When Sue of The Zhush pinned (and posted about) Lara Spencer's living room yesterday, it literally whipped me into a frenzy:
Apparently At Home in Fairfield County just did a feature on Lara's home, and this gorgeous pic (plus a few more) was part of it. It essentially embodies the exact look I would love to achieve in my own home, and has totally reinforced my obsessive desire to have a velvet slipcover made for my sofa. Mine would be charcoal. And I would sing to it softly every night.
Before seeing the feature I didn't actually know that Lara Spencer was into design, so I decided to google her previous homes. And what I found is the craziest roundup of completely different styles I have ever seen created by/lived in by one person. Honestly people, this lady is all over the map and back again. Twice.
There's Chinoiserie/Hollywood Regency Lara:
Uber-Modern Lara (aka one I can't get on board with):
Asian-Americana Lara (can you think of another way to describe this?):
And Traditional Americana/Refined Lara (à la Tommy Smythe):
Some pieces (like the blue sofa and some of the lamps) can be seen more than once, but the look of the room as a whole is always a total departure from the last incarnation, not just a modified version. This is clearly a woman who's attracted to a million different styles, and her design loves sway with the seasons. Which means she is also clearly a woman after my own heart.
Only difference? At least she finishes a space before her heart does a 180. Me? I've never been so lucky . . .