When I saw Rebecca de Ravenel’s New York city home this weekend I had two thoughts: 1. I’ve found a style soul mate and 2. this is going to be posted everywhere, but I need to talk about it. Why did I feel so compelled to share? Well, this is one of those rare gems I loved so completely at first sight it made me think: “Yes, that’s it. That’s my style exactly.”
The blue and white color palette, island influences (from time spent living/working in the Bahamas), and a well edited collection of curiosities picked up along her travels and family mementos just spoke to me. Not to mention the Raoul textiles, China Seas wallpaper, and D. Porthault linens… sigh.
These are going straight to the inspiration files (aka Pinterest)! In case you’re as obsessed as I am, I rounded up a few pieces inspired by Rebecca’s NYC oasis. I think I’ve hit my animal art limit in our apartment, but if there was room for one more piece, this would be it.
Lily Maddock’s Southampton home is the latest to be featured in APT with LSD and it might be my favorite yet. This probably has something to do with the fact that Celerie Kemble (Lily’s cousin-in-law, can you say lucky?) and her team at Kemble Interiors are responsible for the design. Who better to execute the “mix of mod, preppy, old-school Palm Beach and Miami glam” Lily was after than a Palm Beach native?
I especially love how Celerie carried sherbert colored grasscloth wallpaper throughout the house. Playful but chic. Exactly how I would describe Palm Beach style. Also, in case you’re wondering the key to a good night’s sleep, the answer is a cabana stripe canopy bed. Definitely what sweet dreams are made of!
P.S come visit me at I Suwannee where I’m sharing what my house wants for Christmas!
Let’s ease into the work week with these shots of Alina Cho’s apartment from the latest APT with LSD, shall we? The entryway is by far my favorite room in her apartment. The deep chocolate walls, pink satin chairs, and leopard runner just scream old school Hollywood glamour to me.
Side note: see that watercolor in the last picture? It was a gift from Ruben Toledo on President Obama’s inauguration day. Ruben’s wife, Isabel Toledo, designed the First Lady’s citron lace dress and coat that she wore for the occasion. When CNN showed up at their apartment to get the scoop, Ruben painted this illustration for Alina and included a swatch of the famous lace. What a keepsake!