IDEA- Collecting Bits & Bobs

Edward Collier’s letter rack trompe l’oeil painting c. 17th century (top), Ros Byam Shaw instagram of her mother’s three dimensional version of Collier’s rack (middle left), “Tea Set” letterpress tray by Rachel Bradley (middle right) and John Derian’s small box on his table (bottom).

Decorating Our Farmhouse

Before working on our guest bathroom, we had to address some major issues. First the room’s basic layout was suitable enough. It had a vanity, toilet and walk-in shower. But the materials like the huge granite tiles encasing the entire shower and the Asian inspired chest with bowl sink felt completely out of keeping in our 1800s farmhouse. Secondly the lack of natural light was a problem. The bathroom and a closet were housed in a converted porch project done by the previous owner. This meant that the single bathroom exterior window now looked into the closet. To compensate for the loss of light the owner decided to squeeze a floor-to-ceiling sliver of window glass right by the toilet. Yikes! With all of these problems we had to rethink the whole bathroom and the closet in terms of a better floor plan. Plus underdesign both spaces to work with the age and character of the house.

Can you guess which is our finished bathroom- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6?

Family Album

Our son Curtis married his sweetheart Andrea in a simple service with the justice of the peace. For many family and friends around the world we  watched it live on the computer. But they assure us that a real wedding is in the future (after covid-19) where we can all be together and celebrate.

Some fun things they added to their special day. Curtis wore a suit with a pair of his lively patterned socks. Andrea’s full length dress (her something blue) was worn with a pearl choker necklace and antique pearl hair comb. And what better place to have the service than a giant treehouse at a local park.

To Have And To Hold

Fashion details- Ganni dress with Burberry shoes, Darner socks and Alighieri pearl drop earrings.

Molly Goddard dresses & ribbon tied cape with Burberry shoes, Darner socks and Givenchy earrings.

(Photos- Eddie Wrey for The Wedding Edit)