I had to do a double take, since I saw another von K house featured in the June/July issue of Western Interiors HERE
Both homes are in the Los Angeles area, and both have similar use of fabrics and furniture, but they are not one and the same home. So if you're a Lynn von Kersting fan, pick up this issue.
Ticking stripes and shell covered mirror look fresh again,
and I love the colored silk Burmese lanterns
Lynn does another brilliant DR chair -
remember the red stripe one we all love in Western Interiors?
I have not seen this much editorial on Lynn von Kersting. Joni Webb at Cote de Texas did a wonderful piece on her, naming her #7 on the Cote de Texas Top Ten Designers list, where she used several von K photos HERE. Joni noted that published pictures of Lynn's work are rare, and that there is no von Kersting book. You can of course see her work at her store in Los Angeles. Lynn is a special type of designer - she owns a restaurant (The Ivy) that has been a watering hole for the celeb set for a long time (maybe 20 years by now). She has her store Indigo Seas, which is styled to the nines. Through the store, and by word of mouth of many happy clients, comes her commissions to do interior design and decoration.
It is so refreshing to see Lynn keep traditional and romantic decor alive and well and current, especially in the Los Angeles/Palm Springs mecca of all things Mid Century fabulous.
It is curious that her work is appearing in what I think of as off- shoot and regional publications (Western Interiors and decorating). The big two guns left standing, Elle Decor and Domino, haven't published any of Lynn's current work yet.
I predict we will see a Lynn von Kersting book very soon!
The entryway: More stripe ticking
Note the white tile floor - something many of us have
How "green" of her not to rip it up, but make it work
A guest room using all the things that we love,
that have been discarded for the Domino groovy rooms:
Chintz, florals, quilts, wicker!
The master bedroom - there's that red stripe we love
used on another style of chair to great effect
Detail of a corner in the master bedroom -
Another fab shell covered mirror -
Love the turquoise accent color
used throughout the entire house
Below: Another dining area on the sun porch
I love the straw fan display on the mantle