2.08.2011

Yvonne's Favorite Interior

Today for Favorite Interior Tuesday I'm honoured to say that Yvonne from Layers & Layers is joining us!  Yvonne is one of the ladies in charge over at  Layers & Layers where they assist interior designers with pretty much anything we may need.  Yvonne is a wonderful lady, and as you will see here today she has an impeccable eye for beauty...
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I am so honored to be sharing one of my favorite spaces here on Staci’s blog. Like many of Staci’s previous guest bloggers, I did find it difficult to pick just one but I was very attracted to the classic historic elements and architecture of this top floor apartment and it has been in my “personal favorites file” since I saw it in the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of Lofts & Condos. It’s the perfect blend of old and new. Built in 1927 as a residence hotel it was remodeled into co-op housing in the 1940’s and more recently has undergone a face-lift by interior designer Andrew Flesher
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Although the great room is large enough to host a large cocktail party, I love how there are several seating areas for intimate conversations and a dining area to share meals with friends. There are many fabrics, textures and patterns and yet the mix remains calm and elegant.

The fireplace mantel in the great room is the original from the 1920’s. 

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I adore this little breakfast nook. It has the feel of a booth at a fine hotel that you frequent for your favorite Sunday brunch. I think I’ll have the egg’s benedict today.
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The fringe detail on the drapery, mixing velvet & leather on the side chair and the banding detail on the pillow provide visual interest and weight and the overall colour palette in the den is just a little darker which makes this room feel a little cozier, the perfect place to curl up with a book.

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Another perfect spot to enjoy your favorite book would be the master bedroom. The bed is tucked into the alcove and it has the perfect pair of reading lamps.
For me this home is the perfect blend of elegance & comfort. If you follow my blog you already know I’m a nut for details and you will find them in each room and vignette in this charming apartment.

Staci, thank you for asking me to guest blog today. This series is a great way to discover new bloggers, talented designers, and great design!
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Oh thank you Yvonne, and yes I love doing this series for that exact reason - we all spend so much time researching, but perhaps don't always come across the same spaces, so it's a great way to share.  Plus we all get to "meet" each other - it's like a fun little party {without the ability to cling our glasses and cheer}.  Thanks so much for sharing Yvonne, and thanks to those reading.  Be sure to visit Yvonne at  Layers & Layers for more beautiful interiors, great inspiration, and a bunch of laughs!
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8 comments:

  1. Oh Yvonne, I love that breakfast nook! I would spend all day there. What a magnificent home - at a first glance it seems so traditional and then you notice how casually the art is hung etc. Really lovely. Love seeing these spaces through a designers eyes. Great post!

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  2. Love Yvonne's pick- the white walls, creamy furniture and mix of modern and traditional is gorgeous.

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  3. The nook by the window is extraordinary and charming. I would, also, love to have breadkfast there!
    Mary Ann

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  4. It is so hard to pick just one!! But you chose a beautiful interior Yvonne!

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  5. What a lovely room! I was lucky enough to meet Yvonne in Vancouver last year and I must say this room reminds me a lot of her personality - elegant, sophisticated, fun and clever!

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  6. Oh my gosh, I love that kitchen! The neutrals and the separate seating options are all awesome! Great feature, Staci (:

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  7. thanks so much for the lovely comments everyone...and I'm glad you enjoyed one of my favourite spaces. Thanks again Staci...it was fun!

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Oodles of thanks for the comment!