Thursday, January 20, 2011


Did I happen to mention that I live in a 50 story high rise?  In a building that massive, everyday is moving day, so I wasn't all that surprised to see the tell tale boxes and blankets piled off the elevator on our landing Tuesday morning.  The movers were working on the opposite end of the hall carefully wrapping an exquisite gilded headboard so chic and stylish I knew that it had to belong to my decorator neighbor Jennifer.  Jennifer and I would sometimes meet up at the elevator on the way to walk our dogs and talk a little design business on the way down.  Her office was in midtown and she would take her cute little pug with her to work in the mornings.  I was sad to see my friendly neighbor leave and went to wish her luck. She met me at the door with fantastic tan and a look of blissful calm; she had just come home from Mustique where she had been working.  A wave of envy over took me! As sometimes happens when you say your goodbyes, I found out that Jennifer co-owns a design furnishing store on the island, Across Home Forever and does much of the interior design for the chic island homes.  Intrigued, I went to her website (Jennifer Bradford Davis) and was wowed!  Her portfolio showcases her love of exotic island design with a careful paring of organic elements and sophisticated architectural design. I was especially smitten with her portfolio of tablescapes--gorgeous settings that display a unique layering of natural materials and rich textures in delicate water and earth tones.  Beautiful inspiration for January!

All images courtesy of Jennifer Bradford Davis Design.


Stacey said...

How fun to have had a neighbor with such talent! XX

Alexis said...

Ooh Mustique! My brother-in-law's brother has a home there. They go every year for New Year's and party with Mick Jager :)
What beautiful style she has!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I've never even heard of Mustique for pete's sake!
I do love all the space I have around me here in Arizona but there is something kind of exciting about the thought of living in a highrise like that and having all those different people to run into every day. The hustle and bustle of it all is alluring.

Sara Mueller said...

They are beautiful and great inspiration!

pretty pink tulips said...

I guess you never know who might living next door! What a talented woman.....I think I see a trip to Mustique in your future!!!

xo Elizabeth

Stitchfork said...

Can't wait to see your pics of your next vacation there as how can you resist now?! You have to go visit your former neighbor, right?!
xo Cathy

Casa Très Chic said...

Perfect tablescapes!
This woman has talent, the images are proof of that, they are beautiful, I wouldn't know which to choose.
I hope you understand my rusty English.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Headed to her site. Love the lst image especially.
Thanks for sharing, Barbara.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, those are all beautiful!

I Dream Of said...

How lovely! The subtle texture is beautiful. And how fun to learn a bit more about your neighbor before she moves on... You never know what hidden talents people have.
Have a great weekend!