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MCBEE’S NEW MAISONETTE

James Andrew - Scott McBee's new maisonnette

James Andrew – Scott McBee’s new maisonnette

It’s official! After a great deal of searching, we’ve found Scott McBee a marvelous maisonette to act as home, studio and personal gallery. I have to admit, it was great fun acting as his real estate adviser. His actual realtor was thrilled to be spared the time and effort since I was able to envision what was needed and quickly recognize a space that had the right potential – i.e., an undervalued jewel box, with great space and light. Maisonettes here in town are generally worth looking at — spaces that often feel more like a house than an apartment, and that can have higher than usual ceilings (McBee’s maisonette, for instance, has quite substantial twelve foot ceilings).

The space is in relatively good condition, but you can be sure we’ll be taking it to that James Andrew Interior Design level. For McBee’s space, I’m planning to incorporate many Parish-Hadley style details in a transitional interpretation of pre-war elegance. What a magnificent backdrop this will become to showcase McBee’s fine art.

We have been rather busy with the whole design process and look forward to sharing a few tidbits along the way, while reserving the finished project for our editor friends to publish.

Do stay tuned!

In any case, we’re off to Florida this weekend to see old clients (and meet a few new ones). We’ll be dashing between Palm Beach and Miami, but I’ll be sure and share a few Instagramable moments until we get back and can give you the full WIJW story.

For today’s shot, I’m sporting a Tom Ford era Gucci chartreuse suede safari jacket, purple cashmere turtleneck sweater, Tom Ford slate cashmere flannel pants , Tom Ford era Gucci ” Belgian” style black suede slippers, vintage Rolex, and my fragrance is Tom Ford “London.”

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8 Comments

  1. Regina says:

    Golly…looks to be right on the Park…with beautiful diagonal herringbone floors…LOVE.

    BLESS your new Maisonette de Amour

  2. La Comtesse Lola says:

    Oh so happy for you both! Congratulations Scott! And James, it will be wonderful to watch you “take it to James Andrew Design levels! Cheers! xoxo

  3. James Andrew says:

    My Dear Regina,

    It is a lovely place I am very happy for Mr McBee and looking forward to the transformation.

    Love and Light

    JA

  4. James Andrew says:

    Hello My Lovely La Comtesse Lola,

    Yes – stay tuned!

    It will be must sublime!

    Cheers and Martinis!

    Love

    JA

  5. Contessa says:

    Fabulous!Love it.

  6. Howard Slatkin says:

    Congratulations, it looks fantastic. Lucky Scott to have you as his designer, as you will transform the flat; hope you share before, during and after images! All best, Howard

  7. James Andrew says:

    My Dear Howard,

    Thank You!

    Look forward to sharing images of the process!

    Cheers

    JA

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