Sunday, February 15, 2009

Bachelorette Pad Update

Everyone has been asking me about the Bachelorette Pad lately so I guess it's time for an update. I don't have any new photos but the blue and white Asian pottery in this painting by James McNeill Whistler will make sense in a minute.

I met the Bachelorette at Balthazar breakfast Saturday morning where there was so sign of a recession in sight! The place was packed at 10am so we ended up sitting at the bar where I spied John Derian also enjoying a petit déjeuner. Usually I'm not even out of bed that early on a Saturday! Actually that's not true, I'm usually awake but most likely sitting on my sofa in my nightgown watching E News or something else equally trashy. So I was surprised that so many other people were up and out so early. Hopefully, they were on their way to Fashion Week!

After breakfast we hit all the shops in Soho and got lucky at Penine Hart Antiques where we found a perfect gilt mirror for the entry for about $250! It will relate perfectly to the antique gilt nesting tables in the living room and has a beautiful patina. The shop is full of great finds and reminds me of the type of place you would stumble upon down a side street in Europe. I can't wait to go back again soon since the stock is constantly replenished.

We also stopped by one of my favorite stores in New York, Pearl River, to pick up blue and white Asian pottery (hence the painting above). We picked out a range of sizes and shapes for above the kitchen cabinets and also a new umbrella stand and a few random bowls for around the apartment. I'm still looking for a cheaper painter to paint the kitchen in Benjamin Moore Soot so if anyone has any recommendations, please let me know.

The lamps for the bedroom arrived and we bought a new floor lamp but I'm still looking for the perfect vintage lamps for the living room. We also need to finalize the last artwork placement and accessorize the apartment but it's really coming together. Stay tuned for the final reveal!


Painting by James McNeill Whitler, Purple and Rose: the Lange Leizen of the Six Marks, 1864. At the Guggenheim Museum exhibit, The Third Mind, through April 19, 2009.

9 comments:

Ivy Lane said...

I love when you post about the hunt for items/treasures for your clients...can't wait for the reveal!

Style Redux 2 said...

I can't wait to see it. I did a kitchen in Farrow and Ball Off Black which is quite similar and I love it. Your post makes me want to come up to NYC soon-Balthazar, John Derian (his store) and Pearl River are all favorites. I won a free weekend at The Soho Grand so I will be up soon. (I'm in D.C.)

Coffee with Cathy said...

Thanks for taking us along on the shopping trip. Blue-and-white is such a classic. You always inspire me to get creative!

Laura said...

Oh I'll have to check out your antiques dealer in Soho...ever since Depression Modern closed I've been in such a funk. It's not vintage, but I've been sort of into that new Verona floor lamp from Pottery Barn lately...has a little bit of a 30s feel to it, and the price isn't too panic inducing.

red ticking said...

love the comment of the nightgown watching enews... mine is jamie oliver and nigella.. you took me away to balthazar (i go every time i am in nyc) and john derian is one of the sweetest, most humble men i have ever met. so incredibly talented... i carry his furniture line in my store now...very cool... oh how i miss nyc...i will visit again this summer...maybe you and i can go to breakfast at balthazar??? (not too early!)

Arlynn said...

Yay, I can't wait to see the final reveal - so exciting!!!

And that blue and white pottery, OMG, I just know it will be add the perfect, fresh final touch!

Habitually Chic said...

Ivy Lane - It's so much fun to go shopping! I guess I should have mentioned that the reveal will have to wait until the kitchen is painted. I don't think it will be too soon unless I find a cheaper painter today!

Style Redux 2 - How lucky that you won a weekend at the Soho Grand! You must come soon and go shopping!

Coffee with Cathy - I'm inspired by everything I see lately!

Laura - that lamp is cool. I might have to see if I have anyone else who would like it.

Red Ticking - I used to watched Ina and Nigella but they changed the schedule so I never know what time they are on now. Such a bummer! Maybe we can do a lazy lunch at Balthazar and then go shopping! I'm definitely not a morning person!

Arlynn - It will still be a litte while but I think once the kitchen is painted, it will be so chic. I might also look into a sisal area rug as someone suggested.

Annie Empiric said...

I love the hunt too! Excited to see what treasures you uncover and how it all comes together.

LindsB said...

I cant wait to see the new mirror as well as all the other purchases in the space, they all sound fabulous!

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