Holidays Are Posts Are Plentiful This Season here on Nest by Tamara!

Holidays Are Posts Are Plentiful This Season here on Nest by Tamara!
Until Jan 1 look for lots of advice and sharing to make your holiday season shine- for starters, over on Trim Queen blog we share tips to help Dress Your Holiday Table, click on photo for story and stop back for more recipes, decorating and holiday posts. photo -- our table at Hope Lodge gala (

Thursday, May 22

Highlights from the Kips Bay Showhouse - extraordinary grand staircase at the landmarked Villard Mansion by interior designer John Douglas Eason

Highlights from the 
2014 Kips Bay Showhouse,
beginning with a historic stairwell
This is a classically beautiful winding stairwell inviting visitors from the first to second floors in this rich mansion.  The entire house is a testament to high-end classical design, yet this year's designers did a magnificent job at providing modern twists around every historic corner.  Please stop back over the next couple weeks as I will bring you highlights from my three visits to the space, each time I discovered a detail I had not noticed the time before.  I have visited many showhouses over he years, but this one is special.  
The limestone staircase was already beautiful but designer John Douglas Eason utilized his talent to showcase a jewel-box design.  Highlights include an incredible art piece, a historically rich sculpture and a timeless console, with the juxtaposition of a contemporary silver leaf chair.   The golden overhead light lends a modernity to the space, keeping it fresh.   
Happy Nesting
XO Tamara
some of the especially inspiring sources:
Sculpture--Barry X Ball; represented by Sperone Westwater
Art piece--Thomas Struth; represented by Marian Goodman Gallery
Console--H.M. Luther Antiques
Chandelier--Ingo Maurer LLC
 Chair--Wendell Castle Represented by Friedman Benda Gallery
 Wallpaper--Christianson-Lee Studios
Area Rug--Doris Leslie Blau
special shout out to the uber talents--Marks and Tavano workroom

 interior design John Douglas Eason
all images above provided by John Douglas Eason, some of my own candids below: