Friday, January 9, 2009

Sex in the City, Quiet in the Country

No, we're not talking about me here (I'll never kiss & tell), but Sex & The City author Candace Bushnell, a Glastonbury, CT native whose country home in tony Roxbury, CT is featured in the Home section of today's Hartford Courant. One of my non-Resolution resolutions is to purge everything from my home office and start over with a nice clean slate, kind of like her desk here:
{photo by Cloe Poisson, click here for more photos of CB's surprisingly country colonial.}

Below is a pic from her NYC apartment, which was featured in Elle Decor a few years ago, one of the few issues I kept because I really like her style and use of color, but with white walls in most of the apartment.



{"Candace Bushnell, Elle Decor", originally uploaded by Jessica Condatore}

I really like the color of my living and dining rooms, but since my apartment faces north, every winter I get the urge to lighten and brighten with some paint. Luckily for the BF, who has volunteered to help me paint, my Gemini nature has issues with choosing a color, so we'll stick with Behr's Caribbean Coral for now.

PS - thank you for all the well wishes with my lousy sinuses over the holidays. I'm all better now!

14 comments:

Raina said...

I wonder why the shoot stylist parked an end table with a lamp next to the fireplace.

Yay, I'm glad you're all better!

Robin said...

So the fire tongs can have light to read by of course!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I love the colors in your apartment. Warm and inviting.

twoladiesinwaiting.com said...

I love the wine in your apartment. Warm and inviting.

knitseashore said...

I love CB's taste. And I wonder about her last name, Bushnell, and Bushnell Park?!

Thank you for sharing these photos!

only a movie said...

Love that mirror over the mantel. Glad you're feeling better, Robin.

Fifi Flowers said...

I kept that issue too! I want her sofa!
I just finished reading her latest book One Fifth Avenue... thanks for sharing what my purchase help fund! LOL

laura said...

I wonder how her desk looks in "real life"...I hope it's more messy. One thing about writing on computer is that you don't have as many stacks of paper, but where are the notes? I love looking at old photographs of famous writers and seeing their desks piled high with paper and notes and well, usually ashtrays because of the times. Though, in days where women weren't considered entitled to offices and wrote in nooks or at small desks, I suppose they were neater--I wonder what the Bronte sister's desks looked like.

My Castle in Spain said...

Me too...i'm dreaming of making a great purge and clean my desk but a messy desk is also legitimate in a way !

essee said...

I love your apt., the wine in it and the colors. and sorry you had the evil sinus situation. glad you are well.

please sir said...

So neat to peak into her space!

Brandi said...

Thanks for your comment...and your toddler sounds liek the cutest. I know i`m looking in from the other side of the fence here, but how fun would it be to have to plan meals where all the foods are yellow for a day! At least your little one makes life interesting...best luck to you :D

Robin said...

Eek! Brandi, he wasn't my toddler, he was my cousin's (if he was my child he probably would have starved) and he's a big strapping middle-schooler now. He's come a long way since those turkey meatball days.

Things That Inspire said...

I would love a good, clean desk right now! My desk is the butler's pantry, as our puppy took over the space I had targeted for a desk.

Great post! I look forward to exploring your blog.