Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Page 94 of Elle Decor

Photo by William Waldron via Elle Decor

Did anyone else's heart FLUTTER when they saw this drop dead gorgeous room on the cover of March's Elle Decor (and then on page 94)? Anyone?

This room will take me a while to get over/study/absorb. It's the beautiful Chicago home of Ellen Rakieten and family - Rakieten being the executive producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show. AND, the room is designed by none other than Nate Berkus partnered with Anne Coyle. Wasn't I just saying that I hadn't seen a lot of Nate's work? HELLO. Hi Nate's work. I love you.

These walls are lacquered in a rich, deep cobalt blue. And the gallery display on the walls together with touches of brass and lavender is just heaven sent. I haven't seen many cobalt (almost navy)/lavender rooms, but boy am I a believer.

I don't want to be a spoiler, so I'll only showcase this picture, but the whole place is GORGEOUS. I mean, there is a gold pig on the dining room table (which I'm sure is there year-round and not styled specifically for the shoot) with an outrageous De Gournay wall covering and custom brass dining table. It's too much to take, really. 

If you don't have a subscription to Elle Decor (why not?), you really must purchase this issue simply for this home. I haven't read the whole issue (just flipped right to this spread), but I'm sure it's a good one.

p.s. Did you know you can get an Elle Decor subscription for $7 (yes, $7) here?


  1. I must admit I've got a stack of mags I need to go through and this is one of them. I did a quick flip through over the weekend...this whole remodel was beautiful. Don't the kids even have their own mini basketball court?

  2. I don't recall about the bball court - I frantically tore through the pages to look at the pictures so I didn't exactly read the article (yet!)

  3. I know i saw this room and immediately loved it too! (will check out the $7 offer too - thanks !) KG

  4. Daniela! I have turned the pages of this month's Elle Decor a hundred times! I inspected EVERY detail of Ellen's house and drooled a bit over how amazing it is. Also, the fact that she is the Executive Producer for Oprah... pretty much my dream job. I dog eared almost every page of the magazine and now I am going to order a subscription... i love love love the room in the first picture (the one you've posted). Yay!

  5. Alison I could not agree more...I feel the same way about that spread...it's incredible!

  6. I desperately love the bird (crow?) art and wonder where to find one for myself. Google has lead me nowhere.....any ideas? I would appreciate any help in finding things that are featured in magazines....THANKS!!


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