Thursday, January 03, 2008

Covetable Pieces


How many times do you see something in a designer's home and think "That's perfect! Just what I've been looking for." As I wrote in a previous post, I say this often when I look at photos of Albert Hadley's homes. I want everything he has! But Hadley is not the only designer with a good eye. Here are some other pieces that I covet:


Markham Roberts designed these faux-horn etageres (which technically are not in his home, but you get the idea). They look like something Billy Baldwin might have used. I'll take two please!


I've admired this table, designed by Alexa Hampton, for years. It has a marble top; it's painted with a Greek Key- what's not to love?

This little shell encrusted turtle candlestick has been seen in many fashionable homes. Made in France and sold at one time through Hollyhock (sadly, I don't believe anymore), these turtles are examples of whimsy done right:


In the home of Joe Nye


And at Todd Romano's home


Don't forget about Christopher Spitzmiller's coffee table

And can anybody tell me where I can find one of these glazed urns? Miles Redd seems to use them in many of his projects, and all I know is that I want one!


In orange on Redd's bar


And in blue in Redd's old apartment

25 comments:

  1. Jennifer - love Nye's apt. - again with the red! Turtle is adorable and bound to turn up, I'm thinking. As for the urns - I'd find a good, new iron one and have it painted. I just powder-coated a brass bed for a client - under $200 for the headboard and footboard. You could start a business!

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  2. I think Bunny Williams' Treillage might have them -- at least one version of the glazed urns.

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  3. Thanks for the tip Courtney! And if Treillage doesn't have them, then perhaps I'll take your advice Patricia!

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  4. You were wondering what to do with all of your shells... is this a sign that you should be creating these?!?

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  5. Morris- You know, I had thought about the same thing! I'm a little unsure about my glue gun skills, but I might be able to do a "crude" version of it. Now if I can only find the time :)

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  6. You could work your way up to it by doing bottles and boxes first...I have photographs of shell covered boxes on the coffe table of the Paleys' St. Regis living room and of a shell covered bottle (made by Caroline, I believe) on the coffee table of Jacqueline Onassis' 1040 library.

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  7. Anonymous2:27 PM

    The green on the walls of the Todd Romano room looks like what I now call "Nick Olsen Green"!

    -pt

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  8. Happy New Year Jennifer. We covet so many of the same things. I really love those urns! Thanks for the tip Courtney!

    All the best in 2008,
    Ronda

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  9. Morris- I'm thinking a box... it's a simple shape that might be tough to screw up!

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  10. PT- You're right. It's such an unusual, but striking, shade of green.

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  11. Ronda-I'll let you know if I locate the urns!

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  12. Can you try an import store? Is there something like Cost Plus World Market in Atlanta?

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  13. Pigtown- I do have one near me; I'll go check that out. And I can buy my OXO bouillon cubes while I'm there!

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  14. Michael's Crafts sells those urns in gold and silver pottery (or some cheap breakable). If you have to, buy that and hello paint chips.

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  15. Washington- I have a Michaels down the street from my office. And the good thing about painting is that I can get the color/shade that I want!

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  16. Catherine12:19 AM

    I just saw some urns at Grace Home Furnishings in LA - http://www.gracehomefurnishings.com/whiteSection_06.html

    I believe they have them in solid colors, too.

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  17. my goodness, peak- what an amazing eye for detail you have! that horn etagere is incredible, and i wouldn't have ever noticed the turtle candlestick on christopher spitzmiller's coffee table because i would have been sooo focused on the purty table itself! next time i'm up that way, i'll peek into hollyhock and see if they have a forgotten turtle candle holder just laying around somewhere...

    as for the urn, not too long ago i bought a similar, smaller, vintage version by haegar on ebay. you can see it on my mantle: http://maison21.blogspot.com/2007/12/in-holiday-mood-lighting.html

    if you were to search on ebay for "haegar urn", i betcha something you like would turn up eventually. they did them in a rainbow of colors- but of course, as with all things vintage, the more desirable the color, the harder to find! good luck and happy 2008!

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  18. Maison- Excellent idea! Those are fantastic. And you know, ebay is my secret addiction! ;)

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  19. I love those Markham Roberts faux horn etegeres too, are they actually available to the trade or retail do you know?

    Great post Jennifer, hope you have a great 2008!

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  20. I just saw the big lidded white ginger jar at Target of all places. I don't think it's as big as that one, though. It's at least 2 feet tall. It in the back of the store where the Christmas stuff was in a decorating department they are calling "world bazaar". They were $75 each and I'm going back for two, I think. They also had the celadon green ceramic garden stools (similar to the one in that Domino photo) for about $80or $90 each.

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  21. Eclectic- I needed to go to Target this week anyway, so I'll go check that out. THANKS!!!!

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  22. I really like Todd Romano's room!! Great collection of photos!

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  23. peak - Hong Kongs the place for lovely urns that you're looking for .. I know that's not much help tho if you're in the US :-)

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  24. Anonymous4:47 PM

    chris spitzmiller's coffee table was designed and is sold by richard keith langham

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  25. Anon- That table is fabulous! Thanks for the info :)

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