Friday, October 17, 2008

Pretty Apartment #3...

Finally we have apartment #3 and I think I saved the best for last. This stunning apartment is in New York city and decorated by Margaret Elman, the founder and owner of Chair Couture.
From a feature in the May 07 issue of Home Beautiful - Chair Couture is a business based on the idea of 're-dressing' vintage French and Italian pieces in bold, modern fabrics to "take classic antiques out of the dusty drawing room and shabby chic country house and make them work in contemporary interiors".

While the other two apartment's beauty were soley based on pretty muted pastels, which I adore, I feel they are the kind of interior I would have if I were living alone. This complementary mix of bold cheerful colours and pastels are really more appropriate for my lifestyle at this moment having a family.


There is so much I love about this home. Like I said I love the mix of bold and muted hues aswell as the blend of various patterns and mish mashed chairs. Vintage treasures such as the swan print, floral tidy bin and that hat collection!


Lets not forget the stunning variety of chandeliers! *sighs*


Margaret Elman describes her favourite colour and style - "Everything from the palest robin-egg blue to sky-and-sea aqua to Tiffany box blue to full-on, whipping bright 1950's-dinner turquoise".
"My style right now is kind of Marie Antoinette meets flea market meets a few items from the 21st century".


This is certainly a woman after my own heart! If I were ever asked the same questions my answers would be almost identical.



Look at this fabulous kitchen! Small and intimate. I LOVE the booth at the end. I'm such a booth person lol. Although alot more modern than my usual tastes, I love the idea of the magazine rack on the wall. I also think that lemon painting really sets off the gorgeous aqua fabric on the seating.


(All images were taken by Ngoc Minh Ngo)




What can I say about the bedroom?! INCREDIBLE!!!



That brings me to the end of my little apartment series, Thank you so very much for the lovely comments you wrote. Discovering and touring stunning homes like these just make the days so much brighter :)
The images of all the apartments featured were courtesy of Taverne-Agency.






19 comments:

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Wow, these are really gorgeous rooms! Swoon-worthy.

:-)

Hope you are well! Happy weekend!

xo
Melissa

Cali Girl said...

love all of this. i adore those hats that are dispalyed up high!

A home far away said...

Oh my gosh, that apartment is to die for!
I need to look at the other apartments you have showed immidiately.

Have a great weekend!

/Gunilla in Singapore

sandra/tx said...

Wow, you're right. The little pops of color are spectacular!

viera said...

Totally agree. #3 is the best. What about that tiny kitchen, isn't it cute!!!
Enjoy weekend , Anna!

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

LOVE that apartment! It's very inspiring and the colors are so cheerful!!

parisapartment said...

omg these posts you're doing are almost too pretty to comprehend! I love her pieces, she upholsters them with exquisite detail. I've seen her chairs at Distant Origins but they're much more beautiful set in her own home. Thanks for the dose of beauty Anna!

AnastasiaC said...

really gorgeous Anna! i love the high high ceilings and burst of colour everywhere! just lovely!!

vicki archer said...

What a beautiful apartment. I love the idea that all this gorgeousness is behind closed doors. xv
PS- about that chandelier, I didn't dare go in!!

Erin said...

HOLY COW am I in love!!! This apartment is absolute perfection!!! :)

OLIVEAUX said...

Beautiful!!! Thank you for your comment on my blog...it does count!! Have a great weekend. Amanda x

Ivy Lane said...

This apartment is a treasure trove! I love the use of color throughout! The vignette with the Buddha and the votives on the antique table is my favorite! Love the banquette in the kitchen, could spend my mornings drinking coffee, reading the paper there! Great series!! :)

Ivy Lane said...

This apartment is a treasure trove! I love the use of color throughout! The vignette with the Buddha and the votives on the antique table is my favorite! Love the banquette in the kitchen, could spend my mornings drinking coffee, reading the paper there! Great series!! :)

Country French Antiques said...

Love the limey green and that bed is to die for!
Wonderful as always, thanks for the inspiration and have a lovely weekend!

~j~ said...

oh Anna, i just love coming to your blog and being sent to the moon and back with inspirational delight! you really know how to bless your blog readers girl!
love to you, hope you are so very well and enjoying your weekend,
hugs and love to you!
julia

lily-g said...

Falling in love with this apartment, love it all so gorgeous x

Heidi said...

I love all the color, it is fabulous Anna. Thanks, Heidi

Millie said...

Like Shawn from CFA, I'm coveting that gorgeous green chair something fearful!!

Anna, whatever you did while you were away, you need to do it again girl, as you've come back & truly excelled yourself with these posts!
Millie ^_^

pinkstilettos said...

This is a sweet little apartment! Love it! Daisy~