To help me with her vision she lent me Suzanne Rheinstein's new book At Home: A Style for Today with Things from the Past. If you read other design blogs and the few remaining design mags I am sure you have seen Suzanne's Manhattan pied-à-terre which flanks the cover of her book and the pages of Elle Decor. The designer I am working with lent me the book to look at a silver finish for a ceiling that she asked me to work on but of course, I cannot stop looking at this mural, every time it crosses my path:
|All Images, Elle Decor|
Instantly I was reminded of Zuber Wallpaper!
|James Andrew in the Zuber Showroom, New York |
Grisaille “Les Courses de Chevaux”
|Bob in his Savannah, GA studio|
|Not sure of publication, I think Southern Accents|
Bob Christian currently resides in Savannah, GA but began his studies in decorative painting in New York with John Rosselli. John is most commonly known for his eponymous antique stores in New York and Washington, DC.
Disclaimer: I often get onto tangents when I research these posts. I research one topic, and find out some other tid bits(re: John Rosselli, had no idea his first career was decorative painting) that I find interesting even though they are completely unrelated to the topic at hand!
This is from John Rosselli's bio, you can see why I had to include it: "
Some facts about Suzanne Rheinstein and her career:
She was born and raised in New Orleans. Her mother worked in and eventually became the owner of an antiques store on Joseph Street. (Does anyone know which one it was?) She was educated at Tulane and received a degree in English Literature. She started her career in research and journalism. Her first employer was Hodding Carter, a pulizter prize winning editorial journalist who was a fellow at Tulane at the time. She later went on to produce documentaries and talk shows in Washington, DC and later in her long time home town of Los Angeles. She quit her life of journalism when she was seven months pregnant with her daughter and a few years later opened her shop in LA called Hollyhock. She says it is her love of diligent research and growing up with an antiquarian mother that eventually brought her to design.