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Just In: New Trad Designers 2013, Part I

Last year Traditional Home asked bloggers to submit their picks for its its list of up-and-coming New Trad designers. I submitted a gorgeous home decorated by Palmer Weiss in San Francisco, and she won a coveted spot in the 2012 TRADHome New Designers lineup. (This year they called on bloggers to submit  for its  Great Kitchens digital mag, and the Boston area designer I suggested, Liz Caan, scored a spot with her color-saturated dining room.)

As for the this year’s up-and-comers, that 2013 TRADHome digital issue came out this spring. The 10 New Trad Designers 2013 are incredible. The work ranges from thoughtfully serene to energetically colorful. It was hard to narrow down the images, so in order to show a few from each, I am splitting it into two parts. Today I’m featuring the work of interior designers Andrew Maier, Julie Goldman of J. Latter DesignKatie Lydon, Kristin Rocke of K. Rocke Design, and Taylor Borsari.

I’ve worked with Katie Lydon before, but the others are new to me. I’m psyched to have already had a chance to collaborate with Julie Goldman on an upcoming Matouk blog post. I’m hoping I’ll have a chance to work with the others soon too. Here is a sampling of the work of the first half of the New Trad Designers 2013.

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 ANDREW MAIER

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andrew-maier-living-room

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JULIE GOLDMAN, J. LATTER DESIGN

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julie-goldman-girls-bedroom

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KATIE LYDON

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katie-lydon-bedroom

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KRISTIN ROCKE

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kristin-rocke-hallway

kristin-rocke-family-room

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TAYLOR BORSARI

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taylor-borsari-bedroom

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Montage: 34 Rooms with Art on Bookshelf Fronts

By now you know we have a lot of artwork. We’ve been diligent about hanging, but there are plenty of pieces propped against the wall, and worse, hiding in cabinets and behind furniture, but in some cases we’ve gotten creative. While we haven’t hung art on the fronts of our built in bookshelves, I did recently grab a hammer and nail to hang a lovely nude drawing by Chaim Gross on the frame of the bay window in the living room. I love the way it adds a touch of color and movement to an otherwise bland surface. (The blinds have got to go.)

BACK BAY BOSTON LIVING ROOM STYLECARROT

My Back Bay living room

In related news, my second blog post for Wayfair went live today: “8 Ways to Display Art.” Today’s post is taken from tip #6: Be Brave with Bookshelves. Here are 34 rooms that do just that. Would you try it? Here’s a secret. . . we mounted our flat screen television to the bookshelves in the family room. Didn’t think the shelves would still be functional, but they’re actually fine for DVDs.

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Skona Hem

Lonny-corner-bookshelf-Blair-Voltz-Clarke

Blair Voltz Clarke • Lonny

Jan-Showers-elegant-study

Jan Showers

House-beautiful-Alex-Hitz

Home of chef Alex HitzHouse Beautiful

HB-Lindsey Bond-photo-Jonny-Valiant

Home of designer Lindsey BondHouse Beautiful
Photograph by  Jonny Valiant

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Michael S. SmithElle Decor

elle-decor-Bruce-Glickman-and-Wilson-Henley

Home of Bruce Glickman and Wilson Henley
Elle Decor

Elle-Decor-Jay Fielden-library

Carrier & CompanyElle Decor
Photographed by William Waldron

CELERIE KEMBLE LIBRARY WITH ABSTRACT ART

Celerie Kemble

Tria-Giovan-black-bookcases

Photographed by Tria Giovan

Restoring a House in the City by Ingrid Abramovitch-G.P

Restoring a House in the City by Ingrid Abramovitch

MILES REDD PINK AND BLACK ROOM

Miles Redd

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Eric Cohler

Pottery-Barn-bird-prints-library

Pottery Barn

mr-peacock-sneak-peek-design-sponge

Mr. Peacock • Design*Sponge

markham-roberts-bookshelves

Fernando Bengoechea of Markham Roberts

Lonny-portrait-bookshelves

Lonny

Lonny-hanging-art

Lonny

LA-TImes-Johnson-Hartigs-home

Home of Libertine clothing designer Johnson Hartig
LA Times

KATIE RIDDER BLUE BUILT IN BOOKSHELVES

Katie Ridder

KATIE LYDON DINING ROOM LIBRARY BOOKSHELVES

Katie Lydon

Elle-Decor-library-with-art

Elle Decor

20X200 FOR WEST ELM AFFORDABLE ARTWORK

20×200 for West Elm

GREEN WALLS WITH BLUE BACK BOOKSHELVES

Canadian House & Home

Douglas Friedman for Domino Magazine

Domino

domino-dining-room-black-bookshelves

Domino

domino-blue-library

Domino

PURPLE PAINTED BUILT IN BOOKSHELVES HARPER

Lindsey Coral Harper, LCH Interiors

BOOKSHELF HEADBOARD ABSTRACT ART BHG

Better Homes & Gardens

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL CAROL CURTIS SARAH NORWOOD GUEST ROOM

Carol Curtis and Sarah Norwood • House Beautiful

VICTORIA PEARSON LIBRARY WHITE ARMCHAIRS

Photographed by Victoria Pearson for Martha Stewart

TAMZIN GREENHILL BLACK WALLS BOOKSHELVES STUDY

Tamzin Greenhill

 

M O R E  o n  S T Y L E C A R R O T

Montage: 40 Painted Built-In Bookshelves

Montage: 32 Interiors with Nude Artwork

Montage: 44 Interiors with Oversize Artt

 

 

 

 

 

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Montage: 54 Living Rooms with Gray Sofas

Why gray sofas? First, I apologize for missing two days of blogging. I took a quick day trip to Connecticut to visit a friend. A friend who has so much faith in my taste that she has hired me to decorate her gorgeous new apartment in New York City. You didn’t realize that I’m an interior designer? I’m not! This very loyal friend is confident that through my writing and research, experience overseeing the building and renovations of my own places, and years of absorbing interior images, that I can do this. Or rather, we can do this. It’s definitely a collaboration. And really fun.

I’ll mainly be choosing furnishings. The project doesn’t involve any construction, kitchens, or bathrooms. The apartment is brand new and will be delivered finished and pristine. We  will pick paint colors, wallpapers, rugs, and furniture. The budget is similar to what I would spend if it were my own home, which makes it a lot easier. I’m nervous, but excited.

We’ve decided to go with a gray sofa in her living room. We’re thinking about a serene white and gray scheme, or white and gray with green accents. The dining room is in the same space, so we can play with that too. I’m sure I’ll be treating you to a lot of posts inspired by our deliberations and eventual decisions.

Vita Designs

House to Home

Photographer David Duncan Livingston

Marcelo Lucini’s Buenos Aires apartment

Steven GambrelElle Decor

Greg Natale

unidentified

unidentified

Katie Ridder

via The Aestate

Andrew Flesher Interiors

Burley Katon HallidayElle Decor

Photographer Francesca Mantovani via French by Design

Light Locations

Home of Joanna Berryman of Matrushka

Katie Lydon

Anthony Baratta

Dwell Studio

Home of stylist/photographer Elisabeth Dunker via Design Sponge

via Apartment Therapy

Shopping Break

Rest Sofa by Muuto

Steven Gambrel - Elle Decor

Burnham Design

Home of Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks - Metropolitan Home

Emily Summers

Courtney Cox’s Malibu home – Trip HaenischElle Decor

Axel Vervoordt

Jonathan Adler

 Ix Design

Turner Davis Interiors - Elle Decor

reader’s home – Cote de Texas

 via little green notebook

Photographer Manolo Yllera

unidentified

Sally Wheat Interiors

bloggers own sofa (IKEA) - Pretty Petals blog

Sally Wheat Interiors

Crate & Barrel

Ashe + Leandro

unidentified

unidentified

Daniel M. Pafford

Francisco Costa’s NYC apartment via Habitually Chic

Greg Natale

 Emily Robinson of the Dixie Chicks – Metropolitan Home
Architects Jim Poteet & Patrick Ousey - Interior designer Joel Mozersky

Emily Summers

via House of Phila

Sally Wheat Interiors

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Burnham Design

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Montage: 45 Rooms with Sculptures (Plus My Own)


My husband and I have quite a bit of art—oil paintings, drawings, watercolors, pastels, photography—but not much in the way of sculpture. In fact, he said last week we should consider adding some to our collection. (OK!) We have a few pieces, which I’ve included photos of here, and at the end of the post. The above image (next to the Cynthia Packard) shows a little sculpture that my son made. (Most of you know I never gush about my kids, so indulge me this time.)

Boston sculptor/potter Steve Murphy has a daughter my sons’ age, so they’ve been treated to a special pottery-making sessions. Mercifully, Steve has the kids finish with a green glaze, so the clay  emerges from the kiln resembling patina-ed bronzes. My favorite is an abstract from the preschool years. (Subsequent years’ attempts at representational pieces were not quite so successful.) It’s been on our mantle for years, not out of misplaced maternal pride, but because I rather like it. (Aesthetics prevail around here.)

Here’s a shot of my bedroom bookshelf. (Excuse the low brow reading material.) The pieces aren’t exactly artfully arranged, but a few are quite special. Starting from the left:  black & white flower ‘Fusion Foto Bloc’ by Debbie Krim purchased at her SoWa studio; one of my most cherished works, a Romolo Del Deo bronze nude from Berta Walker Gallery in Provincetown, a holiday gift from my mother-in-law because I’ve always admired hers. Another gift from my mother-in-law, a miniature wooden Degas ballerina from the Met Museum gift shop. Her mother-in-law (my husband’s grandmother) gave it to her. She passed it down to me this past December. The two chairs prints I made a couple of summers ago after taking a class at Castle Hill. The small rock is a chunk of pyrite and the large rock on the right we found on a Truro beach. Finally, the outstretched ballerina on the right is a piece I’ve had for much of my life, passed down from my grandmother, who was an antiques dealer. It is bronze on a green marble base but don’t know anything else about it.

Now that you know plenty about my own collection, here are 45 more refined rooms with many spectacular sculptures, starting with a Dubuffet.

Designer Frederic Mechiche’s loft via Door 16
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Katie Lydon Interiors
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Trip Haenisch & Assoc. – Photographer Simon UptonElle Decor
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Kelly Behun   |   Kelly Wearstler, Metropolitan Home
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Photographer Pernille Kaalund
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Ashe + Leandro Architecture + Interior Design  |   unidentified
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via Desire to Inspire
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David Scott Interiors
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Designer Frederic Mechiche’s loft via Door 16
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Elle Decor
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The Selby
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Mercedes Perez de Castro
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Delphine Krakoff, Pamplemousse Design
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Photographer Warren Heath   |   Photographer Simon Watson
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James Harb Architects – Photographer William WaldronElle Decor

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Delphine Krakoff, Pamplemousse Design
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Geoffrey De Sousa Interior Design
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Photographer Stellan Herner   |   unidentified
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Photographer Pierre Jean Verger
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via The Brickhouse    |   Weitzman Halpern Design
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Jennifer Post Design - Architectural Digest
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Eric Ceputis Design – Photographer Nathan KirkmanElle Magazine
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via The Brickhouse   |   Robert Passal Interior & Architectural DesignTraditional Home
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Hotel Particulier
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Kriste Michelini Interiors   |   Jennifer Post Design
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Luis Bustamante Arquitectura de Interiores
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Charles de Lisle Workshop    |   Marc Jacobs’ Paris apartment by Paul Fortune Design
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New York Spaces
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Wendy Blount, Blount Design
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Jennifer Post Design
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Weitzman Halpern Design   |   David Scott Interiors

Kelly Behun
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Duane Modern Gallery   |    Adam Bram Straus Interior DesignLonny
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A few other shots of sculptures in my own home:

Left: Chaim Gross sculpture, a gift from my in-laws, It is bronze on a wood base, and very heavy.
Right top: A wooden sculpture of a mother and two children that I bought at a gallery in Wellfleet on Cape Cod when my children were about those ages, and always wanted to be held. It’s dark-stained wood. I can look up the artist if anyone’s interested.
Right bottom: A close-up shot of my son’s abstract clay sculpture, circa 2005.

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Montage: 47 Coffee/Cocktail Tables

Now that our living room is habitable again (aside from the two extra dining tables taking up half the space), I’ve decided to try out the Heywood-Wakefield coffee table with revolving top that we salvaged from my husband’s grandparents house. I had initially been thinking of an airy brass and glass piece, to work with the pair of atomic ball and brass-plated  vintage lamps from eBay and yet to be chosen future chandelier, but this one looks pretty good.

It works nicely with our Petrie sofa, which has similar lines to the original 1960s pieces his grandparents used to furnish the house. (Too bad our sofa is uncomfortable. Actually, it’s fine for cocktails, but not conducive to lying around with a laptop. Which do you think I spend more time doing?

Here are 49 living rooms with various styles of coffee table (or cocktail table, I guess the term is interchangeable). If you’re working on figuring out what type of design will work for you, these images will provide some ideas.

Jamie Bush & Co.
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Christina Yorkston, CY Design
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Rue Magazine
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Aerin Lauder’s Aspen house by Daniel Romualdez in Vogue
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via The Brick House
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via Design Traveller
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Aqua Vitae Design
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Jonathan Adler
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Philip Gorrivan Design
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Shelton, Mindel, & Associates
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Shelton, Mindel, & Associates
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Tricia Guild
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Angie Hranowsky Design Studio
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Photographer Simon Watson
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Photographer John Coolidge
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Katie Lydon
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Fernlund + Logan Architects
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Photographer Simon Watson
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via Poppytalk
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Muriel Brandolini
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Vita Designs
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Turnbull, Griffin, Haesloop Architects
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Dave Coote Interiors
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Photographer Jon Jensen
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Jonathan Adler
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Muriel Brandolini
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via The Glamourai
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Greg Natale   |   Aerin Lauder’s NYC apartment in Elle Decor
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Amanda Nisbet Design   |   via Lilac Silhouette
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John Loecke   |    Matt Eastwood
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unidentified   |   unidentified
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unidentified   |   Photographer Hoetze Eisma
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Greg Natale   |    unidentified
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Vanessa Bruno’s apartment   |    Photographer Trevor Tondro
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Tommy Hilfiger’s apartment    |    Shelton, Mindel, & Associates

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Montage: 43 Kid Rooms

Following up on Friday’s post about Susanna Salk’s upcoming book Room for Children: Stylish Spaces for Sleep and Play (Rizzoli), I’ve curated some of my favorite images of spaces for kids. At the end of the post, I’ve included links to my previous kid room posts. Definitely inspires me to at least clean up, if not redecorate.

Philip Gorrivan

via Apartment Therapy

Atticus & Milo

Jeffrey King

Amie Weitzman

Amie Weitzman

Sixx Design

Bolig Magasinet

unidentified

Lisa Mahar

Steven Gambrel

via Apartment Therapy

via Desire to Inspire

Marjorie Skouras

Hamilton Design Associates

Steven Gambrel

via Apartment Therapy

Bonesteel Trout Hall

Robyn Karp

Brad Ford

Amie Weitzman

Amanda Nisbet  |  Photographer Louis Lemaire

Katie Lydon  |  via Desire to Inspire

Unidentified  |  Elle Decor

Digs by Katie  |  Unidentified

Beach Studios  |  Country Living

via Desire to Inspire  |  Katrine Martensen-Larsen

Stylist Leslie Siegel  |  unidentified

Sixx Design  |  Sixx Design

Delphine & Reed Krakoff | Fawn Galli in Domino

ARA Design Studio |  via Alkemie blog

via Apartment Therapy  |  Scott Sanders

For more gorgeous rooms for babies and kids, have a look at my past Montages:

Nurseries *
Bunk Beds *
Two Beds, One Room *
Bed Curtains & Canopies *
Sweet Dreams in Pink Bedrooms *

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