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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016

7.07.2007

Interchangeable Parts


Above, Kelly Wearstler's vintage painting hanging in the KWID bungalow, photographed by John Coolidge for House Beautiful, June 2001. Below, the painting reappears in the designer's son's room, as seen in Domicilium Decoratus, published by Harper Collins, 2006. (Similar leather Moroccan poufs are available through John Derian.)



I'm a little obsessed with forever pieces -- great art or furniture that can stay with you for a lifetime, through numerous moves or changes in circumstances. It's especially fun to see how top designers re-use their own finds.

While I'm on that 2001 KWID bungalow spread in House Beautiful, below are two more rooms from the feature that still look so fresh.




As you probably know, both of these interiors are also featured in Modern Glamour: The Art of Unexpected Style; multiple views of the dining/conference room are included.


Currently, this lacquered 1940s Paul Frankl cocktail table, similar to the one in the KWID bungalow lounge above, is available through Downtown.

7 comments:

patriciagrayinc.com said...

Thanks for this post. I had forgotten about her 2001 spread. Love the table from Downtown. What a splash of color.

The Peak of Chic said...

I've always been crazy for that dining room!

casapinka said...

Oh yes, forever pieces. They are so important and add such a wonderful layer to a home. And if you're lucky, they are the foundation of the home!

beachbungalow8 said...

wow, great research on your part. that table is wonderful.

annechovie said...

Doesn't West Elm sell an almost identical copy of this table in white?

style court said...

Anne, you're right! The color "seaweed" apparently is no longer available though.

mamachilanga said...

The cover of Jonathan Adler's old catalog 2005 or 2006?) featured a room just like it...