This is the fun house across the street with a great bank of windows. I love the way the brightly coloured doors just pop!One of the funny things was seeing the bed in Bee's room. It's the bed that David Weisand designed for his daughter and sells in his shop right around the corner. The bed is on an angle under a stunning chandelier. The bow window that you see in the picture of the house is in Bee's room.
Behind the other bed in the room is one of Tord Boontje's cutouts, which Flip picked up at Habitat in the UK. This is also a better view of the chandelier.
One of the problems with houses from this era is the lack of bathrooms and closets. Flip told me that this bathroom's white subway tiles were covered by a horrible cardboard and then painted.The guest room was one of the ones I liked most. It was another shade of gray and was warm and cozy. The pictures in the room were all framed in dark frames which stood out against the walls. The gray in this room has some green in it, so the green leather sofa and the green bottles really work. The master bedroom is next on the list for some major work. Because the house is still being worked on, the room's still in flux. Flip said that the hardest thing is finding non-custom curtains for a house like this. Ikea has 108" curtains, but those don't even reach the floor.
This room has another of the spectacular mirrors and a fireplace, too. Unfortunately, you can see where there was a "bit of a problem" with the ceiling. The wall opposite the mirror has been added, and in the room that was made, there's a mirror that's nearly identical to this one. The wall will eventually go.
Flip told me a great story about the little chair she has. She and her husband found it in South Africa. The antique dealer told her that it was one of 100 theater chairs belonging to a Duchess in England who had a small private theater in her country house. The carved gilded monogram bears her initials. Flip still has fantasies of finding more of them one day, but it was the only one in South Africa. The dealer had bought it at an auction in London.The bowl is on top of the chair so no one will sit on it. It's been smashed twice, but that's a story for another time!
Thanks again to Flip and her family!