Monday, April 20, 2009

Glitz, Glamour & Gorgeous

I have a design crush on the Boston area designer Gerald Pomeroy! Wow! His work is absolutely phenomenal and has graced the pages of the design mag big dogs such as Traditional Home and Better Homes and Gardens, among many other publications.

Mr. Pomeroy’s designs in these rooms are reminiscent of the Hollywood Regency period (which is a personal favorite of mine) mixed with a little Directoire. So much of this style is defined in the details…elaborately carved mouldings, wonderfully rich fabrics, silk lampshades, Chandeliers with crystals, furniture scaled and placed for entertaining. It is about making a space a showpiece for guests, from the lost days of dinner parties, cocktail hour and company, before we all had open floor plans and big screen plasmas.

These rooms, to me, are about entertaining and how people will interact with each other around the furniture instead of with the furniture.
I love the hip marriage of the traditional composition of the cherry blossom wall covering with a metallic background. The geometric rug makes the room feel fresh and transitional while the distressed table also lends a hand in keeping the room from feeling stodgy.

This living room is just gorgeous. The palette is serene and ethereal but still has weight and substance, a tough combination to master.

The kitchen is an “updated traditional” take on classic French style. Not one detail is forgotten, from the beveled edges of the Carrera marble back splash bricks to the flush cabinet fronts. The marble apron front sink is to just die for and the double ogee edge on the countertops creates interest without visually interrupting the clean lines of the space.

Could you spare just an ounce of that talent Mr. Pomeroy?
You’re Brilliant!

1 comment:

The Mitchells said...

I'm guessing the people who live in this house don't have two small child (one who is much like a tornado). Ah, maybe someday.