You can get portraits for a steal at flea markets and they’re wonderful conversation-starters. Just ask your guests to give the strangers in the painting a name and backstory. You’d be surprised with what they’ll come up with!
It’s always nice when you come home to be greeted by something you love to see. In this apartment, a small hallway near the entry is home to one of Leyden’s favorite pieces. This “larger than life” drawing by artist, Chinatsu Seya is a quiet statement but a powerful one. Yet its detailed greyscale depiction of what Leyden calls, “the most lush dreadlocks,” is only the start of its appeal. “It’s over-scaled for the space,” the designer also notes, “which really makes an impact.”
While Angela Blehm’s Georgia home showcases her design aesthetic beautifully, her art studio is where she really gets to let the creativity flow. The bright floral print fabric on the vintage desk chair and the pale blue framed mirror are just a few of the touches that make this studio fun and inviting. Every color, pattern, texture, and medium is available in this space. I could barely resist picking up a paintbrush myself! Seeing Angela in this place of creation it’s clear, that with her passion for art and design, the possibilities are endless.
A wide gold chevron stripe visually leads residents through this eclectic hallway. It's a portrait gallery of sorts where the distinguished guests on display are some of Jackson Hole's (where the house is located) most notable occupants.
Gorgeous blue electrifies this bedroom, bathing walls, bedding and rugs in its luxurious hue. As in the home's other rooms, a wild, inspired mix of antiques, textures and styles creates a visual wonderland.
A circular bar makes great use of an unusual space at the foot of a romantic wooden staircase. Metallic tile transitions to stone, visually separating the inner bar from the guest-friendly area. Arched windows and an arched doorway continue the curved design of the stairs and bar.
A closed-off lounge makes one thing clear: you have to be on the A-list to hang out here. Notice the photographs of all those celebrities on the wall? That's just 1 of 100 curated art installations in the house.