Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Betty Sherrill's NYC apartment

Betty Sherrill's NYC duplex has just the right amount of chintzy fluff to make it stately, but the unexpectedly bright colors and mix of patterns and finishes make it perfectly eclectic.  This top interior designer's apartment feels curated rather than decorated and has stood the test of time - it hasn't been re-done in more than 40 years!

Mrs. Sherrill in her living room.  The angular red table is an ideal counterpoint to the soft lines and flounce around it.

My eye is immediately caught by the painting over the fireplace.  I was expecting an idyllic pastoral scene in oils, but love the abstract piece instead (still in a gold frame, natch).

Love the zebra chairs and the Impala bust - this room has an UES meets safari feel.

Cluttered, but in the best way possible.

The subtly patterned wallpaper adds just enough interest to this hall without being overwhelming.

Fully feminine and sweet (I still love pink walls), but probably not a look my better half would go for in our bedroom.

all images from New York Social Diary

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