Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2011 Top Ten - One Thru Five

Elle Decor, December 2010/January 2011, Rusty and Mary Lynn Turner's Idaho home of her design,
photography Miguel Flores-Vianna
I have done year end lists now and again, though last year I did not.  (Did not stitch ornaments, did not send out holiday cards, did not, did not, did not.)

House Beautiful, May 2011, Atlanta designer, Stan Topol's office,
photography Thomas Loof

I don't mean to imply that these are better or worse than any other, but they meant something to me.

World of Interiors, May 2011, Eileen Gray's apartment, photography Roland Beaufre
It was a very structured and orderly process, if you consider sitting amidst a pile of magazines with a pad of sticky notes structured and orderly.

Architectural Digest, July 2011, Philadelphia townhouse design by Thomas Jayne,
photography Pieter Estersohn
Don't look too hard for a common theme.

House Beautiful, July/August 2011, Rebecca Phillips's Brooklyn apartment, design by Nick Olsen
photography Bjorn Wallander
They meant something to me.

Coincidentally there were ten rooms.  I've drawn specific inspiration from all of them, but they appeal in the big picture as well.  Six through ten tomorrow.


Daniel James Shigo said...

Blue table, brown chairs, classical print, green on the mantel and that light oh my yes...

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

All beautiful. Happy New Year!

Valerie@DesignCaller said...

Interesting to see the green paint on the door in the last image. Doors are getting so much more interesting these days!

A+S / Tilton Fenwick said...

We love that Brooklyn apartment by Nick Olsen. Also on our list of most memorable of 2011!

Francine Gardner said...

I am going through the same process, going through my European magazines, design books...I really need to be merciless as my bookshelves are totally overcrowded.
Loved the Eileen Gray space!
Happy new year!

mary said...

Favorites= Eileen Gray's apartment and that gorgeous dining room mixing baroque chairs with the sapphire lacquered table and the outstanding Italian Neoclassical commode thrown in. Can't wait for the next bunch. Mary

Karena said...

Gorgeous Patricia. The last two, by Thomas Jayne, and Nick Olsen are my favorite!!

Art by Karena

quintessence said...

All beautiful but I was also particularly fond of the first. I know if our ski shack looked like that I would somehow be better on the slopes!!

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

All wonderful; I adore the rattan chairs and side tables in Stan Topol's office and Thomas Jayne's townhouse was SO memorable. And wow, the kelly-green trim in Rebecca Phillips's apartment - just so fresh!

Toad said...

It's hard not to fall in love with a black room. House Beautiful's May 2011 photo wins hands down

HRH The Duchess of State said...

all so very beautiful dahhhling!

Anonymous said...

"Did not, did not, did not . . ." What is the difference between last year and this year for you?

Love your top ten list. Ann