Friday, February 20, 2009

Georgia's Home on My Mind!

After seeing Georgia Tapert's store, I had no doubt that the home she shares with her fiance would be a chic reflection of her love of travel and her eye for interesting pieces and I wasn't wrong. I also appreciate that she wasn't afraid to mix in a few new pieces from places like West Elm and Crate and Barrel. She kindly offered to share photos and I hope you enjoy them!

The elevator opens up directly into the apartment so created a welcoming vingette with a dresser that her mother grew up with in her home and vintage lamps she found in an antiques shop in New York that are possibly from the 1950's. The painting above is by Michael Ray Charles and the rug was picked up in India.

I love that she floated the sofa from Mitchell Gold in the middle of the room and wish more people would try this set up. The light Belgiun linen upholstery is the perfect neutral back drop for the custom green Belgian linen pillows with chocolate brown velvet borders. The vintage coffee table was found at John Derian while the box on it was brought back from a trip to Vietnam. The metal desk in the back is vintage.

The 1950's end tables with smoked mirror tops were found for a steal at an estate sale and are topped with lamps from Crate and Barrel. The shell lanterns are from a shop in New York that sells Moroccan pieces. I'm going to have to work on finding the name.

The hand painted burlap floor pillows can be found at Georgia Tapert Living and the vintage 1930's leather club chairs belonged to Georgia's fiance. The plantation chair in the corner is from India c. 1850s that was reupholstered in a glazed linen stripe from Rogers & Goffigon. I think I've mentioned them before but Rogers & Goffigon make some of the best fabrics for vintage pieces since none of the colors or fabrics look too new.

The parchment top dining table is part of Carolina George collection available at Georgia Tapert Living and has mahogany bases with nickel banding on bottom. The stools are vintage and the artwork is actually pages from a book of Andy Warhol's early work as an advertising illustrator that she had framed. This is an idea that a lot of designers use since you can get an instant collection of artwork for usually not a lot of money.

The bar cart is vintage and I think my favorite thing in the apartment has to be the 1950's planter that Georgia uses as an ice bucket when they entertain! I think that is such a chic idea and there are more for sale in the store!

Georgia and her fiance painted the back wall of the bedroom a dark gray/blue to create a headboard effect until they could find a bed they liked. This is a great idea for small apartments that might have room for a headboard. The color also sets of the series of works by Duane Michals. The bedside tables are vintage English telephone tables that Georgia lacquered herself in slate color and sitting on them are old lamps from CB2. I think the pièce de résistance is the fabulous bedding from Olatz the fabulous shop owned by Julian Schnabel's wife.

I think Georgia's home is not only a great reflection of her style but great way to live these days. There is that wonderful mix of family antiques, vintage furniture, pieces picked up traveling, things that were painted or repurposed, and new items from big retailers that creates a uniquely personal home. But then again, I didn't expect anything less from the chic and gracious Georgia Tapert!

10 comments:

ArchitectDesign said...

WOW -her house is so chic and stylish! not pretentious or 'designey' -i LOVE it!

Beautiful Living said...

Love the shell lamps, they're beautiful! There's a lot of details going on here, you can easily tell that the interior is by the same person as in the store.

Anonymous said...

Those capiz lanterns are from Artesana in the Flat Iron district. Love those!

Coffee with Cathy said...

Love love love the idea of using a planter as an ice bucket. I'm going to steal! And I'm also in love with the coffee table. If anybody knows an online source for something similar, could you let me know? Thanks so much!

Style Redux 2 said...

I love the vintage bar cart. I have a thing for bar carts.

Lauren Jade said...

I am in love with that bedroom. Black is so unexpected! Most people are too afraid to do black on walls but they pulled this look off effortlessly. Its fabulous, a little cozy cave for a couple to snuggle up and relax.
Great post!

Grant K. Gibson said...

I love the coffee table and the shell lanterns!
Can't wait to check out her space next month in NY.
Oh and I love a dark lamp shade any day of the week!

SGM said...

I love this home. My favorite part--the linen and velvet pillows.

Francesca said...

In case anyone is interested,those capiz lanterns are from Artesana Interiors in NYC as mentioned above. I've been corresponding with Michael from Artesana and the lanterns can be made to order in many sizes. I ordered 2 large ones for my living room and dining room on the strength of these pics. Hth!

Black Zebra said...

Dig the stuffed monkey in the living space.gives it a quirky edge.

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