The other reason I was in NYC was to attend the launch for Jeffrey Bilhuber’s newest book, “The Way Home”. The launch was held at the amazing space of John Rosselli Antiques, and it was a lovely party. I had been to a party there last year for the launch of Alexa Hampton’s book, “The Language of Interior Design”.
I got to the shop a few minutes early, so I had the chance to wander around before all of the other guests arrived. Each and every place I looked, there were gorgeous items to see. This display of oxblood vases was incredible. Just such a stunning colour. How could I do anything but fall in love with this reverse-painted pagoda on a mirror! Speaking of pagodas, these obelisks with pagodas engraved on their reverse were fabulous. There was a large one and a smaller one. I loved this charming fellow with his strands of coral beads. How elegant! This huge leather ottoman, with the center tray was such a great piece. It’s by BeeLine by Bunny Williams. Speaking of, I had a chance to say hi to her and thank her for including Pigtown*Design on her blog list.
I am always completely blown away by the massive cabinets filled with the best examples of blue-and-white jars and vases. This cabinet was probably 10+ feet tall and equally wide. This was in the conference room. I loved the ginger jar with the two blue hurricane candles on either side. Just fabulous!
Funnily, I didn’t get a picture of Jeffrey Bilhuber signing books, because there was such a massive crowd surrounding him. But I did lift one from New York Social Diary. Thanks so much to Jonathan for inviting me and graciously giving me a copy of the book. I haven’t finishing looking at, or reading it yet, because there’s just so much to see in every image!