About once a month, I curl up on the sofa with a glass of wine and go through my stack of New York Magazines. Arriving weekly, they accumulate quickly and live in a tray messily, but fittingly, commingled with my stack of Memphis Magazines. This little mess keeps me up to date with the happenings of my two favorite cities!
Looking at the Spring ’11 Home Design issue of New York Magazine, the featured interiors include an artist who knitted a sweater for every object in her home – even the toilet, a couple who decorated the walls, floor and ceiling of their kitchen with masking tape, Amy Sedaris’ kitschy apartment, designed as if she “owned a child,” and my favorite as a former Brooklynite – a charming Brooklyn townhouse turned “laboratory” for two decorators obsessed with color and pattern. For Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke, pronounced “lucky,” bold and brave is best, and wallpaper installed on the ceiling is never off the wall after all. A closer look at their interiors revealed that many of the whimsical wall coverings used are by companies such as Thibaut and Cole & Son, whose gorgeous papers are available at Chestnut Hall, right here in the Memphis area.