companies make them now. I was thinking I should do a post about them soon.

Habitually Chic said...

Lissa, It's from FAO Swartz but I saw one on that Posh Tots website when I was looking at the crazy playhouses.

Habitually Chic said...

CB, Maybe I should try to find some resources for chic athletic equipment. I did see some vintage wooden hand weights that were so cool recently but they were already sold. I think this might be something that is missing in the market.

Thanks for the Beautiful Fall recommendation too. I thought I was more "Team Yves" as well but Signe Chanel has kind of changed my mind a bit about The Karl. Lol.

Joslyn said...

thank you for posting this...i actually have it ripped out in one of my inspiration binders...it's probably one of my favorite interiors of all time...

CB said...

Loving the idea of a post on chic (or at least not so horrible!) athletic equipment. It is most certainly an untapped market. And while my love of Yves is profound, I can't help but have a big feeling for The Karl, if for no other reason than he minces few words. ;)

Anonymous said...

I had multiple orgasms looking at these photos. Incredible. This post would make a great double feature with the Freddie Malle one. Would you re-run side by side?

Alice Olive said...

I think I seriously need that photographer's lamp - both aesthetically and for photographical purposes!

the House of Beauty and Culture said...

Gorgeous house. My one concern is art propped against walls - I have seen so many fine things damaged by a gust of wind or dogs playing (yes, you) - I seriously would not recommend it.

Habitually Chic said...

Joslyn, The interior is so simple yet has personaity and beauty. I love it too!

Habitually Chic said...

CB, I'm working on it!

Habitually Chic said...

Anonymous, glad you liked it. I hate to post the same photo more than once so I don't think I will post Malle again but I'll see what else great I can post.

Habitually Chic said...

Alice, it is soooo fabulous! I wonder if they actually can be used for photography or are strickly decorative and basic lamps. I will have to investigate!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful.
About the sofa- Shabby Chic is still good, actually. They've kind of revamped a bit with some leather pieces and things that aren't quite so "shabby chic".

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