Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Chic Carriage House

Thank you for all the anniversary comments and emails as well as new apartment well wishes.  I know everyone is anxious to see photos but my new place is definitely not ready for its close up.  Even though the owner had the apartment painted in my choice of colors, the kitchen needed a little revision.  I also can't wait until my new shower curtain in delivered from Restoration Hardware so the unfortunate shower doors with flower decoration can be removed.  And considering that my temporary shade just fell down, I think I need to place an order for window treatments asap.  We've still got mounds of books in boxes still waiting to be unpacked.  I can't wait until everything is in its place and I can relax and enjoy my new apartment. 

I came across these photos of interior designer Bruce Budd's carriage house in an old issue of World of Interiors that I was cleaning out before my move.  I love how everything is perfectly placed and has room to breathe.  Bruce Budd happens to be the decorator for the Mellon family who put him up in their carriage house which has since been sold.  In the photos, you can see where carriages used to be stored on the first floor, now a space for cars, and the walkway the horses were led up to the stalls.  Rich families on the Upper East Side didn't want their stinky stables right next to their mansions so many were built on East 70th Street. Now this one is owned by a rich finance guy.  There is a joke in there somewhere.  More importantly, I wonder where Bruce Budd lives now and when we'll see it. 
















16 comments:

Eclectic Etcetera said...

I've had a pretty good day, but despite that, I think this post was the best part of it. Absolutely beautiful space. I do hope to see some of Mr. Budd's work soon... as well as pics of your new space once settled. Thanks for sharing.

Karena said...

A great space! Love how Budd combines the modern with antiques. Yes would love to see his current home!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

The Devoted Classicist said...

Despite the whacky floor plans and claims that it was in poor condition, I think I could be comfortable there!

Eye See Pretty said...

Great post! I love carriage houses. We have a fair number of them here in Toronto as well...

Amy

Allison Egan said...

what an amazing home! we lived in a small convert carriage house in france for a few months but it was certainly not this chic - agree its wonderful how its not too cramped!! lovely!
xo Allison

www.spicerandbank.blogspot.com

Jane Kilpatrick Schott said...

Totally amazing....these go into my file. Utterly timeless. Yes, we must find BRUCE! Just stunning.

Good Style Hunter said...

The color, light, and texture make it warm and modern for modern life - I really love it...

Erin said...

What a gorgeous home. I esp love the floors!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Talk about good taste. The wealthy sure know how to live don't they?
Sam

Southgate said...

I love that space...all those fine pieces on a sedate white background. And that garage? That is NYC GOLD!

Courageous Designs said...

Just Beautiful.

Eileen said...

Love, love, love how the interior of this home is decorated! Keep it in you're files...will need you to consult it if I ever come into a windfall and need someone to consult on furnishing and arranging my new residence!!

mary said...

Classic, Sparse and Beautiful. Can't wait for the photos!!
Mary

DJ said...

Perfect!
Reminds me of Bill Blass's two residences by MAC II such a skillful mix...

mydeco said...

Looks fantastic! Like the bright and fresh feel of the house.

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