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Sunday, August 18, 2013
Get The Look!
I was thrilled to see this designer living room, from the private residence of Ronald Bricke, on New York Social Diary...I immediately was reminded of the time I was taken to the townhouse of Angelo Donghia- and how the arrangement in the downstairs white lacquered drawing room had a wild chic and flair. Well- guess what? Ronald Bricke worked for Angelo- many moons ago, when AD was associated with Yale Burge, the country french specialist. Mentioned in the excellent piece on NYSD, was how, when Ronald was a student at Parsons, he was entered into a design contest, and Salvador Dali and the Duchess of Windsor were judges- and of course Ronald was the big winner - a trip to Europe paid for by the Duke! A similar thing happened to me in design school in New York, and my project was published in "Interior Design" and there was enough cash involved that I was encouraged to fund the Glenn Boyles Memorial Scholarship...which I did. Mr. Boyles had been at Parsons, and taught many of the top designers, including, I imagine, Mr. Ronald Bricke. The 1995 Kips Bay showhouse contained an amazing bedroom by Ronald, featuring a very tall tester bed, with a baroque cornice, painted white. The hangings were in a deep anthracite, and the walls were in a dark cocoa. He used a rag rug under the bed, from Margareta Nettles, of Nantucket. The fabrics were by Schumacher. I will try and post this image for you so you can see it. Also, tonight I met a wonderful designer, William Murphy, who just moved to town from Atlanta. His Buckhead house was featured in "Traditional Home" - you may recall- and he is very talented. Bill will be living down the street from me- check out his site- www.jessary.com Cheers! DF *****