Like A Phoenix
This article in the Sunday edition of the New York Times really touched me.  It details the heartbreaking fire that tore through editor in chief of Town and Country, Jay Fielden's home (in nearby Wilton, Ct.) and the rebuild which resulted in these cozy and chic interiors. The feature goes on to explain how in addition to the architect and the original designer (Jesse Carrier) the magazine industry, also rallied around this family and generously donated so many stylish items to replace what was lost (the Louis Vuitton in the closet is from Grace Coddington.) I've changed my view on both mid-century modern homes and the top tier magazine world...prior to reading this family's story, both seemed beautiful to look at, but somewhat cold... now I see the warmth in both.


  1. Wonderful article. It is so refreshing to read about inspiring stories rather than the constant features of negative news. My best friend lost his house to a fire in Greenwhich, a beautiful old stately home, in one night, the only thing that was salvage were the door handles which are now in my home.
    Unlike this uplifting story, the house was never re-built and the very valuable land sold.

  2. What a great story in addition to great interiors. I agree....the design industry and shelter mag industry showed such incredible warmth in their support of Jay and his family!

    And...great minds think alike. I ordered the Aerin striker last night in the midst of creating my post. Couldn't resist!
    xx E

  3. The first image is so the styling. Headed over to read the article.

  4. great article!! loved it! wao...what a story! Nice way to start off this Monday morning after the shock of the pope stepping down...interesting

  5. I absolutely love that kitchen! Just pinned it. I think it's the backsplash that really got me. Love this story too, great Monday read!

  6. that's a truly beautiful home, I'll have to read the story too to better understand what's behind

  7. Love the kitchen and the little vignette under the stairs- all gorgeous!

  8. The layout of this room is exactly what I want in the future! Great post!

  9. How absolutely lovely to read this - there is GOODNESS in the world....we just should talk about it MORE!

    Lovely home - lovely post!



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