Sunday, February 5, 2012

More is More

One of the most special things I was able to do on my recent trip to Los Angeles was visit Tony Duquette's legendary home Dawnridge and meet Hutton Wilkinson.  The timing couldn't have been more perfect since the Tony Duquette for Coach collection was just launching with parties while I was in town. For those of you who don't know, Hutton Wilkinson started working for Tony Duquette in 1971 and after the designer's death in 1999, he has been keeping his designs and legacy alive.  When the first Tony Duquette book was released in 2007, Bergdorf Goodman dedicated their holiday windows to the designer and I remember attending the book party.  Never in my wildest dreams could I imagine that I would eventually visit Dawnridge in person. Just another one of those pinch me moments that have come about because of my blog.  

While there, my friend and I noticed a more modern house next door that seemed to be connected to Dawnridge but I forgot to ask about it.  Fast forward to the March issue of Harper's Bazaar where I found out that it's Hutton Wilkinson's new house that he shares with his wife of 35 years, Ruth.  He says it's his most personal design and full of over the top detail, gorgeous colors, and lots of gold. The photos make the perfect juxtaposition to some of the new pieces from the Tony Duquette for Coach collection.  Just another example of how art, design, fashion, and jewelry can inspire each other. And maybe if I keep dreaming, someone will buy me that fabulous malachite ring for my birthday.  Hint, hint. 

















Photos by Christopher Sturman for Harper's Bazaar.

14 comments:

Miss Margarita said...

The stairs are spectacular, and I love the green library. Gorgeous!

Punctuation Mark said...

amazing... everything is so elegant and decadent! Happy weekend!

Karena said...

It is absolutely amazing to see Hutton's own space. The jewelry is stunning; I love the sunburst pendant, and the amethyst necklace sooo much...

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Siren London said...

That is a truly amazing house. Especially love the jewellery!

Janelle McCulloch said...

I love the green library, and the stairs too! How absolutely glamorous. Green libraries are popping up everywhere lately. They seem to be a 1970's trend that's coming back in. The leopard print carpet really lifts this place to another level though. Janelle McCulloch, Australia

Rebecca and Lori said...

I love that green ring- gorgeous! And that library! Beautiful.
~Lori

Linda said...

Wow ceiling medallions inspire pendant design! Check out a post I've done on mirror frames as ceiling medallions...
I was a lucky winner on some Hutton yardage via One Kings Lane a few months back - L.O.V.E. everything Hutton and Duquette - will shop Coach asap.
Cheers!

the Queen City Style said...

Wow. More IS More! Nice job putting together the jewels with pics from the home, which is unbelievable!! The jewels are gorgeous too. Can't wait to see them!

Regards, Whitley Adkins Hamlin
www.thequeencitystyle.com

_________________________ said...

The whole home is like a large jewel box! I'm inspired by the bold colors and the unique fixtures--Love your juxtaposition of jewelry too! Thanks for posting!

-Decor Score

HRH The Duchess of State said...

such a unique apartment... loved the last image of the mural walls & the day bed, so dramatic & chic dahhling!

Nancy said...

Wow, color explosion! What a treat to view to get me jump started today!

Nancy

http://www.powellbrower.com/2012/02/im-kind-of-mess-about-lighting.html

judith said...

I love it! What a treat! Thanks!

Lisa said...

Great group of photos. The leopard print staircase with chandelier lives on at the Mansion on Forsyth Park - in the 700 Drayton restaurant. Must have been inspired by that shot.

LadyLUX said...

Such a beautiful post and gorgeous place. We are such huge fans of Tony Duquette and Hutton Wilkinson. Thank you for sharing!

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