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I’ve just found this terrific weekend home in South Africa of a couple who have exquisite taste–hence, gentlemen’s quarters is how I’m thinking of this place. These are just a few glimpses–some of the highlights of the home, found here.

My idea of the perfect outdoor set up; gotta love an outdoor shower. | japanesetrash.com

Wooden deck, potted plants, groovy dining space, and outdoor shower–just about perfect.


Love the layout of this bathroom--plus the interesting drain being used. | japanesetrash.com

The layout of this bathroom is so surprising; love the choice of drain used here.


Can you say "gentlemen's quarters"? This refined living room is just right. | japanesetrash.com

Here’s the image that got me interested in this gentlemen’s quarters in the first place–this level of relaxed refinement is so appealing.

The celebrity real estate world seems to be in hard-core spin mode this week because Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband have once again listed one of their NYC homes for sale. Apparently, they’ve never actually lived in the property, but purchased and overhauled the townhouse in 2011. I’m not one of those die-hard “Sex and the City” fans–in fact, I’ve only seen a handful of episodes (give me “AbFab” any day over SATC)–but I like SJP in one of my favorite films, “The Family Stone”. But I really like her husband, Matthew Broderick, as the title character in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”.

Nerd-y aside here to establish my fan-boy cred: In fact, I still have my Leisure Rules FBDO pin from when I saw the premiere of the movie back in the day:

Real fan cred: my "Leisure Rules" button from when I originally saw Ferris Bueller's Day Off. | japanesetrash.com


But on to the townhouse that’s causing such a stir. It’s a very nice home, as you might expect. I’ve chosen a few of the images to share with you.

Tasteful living room with just the kinds of art and objects you might expect for SJP & Matthew Broderick. | japanesetrash.com

The living room is contemporary and tasteful, with just the kinds of art and objects you might expect for SJP & Matthew Broderick.


The fancier of two dining spaces from the Parker/Broderick townhouse that went on the market (again) this week. | japanesetrash.com

This is the more formal of two dining spaces shown in the listing. The townhouse has seven fireplaces. That dining table is an art piece in and of itself–really more like something Cameron’s dad would have in FBDO, I think.


Less formal dining space--I assume it's in the kitchen--from SJP and Matthew Broderick's townhouse. | japanesetrash.com

Here’s the more relaxed eating space–I assume it’s part of the kitchen. I love a round dining table, so this space really appeals to me. Plus, those doors to the outside are very nice.


A bedroom from the Parker/Broderick townhouse. | japanesetrash.com

A spacious bathroom from the NYC townhouse being sold by Carrie Bradshaw and Ferris Bueller. | japanesetrash.com

Finishing up the post with this bedroom and bathroom. While there’s nothing I’ve found to confirm it, I’m assuming these are paired since they share the same design in fireplace surround.

Did you have a good break (those of you who had a long weekend)? I certainly did. I spent some time looking around on interior design blogs and Pinterest, and it occurred to me that these days it seems everyone has his own style. I think that’s as it should be, and it makes for endlessly fascinating browsing of great design images. But within all of the different styles out there, one thing remains constant: everyone goes for grey and white bathrooms. There seem to be a few typical ways the color scheme gets put into place; let’s look at some examples of grey and white bathrooms–be sure to let me know which one is your favorite:

Bringing grey in with paint is a popular — and easy — way to create a grey and white bathroom. This one punctuates the look with matching rhino heads:

This grey and white bathroom packs a wallop with matching rhino heads. | japanesetrash.com


Another way to bring grey and white into your bathroom is through using concrete as a statement, like this terrific concrete bathtub:

This amazing concrete bathtub makes a real statement. | japanesetrash.com


The flip-side of the previous look, this bathroom uses the concrete color everywhere but on the bathtub:

This white tub is set off by all the grey in this bathroom. | japanesetrash.com


Tile is always a good way to bring your color choice into a bathroom:

Sweet hexagonal tile in this grey and white bathroom. | japanesetrash.com


Or you can just clad the entire room in grey and white stone, creating a literal jewel box out of the space:

This bathroom is like a jewel box. | japanesetrash.com

(I was unable to find sources for these last two images; please leave a comment if you have information regarding where either of them came from and I’ll add that into this post.)

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