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Richardson Repeat

by habituallychic

12 . 26 . 17

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday! I had grand plans to post all weekend including a recap of my Christmas doors of New York. But then I decided to just take some time off. You can see many of my favorite doors in my Christmas Highlights on Instagram which is only available on the app.

I’m also posting a repeat today. I came across photos of Sir John Richardson‘s Connecticut property recently and remembered how much I love his interiors. The colors remind me of Hamish Bowles‘s home which makes a little sense since they are both British. I feel like the Brits have a great color sense when it comes to decorating. I also love that his separate library building has become a one room live and work space. It’s too bad all studio apartments don’t look this chic.

Richardson, an art historian who will turn 94 in January, is known as the authority on Pablo Picasso and has written three books on the prolific artist. A fourth is supposedly in the works so fingers crossed it’s published soon.

To read more and watch a video tour, click here.

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  1. Kay Nguyen December 26, 2017 | 2:18 pm

    Such a beautiful home, it looks almost straight from Alice in Wonderland! I love it <3


  2. Suzanne R Brown December 27, 2017 | 1:20 pm

    This is how all homes should look. Things collected over a lifetime that reflect the owner, not the decorator. It”s simply marvelous!

  3. Jazmin January 4, 2018 | 8:41 am

    It is lovely to see an exquisite, traditionally decorated home. I had almost given up hope. If I read one more article about the millennial
    generation’s rejection of heirlooms and obsession with Ikea and mid century modern I will scream! My husband and I live in a historic home full of traditional pieces we’ve either inherited or collected over the years. As we prepare to downsize, I am sad to think of what will become of these things that the kids have no space or need for.

    • Claire February 5, 2018 | 5:46 pm

      I agree! All our furniture has been re-upholstered and re-deployed in different homes we have moved to, and I cherish what we fill our home with because each tells a story. None of this “trendy” stuff. I hope tastes turn by the time the Ikea pieces have to be thrown out, or the particle board is too heavy to move!