Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Martha Angus

We are so excited to be able to introduce Cassandra's boss Martha Angus to our readers. Martha recently had photos taken of her Nob Hill apartment that Cassandra was part of, and we get to share them with you all! And without further ado, Martha Angus...

Here is a shot of Martha herself standing in front of one of the apartment's extra large windows. The windows are covered in cream silk drapery, that are beautiful without taking any attention away from the breathtaking views of Golden Gate Bridge from all window views in the apartment. And now we begin our tour.

We enter into the apartment through the gorgeous hallway that sets the tone for the wonderful interior. There are very light hardwood floors throughout the main living spaces, with cream painted walls to give way to the amazing art collection Martha has acquired.

This chair with its zebra seat shows the playfulness of Martha's design skills through the proportion and scale of this chair. The zebra chair also works very well with the artwork painted by Martha herself, of abstract images with the bold black and white running through this painting.
This fun and eclectic living room has its very own Roy Lichtenstein painting. Martha has designed and incorporated a rug to highlight this amazing painting. The silk pillows on the beautiful grey linen settee play up the colors in the painting and rug. The 3 mirror cocktail tables with different heights and sizes add a great reflective quality to the room . The antique Gustavian clock adds an element of history to the room. This room is a wonderful example of Martha's love of antiques and modern design, with a mix of outstanding art work.

This is Martha inviting dining room with her collection of beautiful Gustavian chairs. They are so beautiful in their light grey blue wash of color. The Greek key motif on the dining table shows a historical reference here as well.
The hallway then moves into the living room and dining area where light pours into the spaces. Mirrors on the walls reflect the gorgeous views as well as make the apartment seem larger. The furniture selection throughout the apartment is a great example of Martha’s style and interior design choice. Angus chooses modern catching pieces mixed perfectly with antiques from all around the word, especially Paris Flea Markets.

Even Martha’s son, Malcolm has an excellent eye for artwork. His room is filled with wonderful colorful pieces of art set against a black painted wall. Even the furniture is a fun eclectic mix for a teenage boy, with the “bubble” chair from Hedge and a steel locker dresser from Pottery Barn Teen.

The hallway outside the Master Bedroom features a beautiful antique Parrot painting as well as an antique leaf console that Martha purchased as a pair last year at the Paris Flea Markets.

Continuing on into the Master Suite is the gorgeous Master Bath on our right. The bathroom features intricate gold details in the floor in the shape of diamonds. The makeup table is the Parsons Table from West Elm which is set off by the antique side chair upholstered in Fortuny Fabric.

And now we find ourselves in the Master Bedroom. The bedroom has a simple luxurious feel, with a calm refreshing grey paint on the walls. The bed is a custom designed piece and the desk is an antique along with the rest of the furniture. Above the desk is a fantastic piece of artwork, a Chuck Close Self Portrait that adds a fun modern twist to the room; as well as the Mac computer. The bedding is a simple cream bedspread with a pop of color with the silk turquoise pillows from The Silk Trading Company.

Client projects from the wonderful portfolio of Martha Angus.

The Kimpton Hotel Group are fans of Martha's and asked her to totally renovate their Hotel Allegro in Chicago. It definitely should be at the top of your list on a visit to Chicago.

Thank you so much for visiting with me as I show off the wonderful work of the women I get to work and learn from every day. She is such an amazing teacher and Mentor. Martha is always hard at work and has a number of very exciting projects underway. This includes another show house, and some exciting features in a prestigious magazine. I hope to be posting more of her work soon. Thank you again for letting us post on your wonderful work and opening your beautiful home to us, Martha. You are the best!
*Images compliments of Martha Angus


mb said...

What a fantastic eyeful of gorgeous spaces. I love the master bedroom. So tranquil and lovely.
I must go back and look through the photos again.

Thanks for a wonderful post.

Erin said...

How very fortunate to have Martha for a mentor! Her home is absolutely beautiful. Love the Ray Lichtenstein painting and rug to go with it!

Sweet Nothings said...

love! esp her view..i die. and that wallpaper in the last shot..it looks like a goyard bag!

JMW said...

Gorgeous space and wonderful light.

Valerie Wills Interiors said...

Oooooo what a treat to see this. It's gorgeous

Struggler said...

What a wonderful tour and a beautiful home. I do admire those who can acquire art they love, in different styles, and blend it into a fabulous space.

the NEO-traditionalist said...

Love her work! Such bold, yummy colors. Thanks for sharing!
XX Kate

Eclectic said...

Thanks for sharing! She has such a wonderful and fresh approach to design!

Haven and Home said...

Well you had me at the window in the first picture, from there...I am speechless. It is so important to have good mentors, you are very lucky!

Between you, me and the Fencepost said...

The first picture makes me want to up and move asap to sunny California and away from this cold rainy fall weather. What a bright and airy space. Breathing room.

Design Esquire said...

Wow - it is just beautiful. The artwork is amazing, and that first image with the extra large window is amazing. What a wonderful person to work with!

Deliciously Organized said...

What a talented lady you work for. I love her work. The spaces are beautiful and how awesome is it that she has her very own of her Roy Lichtenstein?! Jealous!


Emily said...

Oh I am soo jealous! What a fabulous mentor to have. Her home is so beautiful and I love the style. That huge chandalier makes such a statement!!

pink-to-green said...

Thanks for the introduction!

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