Friday, February 20, 2009

Georgia's Home on My Mind!

After seeing Georgia Tapert's store, I had no doubt that the home she shares with her fiance would be a chic reflection of her love of travel and her eye for interesting pieces and I wasn't wrong. I also appreciate that she wasn't afraid to mix in a few new pieces from places like West Elm and Crate and Barrel. She kindly offered to share photos and I hope you enjoy them!

The elevator opens up directly into the apartment so created a welcoming vingette with a dresser that her mother grew up with in her home and vintage lamps she found in an antiques shop in New York that are possibly from the 1950's. The painting above is by Michael Ray Charles and the rug was picked up in India.

I love that she floated the sofa from Mitchell Gold in the middle of the room and wish more people would try this set up. The light Belgiun linen upholstery is the perfect neutral back drop for the custom green Belgian linen pillows with chocolate brown velvet borders. The vintage coffee table was found at John Derian while the box on it was brought back from a trip to Vietnam. The metal desk in the back is vintage.

The 1950's end tables with smoked mirror tops were found for a steal at an estate sale and are topped with lamps from Crate and Barrel. The shell lanterns are from a shop in New York that sells Moroccan pieces. I'm going to have to work on finding the name.

The hand painted burlap floor pillows can be found at Georgia Tapert Living and the vintage 1930's leather club chairs belonged to Georgia's fiance. The plantation chair in the corner is from India c. 1850s that was reupholstered in a glazed linen stripe from Rogers & Goffigon. I think I've mentioned them before but Rogers & Goffigon make some of the best fabrics for vintage pieces since none of the colors or fabrics look too new.

The parchment top dining table is part of Carolina George collection available at Georgia Tapert Living and has mahogany bases with nickel banding on bottom. The stools are vintage and the artwork is actually pages from a book of Andy Warhol's early work as an advertising illustrator that she had framed. This is an idea that a lot of designers use since you can get an instant collection of artwork for usually not a lot of money.

The bar cart is vintage and I think my favorite thing in the apartment has to be the 1950's planter that Georgia uses as an ice bucket when they entertain! I think that is such a chic idea and there are more for sale in the store!

Georgia and her fiance painted the back wall of the bedroom a dark gray/blue to create a headboard effect until they could find a bed they liked. This is a great idea for small apartments that might have room for a headboard. The color also sets of the series of works by Duane Michals. The bedside tables are vintage English telephone tables that Georgia lacquered herself in slate color and sitting on them are old lamps from CB2. I think the pièce de résistance is the fabulous bedding from Olatz the fabulous shop owned by Julian Schnabel's wife.

I think Georgia's home is not only a great reflection of her style but great way to live these days. There is that wonderful mix of family antiques, vintage furniture, pieces picked up traveling, things that were painted or repurposed, and new items from big retailers that creates a uniquely personal home. But then again, I didn't expect anything less from the chic and gracious Georgia Tapert!

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