Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Jackie at Home

One of the items that is included in my One Kings Lane Blogger Tastemaker Tag Sale is the Sotheby's catalog from the sale of The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis from 1996.  Auction catalogs are another great source of inspiration.  Not only are they filled with artwork, objects and furniture for sale but many include photos of the homes of the owners.  In this case, it's the apartment at 1040 Fifth Avenue where she lived with Caroline and John after she moved to New York. Jackie was such a private person that I love this glimpse of her life at home.  If you win the sale on One Kings Lane, you can too!














11 comments:

BluBabesCreate said...

Whoa Heather! I think I'm gonna cry. One time in New York my mom took a picture of that apartment. I've seen bits and glimpses inside but never like this. There are a few things from her white House days. I'm just absolutely thrilled that you would publish this. Now I must gather all of the rich people that I know, ask them to take a little pity on me and BID!

Me said...

How terrific you've shared... Especially at this time when Caroline has published Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy. Very few pictures were ever published publicly of the interior of her wonderful Central Park East home. You remind me, I've got that catalogue somewhere and need to track it down! And I'm going to share your post on FB and Twitter.

A Country Farmhouse said...

Wonderful post, absolutely fascinating to see inside Jackie's apartment. She had beautiful taste. Love it.
Trina

Christina said...

It was through your blog that that I was exposed to all the beautiful images of her riding and working with different horses - which were a major part of her life. I love how she has cleverly included different pieces of equestrian art into the decor of the apartment. It's subtle, but it's a way of using the space to tell her personal story - which is what decor is all about, isn't it?

Picture of Elegance said...

Her home reflected her iconic and elegant style.Amazing…
Thanks for sharing.

Jane Kilpatrick Schott said...

That catalogue is a treasure! It is one of my favorite things. As you can tell from how she lived in private, she was an incredible strong woman who knew her mind. There is no better place to see this than in this apartment.

MJH Design Arts said...

A wonderful home--elegant but not too precious. How can you stand to part with the catalog? I'll be bidding. As always, thanks for a great post. Mary

jayneonweedstreet said...

You must have two of these or how could you let one go! The photos show Jackie's great style, but I admire that is looks REAL as though someone was actually living their life and not decorated like a photo shoot.

laughingsalmon said...

Such a gorgeous home...I'd never go out...

girlgoesglobal said...

I'd expect nothing less from a Jackie O interior than impeccable style and subtle glamor. Thanks for the inspiration!

The Countess of Nassau County said...

While I love the decoration, what I most enjoy about this post is the floor plan of the apartment itself. This is a true example of what a pre-war apartment for a well heeled person used to look like. Note the relatively small kitchen and large library - it really speaks of a bygone era.

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