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Showing posts with label Jonathan Adler. Show all posts

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Throwback Thursday - The Home of Annie Brahler

This is the Illinois home of Euro Trash owner, Annie Brahler.  Of Dutch heritage, Annie grew up using the 'good' china and silver every day (unlike in America where the 'good' things are often kept for special occasions).  If something got nicked or cracked it only added to the patina and "became a memory and not a scar". What a nice way to look at it!

Loving what appealed to her keen eye allowed her to load up on 'old' pieces and not necessarily anything with a pedigree.  So, searching for antiques in France, Belgium and Holland became a business and with her interest in design Euro Trash was born.                                  

Beaux Art Italianate Victorian 1868
 Country Living

Foyer via The Paris Itinerary

Belgian bergeres and Louis XVI side tables
French gilt settee and Dutch footstools
Belgian crystal chandelier

Daybed, gilt tables, overmantel and chandelier are all French.  A large empty gold frame sits in front of the large mirror and antlers her children found on hikes decorate the mantel.

Magnolias from Annie's backyard.

Annie's Dutch heritage is reflected in the blue Delft tiles around the fireplace.  Double door cupboard, chandelier and zinc finial (on left by window) all come from Holland.
Notice the antique demilune cabinet as the island.  Annie added cupboard space to the back and a marble top to create the island.
Love that!

The back of the demilune island.

Antique cabinet and caned chairs from Holland with Rachel Ashwell's pendants over the table.

Rachel Ashwell's slipcovered chairs surround a 19th century Dutch dining table.  Notice the portiere curtains to close off the parlor during colder months.  Portieres are commonly used in Europe instead of doors.

Dutch chandelier and several mirrors reflect the light in the upstairs hallway.

The master bedroom headboard was retrofitted from an antique daybed by joining the headboard and footboard together.

Annie's daughter, Isabel, decorated her own room with a Louis XV style bed and French mirror.

Son Daniel's room reflects his interest in British history with a Jonathan Adler Union Jack rug .

Master bath with recycle tub and chocolate walls.

Annie's carpenter 'stretched' an antique armoire to hold Annie's shoes and the Belle Epoque chandelier casts a rosy glow over the room.

House Beautiful
May 2012

Friday, September 27, 2013

Some Wonderful Girl's Rooms

Little girls often dream of having their very own special rooms........their own little havens.

The following rooms have lots of details and ideas to incorporate into a child's room to personalize for any child.........murals, canopies, wall art, wonderful fabrics, monograms, side chairs, antiques, chandeliers and stuffed friends scattered about with comfort, color and prettiness everywhere!

Any child's dream!


What little girl wouldn't love this room?  Living in a tent like room and surrounded by friends?

Love this ostrich painting.

Betty Lou Phillips

Love these murals

The Eloise Room at the Plaza by Betsey Johnson

Jonathan Adler
Marjory Segal

Pink toile is alway welcome!


Ruthie Sommers

Who could resist tents for a sleepover?

Beautiful tufted beds!

A fun, colorful room.

Annie Brahler

Barry Dixon

Betty Lou Phillips

House Beautiful
Elle Decor

Monday, April 23, 2012

Some Pinks and Greens

Some spring pinks and greens to enjoy!

Southern Accents

Traditional Home

Jonathan Adler

Diamond and Baratta

Anne Coyle

Fawn Galli


Diamond and Baratta

Harbor Springs Cottages

Hamptons Cottages and Gardens

Traditional Home

Romantic Homes