Monday, October 24, 2016
A Welcome Retreat
November 8 can't come soon enough for me. (For those of you unfamiliar with American politics, that would be Election Day.) Right now, I'd love nothing more than to escape to a world of civility and grace, not to mention a place conducive to both can't-we-all-get-along conviviality and quiet reflection. It sounds like I could be describing the home seen here, so elegantly decorated by William Hodgins in the early-1980s.
The well-mannered living room? Definitely not an environment that encourages shrillness and bellicosity. That library cum dining room? It looks like the ideal spot for some civilized conversation and dining. And that mood-lifting bedroom? Why, it's just the kind of cocoon in which to retreat and drown out the noise.
It's times like this that make me appreciate how valuable a cozy, comfortable, block-out-the-world home really is.
All photos from Architectural Digest, May 1983, Peter Vitale photographer