Scot Meacham Wood


Sunroom at Dawnridge via The Adventures of Tartanscot

When I read Scot Meacham Wood's blog post on the luncheon he attended at Dawnridge, once home to decorating legend Tony Duquette, I was malachite green with envy. The swish affair, hosted by Sferra linens and Hutton Wilkinson, Duquette's protegé  and business partner, included a guest list that was a who's who of who was in LA for the Design Blogger Conference. I've been rather mad for malachite for a couple of years now, and Dawnridge is mecca for malachite lovers. Duquette was a devotee of the material -- a carbonate mineral in the most exquisite shade of green. If you know me at all, you know I have a soft spot for all things green. Above is a shot of the sunroom at Dawnridge -- the carpet, round tablecloth, and design details along the ceiling all exhibiting the unmistakable green-black swirls of malachite. Just delicious.

Malachite is mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- hmm, that can't be good.

Here's our own burgeoning collection. These pieces once belonged to my favourite Toronto designer -- they are true treasures -- adore the egg!

This groovy little faux malachite painted box is also part of the collection chez nous. The top is the best part:

Spied this little pretty from Lamshop at the New York Gift Show in Feb. I could find a spot for this.


And bless Chicago designer Summer Thornton for her use of the wonderful Cole & Son malachite wallpaper. It's so sexy and just perfection with the overscaled wing chair and checkerboard floor -- oh the drama!

But the pièce de résistance is here. A nice tall, shapely papièr maché  faux malachite urn with lid. I found this stunner at a massive antiques warehouse in Arundel, Maine. Total score. As if I didn't love Maine enough already -- this find endeared her to me even more. My only regret? Well, not to be greedy, but this really is the kind of item one wishes one had a pair of....sigh.


It's a big blog world out there. Every day I find someone new with a massive collection of inspiring posts. Today's discovery is The Adventures of Tartanscot by Scot Meacham Wood. Here is just one of the images from his post for today. It's a Hamptons home by Elizabeth Martin. I have such a weakness for the well-done white kitchen. What's not to love?

And this room below designed by Scot himself (Thane Studio) got me thinking about director's chairs. I was scouting them recently and was surprised by how few I found. For such a great design why don't more companies make them? Hmmm, what's up with that? 

also love these ones at the Bahamas home of India Hicks...

Here are the ones I scouted in Toronto recently:

McGuire, CAN$3,695 (!) -- I think this is the one Scot used above.

Kreiss, CAN$2,295

Pier 1, CAN$74 (for the standard chair height)

The McGuire one is gorgeous but that's just crazy money. The Pier 1 chair is my bargain find of the week!