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Tate Gunnerson

James Andrew Photographed by Tate Gunnerson

James Andrew Photographed by Tate Gunnerson

Many of my fellow bloggers have written great pieces on what we are doing here at WIJW. Recently I had the pleasure of spending a few hours with the brilliant writer, journalist, and blogger, Tate Gunnerson. His site, “Strange Closets,” offers a wonderful glimpse into people’s private worlds through his home tours. Enjoy the link and take a look at some new photos of my Murray Hill apartment. Gunnerson captured some great images of my dining room table set for an immanent dinner party, and I’m pictured in my never before published entrance hall. The walls are covered in “Cassati Stripe” a wallpaper available only to Parish Hadley clients. The ceiling is painted “Paper bag” in Donald Kaufman paint. Resting on an English regency cabinet is a 1940’s French plaster recumbent ram I found at a Paris flea market flanked by a pair of red lacquer lamps by Maison Jansen that I acquired through Sothebys – these have a spectacular provenence, having once illuminated the Duke of Windsor’s dressing table. I’m standing next to a portrait of a falcon by the legendary Van Day Truex and an unusual Louis XVI chair with a Chinese export panel above the seat – both pieces were acquired at the Villa Fiorentina auction at Sothebys.

I’m wearing a silk ikat print shirt in aquas and blues and 100’s of buttons, and navy linen pinstripe pants – both by Gucci, Hermes “blue jean” blue leather belt with silver buckle and Lanvin teal/turquoise suede sneakers.


  1. DeanFarris says:

    James, !!! Congrats on your accolades from ELLE DECORATION ! I am so enjoying seeing you and your gorgeous foyer – that whole look is the epitome of chic, and definitely has the imprimateur of old school PH and a true cognoscenti point of view… My, how I do carry on… but truly you have inspired me and I want to thank you for that, and your friendship. Keep up the good work ! Have a blast in Bermuda !

  2. your space is amazing! such bold use of color and your geometric patterns make me drool!

    all the best!
    david john

  3. susie q says:

    Oh my. I’ve loved your home for years and didn’t know that it was your’s. The furnishings, lighting, accessories, colors. Everything. Simply exquisite. But, I think my favorite thing of all is your fabulous dog paintings. I simply covet them.

    Thank you for your keen eye and immense talent. Congrats on the Elle Decoration nod.



  4. Decorator Dave says:

    In bed, recovering from Swine Flu, and spent over an hour engrossed in this fellows odd yet fabulous blog. At first I thought it was just some sort of practical joke….tongue and cheek city. It finally dawned on me that this man is for real and has the balls to be a real life Edina Moonsoon (from Ab Fab) and wear this gloriously tacky and overpriced fabulousness in public. If only he was wearing some Lacroix…

  5. Daniel says:

    Hi James –

    I loooooove your site and check in quite frequently to see what you are up to and what you’re sporting!


  6. James says:

    Thanks Daniel on the “Blue Jean” vs “Jeans” correction. Keep those comments coming!

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