A Busy Week in Design

The Studio at One Kings Lane in Connecticut

For those who follow along on Instagram, I had the best intentions of posting the full tour of One Kings Lane President Debbie Propst’s lovely New Canaan, CT home today but with this being an incredible busy week in design, with one more full day to go as I write, there just wasn’t a second to spare. So today, enjoy a quick overview of what I’ve seen and I promise to be back with the new OKL piece ASAP!

National Trust for Scotland USA galaTuesday marked the opening of Bunny Williams Home’s beautiful Flowers Through Art show which you can read about here if you missed. Then Wednesday evening I was delighted to attend the 10th annual National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA gala, above, honoring filmmaker Ken Burns.

National Trust for Scotland galaThis large conservation charity and third largest landowner in Scotland, cares for 129 properties of national importance, from battlefields and mountain ranges to castles and Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House, below. It was a festive evening of all things Scottish including kilts, scotch, poetry, dancing and of course Robert Burns.

Hill Housephoto courtesy of the NTSF

Thursday morning included the tour of One Kings Lane President Debbie Propst’s home here in Connecticut, below, which beautifully showcases the capabilities of The Studio at OKL, who worked with Debbie to design the interiors.

The Studio at One Kings Lane in Connecticut

We were treated to a delicious breakfast, catered by one of my favorite local restaurants, Rosie,

Breakfast with One King's Lane

and then given a private pre-season tour of Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass House.

Philip Johnson Glass House

Yesterday evening, I traveled back into the city for the unveiling of the new collections and relaunch of Drexel Furniture.

Drexel partry

Drexel party with Met Home magazineAt a bash with Met Home magazine, signature cocktails (which started in the elevator, above), a DJ and a full crowd feted the new brand, including the stylish new collection by British designer Jo Sampson.

Jo Sampson for Drexel-1

Jo Sampson Peacock tables for Drexel

And lastly, I visited the opening night of the Pop Up for These Fine Walls,  the curated online gallery come to life! The space featured both large and small prints from the collection including Jamie Nelson’s Staz II, below, shown with show sponsor LIAIGRE Spartan chairs.

These Fine Walls-1all photos by Stacey Bewkes for Quintessence unless otherwise noted

Stop back for more details on my OKL visit and in the meantime, follow along on Instagram Friday morning as I share a preview of the much anticipated Betsy Bloomindale auction at Christie’s!!

2 thoughts on “A Busy Week in Design

  1. I absolutely love Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The Hunterian Museum in Edinburgh has a reproduction of his house, and then you can have tea at the Willow Tea Rooms that he designed. All white and roses.

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