Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Scalamandre' - Newport Mansions


Marble House

The Breakers

James Andrew at the Frick

Scalamandre', one of my favorite designer resources for textiles and finer wallcoverings, not to mention elegant passementerie, has an interesting history in the world of the decorative arts. I was touring their site recently, and noticed that they had focused on Newport "cottages" that they had been involved in over the years... here are a few of the more noteable homes, you can find out more about them by visiting http://www.newportmansions.org/ My friend James Andrew is from Rhode Island, and here he is looking very gilded age in the Frick Museum, at 70th Street and Fifth Avenue, New York City... I also like this ad from a few years ago that Scalamandre' ran... very evocative of the hunt ! Enjoy ! DF *****