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Liz O’brien – Instant Dining Room

James Andrew at the Liz O'Brien gallery.

James Andrew at the Liz O'Brien gallery.

I stopped by to have a look at the super chic new Liz O’Brien digs. The new space provides the perfect backdrop for some really spectacular pieces. I totally resonate with O’Brien’s aesthetic and often turn to her when looking for something special.

Jansen-style octagonal dining table at Liz O'Brien

Jansen-style octagonal dining table at Liz O'Brien

I’ve been eyeing the super chic “Jansen-style” octagonal dining table (above) in polished gun metal with gold and accents and a smoky glass top by Karl Springer – it seats eight quite easily and would add a sophisticated sensibility to any dining room.

The Frances Elkins loop chairs are another one of my favorites – (I have a set in my own dining room/library) The Tony Duquette inspired rock crystal votive candle holders (below) are truly magical and would make a lovely centerpiece as well as a fabulous holiday gift.

Rock crystal votive candle holders at Liz O'Brien

Rock crystal votive candle holders at Liz O'Brien

Of note also is the glorious Bagues chandelier (below) in carved wood and painted tole with custom silk shades lined in lavender.

Bagues Chandelier at Liz O'Brien

Bagues Chandelier at Liz O'Brien

Add to all of this some Fromental wallpaper and a fantastic carpet from Edward Fields or Doris Leslie Blau and one would have quite a nice practically instant dining room!

I’m sporting a black wide wale cotton corduroy jacket by Gucci, a Turnbull and Asser forest green micro check cotton french cuff shirt with contrast white collar, Seaman Schepps silver pearl cuff links with pale blue sapphires, window pane plaid wool pant in charcoals, greens and blues and silver chain link belt both by Gucci,Cobalt suede boots by Pierre Hardy.


  1. Loving the chandelier James; very elegant without being overstated and gaudy. I could see it fitting well with multiple design aesthetics, from the old library filled with books to a bright modern room.

    Very nice plaid pants too, I love plaid!

  2. Mrs. Blandings says:

    I could use an instant dining room! Adore this table (and you.)

  3. Dean Farris says:

    Hi James !

    Dean here in Florida… you know, I just am crazy for Liz O’Brien ! The two of you together is almost more excitement than I can handle… thanks again for another fabtastic post on WIJW – my fave form of entertainment, and information.

    Dean Farris

  4. Tara Durkan says:

    chic table!

  5. Christian Fuchs says:

    These objects are really lovely, I love the candle holders would buy them immediately…….



  6. Christiane von Könemann says:

    Mein lieber James, was fïr schöne Sachen hast Du entdeckt! Die Lampe würde sehr gut in meinem Esszimmer aussehen!

    Liebste Grüsse

    Deine Christiane

  7. Lola Montes says:

    Qué cosas más lindas hay en esta tienda, las compraría todas sin pensarlo dos veces!



  8. Edie B. says:

    James Darling,

    I was thinking of you, I also made a sugar cake for you…….the cats and racoons tried to steal it and take it to corner…….but it´s safe waiting for you!



  9. Monaco Girl says:

    Love the table! It´s so sad that i have no more room at home, u look fantastic darling!

  10. Freiin von Spiering says:

    It seems Liz O´Brien has wonderful things to sell, will visit her when I´m in the big apple…….


    Marie F v S

  11. Super Trooper says:

    How fabtastic!

  12. Paper Doll says:

    Wow James, l love everything!

  13. Yo soy elegante says:

    Me parece totalmente elegante! me encanta!

  14. you know me honey says:

    you look great and all this stuff it´s just marvelous!

  15. Terry Kerr says:

    Excellent choice!!!



  16. Jackie@Dollhouse says:

    Everything would look beautiful in my dollhouse, is there maybe a pink table too?

  17. What can I do for you? says:

    You look magnificent, thank you for sharing your wonderful life with us!

  18. Tom Cavendish says:

    The crystal candle holders are simply beautiful…….

  19. Jane Ellenborough says:

    What a lovely shirt you are wearing James!

  20. Exquisite Wu says:

    It´s just exquisite!

  21. A. says:

    What size are the blue Hardy’s?

  22. clusters of that crystal votive candle holders would be fabulous…
    Adore Pierre Hardy shoes!

  23. Felicity Harris says:

    Now I see that you create a whole new reality…….

  24. I’m dying to check out her new place! I read about it in a magazine. She has flawless taste! Jansen, Springer, Duquette, oh my!!

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