Winter Warm-Up


While at Battery Kemble Park this past weekend with Nina, I was reminded why some people love

 winter.  The sky was clear, the sun was shining and the snow was glistening in the treetops and underfoot

It really was magical.  I later wrote to a friend that it was a perfect day – “warm and sparkly”Not exactly a

scientific description, but spot-on nonetheless.  Although I don’t think I’ve ever used those exact words to describe

a project, I certainly could have.  I’ve embraced that concept a few times over the past few years.  One renovation

in particular comes to mind.  Huntley & Co. redesigned a Pennsylvania Avenue apartment for a client in 2009.  The

goal was to create an urban oasis for a chic and independent woman in her early 30s with a love of family, fashion

and fun.  We created a feminine yet spirited home pour cette femme who was (and is) warm and sparkly herself. 

The space was completely transformed, our client was thrilled and the apartment is still the dreamiest on the block. 

The perfect place, in fact, to kick back after a long winter’s day spent at the dog park.  Hmmm …

Does someone want a house guest?   

  

 

 

 

 

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Pennsylvania Avenue “Jewel Box” Apartment

Huntley & Co. 2009

 

 

 

 

 

pyrite & polish

Further evidence of my love for all things "warm and sparkly".  A gorgeous chunk of

Pyrite I found at a flea market and “All Hail McQueen” polish by Butter London.

 

 

 

 

 

tabletop

I could buy table settings all day long.  Especially in glimmering metals like these. 

I found these gorgeous wares on scouting trips to Pennsylvania and L.A. respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

regals

A little sparkle up top does everyone some good.  A fox at Oliver Dunn in Georgetown

wears a diminutive crown while watching the foot traffic outside.  And Coco Rocha looks

every bit the queen in one of my all-time favorite Grace Coddington-styled Vogue shoots. 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

chandelier & fireplace 

The perfect combination of design elements to create the warm modern look I love – the perpetually dazzling Met

Chandelier as seen at Moss in NYC and a simple firebox with brass surround by Chakib Richani for Elie Saab. 

Simple and architectural meets complex and detailed with the common denominators of light, reflectivity and glamour.

 

 

 

 

 

 beckinsale & lopez

Two women who never fail to sparkle on the red carpet.  Kate Beckinsale and Jennifer Lopez always have a beautiful,

polished, “glow from within” look about them.  It’s in their fashion choices, makeup application, jewelry and glossy hair.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Katie Lee Joel’s mirrored dressing table and accoutrements complement nicely a

Huntley & Co. foyer with luminous silk drapery panel and imported mosaic floor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cocktails

What better way to warm up mid-winter than with bubbly cocktails in a chic yet cozy setting. 

During the winter months, mon amour and I like to imbibe and nuzzle at Agaiin, Le Chat Noir and

Café BonaparteTo see the most glamorous cocktail hour ever recorded on film, check out the

Paris Je T’aime spread on vogue.com or watch The September Issue on video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be safe, stay warm and sparkle this winter season!

 

Tricia & Nina

xo 

 

 

 

 

* All professional Huntley & Co. photos by Kevin Allen Photography *

 

3 thoughts on “Winter Warm-Up”

  1. Thank you! It was such fun to do a real “girl’s pad” with no compromises … no kids, no husband. She wanted full throttle glam and we were happy to oblige. ; )

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