Recently, I was fortunate to be invited to two fabulous parties and thought it only right to share. The first was a delicious seated dinner at Christopher Farr’s divine gallery to introduce Farrow & Ball’s luscious new color palette of paints. I must say, the guest list was chock full of an exciting array of design pros: Peter Dunham, Kathryn Ireland, Oliver Furth, Kim Alexandriuk, Joe Lucas, Parrish Chilcoat, Pat McGann, Gary Gibson, Meg Joannides, and Ron Woodson, to name drop a few. All of the walls in the gallery had been painted in one of the new shades from Farrow & Ball and then paired with a rug or fabric from Christopher Farr’s incredible collection. Take a look at the results:Oh my god, I am in love with this Anni Albers rug! The colors themselves are pretty dynamite. My favorite is Charlotte’s Locks (the brightest, naturally): And people, I am burying the lead here. I was one of two lucky ladies to flank Mr. Farr for dinner (thanks Christina!). The meal was English right down to the sinful sticky toffee pudding at the end. Really, who could ask for anything more?
The second party was hosted by Joe Lucas of Harbinger/Lucas Studio in honor of the launch of the new Traditional Home online magazine, Trad Home. The event was packed because of the Design Bloggers Conference. As Kate likes to point out, I blog in a bubble so had no idea about the event but after checking out the line-up, I wish I had made it there! I got to catch up with the lovely Christian May of Maison21, Kim Alexandriuk, Brian Ferrick of FerrickMason, Lesli Shapiro of Tai Ping Carpets, Holli Thomas and Coleen Rider of Balustrade & Bitters as well as Mr. Oliver Furth (you can never get too much of Oliver). The magazine is a collaboration with the online magazine, Lonny, and isn’t live yet (or at least I can’t find it) but I am eagerly awaiting its launch. In the meantime, I thought I would share an absolutely gorgeous vingette I stumbled across during the evening:I can’t get enough of those waxy, pinky-peach tulips! The flowers were designed by Julep Studio and were pretty wonderful throughout.
Sorry there aren’t more party pics. I was too busy yapping. With Westweek fast approaching, there are plenty more parties coming down the pike and I can try a little harder to document the scene. Stay tuned!