I’m thrilled to announce that the refurbishment of Scott McBee’s Maisonette is finally underway!
We have almost all the plans for our initial go-round and are just fine tuning the architectural details.
With grand 12 foot ceilings, we’re lengthening the door to create more suitable proportions. New moldings and doors will be given classical detailing – everything executed in traditional high style.
The entry vestibule design will be inspired by the elevator vestibule at the Getty’s former 820 Fifth Avenue apartment which was decorated and designed by Parish-Hadley – our plan is a paneled and mirrored affair, creating that wow factor upon entering the space.
The living room walls will be lacquered a dark creosote brown, and the room will contain a mix of modern and antique pieces – in fact we’ve already purchased a Dupré Lafon style tub chair for the space!
The master bedroom will be a bit of an homage to Lee Radziwill’s London drawing room created by Renzo Mongiardino – that is, decorated a la Turquerie.
McBee’s art studio will have walls covered in cerulean blue billiard cloth – a most perfect setting for McBee’s extensive model ship collection which will be displayed on wall-mounted perspex shelving. We will be using an English brass rod and chain hanging system throughout so that the artworks on display can be rotated with ease. In total, his maisonette will be a brilliant backdrop, acting as a salon of sorts where guests will gather together for drinks and dinner, and can enjoy McBee’s visual genius.
It is all very exciting and we look forward to sharing some of the process along the way!
Photographed at the Antique and Artisans Center in Stamford – I am sporting a Tom Ford “Country Jacket” in a gray, brown and ivory tweed, a white cotton shirt, grey wool flannel pants, brown and ivory silk pocket square, brown leather tasseled loafers, Victorian Scottish banded agate cuff links, vintage Rolex and my fragrance Tom Ford Oud.