Monday, September 15, 2014

A Look Back at Ally Coulter's 2012 Holiday House

I was browsing through the Quintessence Lifestyle blog when I came across a project that I wanted to share with you.  This is Ally Coulter's Holiday House from back in 2012 but it's still marvelous by most recent standards.

Ally states that she designed this project for a "James Bond-type character and looking at these pictures, she hit it on the head.  It's luxurious, provocative, masculine, and bold.  What really set this one apart is this.

Above the mantel is a super-sized working model of an M1 Garand Rifle made between 1951 and 1953 by the United States Naval Department.  It was originally made to teach troops how to use the weapons.  Nowadays it sits atop this decorative mantel piece.  Here's a few more shots.

It's a whopping 7 feet long.  Ally enrolled the help of Nicholas Brawer to help source this one-of-a-kind piece.  We see a rich use of dark colors and of course, leather.  Tha glass coffee table lends a taste of modernism to this men's lair.

An excerpt from Quintessence:

"In furnishing this classic paneled library Ally was inspired by the old gentlemen’s clubs of London, tempered with a current fresh take on tradition. I asked her to elaborate a bit on her thoughts for the space.  
'Collaborating with Ralph Lauren Home and their beautiful Brook Street Collection, I added high polished rosewood & macassar pieces with nickel and silver for a little sparkle to bring life to the dark space.  I then layered in the textures of black leather for masculinity, camel hair fabric and cream sheer to soften the edge. The Holland & Sherry fur throw added an extra luxe layer and a complementary contrast with the other textures.'"

I fancy the rich vintage and antique appeal with a touch of modern.  This is something that I'm going to be covering a bit more in the next few weeks.  Last week we talked about Vintage Modern.  It's something that has the potential of becoming more and more popular even thought it's presence is evident.  

To see more, you can visit the original post here.

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