Monday, November 23, 2009

The Great Thomas Britt - Old World Flavour with Modern Color and Elegance

I'm having a bit of technical difficulty with my scanner at
the moment. But it looks like Mrs. Blandings was inspired
by the same article as I. The December 2009 issue of
Vogue magazine has an article on the home of Alexis and
Trevor Traina of San Francisco whose home is designed
by design icon Thomas Britt. Isn't the above space just
simply jaw dropping?

Thomas Britt is one of the most prolific and well known
design icon of our time. I adore his style of marrying
old world flavour with brilliant colors and modern lines.
His designs are very distinctive.

Many of you have probably seen a photo of this famous
turquoise living room in a Greenwich Village apartment.
What some of you may not know is that this is also the
work of Thomas Britt.

I often wondered what the rest of the space in this home
looked like. Here is a before photo of that same turquoise
living room.

And a before photo of the kitchen.

Can't believe that space turned into this huh!

The apartment really went through a transformation.

This is the library/sitting area of the same apartment.
It's gorgeous isn't it? I love the dark blue walls and the
contrasting ceiling and colors in the furniture. He has
such a way with blending colors that you wouldn't think
to put together.

Yup, same condo. Totally different look. It looks like a
bedroom out of a fantastical dream. Britt literally covered
the walls and ceilings with a shiny patterned wallpaper to
achieve this fantastical look. It is so striking and original.

This is a different home that Britt designed in Tribeca.
The height of the ceiling is simply stunning.

The red lacquered walls are
completely stunning.

The bedroom is not as bright but still
littered with peacock blue.

I always dreamed of a canopied space like this as little
girl. This place is so perfect napping or reading. *sigh*

And here is Thomas Britt himself in the
striking space he designed.

So what do you think? Love it? Too much?

Photos from Architectural Digest and Vogue


so Spiffy said...

WOW.. the red and white is blowing my mind!!!! Where do you find these?

Rdekko said...

yeap! right what so spiffy said: the red and white carpet left speechless! Where from?

Jill Seidner | Interior Design said...

Wow - I LOVE that kitchen! And the other pics too - all great work!

Francine Gardner said...

Love your post!!! All the colors. I have only recently started to rely on colors in my design jobs. The navy blue room is exquisite. Cannot believe that this loft is in Tribeca...the design is sooo... anti downtown (My showroom and office has been in Tribeca for 10 years...) and yet so fabulous.
Have a Great Thanksgiving...Francine

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Jan said...

Love the colour combinations
Too much ?
No !

Kari Lønning said...

Too much? No, but it isn't for the color and detail challenged. There's a cool openness in the kitchen and dining spaces which balances the cozy and busier living spaces. He's created quite an interesting and livable space!

Erin said...

He's a genius no doubt! These images are all jaw dropping indeed!

prashant said...

Wow - I LOVE that kitchen! And the other pics too

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Pandora said...

I really love it! they use lts of red or blues as the dominating colors and they are my fav colors to work with too!

You can never go wrong with white and red or white and blue, always works a treat!

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Iulia Anailui said...

Does anybody know what he used for the ceiling ? to obtain that shinny finish ?
this room has been a huge inspiration for me and i am looking for a long time ti find some froducts that give me this finish
Thank's for any help