A few updates

Happy Friday, everyone! Hope you guys have some fun things planned for the weekend. We find that at this time of year most folks are in hibernation mode post holidays and are just taking it easy at home and trying to stay warm. We have had a busy past two weeks that we thought we’d update you on. Last week we had the pleasure of giving a lecture and book signing at one of our favorite libraries, The Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield, CT (Litchfield is one of our all time favorite antiquing stomping grounds). If you live in the New York Metropolitan area and you’re looking for a fun weekend (or even a day) trip, Litchfield is such a great town to visit. It boasts some of THE most beautiful old houses in the North East (lots of gorgeous Greek revival style homes) which is part of why designers like Bunny Williams, Robert Couturier and Dransfield & Ross all have houses there. Our favorite antique store there is called Jennings & Rohn.
sandlIn other news, we’ve taken on the exciting project of decorating of Abby Larson’s Massachusetts home (any Style Me Pretty fans out there?). Abby and her husband Tate are such a delight to work with and we’re looking forward to showing you what their beautiful new home looks like in a few months. But for now, you’ll have to settle for a couple of sneak peeks. Suzanne has never claimed to be an artist, but I just adore her little sketches. This one below is of one of the walls of the Larson’s breakfast nook. So cute, no?sketchWe bought this incredible piece of art for Abby and Tate’s new living room from a dealer named Corey Tippin (a former habitué of Andy Warhol’s Factory) that we purchase from often. He has a great eye for vintage and emerging talent. paintingThis is another purchase we made for Abby. It’s an amazing pedestal dining table that has two huge leaves that turn it into a large oval. We love this table!gardenRemember those lambrequin window treatments we were working on for a client’s living room? Well, here they finally are!lamsWe had these ikat covered bar stools custom-made for a client’s kitchen island almost three months ago and they finally arrived last week. And guess what?! They didn’t fit into the island!! The manufacturer had misquoted their width by almost an inch and a half. Of course we were furious but at that point we didn’t have much recourse other than to send them back to the manufacturer and most likely wait another three months! Luckily, we have a brilliant upholsterer in our arsenal of trades who was able to basically rebuild them to the correct specifications. Try as we may to measure and double-check every last detail before we put in an order, there are inevitable errors that arise and at the end of the day it’s simply the nature of the business. The best way to deal with problems like this is to have a great upholsterer on speed dial!barWe also shot new product for our next One King’s Lane sale last week. We sold lots of custom pillows at our last sale back in July and they did well, so we decided to make more for this upcoming sale–should be going live mid-February (we’ll clue you in to the exact date soon). Here are a couple of the pillow styles we’ll be selling…pillowsSo we’re off to Naples, Florida tomorrow to give a book talk at the Ritz Carleton (yay!) for the Seattle Study Club. Big time presentation with a huge crowd–we’re nervous! Hopefully we’ll get a little spa time in beforehand to calm our nerves. Wish us luck and have a fabulous weekend!

  • Sarah

    I love seeing all the cool stuff you guys are up to!