Don’t read this post. Seriously. Instead, stop by your bookstore, or newsstand if those are still to be found, and acquire the June edition of Architectural Digest. You will not regret it. Should you already be a subscriber, pick your copy up off the coffee table and open its lambent and ink-scented pages.
If you are in fact still reading here, what news! AD has featured the country house belonging to “Reggie Darling,” (for it is a nom de plume) and his husband, “Boy.” Perfection I tell you. As his blog would indicate. If you are in fact still reading here, go there instead.
My usual reaction to AD takes several guises. 1) Yikes! Too much chintz. 2) Oh no! Far too modern! 3) Worst of all, Too. Much. Decorator. 4) Finally, hey family member next to me on the sofa, mom, sister, brother, isn’t this beautiful? We would live here, right?
Reggie’s house gets Reaction Number 4. In a big way.
The icing on the cake is that Reggie is a splendid fellow, kind, generous, and deferential where he might instead hold court. So I hope you join in me in cheering on success for the good guys, and in contemplating exquisite green walls with tiger maple accents. Graceful chairs and subtle flooring. Harmony. Sigh. And most of all, congratulations to my generous and hospitable friend!
Image scanned in from my purchased copy. AD does not have Darlington House in its online edition. Saving the best, of course, for monetization.