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Laird New York Townhouse

by habituallychic

07 . 25 . 08

One of my readers wished she could find the photos from the Laird family townhouse that we’re also published in Elle Decor and her wish is my command. I had already uploaded them because I wanted to post them since I love seeing how owners decorate their different homes.

In the living room above, an 18th-century Spanish mirror shares space on the mantle with an oil painting by Peter Sabbath and an acrylic on paper by Sylvia Plimack Mangold entitled June 1980. As I stated before, Trey Laird is a legendary advertising man in New York and his firm Laird + Partners works on the branding of some great companies. But his wife Jenny is no slouch either. She was an art dealer and you can tell from the works in their home that she has a great eye and amassed a beautiful collection.

In another shot of the living room, you can get a better look at the beautiful ebonized parquet floors, George Smith sofa upholstered in white linen by Henry Calvin, and a floor pillow covered in Donna Karen silk. The glass and iron cocktail table was designed by Trey Laird. Seems his creativity isn’t confined to just advertising!

In yet another view of the living room, the green garden seat is from Gordon Foster and the lithograph entitled Now, from 1990 is by Ed Ruscha. Almost none of the windows have curtains which the couple found “old fashioned. Laird said “we love seeing the bones of the architecture. It looks really clean and simple.”

In one corner of the master bedroom, sits and interesting mix of items including a Victorian bust of Louis XIV, a cardboard sculpture by Claes Oldenburg, and a 19th-century French chair from Balsamo Antiques.

I think the dining room is my favorite with its chocolate walls and beautiful green leather and painted wood dining chairs from the 1920’s. I wish they had given a paint credit but unfortunately they did not. Sorry Maison21!

In the breakfast room, a Gio Ponti black lacquer and rush chair from the 1950’s looks perfect sitting next to Andy Warhol’s Double Jackie from 1966 and a 1972 lithograph by Robert Rauschenberg entitled Horsefeathers Thirteen-X.

This townhouse with it’s beautiful furniture and roaring fire make me wish it was fall already!

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  1. Visual Vamp July 25, 2008 | 3:34 pm

    So many nice things to look at! I love the bare floors, and of course the brown DR. This town house looks more like a house in the Hamptons, than the previous post LOL

  2. morrismore July 25, 2008 | 3:45 pm

    Thanks for posting these, and those of their Hamptons house as well. I love the look of these rooms–the spareness and the mix of high and low is, to my mind, so chic.

    I’ve seen the two sided sofa in so many Denning and Fourcade rooms but this is the first time I’ve seen it where it looks this contemporary.

  3. An Aesthete's Lament July 25, 2008 | 6:18 pm

    Don’t forget the Lairds’ château in France! Was that in Elle Decor too?

  4. porter hovey July 25, 2008 | 7:01 pm

    That fire makes me wish it was fall and wearing a fabulous sweater!

  5. colette rose July 25, 2008 | 10:08 pm

    oh my god….this post is amazing. love it love it love. i feel like going home and redecorating right now.

  6. maison21 July 26, 2008 | 1:53 am

    hey there busy lady! 😉

    if you ever find the tear sheets, let me know what the dining room walls are done in- is it a lacquered finish? it almost looks as if they are edged, but that could be reflections of the lacquer.

    hope all is well!


  7. Fifi Flowers July 26, 2008 | 4:29 am

    love this last photo! GREAT!

  8. Creative Tonic July 26, 2008 | 2:16 pm

    Wishes do come true!

    Loved waking up in Texas this morning and finding my surprise! I’ve had the one living room page in my tear sheets for years- love the floor pillow! (A nice touch for their kids.) Thank you for posting!!!

    PS- A chateau too? If you meet the Lairds they are the most fun, laid back & unassuming Texans!!!

  9. s. July 26, 2008 | 2:52 pm

    Stunning! Thanks so much for sharing.

  10. Project Ecoart July 27, 2008 | 2:11 pm

    Really stunning! VERY chic.