Monday, February 15, 2010

Mary Jane Pool


Perhaps my favorite article in Domino Magazine was the piece they did in March 2008 on the apartment of Mary Jane Pool. Pool was one of the best magazine editors of the 20th century. She worked for both Vogue and House & Garden, and served as editor in chief of House & Garden from 1970-1980. House & Garden was never better than under her perfect eye for detail. I love these photos of her place-the wonderful colors, Venetian antiques, sumptuous fabrics and wallpaper, and the keen mixing of antiques and 20th century pieces. Notice the split photos showing earlier and later versions of the same space. She incorporates perfectly all of my favorite things-Chinoiserie, lots of books and magazines, painted furniture, mixing of antiques and modern, hand-painted wallpaper, blue and white porcelain, leopard, wonderful mixing of pattern, yellow, silks, oversized lampshades, needlepoint rugs, pillows, tufting, coral pink, I could go on and on.... This is my dream apartment.








24 comments:

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

I'm absolutely charmed by your blog and will follow with keen interest.
Warm regards,
Simone

Merlin said...

Exquisite!

Appletree said...

charming is the perfect word for these rooms. love the spilt images.

Karena said...

I adore the last image with the daybed/setteehe oranges, reds, very cool!!

Karena

trouvais.com said...

Love the way she uses cinnabar and amber tones. In the last photo particularly. Beautifully warm, softly glowing. Trish

La Dolfina said...

Her home is exquisite... I can totally see you there!

Pug1 said...

Luv the rug in her living room! CHEERS! Michele

The Blushing Hostess said...

It is magnifcent if perhaps more than I wish to clean over, around, and under, but if ever i am a smidge less exhausted than this moment...

Averill said...

Gorgeous and timeless rooms -- they look like they could've been styled last week.

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Georgeous rooms. Thanks for sharing!

home before dark said...

Perhaps a source of inspiration for Joe Nye?

Hamptontoes said...

I love the leopard carpeting...I have the same one (or at least quite close)...I love animal prints!

Style Redux 2 said...

Simone-You are so sweet-welcome.

Style Redux 2 said...

Merlin-Yes!

Style Redux 2 said...

Appletree-I agree-I love seeing the different versions of the same room.

Style Redux 2 said...

Karena-I love the colors in that room.

Style Redux 2 said...

Trish-The leopard carpet is perfect in that room with those wonderful colors.

Style Redux 2 said...

La Dolfina-So can I.

Style Redux 2 said...

Pug1-Isn't that stunning?

Style Redux 2 said...

The Blushing Hostess-I agree that this look does take more cleaning time, but I am used to it!

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-So true-real elegance is timeless.

Style Redux 2 said...

Susie-Glad you enjoyed them.

Style Redux 2 said...

Home Before Dark-Without a doubt.

Style Redux 2 said...

Hamptontoes-I am dying to use leopard carpet in my house.