Sunday, March 30, 2008

Design Crush: Peter Dunham

By now you have certainly had the pleasure of pouring over the fantabulous home of Peter Dunham featured in the latest Domino Magazine. (He is definitely in my top ten design crushes at the the moment.) Then I opened my Western Interiors magazine and was excited when I saw another one of his design projects in the same month.

I curled up on my freshly made four poster bed with some Dove chocolate Easter eggs to settle in for a relaxing read with my pile of magazines. The more I looked at the Western Interiors spread, the more I realized I had seen some things before.

Now we all know the Peter has opened a beautiful new shop in LA called Hollywood at Home, so some of the things are from his new line of furniture and fabrics. You can see a couple of his spool chairs in the photo above.

And this pretty nook has pillows made from Peter's Star Burst fabric.

But then I realized there were more than just a few items in common. And the hunt was on. I saw this Ikat rug in Peter's own Dining Room.

Many of the fabrics in this Master Bedroom are from Peter's collection as well: "Fig Leaf" on the pillow and "Indian Chintz" for the window treatments.

All photos above, Western Interiors magazine, April/May 2008, Photos by Grey Crawford

Now here is Peter's Living Room. So livable and cozy, but also sophisticated. The African Shield on the back wall had shown up above the fireplace in the top photo as well. Now how do you all feel about this? Personally, I like the fact that Mr. Dunham has been using his home as sort of a revolving showroom of objects that he finds, gets to enjoy for awhile and then passes on for others to treasure. This is the lifestyle of many an antiques dealer. What better way to share your life and passions!

These chairs are another of Mr. Dunham's designs. You may remember them from Jennifer Garners home. And the Ikat rug ended up in the kitchen above.

Here are the spool chairs again. And if you read down, you will see these cork lamps are for sale through the Hollywood at Home website. Please don't forget to take a look at the wonderful things here!

In Peter's Guest House, you can see his Fig Leaf fabric as well as Star Burst on the pillows. His mix of found things really makes his interiors so personal.

Again we see the Indian Chintz fabric used for the draperies in Peter's bedroom, and I found the green glazed bedside lamps for sale on Hollywood at Home.

This carved column pedestal is also available through Hollywood at Home/ 1st dibs.

Photos above from Domino Magazine, April 2008, Photos by Miguel Flores-Vianna




Here are the items as seen on Hollywood at Home website. I may have to snatch up those pedestals.

Fig Leaf


Indian Chintz

Star Burst

These are but a few of the really beautiful fabrics you can find through Hollywood at Home.

For more information about Peter Dunham, be sure to check out posts by Peak of Chic here, and Stylecourt here and here!

5 comments:

ALL THE BEST said...

Katie I am right there with you!

Pigtown-Design said...

I love the room with the big round map.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Just got the WI yesterday and my heart did swell a bit. I'm falling madly for Dunham's fabrics - the fig leaf especially.

katiedid said...

Hi Ronda, Meg and Mrs.!
Meg, I loved that map too! I did a post about maps awhile ago, and it reminded me of my map obsession.

Ronda and Mrs.- isn't her just the best? So talented and I am so glad we can purchase his fabrics.

Style Court said...

Katie,

You made my day by posting the Western pics, which I had not seen. That four poster is so similar to mine and I'd been stewing about the lighter finish (of my old bed) -- feels so 80s to me. Now I feel inspired.

Kudos on such a comprehensive post! Dunham is in my top 5 :)