Sometimes I Go A "Little" Ann Getty

I have to admit; I sometimes go a little Ann Getty when I design. Ann Getty’s interior style is as much of a discovery as the Getty Museums themselves. What an inspiring journey to learn about her incredible sense of style, collections of amazing things, and oh yes, the expansive resources to access timeless, priceless relics. Her knowledge of antique preservation, fine interiors and periods of Classical design is so inspiring.

Finding the dream Client that allows us to tap into this level of design is not everyday, but when the opportunity presents itself I am so exhilarated.

There is magic in this photo. The dynamic aqua floral on the gilded occasional chair with the Oriental backdrop and heavily carved console are dreamy. 

There is magic in this photo. The dynamic aqua floral on the gilded occasional chair with the Oriental backdrop and heavily carved console are dreamy. 

My all time favorite image in Ann’s collection. The indoor pool, accompanied by incredible Indian-Ornamental doors and a stunning velvet tufted chaise.

My all time favorite image in Ann’s collection. The indoor pool, accompanied by incredible Indian-Ornamental doors and a stunning velvet tufted chaise.

The self proclaimed socialite (turned Interior Designer) opens her home for an amazing and extensive shoot. Her gown is an idealistic backdrop to her tastefully curated collections. 

The self proclaimed socialite (turned Interior Designer) opens her home for an amazing and extensive shoot. Her gown is an idealistic backdrop to her tastefully curated collections. 

Ann’s work (while historical) always includes a fresh color palette making her spaces exciting and vibrant. Ranges of bold greens (aqua, grass, mint, pistachio, basil, fern) are weaved into each room... and always hints of pink and red. A perfect method of blending warm and cool; making for a timeless palette.

Influenced by collector’s like Getty, I mix the old with the new . . .

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ABOVE: The 2016 Pasadena Showcase House of Designs’s formal dining room was a perfect platform for us to mix antiques with new patterns. My antique 24K gold China paired with Lenox’s Butterfly Meadow pattern shows beautifully.

LEFT & RIGHT My gilded English Boy lamp is always a topic with visitors. A gift to my Grandmother from my Grandfather in the 1950’s... Who knew men had such an amazing eye in the 50’s.

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The new generation of Ann Getty below; her influence is through our daily designs without even knowing it. As we have confidence to mix & match and celebrate the history of fine furnishings, our influence as designers becomes intangible.

Home of Creative director Hannah Cecil Gurney of De Gournay Wallcoverings.  I  love the live  plants with the Chinoiserie

Home of Creative director Hannah Cecil Gurney of De Gournay Wallcoverings.  I  love the live  plants with the Chinoiserie

Image found on Pinterest

Image found on Pinterest

Owner Susan Gutfreund/ Vernada

Owner Susan Gutfreund/ Vernada

Designer Greg Jordan/ Architectural Digest

Designer Greg Jordan/ Architectural Digest

~KELLY