Just a quick one this morning. There's a busy day ahead of me - with a flurry of lectures this morning at the SF Fall Antiques Show - and singing this afternoon in a performance of Purcell's "The Witch of Endor," with San Francisco's Urban Opera.
So I leave you with some lovely images of a residence on the Upper East Side of Manhattan - from a wonderful new book, Peter Pennoyer Architects.
Just wanted to share a few pictures from the opening Gala of the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show last night. And frankly, it was a whirlwind of an evening. There were beautiful antiques everywhere . . . with collector and dealers from around the world.
And a swarm of great friends - and a night of great conversation! Oddly, it was a bit too crowded to get many images of the antiques - so enjoy a kind of random collection of shots from the night -
This year's theme was "Chinoiserie." And the theme was perfectly set - right inside the front doors
with this beautiful 'open bar' surrounded by bright red pagodas.
And, easily, one of the best parts of the evening - was running into, and spending the evening
And I know you know what I'm talking about. You've most likely felt it yourself. Spending a lazy Saturday in bed - flipping through inspiration files. Seeing a room. And needing to know more. Not just examining the academic elements it is composed of . . . but, wanting to hear it whisper its secrets.
Or maybe I just need to get a bit more sleep . . . lol.
These online sales gives everyone a chance at some amazing products - hand-picked from designers around the country - and you can shop from your computer whilst still in bed . . . lol!
So set those alarm clocks (8am pacific) or get home early from brunch (11am eastern) for Saturday morning and 'get your shop on.' The sale continues through the weekend - but many items are one of a kind - so things can move quickly!
See you at the virtual tag sale in the morning - I'll be the one in the plaid pajamas.
There are several perks to the 'design blog' trade. Firstly, it provides a place for me to share all of the flotsam and jetsam of my life - you know - those things that make life worth living. And of course, the opportunity to share my design inspirations . . . and I love knowing that there is such a large community of folks who are as passionate about design as I am.
But, one of the other perks is - getting an advance look at design books coming down the pike. And this is a CLEAR favourite. The Irish Country House.
I've scanned in a few images . . . seriously - it's a beautiful book - filled with amazing photography. And with great style.
Enjoy . . .
"The Irish Country House chronicles a remarkable group of houses and castles that have survived the vicissitudes of Ireland's history and are still in the hands of their original families. From breakfront cabinets filled with generations of monogrammed heirloom china to canopy beds keeping the chill of an Irish winter at bay to cabbage-rose slip-covered sofas nestled under tall Gothic windows, this book takes the reader on a tour of these residences, many of which have never been published before, providing an intimate look at 'a marvelous hotchpotch of rooms and decoration.' "
ps. a big 'thank you' to Vendome Press for the advance copy of this wonderful book.
Just wanted to share a bit of my morning at the SF Wholesale Flower Market. I was up early - and at the market by 7:30am to get a few things for the house . . . and because I had VERY good luck in finding everything I needed fairly quickly - I took the extra time and snapped a few pictures to share.
Enjoy . . .
Check here for market hours - it's open to the public as well during certain parts of the day. Now, I've got to get started on some arrangements for the house . . .
Well, things are certainly looking up around here. Literally. I've had a crazy busy week here at the office . . . getting a large project ready for installation beginning next week. Getting another residence ready for a photo shoot. Getting my new glasses. And we're making huge progress on our tourthrough the alphabet. So after spending the last few days lavishing in the decadence of textile upholstered walls, we're simply going to raise our sights a bit.
Welcome to the musings of interior designer/stylist Scot Meacham Wood - living in San Francisco and working on projects across the United States. Following are images that inspire me, events that delight me, and anything that brings a smile to my face.
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