I spent most my spare time last week filling Petit Tresor with the furniture and accessories that I have been saving (forever) for this house.
This is the interior of the whole house.
I'm going to go room-by-room over a series of posts so you can see the details in each room.
This is the foyer, which is intended to be an elegant entry to an elegant Parisian townhouse. I am so glad we added the false door on the left.
Some of these items you have seen before, but others are new.
The chandelier is by Phyllis Tucker--love it, love it, love it. And to think I struggled over buying it because I had something else I intended to use in this room. Phyllis made the sconces, too. I am so happy I bought these.
The pier table, mirror, clock, and chair are all by John Hodgson. The "Giacometti" Walking Man sculpture is by Neil Carter. This is a favorite sculpture of mine but it is a placeholder for the flower arrangement that Martha McLean has kindly agreed to make for me. I haven't decided where the sculpture will go but I will find the right place for it.
The real marble for the floor came from Richard Stacey. Michael Walton made the staircase and Jason Getzan made the exquisite railing.
The newest addition to the foyer is Leslie Smith's marvelous painting "Flowers in a Basket after Jan van Dael." Van Dael was a Dutch painter (1764-1840). That spot needed a real statement piece and I think Leslie's painting really livens up that end of the room.
Here is a close up of the painting that I took at the Chicago International when I first saw it. And couldn't resist it!
Stay tuned for the rest of the house.