In perusing my cache of old House & Garden issues, I came upon some photos of showhouses past. I thought you might enjoy taking a peek at some rooms on display during the summer of 2006, photographed by Thomas Loof.
For those of you who can't get enough blue and white (not a bad vice), here is Barclay Butera's ode to that classic Long Island color story. His entrance hall is grounded by a carpet inspired by the great David Hicks. Sea shells are a recurring motif here; their whimsy balances out his well-tailored furnishings. The walls above the chair rail are covered in grasscloth.
Ernest de la Torre's library has lots of wonderful pieces, but perhaps most striking is the Candida Hofer photo hanging above the sofa. Appropriately, it's a library -- of Trinity College, Dublin. In sharp contrast is a Basquiat print on the opposite wall. The Sol LeWitt cocktail table sits on an antique Agra carpet. The chairs, by de la Torre, are in the style of Paul
Jay Jeffers imbued the enclosed porch with indoor refinement, right down to hanging artwork from the shingled walls.
More to come next week. Thanks for reading, everyone!