Monday, December 03, 2007

Six Degrees of Separation




Meg Braff used Cowtan & Tout's "Floral Toile" in the bedroom above (House Beautiful 5/06). It was also used by Markham Roberts in this bedroom:



Roberts worked for many years for Mark Hampton:



Who worked for Sister Parish and Albert Hadley



Who used "La Portugaise" fabric in Brooke Astor's Library



Which was also used for curtains by Keith Irvine



Whose favorite fabric is B&F's "Le Lac"



Which was also used by Meg Braff

29 comments:

  1. OMG, what research...you are good Jennifer!!!

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  2. Thanks Ronda! When you stare at these images as much as I do it all starts to come together :)

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  3. Jennifer, this is better than the Kevin Bacon game :)

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  4. Courtney- Thank you! It's more fun for me b/c I'll take design over celebrities anyday!

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  5. Jennifer - any excuse to use Le Lac is a good one in my book. I also have a soft spot for the C&T sunflower toile. I couldn't find a spot for it, but eventually used it as curtains for my in-laws. Wonderful.

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  6. Patricia- I suppose that's one of the nice things about being a designer- if you can't use a favorite fabric in your own home, you can use it in a client's :)

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  7. Anonymous1:14 PM

    this is why is love your site!

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  8. Anon- Thank you! You're making me blush :)

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  9. Anonymous2:02 PM

    Ditto Anon. POC is the design blogging queen.

    (PS: But how does this all connect with Diana Vreeland?)

    (kidding, kidding...)

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  10. Anon #2- Thank you too! Now you've presented me with a challenge!!

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  11. Passementerie - www.passementeries-diary.com3:17 PM

    Clever you! I adore toile...

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  12. djellabah3:39 PM

    Great minds (decorators) think (somewhat) alike ...

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  13. Had to de-lurk to state I love this blog...LOVE IT!

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  14. now that's treasure hunt!

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  15. Aww, thanks everybody :)

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  16. Just wanted to leave a note to let you know that I keep up with your blog. I was pleasantly surprised to see you post about Meg Williams Braff. She's my first cousin (from Mississippi) and we're always proud of her work.
    Hillary Jordan

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  17. You certainly know your stuff Jennifer!! Great post!
    XO
    Anna

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  18. Anaon 2:02 Baldwin used La Portugaise in Diana Vreeland's "Garden in Hell" living room

    Aww just kidding folks. I juest wanted the opportunity to reference that room!

    Fun post Peak. I notice this happens a lot with accessories like in a recent issue of MetHome in which almost every well story had a copy of Helmut Newton's "Sumo" on the reading stand.

    Thanks!

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  19. Hillary- Thanks for your comment. I'm a big fan of Braff's work, so it's always fun to include her images in my posts!

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  20. Very funny Misterparticular ;)
    You're right about the accessories though, and esp. certain books.

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  21. That was completely fun! You really do you know your stuff.

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  22. Aw, my comment didn't go through! I LOVE THIS!!!! I want to play!!! did you notice ( I know you did that Markham used this same fabric in this month's HB?) - great, great, great, fun, wonderful post!
    Joni
    I want to do this too!!!

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  23. Jennifer, this was brilliance! Please do this as a series! Maybe not 6 but I love this theme...connections. Bravo!

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  24. Halcyon- Thank you so much. You know, I just might do that- it was fun to do, but not all that easy! :)

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  25. Very clever, original post! Loved it!

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  26. Clever Clever! You have created a new game here I think. What fun!
    Katie :)

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  27. What a great full circle!! And so too bad that the beautiful C&T floral toile is now discontinued!

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