Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Winterthur Weekend: Tuesday Inspiring Spaces by Thomas Jayne

When New York-based interior designer Thomas Jayne spoke at the Winterthur conference: "Chic it Up" I paid close attention. His lecture was mostly about the homes featured in his new book: "The Finest Rooms in America" but also about the elements of creating a fine home. I knew that when I got back, he'd have to be one of our Tuesday Inspiring Spaces posts.

What I found most intriguing, was the influence of Winterthur's rooms designed by H.F. du Pont on Jayne. Now, certainly, he has drawn inspiration from many great designers, having worked under Albert Hadley, Sister Parish, and Kevin McNamara. His rooms are filled with the finest of antiques, vintage art, and stunning accents hand picked with his own playful eclecticism and trained curatorial eye.

I love his style, and I know you will too. Though these singular rooms may total more than what many of us would spend when we buy our first home, you'll certainly take plenty of inspiration in the colors, space planning, and playful mixture of antiques and modern pieces. Enjoy.