Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Elle Decor Showhouse 2010 II - Den and Dining

Elle Decor Showhouse Den by Will Wick
The Elle Decor Showhouse was full of designers that are up and comers. You will be seeing much more of them in the years to come. Will Wick is just one of these designers. Mr. Wick took on the Den off the main hall creating a chic Mad Men atmosphere with a bit of Old English Club thrown in.

Den Bar, Will Wick
There is the obligatory dry bar, ready at all times for shaking up a martini. The papered sliding doors look like they are covered with chips of old ivory or bone.

Den by Will Wick
The brass Klismos chair stole the show in this space...a piece of art. The whole space spoke of the owner's love of travel, art and creature comforts...a good place to lounge, a cocktail, a book about far away places, and souvenirs of places visited...it's all here.

Mr. Wick also designed the Den Bathroom using stone tile to create this gorgeous pattern on the wall. Very handsome! And I do believe brass is making a big comeback! Aged brass if you please.

Den Bathroom by Will Wick
Next up, Steven Volpe's  handsomely moody Dining Room. The wall color is as comfortable as washed  denim, but with a much more sophisticated edge. Comfortable minimalism serves to highlight each piece of furniture to it's best advantage.

Dining Room by Steven Volpe
I particularly like the cabinet with the basket weave carved doors. It was a standout! The art depicting ocean waves casts a spell on the room as well.
Dining Room by Steven Volpe
 My mind was reeling with creative thoughts after these rooms, and I was anxious to see what else lay ahead!

Next up....the gorgeous Kitchen and Breakfast Room by Palmer Weiss. You are going to love it!


Splendid Sass said...

Beautiful work. Especially like the bar.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

so glad to see REAL books in the library; not white paper covered or turned backwards or something else gimmicky. That makes it feel like a REAL room.

Katie said...

wow, the ocean waves photo is amazing!

jon said...

omg those triangle tiles in the bathroom- amazing and droolworthy

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Loving so many of these components! That carved cabinet is out of this world!!

quintessence said...

LOVE Will Wick's space - really elegant and sophisticated - and so textural. Those papered sliding doors look amazing and I agree with ArchitectDesign - love the real books - wish I could read the titles.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my...You are so good to us.
And that brass klismos chair in that dapper gent's library is about to make me weak in the knees.
What earthly spoils you send our way.


mary said...

The brass klismos chair has me seeing double. I hope that brass is making a come back as I love the warmth and depth that it adds. Would you happen to know who created the basket weave cabinet? The workmanship is amazing. And I'm in agreement with ArchitectDesign--real books that are read and savored. Thanks for the super post.

Donna in Potomac said...

Hi Katie, Love the Den Bar! Any idea who makes the ivory/bone paper?

Cristin said...

The ELLE DECOR showhouse was fabulous! I just posted about Gary Spain's living room design and used one of your photos... linked back of course!

Also, so nice to meet you and hope to see you again soon.


mydesignchic said...

I just can't quit thinking about the klismos chair...devine!!

YHBHS said...

that volpe room is beyond beautiful.

that color blue alone... wow....