Old School - Betty Sherrill's New York Apartment

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I came across an article in the New York Social Diary that featured decorator Betty Sherrill's (of New York City's McMillen, Inc. Design firm) apartment.  The look is super traditional with lots of French and English antiques, original paintings, soft colors and traditional floral prints.  This style is what made me fall in love with interior design and decorating a few decades ago.  My taste has changed a little since then, but I still love traditional style and layers of pretty things.
The living room has buttery walls and is more cluttered than we typically see today.  But it's pretty clutter.

Don't you love the trim on that tablecloth?

This little area off the living room is a bar, and it looks like lattice on the walls.

This is the library.  It's so cozy with the warm color on the walls and the mix of pattern.

Here's a tighter shot of the library shelves packed with family photos and personal momentos.

This room is more restrained than the rest of the house. What do you think of the leopard chairs on the leopard rug?

This is a shot of the bathroom's family gallery - casually placed right on the tile.

Betty Sherrill in her living room.

If you get a chance, head over to the New York Social Diary and read the article.  Ms. Sherrill is a lady with an opinion and she's happy to share it!

Hope you're having a great week!

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Splendid Sass said...

Actually the dining room works for me. I really love the chairs, and the trim is perfect. I may try this myself.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful home.
Happy Thursday.

Interior Design Musings said...

Great post, Kim! Love the trim on that table too! And I have to say that dining room is truly leopard done right. M.

The Pink Pagoda said...

I love the dining room. The leopard on the chairs is fantastic, but I'd prefer some other pattern for the rug with a larger scale.

amber wallace said...

How cool. The art is amazing as well as the tablecloth

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

That skirted table is amazing.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I adore the chairs in the dinning room. Her home might be over done for the trends of today, but I love that she has decorated her home in what she loves and her style.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I love the layered cluttered look but I am not so sure I would want to dust it. I guess you need staff to have that look!

Brooke @ Inside-Out Design said...

I wouldn't layer the leopard chairs with the leopard rug, but separately I love them both! It was fun looking around her house!

Brandy@MAKE+MODEL said...

Love the leopard chairs!

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