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Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

4.25.2007

See It Again







Ivanka Trump's Park Avenue apartment, originally decorated by Emma Jane Pilkington, has been published several times: House & Garden, January 2005; In Style, January 2007; The New York Times; and now, a friendly reader tells me, it's featured in the current British edition of In Style. The place has such an appealing mix of fine antiques and youthful pieces. In case you missed it on the first go-round, above are some of the views from In Style (U.S. edition, January 2007.)

If you dig those yellow-lacquered tea tables, shown top, visit Eboniste. For similar contemporary chairs, as seen in Trump's library above, try Oly Studio. The sofa, shown top facing forward, is covered in Lulu de Kwiatkowski's hand-printed cotton Moondance in light blue. Design Public stocks similar decorative pillows by Thomas Paul.

A fun place to hunt for antique and vintage chinoiserie accessories, in Atlanta, is Interiors Market. This isn't a flea market -- expect prices anywhere from $100 to over $20,000 -- but the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. It is a great place to educate your eye. Below are some of my favorite Interiors Market finds, a brass pagoda, red papier mache box and crystal lamp.





Below, by popular demand, are more lovely views of Trumps's place as seen in House & Garden, January 2005. Being a big fan of Emma Jane Pilkington's work, I've shared these before.





Searching for a past issue of House & Garden? Visit Past Paper. This is where I go when I want a special back issue in a hurry. The customer service is excellent, the shipping charges are fair, and the inventory includes issues from the last 100 years. Vintage issues of House & Garden range from $7.50 to $45. International shipping is available.

35 comments:

Fairfax said...

The Buddha lamp is great! Perfect for so many rooms!

style court said...

Thanks Fairfax!

a. said...

I love her apt! Especially that color blue. Lovely and calming.

FleaSpeech said...

Looks great.
Adding your site to the blogroll of FleaSpeech

style court said...

FleaSpeech,
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I loved Ivanka's apartment so much, that I actually wrote a letter to InStyle. To my total embarrassment, the letter was published with my name in the following issue--even after my request to remain anonymous. Just a word of caution if you ever plan to gush! Does anyone know where she got her cute monkey waste bin?

style court said...

Anon, how funny!

sv said...

The more I look at the striped soft on the left w/dark patterned pillow the more I love it.

Jessica Nell said...

omg! how odd that I just dragged out this old issue of INstyle just for the article. thank you for making my life easy and telling me where to find some of this wonderful stuff! :)

style court said...

sv,
I love the striped sofa too.

Jessica Nell,
Glad the timing was good. Hope the links help. Those yellow tables, to mention one item, are not too, too expensive and are indeed on the eboniste site. Good luck!

Mackenna said...

I'm so glad you posted this because I was googling it last night after reading her interview in this month's GQ and I had thought I had seen it in In Style but couldn't remember

style court said...

Mackenna,
Thanks for letting me know. I love to hear when posts are helpful.

style court said...

Anon (of the gushing letter)
I'll try to find a source for the monkey waste bin.

The Peak of Chic said...

I'm with everyone else! Thanks for posting- I accidentally tossed the H&G article and didn't see the In Style. Maybe I'll try to get the British edition. (Also, great finds at Int. Mrkt.)

style court said...

POC,
Thanks for the validation on the Int. Mrkt finds :)

Mary Ellen said...

I am the "friendly reader" that wrote you last weekend. Thanks so much for this post. I was hoping you would show more of her apartment.

Anna said...

A wonderful post! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing this apartment. Love your red lacquered box and the white bamboo chairs Courtney!!! I also just saw some more pictures of yours on Flickr. I love your Suzani covered ottoman and actually I love that entire setting!!
xo
Anna

style court said...

Oh Anna you're so sweet! Thanks for your comments. Much appreciated.

Mary Ellen,
Thanks for letting me know :)

Lindsey said...

That aritcle on Ivanka's aprt was one of my favorites! I love all of the great looking different antiques she ahs in there. Such an inspiration.

becky said...

Interesting - I remember admiring this apartment, I could also swear in one of those articles (perhaps the In Style? Whichever the most recent US article was) that Ivanka claimed to have decorated the place herself.

Love the blog and your Atlanta sources - I live in the Highlands and I love to hear of new haunts through this blog!

Becky

style court said...

Becky,
I totally picked-up on that too -- Ivanka mentioning the touches she and her mom brought to the apartment -- that's why I decided to say EJP "originally" did the place. She was clearly credited with the version that was published in H & G.

Thanks so much for your sweet comments. Great to hear from a neighbor!

Kerry said...

Wonderful post! I keep returning to it...especially the bedroom with the inlaid mother of pearl dresser and that wonderful red lampshade. Does anyone know where I can get my hands on this shade? Any help much appreciated.

style court said...

Kerry,

I'll be on the lookout for a similar readymade shade, but one thought is to take the picture to a lighting shop in your city -- a store that sells or even makes shades. Maybe this could be achieved with very high-gloss paint, or even auto body paint.

Glad you enjoyed this post!

melody said...

thanks for the tip on where to find the fabric and tables! i have been obsessing over her apartment since i first saw it in instyle. i simply love the thomas paul pillows.
any idea on where she got those fantastic light blue table lamps in her living room?

style court said...

Glad you liked this Melody! I'll see if I still have the source page, or see if I can find something similar.

style court said...

Melody,

janshowers.com (very high end and available through showrooms) has similar lamps, but have you checked-out Jonathan Adler's latest? Beautiful soft blues and sensuous shapes.

If I find a better match I'll comment again here!

Good luck,
Courtney

Melody said...

Perfect! Thank you for your help!

Anonymous said...

Hi, do you know who the fabric house or supplier is who stocks the leopard prints in Ivana Trump's Manhattan Apartment?
Mike

Anonymous said...

Hi I just left a request regarding Ivana Trump's apartment. I just wish to clarify it is Ivana not Ivanka Trumps leopard prints I am interested in. I wish to know the fabric wholesaler. She is in the current Hello magazine.
Thank you

Style Court said...

Hi Mike,

Sorry, I don't have any info on her mother's home. Scalamandre does a beautiful leopard though.

Anonymous said...

Hi again and thank you for your prompt reply. Would you know of their web address (Scalamandre). Google doesn't seem to be helpful?

Anonymous said...

I have just found the website by a circuitous route. Thank you so much for your help. Mike

Style Court said...

Sure thing:

http://www.scalamandre.com

just for fabric -- animlal prints in general -- try decorati.com

Anonymous said...

Hi again
I looked through the website of scalamandre and they have no reference to their leopard print. You wouldn't have any other leads would you?
Mike

Style Court said...

I would visit a showroom or browse decorati.com