I was excited to see an article about Marian McEvoy's charming Hudson Valley home in the October issue of British House & Garden (I'm a longtime McEvoy fan). Although McEvoy's house earned an entire chapter in "Rooms to Inspire", this article gives us glimpses of the home from different vantage points.
Of course, we all know that McEvoy is a master with the glue gun. She took pieces of antique suzanis and glued them on chairs, curtains, and pillows. In lesser hands the whole effect might look rather contrived, but here it looks fresh and fun. One can tell that McEvoy had fun experimenting, and what better laboratory than one's own home?
And the colors are very clear and vibrant. McEvoy decided that each floor would have a different color scheme with black and white accessories mixed in. I do like how she painted blocks of color on the walls: pinky coral in the living room and yellow in the bedroom. It rather reminds me of that great cerulean blue "bulletin board" that Albert Hadley used in his Manhttan apartment!