|The main elevation of our drawing room at Darlington House|
featuring a wallpaper panel from Dufour's Cupid and Psyche series
These are pictures that appeared in the print version of the magazine, but that weren't featured in the online edition until only recently. You can see the other photographs of Darlington House that also appeared in the June issue of the magazine in my Reggie Revealed post.
|Darlington's dining room, restored to its original yellow wall color|
The full run of photographs of Darlington House, along with the accompanying article written by the marvelous and erudite Mitchell Owens, is featured on AD's website, and can be found here. I'm thrilled by it.
|Reggie spends a lot of time sitting at this table, pecking away|
on his laptop, working on posts for this blog
I must admit that having a house that I live in appear in a design magazine has always been a fantasy of mine. That Darlington House was chosen to be featured in Architectural Digest, the pinnacle of such magazines in my view, makes me dizzy with pleasure.
|A view of the upstairs hall|
When I leaf through AD's pages featuring the houses, apartments, yachts, and castles of celebrities, billionaires, and tastemakers I can't help but wonder how it is that our own little plain Jane of a house was chosen to appear in its pages? It almost takes my breath away.
|A view of the upstairs sitting room, which we call our "Snuggery"|
Even so, a little voice in the back of my mind keeps asking, "What's next, Reggie? What else do you have up your sleeve? When are you going to buckle down and actually get to work on that book of yours that you've been talking about?"
Well, Dear Reader, I'm not going to let those inner voices rain on my parade here quite yet. I plan on continuing to revel in the pleasure of the AD story having run, resuming my regular posting here on RD, and allowing myself the space to sit back and enjoy it all.
At least for now . . .
All photographs by William Waldron and styled by Howard Christian. All images courtesy of Architectural Digest