Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Room Interiors #10

I did some armchair travel today, to Morocco, for this watercolor.Warm sunshine bathes golden walls, and a perfectly placed pale pink chair, in this hallway in Tangier. The home, named Dar Chal, is filled with as much color and esprit as its Italian born owner and designer, Monica di Valmarana. She and her husband have put a lot of love into restoring this seaside home. Inside, there are many happy, colorful rooms, which I’ll be sure to make more watercolor sketches of. Love the designs on the ceiling, which were cast from the pretty Moravian star light, and I also love seeing what’s behind those magnificent Moorish doors.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Room Interiors #9

Here’s a handsome powder room. It resides in a gorgeous Jacobian home, named Lockslea, in Brookline, Massachusetts. The recently restored historic home has such historic provenance that it was featured in a “House Beautiful” article in 1917. Yes, you read that date correctly. Originally designed by renowned Chapman and Frazer Architects, Lockslea has been lovingly restored by Roma & York. @romaandyork

Photo credit,; Design + Build by Roma and York; Paint color, Farrow and Ball, Hague blue (which I think I nailed in my watercolor, although it I found it very difficult to photograph); Lighting design by Lucia Lighting (Visual Comfort); Faucet by Newport Brass; Custom sink, First Class Marble and Granite.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Room Interiors #8

This is precisely the spot where I would like to sit in, with Dan, while enjoying a glass of aged Tawney port, some Stilton cheese, a ripe pear and toasted walnuts. A girl can dream, can’t she?

The inspiration for this watercolor sketch came from the pages of Veranda magazine. The cocktail lounge of this Hudson Valley home was designed by Lynne Stair of McMillen and architect Cynthia Filkoff, and the photo credit belongs to Annie Schlechter. Love the high gloss finished walls, painted in Avocado, by Benjamin Moore, and those copper velvet pillows on the chairs are scrumptious. The portraits on the wall a very to the manor born, don’t you agree? And although this is a rather stately and masculine room, it’s also very warm and welcoming.

Carson? More port, please.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Room Interiors #6

What a welcoming foyer, with a big splash of red with that Ming sideboard, pagoda mirror, Staffordshire pups—and how about that blue door? Sketchbombing Kathy MacDonald Marshall.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Room Interiors #5

Belated birthday wishes to Meg Ruggles Hosler of Meggie H. Interiors. Here is a sketch of her fireplace wall in her beautiful living room, with a coral wall and snappy chinoiserie. Cheers!