Been telling myself for weeks: Must tout wonders of Scot Meacham Wood‘s divine San Francisco apartment, even though it’s been out a while, as in the Dec/Jan issue of House Beautiful, written by moi. In case you missed, it is here at HouseBeautiful.com.
Some stories write themselves, and his was one. A Ralph Lauren protege-turned-interior designer, Wood’s work bespeaks the chic-aristo-style of Ralph but also bears the indelible stamp of a Renaissance man who follows his heart. Might we all be so exuberantly all-over-the-place and so dang good at it.
Wood also plays the piano and the organ, and his first job out of school was running a chair-lift at a ski resort. Which his parents were thrilled about. I don’t know about you, but this is definitely the guy I want to sit next to at dinner.
Look at the layering of art, architecture, fabrics and objects. His apartment is incredibly inspiring but at the same time accessible. He is not someone with an unlimited budget; he’s someone with an unlimited sense of style–and of what’s possible. I love that.
Look at all he has going on in this hall. It’s a destination in itself, and it takes you somewhere new and yet familiar. FAB.
The kitchen ain’t big enough to swing a cat in, but he makes it work. The black cabinets and woodwork are chic as anything.
The bedroom might be my favorite. That bed is very curl-up-in-able, and yet handsome and masculine. And don’t you love all the Tartan. It’s kind of his thing in case you hadn’t noticed. I’m hoping by the time this posts, he will tell us when to look for his own line of custom Tartans…
See more photos and my interview with Wood here at HouseBeautiful.com
I’m pretty sure I’ve said it before, but I always fall a little bit in love with what I’m writing about, perhaps like a painter with her subject. True with Wood and also true with Texas designer Jan Showers and her fabulous clients Cecily and Robert Bradshaw. Their luminous, art-filled Toronto house done by Showers is the polar opposite of Wood’s but just as intriguing. It was in the Dec/Jan issue of Veranda, here on Veranda.com.
Another PS: Am MORTIFIED that earlier version of this post contained misspelling of Scot’s name with two t’s instead of one. It is Scot, not Scott. Mortified. So sorry.