when it comes to the home, i’ve long since been obsessed with great chairs thanks to my dad, who when i was a kid would randomly buy great designer chairs just because the mood struck him. i’ve since gained an appreciation of those chairs over the years, so i’m completely loving the collection of fabulous chairs spread out around the pelam (north of manhattan), new york home of julie murphy, the founder/designer behind . click “read more” below for additional, full-sized images of this home and and here for all of our fantastic sneak peeks. [thanks, julie!] –
[above: We picked up this pair of gold chairs at an antique warehouse. The story goes that the chairs were made in France and shipped to Egypt where they sat in the window of a regal hotel for a hundred years. You can tell because the tapestries on the fronts are completely faded, but are quite vivid on the back. The leather ottoman is by John Derian, handmade in Morocco]
My studio. Vintage office chairs. Vintage Jonathan Adler vase. Reproduction map of Paris. Painting on windowsill is one I painted from a series of Paris.
Our bedroom, and our dog, Van Gogh. A collection of various paintings and drawings above the bed. One piece we love is the silkscreen that looks a bit like sea anemone, by Raymond Pettibon. You can find it online here.
The painting in the background is a Chinese Ancestor painting. We placed it at one end of the table so he appears to be be sitting at the head of the table. Oil cans were collected at flea markets over the years. Chairs are from DWR.
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Our son Ellis’ room. The gondola hanging above the bed really works and is available at . Bunk bed is from IKEA, red pillows from IKEA and the sharky pillow is Hable Construction.
Our daughter Sadie’s room. The beds are tiny! Perfect size for a 2 year old. They have little heart cut-outs in the headboard. Vintage Babar prints, limited edition Jack and Lulu “Westie” print above bed. The goose is a night-light, from one of our favorite stores in Brooklyn, Pomme.
This is where we spend a lot of time with the kids. The Eiffel tower chairs were an anniversary gift Tom and I gave each other, and are available at
This is a corner of our son Ellis’ room. Vintage Eames Chair. My husband Tom, illustrated one of the books shown on the shelves above, “The Juggling Pug”. You can find that and several of the titles seen here at our favorite children’s book store in New York, ..This is the entry hall in our house. We painted the stripes on the wall over a weekend.
A favorite spot in our house is the breakfast nook. I love this bowl. Looks like a giant latte bowl. Handmade in Belgium, available at . The painting is an ebay find that oddly looks like it could be a portrait of our son Ellis, or my husband as a child.
This is a detail of our entry hall. I found a book called “All About Your Canary” at a flea market and framed the pages.