Friday, September 14, 2007

Joe Nye- Tradition with a Twist




For those of you who like the chic/ preppy/ feminine/ traditional look mixed with bold colors, then you must check out this Los Angeles apartment decorated by Joe Nye (and featured in the October issue of House Beautiful). Designed for a lucky young woman, the home features a turquoise and raspberry color scheme with a bit of brown thrown in for good measure. The homeowner had inherited some good antiques, and Nye added some fun and funky furniture to keep the home from looking too matronly. What I also thought was very clever was that Nye created a masculine office (painted in a rich brown) as a counterpoint to the femininity of the rest of the home. And the icing on the cake? All of those great accessories! Here are a couple of photos of this fun, feminine home.


A view of the bedroom with a French settee from Chapman Radcliff and window shade in Manuel Canovas's "Bragance".


The rich brown office with some fun animal prints.


The dining room. Don't you love that painted chair?

Image at top: A view of the living room where the turquoise/raspberry color scheme is most evident.

22 comments:

  1. I'm so excited to know this in HB -- I've seen it in his portfolio, but looks like a few changes have been made. Such wonderful colors.

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  2. Courtney- I know- the mix of turquoise and raspberry looks absolutely fantastic here!

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  3. This is so young and fresh. This is the epitome of what I think so many people are missing. Sister Parish said something along the lines of - you don't buy new things, you just keep using your family's things and moving them around. Obviously, her family had great "things" so that helps. But this home is so fresh and young with no West Elm in sight. Just right.

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  4. Patricia- Exactly! I couldn't have said it better myself :)

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  5. yes, this is fantastic. in so many ways, and i do so love that painted chair. i love the mix of chairs at the table

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  6. I seriously loved this Joe Nye bar you posted awhile back--I am so glad to see the other rooms. Thanks for putting up the new photos.

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  7. My House Beautiful just came in the mail...I am going to go read it now!

    I love unusual color combinations.

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  8. Oh I can hardly wait for my issue of HB. What a great room! It is inspiring me to go out and search the antique fairs and shops for affordable finds that are one of a kind.

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  9. I'm glad you all like it too! I think Nye is quite a talent ;)

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  10. This is beautiful, I love it! I am going to go look at it some more...

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  11. Melissa- I have to keep looking at it too!

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  12. Luscious - sooooo pretty, I want to live here! btw, there are actually two of those chais. I was thinking last night when I was reading the article, I would have put those two chairs front and center of the bar, for the photo at least, too pretty to hide away. Total eye candy, modern day Marie Antoinette lives here.

    Joni

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  13. Joni- Modern day Marie Antoinette- I like that!

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  14. I'm loving the new Traditional Home magazine (Marcia Cross on cover) and the Barclay Buttera layout.

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  15. Pink & Green- I haven't seen that yet, so I'll have to check that out. Thanks!

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  16. I don't usually like anything this girly but I really loved this spread. Maybe, it's the more sophisticated use of color and antiques. It's not so Jonathan Adler looking.

    I also have to say that House Beautiful is definitely improving. I really enjoy the magazine much more now.

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  17. H. Chic- I agree. It's fun and feminine, but there's a sophistication that keeps it from being immature or matronly!

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  18. Anonymous2:39 PM

    Just an FYI: Brown wood floors (ie ebonized, etc) may look fabulous in a photograph, but they are hell in real life. Especially if you have dust of any kind. Or dogs. Or cats. Or children. All of which I've had at one time or another, with ebonized floors. Really, they are best left to hermetically sealed environments. Oh, the horror of it all. You could Swiffer all day and still not make much of an improvement.

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  19. I really, really like this apartment! The top image is gorgeous!
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    Anna

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  20. I've been resisting reading your post til I picked up my own copy - I didn't want to spoil it, but I couldn't resisit any longer, that first image is too pretty for me not to look at more! What a gorgeous home! I love that console/desk in the living room (first image), and does anyone know where the cushion fabric in the 2nd image comes from? It's so pretty!

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  21. Oh WOW I love this!!! Going to pick up my copy right now...

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  22. Great post...love your site.
    I got my HG a few days ago and fell in love, love love with this place. When can I move in? I quickly went off to visit the designer's website as well.

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