Tuesday, 29 April 2008

S. Russell Groves

A big thanks to Habitually Chic for posting photos of the much awaited Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse in NY - there are so many gorgeous rooms, I wish I could have been there to see them in person. There were a lot of familar names, including the Aussie newcomers to NY - Burley Katon Halliday, although a new one for me was S. Russell Groves. I checked out the rest of his portfolio last night and was so impressed. I've recently been loving interiors with lots of timber and a bit of a mid-century vibe, so these are really appealing to me right now. Hope you enjoy as much as I did!

A retail project, however I could easily live with this as a living room setting. It even makes the ubiquitous Barcelona stool look super chic all over again. (I'm really hoping my Robsjohn-Gibbings slipper chair will look that nice once it's been recovered!)




I think the one above - or the one below might be my favorite...haven't quite decided yet...





A somewhat industrial looking bathroom, but I like it!

14 comments:

columnist said...

I'm not a "mid-century" fan, but I have to agree that the simplicity of these designs is very appealing.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Suzy - that taupy-yellow living room is almost a twin of the last Gambrel house in Elle Decor. It's a little SWF-esque.

Suzy said...

Mrs Blandings, you and I must be on the same wavelength, because I thought exactly the same thing!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Very elegant and I must say Suzie - very you :-)

j u s t i m a g i n e said...

oh yum, I could live here !!! I probably couldn't help myself though - throwing in small spashes of colour somewhere.

franki durbin said...

hold the phone... you've got a Robsjohn-Gibbings slipper chair??? brava, darling. brava!


yes... I would LOVE to live in this space. it fits my style perfectly.

Suzy said...

Thanks Felicity!

Just imagine - I agree, I think I'd need a little of something in there...

Franki - yes, I bought it a few months ago - but its in a state of disrepair at the moment...so its not post worthy yet!

Mrs. Blandings said...

Suzy - I checked back on my comment here because I thought it might have been a little snarky. Then, I noticed the designer's name again - the very same one that my NY friend told me to look up. You have probably hit on the next big thing!

paola said...

S. Russell Groves is such an incredibly famous architect & interior designer, legendary status, I'm surprised he's a new one for you! Regardless, he is a talent through & through, you should check out his retail projects, they are to die for!

Suzy said...

Ha, no problem Mrs B, and who knows!

Paola - I've already drooled over everything on his website - I just thought it might be a bit much to post them all - even though I could have!

Marina said...

I'm looking for dinning chairs like the ones above

http://bp1.blogger.com/_Btz2Ry36Xk4/SBW82RCd_CI/AAAAAAAACXg/hm2SihOTzxg/s1600-h/S.+Russell+Groves+6.JPG

do you know where I can find similar ones?

thank you

Suzy said...

Hi Marina - they look vintage to me. Here are a couple of links to chairs that are similar...although I don't know your budget or location - check these out!

http://www.animalidomestici.co.uk/pr-FURNITURE11.html

http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture_item_detail.php?id=243993

Good Luck!

Marina said...

Hi Suzy,

Thank you so much for getting back to me. I love your blog... i check it everyday.

I'm based in NY and I recently moved, so your blog has been a strong inspiration.

Im on a search for dinning chairs and Im looking for slim dark wood/ rosewood kinds and I'm not finding it anywhere... so if you have any other options, please let me know.

thanks again

Marina

wide open spaces said...

really lovely & soothing.