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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.

It’s Friday afternoon and even a short week can be cause for a TGIF post that’s long on photos and short on words. We’ll see if that’s an empty promise or not… Here are images of the Rose Hotel Venice to help get you through to the end of the day and week.

Newly refurbished as a labor of love by owner and fashion photographer Glen Luchford, this looks like the kind of place that would be the perfect hangout during my next trip to LA. It was this first image–and that fireplace in particular–that caught my attention and made me explore more about the property:

Living room with stone fireplace at the Rose Hotel Venice. | japanesetrash.com

Bedroom of Abbot Kinney Suite at the Rose Hotel. | japanesetrash.com

Deck off of the Abbot Kinney suite at the Rose Hotel in Venice, CA. | japanesetrash.com

It turns out that fireplace is in the living area of one of the hotel’s suites; some of the suite’s other spaces are above. That deck area looks like a perfect place to wake up each morning.


Here are a couple of shots from another suite. And here’s me signing off until Monday and wishing you all a terrific weekend!

Simpson Suite living area as seen from the bedroom. Rose Hotel Venice | japanesetrash.com

Bedroom of the Rose Hotel Venice's Simpson Suite, seen from the living area. | japanesetrash.com

Have you ever been to New Orleans? It’s one of those cities I’ve visited on and off throughout my life, and if you’ve ever been there yourself you’ll agree it’s like no other place. I think the same can be said of New Orleans interior design–and certainly it’s true of the home I’m featuring today. There’s a feeling of being transported to another time and place in these spaces. I think it has to do with the colors and furnishings, but also there’s something about the way the rooms are scaled in older, deeply Southern houses that feels otherworldly. Let’s take a trip to New Orleans.

This living room displays all of the elements I was just mentioning, from the muted but rich tones to the pieces you want to touch and the intimate scale. Where but New Orleans would you have this particular quality of natural light?

I'm digging the feeling of this New Orleans interior design. | japanesetrash.com


The fireplace mantle is a makeshift coat rail in this bedroom. There are a number of fireplaces throughout this house–even in the kitchen.

The fireplace mantle makes for a makeshift coat rail in this New Orleans home. | japanesetrash.com


You can see the kitchen fireplace in this image of the dining area taken from the front room. Another feature of old Southern homes is the room known as the front room–different from a living room.

The dining space of the kitchen--with its fireplace--as seen from the front room. | japanesetrash.com


The home’s simple, contemporary, eat in kitchen. The bicycle is leaning against the fireplace.

A contemporary eat in kitchen in a New Orleans home full of character. | japanesetrash.com


The kitchen’s dining area has mirrored hanging barn-track doors at one end.

The kitchen's dining area has mirrored hanging barn-track doors at one end. | japanesetrash.com


A corner of the half-bathroom off of the kitchen holds a simple collection with plenty of visual texture.

A corner of the half-bathroom off of the kitchen holds a simple collection with plenty of visual texture. | japanesetrash.com

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It’s no secret that Barbara Hill is one of my favorite designers. I’ve featured her work multiple times here, but have only just learned that her Marfa House is a different project than her Marfa Dance Hall home. And that’s all the excuse I need to do a post specifically about the Marfa House.

She’s the former Miss Texas (1956) and contemporary art dealer who has been called both a Texas Modernist and a Rural Minimalist, but she won my heart with her no-nonsense approach and pared-down style. These images of the Marfa House living space speak to this much better than my words ever could:

Marfa House by Barbara Hill Design: Eames sofas | japanesetrash.com

Marfa House by Barbara Hill Design: living space | japanesetrash.com

Marfa House by Barbara Hill Design: Bertoia Diamond Lounge Chairs | japanesetrash.com

Marfa House by Barbara Hill Design: living area | japanesetrash.com


The separating wall between the living space and bedroom features this credenza:

Marfa House by Barbara Hill Design: credenza | japanesetrash.com


The serene bedroom:

Marfa House by Barbara Hill: bedroom | japanesetrash.com


The patio with outdoor fireplace and an image of the house and grounds:

Marfa House by Barbara Hill Design: patio with outdoor fireplace | japanesetrash.com

Marfa House by Barbara Hill Design | japanesetrash.com

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