Monday, September 28, 2009

Vintage O'Brien

While at the bookthing this past weekend, I picked up a copy of House & Garden magazine from March of 1993. Hard to believe this was 16 years ago now and a lot of the magazine, especially the ads, are incredibly dated. However, one article that withstood the test of time is about William Sofield and Thomas O'Brien.The article features examples of their work from both of their own homes, office and gallery. The gallery wall (seen at the top of the post) could easily be in a magazine today.I loved this image from the Aero gallery.This is the living room of Sofield. Interesting side note -he's quite handy and restored the plaster ceiling himself!A tablescape by Sofield. The cheval glass was designed by Ogden Codman for the Breakers mansion in Newport, RI.The spare and symmetrical treatment of the fireplace will never go out of style.The only space which is a bit dated but none the less cozy is the guest bedroom of O'Brien.

8 comments:

London Calling said...

Some design is timeless for sure.

Pigtown-Design said...

a successful day all around! especially BT!

thomas said...

Fantastic Post. Can't go wrong with any designer named Thomas. :)

Anonymous said...

I remember this spread very well and have it ripped out and in my files. Oh, and those tall curtains in the 4th photo are made of cashmere.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

That ceiling is beautiful and so well restored. You are right, doesn't look dated at all.

MEADE DESIGN GROUP said...

This is such a cool post! - Great find!

Karena said...

So beautiful! The images are wonderful. Love it all.

Laura Holland said...

Love learning about Thomas O'Brien and his early start! We love working with Thomas to create his furniture colleciton at Hickory Chair. www.hickorychair.com