Adventurous Spirits III
In designing The Parker Palm Springs, Jonathan Adler was inspired by a fictional muse: the chic globe-trotting collector Mrs. Parker. To create a resort that feels more like a luxurious but fun residential estate -- not an intimidating boutique hotel -- Adler used pieces that Mrs. Parker might have picked-up in Morocco or other distant locals. The image above, from The Parker, shows his clean-lined modern bohemian mix.
A real life adventurous spirit, Atlanta resident Dorothy Methvin McClatchey, traveled the world collecting jewelry and decorative arts. Her collection of over 500 objects from Central and Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe and Melanesia is now on permanent view at Fernbank Museum. Located in a stately old residential neighborhood, Druid Hills, Fernbank is a great winter Sunday afternoon destination.
BTW: Visit Bravo online to see video interviews with Tim Gunn and Jonathan Adler. The long-awaited Top Design series premieres tonight at 11/10 c.