Entries in the white house (3)


optimism and white paint

Next week, I am moving into a new apartment: it's bright, airy and feels like a treehouse. The only problem is that the walls are tan and they need to be white. The condo owner gave me the go-ahead to paint on one condition: the white paint had to be on the warmer side. I scanned in a few inspiration images from old magazines and posted them along with other good things I sourced on the internet. WWMD (what would Martha do)?

(1) Bunny Mellon's Oak Spring Garden Library (2) William McClure's former living room (3) James and Whitney Fairchild's bedroom as scanned in from the June 2004 issue of House & Garden (3) Nancy Pyne's Albert Hadley-designed living room (4) Ines de le Fressange's "Gustavian"-themed Paris apartment as scanned in from the March 2009 issue of Domino Magazine (5) Jackie Kennedy's bedroom at the White House (6) Albert Hadley's former Conneticut home (7) Derrick Miller Jennifer Vaughn Miller in their living room as photographed by the Selby (7) my fug tan walls.


mark shaw + the kennedy children

I just a-d-o-r-e these photos of Caroline and little Jon Jon taken by the Kennedy White House’s unoffocial photographer, Mark Shaw. Her pink rosette canopy, bed skirt and curtains absolutely kill me! I think it was mighty bold of Jackie to install white carpet in her young daughter’s bedroom (see a color photo of the room here)... Even as an adult, I don’t think I could handle white carpet-- I’m far too messy!

(photos scanned by moi from The John F. Kennedys: A Family Album)

on this day in history...

President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames
the "Executive Mansion" to the "White House."