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Porcelain Birds

Ever since I spotted a pair of Chinese porcelain cranes at the uber chic drawing room of Ann Getty’s Parish Hadley decorated San Francisco home I have been obsessed. Their graceful lines and gorgeous turquoise bases lend the most perfectly elegant quality to any interior. As you might imagine I was thrilled to come across this outstanding collection of 17th century Chinese porcelain cranes at the Chinese Porcelain Company. Also on display are a pair of beautiful 18th century Hawks. Of note are the gilt brackets supporting this fine grouping – a nod to Stephane Boudin of the legendary firm Maison Jansen who used similar brackets to great effect in the decoration of Leeds Castle for Lady Baillie. I think I may have the perfect spot for these gorgeous creatures!


I’m wearing a minty aqua cotton Jacket by Gucci, Tom Ford shirt with french cuffs in pale blue cotton Glenn plaid, Charvet Paris retro print pocket square in pale sapphire blue and white silk, Seaman Schepps silver pearl cufflinks with pale blue sapphires, Hermes “blue jeans” blue leather belt with silver buckle, khaki pants are Gucci, Dior silver leather sneakers and the delightful jack Russell, Oliver, at my feet.

Magnificent Cypresses

I often like to use scenic Japanese screens behind a sofa to create a rich focal point for a room. Recently I attended an exhibition of works by the artist Zeng Xiaojun at the chic Chinese Porcelain Company. Xiaojun’s ink works have great depth and intensity, and would make a brilliant statement in either a very modern or a high style traditional interior. The vigorous and wonderfully detailed work I am standing beside is a depiction of four magnificent two-thousand-year-old cypresses.

I am wearing a black and white pinstripe wool crepe suite by Gucci, lime green cotton shirt, and black patent silver leather with grommets belt, both by Gucci, lime green silk pocket square by Ralph Lauren, Seaman Schepps black pearl cufflinks, silver leather sneakers and glasses by Dior and the delightful Oliver at my feet.

Coromandel Screens

I love to use Coromandel screens in my interiors. The thirty layers or more of painstakingly applied lacquer and gold on these traditional Chinese folding screens add depth, drama, and a richness to any interior. Beautiful and functional, a fine Coromandel transcends any particular design idiom, and works well in a multitude of settings from high style traditional to modernist.

Here I am at the uber chic Chinese Porcelain Company admiring an important monumental Coromandel screen depicting a fantastic garden scene. Everything in this photo is something I would like to incorporate into one of my interiors. I am wearing an ivory corduroy jacket by Gucci over a Gucci teal silk Russian floral print shirt, a large scale geometric white and black silk scarf by Turnbull and Asser, black skinny jeans by Diesel and a silver chain link belt by Gucci. Not seen – Dior silver leather sneakers.