Friday, January 7, 2011

Dean Yoder and Jonathan Grimm Make a Dream Come True

Dean had always wanted a room like the ones he had created for so many of his clients. He coveted Louis XV period furnishing and lighting as well as comfortable soft upholstery. With Jonathan's help and a concerted team effort, the two made the dream come true.  (Sofa pillow fabric by Lee Jofa, two ottomans fabric by Old World Weavers, rug by Stark Carpet)

Boserie, Butterfly Roman shades,and  a period, signed, Louis XVI writing desk go a long way in making the room, a 30 year dream, come to life.
A signed Roybet, graces the Louis XV Rococo marble mantle. Louis XV gilt chenets have watched guard over the many holiday season fires shared with friends. (Balmer Architectural Plaster mouldings were used on ceiling and wall ornamentation.)

A signed painting by Jaquin with pastoral sheep adds quiet to the voluptuous Louis XV gilt ormolu mounted commode circa 1870's, in the manner of Charles Cressant.  The original resides in the Wallace Collection, London, England. 

Dean, after playing the piano for some 30 years, purchased his dream piano, a concert grand Steinway C. The gilt and porcelain lamp came from the estate of the founders of General Motors Corporation in Detroit Michigan, Dean's home state. The Louis XV "x" bench was a gift from Jonathan's family estate and was reupholstered in Scalamandre fabric as a birthday present to Jonathan.

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