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Find My Chair in House Beautiful’s Scavenger Hunt!

House Beautiful’s  4th Annual Chair Scavenger Hunt kicks off on Wednesday and I’ve got a chair in the mix. The magazine has assigned StyleCarrot this ikat-patterned Dane recliner by La-Z-Boy. Like it? You could win it.

On Wednesday ant Thursday, the HB team will hide 20 black and white chairs (including this one) in iconic locations around Los Angeles.  Follow @HouseBeautiful and @StyleCarrot on Twitter for clues on where to find and win my chair in LA! We’ll be marking tweets with hashtag #hbchairs.

UPDATE: On Thursday, March 7 at around 2:30 PT the HB team will hide this chair in the vicinity of the Urth Café at 8565 Melrose Avenue between Robertson and La Cienega. FIND IT!!!

 

House Beautiful Los Angeles Chair Hunt

With its classic lines, I can easily picture this chair in the New York City apartment of Laura, the 1944 film noir directed by Otto Preminger. In addition to fitting in with the decor, the ikat swirls also reflect the dizzying machinations of Laura, the femme fatale, who captivates the men around her.

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If you’re wondering what the occasion is, this is all in celebration of House Beautiful’s March 2013 “Color Combinations” issue, for which they’re toasting the most classic color combination of all—black & white—along with the glory days of cinema. The event is called “Beautiful in Black & White.”

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 Other chair brands include American Leather, Crate & Barrel, Hickory Chair, Kravet, Room & Board, Target, and more, and participating bloggers include Tobi Fairley, Lisa Mende, Tamara Stephenson of Nest, Megan Arquette of Beach Bungalow Eight, Christian May of Maison21, Jennifer Mehditash of Dec-a-porter, and plenty of others. Feel free to gather clues for all of them!

Finally, stay tuned for House Beautiful’s Pinterest contest in which you will be asked to pin the chair from this post. Meanwhile, follow StyleCarrot and HouseBeautiful on Pinterest. 

 

 

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Design Diary: Hearst’s Designer Visions Showhouse

I wish I could have made it to New York for this year’s Hearst Designer Visions show house. It is set in a brand new warehouse-to-condo conversion building in TriBeCa. They paired each magazine with a designer—Matthew Patrick Smyth for Elle Decor, David Rockwell for House Beautiful, and Antony Todd for Veranda. Then, the spaces were used as sets for two short films produced by The 48 Hour Film Project. Here’s a look at the rooms.

E L L E   D E C O R 

Matthew Patrick Smyth

ELLE DECOR PATRICK SMITH BEDROOM SHOW SHOUSE

 Smyth fashioned an ornate 19th-century door frame into a headboard, fitting it with a gray mirror and mounting it with a Venetian painting.

California Closets

HEARST SHOW HOUSE STUDY ELLE DECOR

Raoul Dufy Feuillage wallpaper by Hermès.

Living room with black walls and statement mirror. Check out the feet on the ottoman.

SHOW HOUSE HEARST 2012 JENN AIR

Sleek Perimetric hood by Jenn-Air;  grey crackle Soleil wall tiles by Ann Sacks; Sandpipe cabinets and handles by Poggenpohl.

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H O U S E   B E A U T I F U L 

 Architect David Rockwell, Rockwell Group

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL SHOW HOUSE BEDROOM ROCKWELL GROUP

Peruvian mirror

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL SHOW HOUSE ROCKWELL GROUP DRESSING ROOM

cork floor tiles line the walls

media room

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL SHOW HOUSE ROCKWELL GROUP

art pottery display

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL SHOW HOUSE ROCKWELL GROUP HOME BAR

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL SHOW HOUSE ROCKWELL GROUP

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V E R A N D A 

Antony Todd

VERANDA HEARST SHOW HOUSE ANTONY TODD

The walls are painted in Benjamin Moore Blue Danube.

VERANDA HEARST SHOW HOUSE ANTONY TODD

Color Preview Collection Silver Fox by Benjamin Moore paint; drapes are Arles by Dedar; linen bergère armchair by John Rosselli Antiques; Old Bronze Burke floor lamp by Hudson Valley Lighting.

VERANDA HEARST SHOW HOUSE ANTONY TODD CLOSET

Walk-in closet by California Closets. Done with Lago® Italian Pietra finish with wenge backing and horsehair-colored, leather-lined drawers.

VERANDA HEARST SHOW HOUSE ANTONY TODD LIVING ROOM NEUTRALS

Walls are painted in Silver Fox by Benjamin Moore; drapes in Pavillon fabric by Dedar; two-cushioned Etienne sofa, Gregor side tables, and Hart chair upholstered in Dedar’s Rataplan, all by Ironies; Claremont Old Bronze Wall Sconce by Hudson Valley Lighting; floor lamp by Rose Tarlow; Cocoon Bell rug by Merida.

VERANDA HEARST SHOW HOUSE ANTONY TODD KITCHEN

Mirror glass tile backsplash wall by Ann Sacks; Countertop in the River Series Grey Amazon Leather® Texture by Silestone by Cosentino; +ARTESIO Terra Matte Kitchen Island Cabinets and Handles by Poggenpohl; leather barstools from Restoration Hardware; Rolling Bar Cart by Antony Todd; red gingham dog bed & bowls by Wagwear; appliances all by Jenn-Air.

In the media room dainty slipper chairs and tiny tabourets are paired with a low-slung custom sofa and a seven-top 21st-century cocktail table. Walls painted in Benjamin Moore’s Night Shade camouflage the window casements, which allow the art to stand out.

 P HO T O  C R E D I T S
Rockwell Group: Photographer Thomas Loof for House Beautiful, 2012.  
Antony Todd: Photographer Max Kim-Bee for VERANDA.
Matthew Patrick Smyth:Photographer Björn Wallander for ELLE DECOR, 2012. 

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Get the Look: Grey + Green Wallpapers

Here are samples of the grey and green wallpapers I am considering for the wall behind my bed. There is not much wall space, so it needs to be a small scale pattern. The room is large, but dark… I should really take a picture of the dreary room and post it. Maybe later. The headboard is a crisp white cotton duck. And I want to paint the walls green. Let’s not get into the furniture now. Would love opinions, especially from the design types out there. Here are the swatches (I’ll add the sources tomorrow). And, dear husband, should you see this, please let me know what you thinks via a post. (So much more civilized than face-to-face combat, don’t you think?)

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Wallpaper Pattern Names

Row 1: Kelly Wearstler Imperial Trellis; Ballard Designs Trellis; Anderson Jazz Collection Leaves; Anderson Leaf Sprig.

Row 2: Flavor Paper Sheba; Flavor Paper Fleur de Saveur; Osborne & Little Wilde Carnation.

Row 3: Graham & Brown Amelie Cream Teardrop; Osborne & Little Oak Leaves; Flavor Paper Vapor.

Row 4: Duro Blomster; Jocelyn Warner Leaf; Cole & Son Woods; Brocade Home Abstract Floral Print.

Row 5: Jill Malek Stampede; Graham & Brown Darcy Pearl Cicrular Geometric; Osborne & Little Trifid.

Row 6: Studio Printworks David Frost; Design Your Wall Modern Geometric; Osborne & Little Minaret.

Resources for papers shown here:
AndersonPrints.com
BallardDesigns.com
BrocadeHome.com
DesignYourWall.com
WalnutWallpaper.com

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