Yesterday when I was researching images for my post on hallways, I came across the NYC townhouse of Brooke Shields and the photographs were so lovely I decided to share some more.
I think this is my favourite photograph of all. I love the classical details and while it’s bit traditional for my tastes there’s no getting away from the fact that it looks very tasteful. A round dining table is so much more sociable don’t you think?
I love the open fire. The kitchen again looks traditional but it also looks lived it; and I can’t get over the shine on that floor. The ceiling pendents over the table look a bit unexpected however; can’t help feeling that they would be better suited to another style of kitchen.
The sitting room is so elegant. It puts me in mind of a naval captains house somehow with its muted colours, leggy furniture and classical busts. But just as you think it is too stuffy you spot the rabbit drawings on the wall and the glass coffee table. Love the windows by the way.
I thought at first that this would be the guest bedroom but no it’s the master. The most feminine room in this selection. It continues the traditional feel of the rest of the house with the four-poster and the oil painting but the colours are light and contemporary. Peaceful and calming, don’t you think?
And the en suite bathroom is just as light and airy. How deep is that bath? What do you think that set of steps is for?
The guest bedroom of course. Quite masculine but so comfortable looking.
What do you think?
You can read the interview and see more photographs over on The Architectural Digest.
Photographs by William Waldron