Monday, December 2, 2019

DECEMBER! 2019 At Home

Dean Farris Interior Design (c) 2019

I enjoyed having old friends Charles and Kevin over last night with William for some early holiday entertaining before going out to dinner.  Accordingly I spent time preparing for their arrival including adding some holiday decorations as you can see here with my beloved carnations included as always. DF

Monday, November 25, 2019


Brenda Diana Duff Frazier

I'm enjoying this biography of Brenda Frazier, called "Debutante" by Gioia Diliberto...sadly, the World's "Glamour Girl Number One" was exhausted by her wild life in the thirties and a mother who manipulated her like a society puppet, resulting in a less than perfect life.  She ended up as a recluse addicted to drugs and alcohol - but always had lots of male admirers.  Perhaps having it all is a reminder that we ought to be thankful for the simple things ?  Food for thought - DF

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

DAVID HICKS: Needlepoint !

Pillow Louise Cronan
 I love my beautiful needlepoint pillow!  Louise created the canvas, and I had it "finished" !  I think it's stunning! DF

Monday, November 18, 2019

PAIRS: At Home

DFID 2019

Pairs... An old decorator trick from way back...still, in a small space lacking architectural character, I tend to gravitate towards the symmetry of pairs.  Chairs, pillows, brackets, Objet - it's all in the mix- and by the way, I'm still enjoying my new floor, thus no rug - yet - !  DF


Friday, November 15, 2019

FRENCH: Cedric Dupont

Cedric Dupont, West Palm Beach, FL

I always get a burst of inspiration from visiting the Dixie Highway gallery of Cedric Dupont...this image gives one some idea of his amazing inventory.  DF

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Monday, November 11, 2019

PALM BEACH: Elephant Walk

109 Jungle Road

The elegant former home of Mary Lou Whitney before she sold it to Barbara and David Berger- I'm not sure whether this house is still standing- according to the Palm Beach daily news
a Ms. Bilotti purchased the house with plans to replace with newer- I thought the pallet of beautiful Palm Beach pastel colors was lovely. DF

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Monday, November 4, 2019

STYLE: Pierre Frey

DFID 2019

I was delighted to find this beautiful pillow in tree of life by Pierre Frey - a touch of Pierre Frey keeps the doctor away -! it pulls all the colors in my room together which have headed into a very unusual pallet of Sevres' blue with Chinese red- similar to what Jayne Wrightsman had in Palm Beach many years ago-! DF

Thursday, October 31, 2019

ART: Jennifer Graylock

Dean Farris Interior Design 2019

Here in my own apartment the artist photographer Jennifer Graylock created art for this chair she silkscreened the fabric-! Check out Jennifer and her work here ! DF

Saturday, October 26, 2019


Designer Dean Farris's Personal Residence

I always enjoy having a glass of wine or a martini when I get home from the office after a long busy day of decorating and consulting with clients- and love to share this image I created just for you!  DF

Thursday, October 24, 2019

CLASSIC: Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill

From her book "The Life of the House"

Recently, I was perusing this beautiful book, by Lady Henrietta Spencer Churchill, called The Life of the House.  The image shown above, is from the house in Dallas Texas that Lady Spencer Churchill decorated, I found it very interesting, especially the combination of cornflower blue with the lemon yellow.  I was intrigued by the pair of Chinese low tables with cloisonné inlaid panels -something that my mentor Thomas Britt would have used.  This is a very cheerful sitting room, something that the English are brilliant at doing.  Enjoy!  DF

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Friday, October 18, 2019

STYLE: Bettie Bearden Pardee

via Bettie Bearden Pardee, Newport

I loved this image from the residence of Bettie Bearden Pardee, in Newport- inspiring for the Fall-Holiday season!

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

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