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James Andrew site visit.

I’m thrilled to say that the refurbishment of our very own Scott Mcbee’s maisonette is winding down. There are just a few final items on the list! We’re fine tuning painting; making some final touches to the kitchen and bath; hanging a few more light fixtures; and placing a lite antique mercury mirror in the entry vestibule!

Then we will be on to the decoration! We’ve actually already acquired most of what we need to furnish and decorate the rooms – it’s time to measure for curtains and to fill in the few remaining pieces to get us “magazine” ready.

The maisonette will serve as a brilliant backdrop for McBee’s artwork, acting as an artist’s salon of sorts, and it’ll be a perfect venue to entertain friends!

It’s also a tremendous opportunity for me to showcase all the things I like to do with design and decoration: stenciled floors, lacquered rooms, Gracie wallpapers, fabric walls, etc., etc., etc!

The maisonette design will be a marvelous mix of modern and antique pieces with a rather classical architectural underpinning – all with the most divine details. I love P. E. Guerin’s spectacular hardware: the “Monticello Octagonal Knob” (pictured below) compliments our Georges Geffroy inspired doors beautifully!

P. E. Guerin Doorknob – Scott McBee’s maisonette.

Stay tuned for more! We’ll share a couple more teases before having to shut down to secure proper print publication!

For one of my many site visits, I’m sporting a Tom Ford camel cashmere jacket, a very “Pucci-esq” cotton shirt, charcoal wool pants and black and saddle leather loafers, a Charvet black silk pocket square, Cartier Tank Divan watch, and my fragrance is Hermes Eau D”Hermes.


  1. Penelop says:

    Best “Pucci-esq” shirt I have ever seen! So cool! It looks like such a divine space! I love maisonettes!

    Can’t wait for the full reveal!!!

  2. Dean Farris says:


    How impressive and exciting! After all this time to see a bit of it is very thrilling!

  3. James Andrew says:

    My Darling Penelope,

    Thank You!

    I Jadore Pucci – and Tom Ford’s version was a #musthave!

    We hope to share with you in person- when are you back to NYC ?

    There is the possibility we are heading west – a friend’s 60th Bday in Napa – perhaps reason to have another drive south to LA with stops in Montecito!

    Much Love


  4. James Andrew says:

    Dear Dean,

    Thank You!

    Well stay tuned – I am afraid I wont be able to share more than a little tease here and there.
    Perhaps you will get the full reveal on the pages of AD or The World of Interiors

    All Best


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