The 2010 November/December issue of Veranda is a dream come true! It features everything I love! The gorgeous interiors by Veere Grenney, John Saladino, Vicente Wolf, Miles Reed, and Carolyne Roehm more than satisfy my thirst for great design, but there’s more! The holiday shopping guide, book review, travel notes, fabric feature and season’s greenery are just as spectacular! My hat goes off to the new editor in chief of Veranda, Dara Caponigro. I can’t wait to see what she has planned for 2011. I’ll be waiting with baited breath for the January issue!!!!!
Today’s post, features one of my all time favorite interiors ~ Veere Grenney‘s London Townhouse. I believe I gasped when I saw it on the pages of this months dream issue of Veranda! The photos are from Veere Grenney’s website (just to wet your appetite) but there are many more photos of his beautiful home on the pages of Veranda! Grenney collaborated with paint and color expert David Oliver to transform the 1879 residence on the River Thames. The palette is inspired by the river and the light that refelcts off the water. “At a quick glance, it looks monochromatic but in fact, each room has it’s own unique personality.” ~ David Oliver for Veranda. What I love most about this interior is it’s subtle charm and sophistication. It has a formal ease about it. The photo below features a Jansen chandelier, antique Viennese chairs, a custom designed table and a large custom mirror. Interestingly, the two paintings in the Veranda shoot, as well as on the cover of the December 2008 issue of Australian Vogue Living, are by Alexander Calder. Personally, I prefer the Calder paintings for their scale, color (black and white!) and personality. They lift the spirit of the room and lighten the seriousness of the antiques. It’s amazing what art can do to transform a space! Enjoy!
“Everything I do is very considered but still looks casual. Supreme elegance starts with comfort-the most important thing of all.” ~ Veere Grenney for Veranda
above and below, photos of Veere Grenney‘s London Townhouse
below, photos of a London Apartment
below, photos of an Estate in Oxfordshire
photos from Veere Grenney‘s website