People like Jeffrey Bilhuber amaze me. To have such dedication and fidelity to texture and pattern is something truly admirable. I would never be able to commit to gingham walls, orange lacquer ceilings, studded brass nail head trims, or a Chinoiserie tapestried bedroom, let alone all mashed up together. But the fact that some people can commit to that stuff means we get to feast our eyes and admire other people's courage.
Someone once said "make sure that the reflection in your mirrors is worth looking at". I don't think anyone could have executed that better than Bilhuber.
Have you spotted the kitchen? I mean don't get me wrong, it's definitely the kitchen of someone who doesn't cook (he gets healthy meals prepared and delivered by Almond Ryan - I would get food encrusted allover that sisal rug), but it's definitely delicious, no?
I never fell into the antler's trend. But somehow, they don't make this room any less brilliant.
Go read the interview and see the rest of the house on NYSD.
In other exciting news (for me at least), the blog has now moved to its own domain: savvyhomeblog.com. More fun changes are coming. Ready, get set, bookmark!