Friday, March 14, 2014

Collected Cool by Interior Designer Jay Jeffers

Jay standing  in front of his shop Cavalier, filled with carefully curated handsome bespoke, antique and vintage items for the home. From Jay, I truly believe that if you surround yourself with beauty, you will be a happier person for it. So very true!

Jay Jeffers, a designer known for his bold use of saturated color, yet is a genius at the soft monochromatic room, because of the exciting elements he places throughout. As Diana Vreeland said, The Eye has to Travel, and yours will, alighting on unique and memorable pieces in each and every room Jay designs. Myself, I have counted well over a hundred precious finds that could easily drop from heaven and land beautifully into my home!

Jay opened his design business 14 years ago and has been a rising star in this highly competitive business ever since. He is  genuine, understated , and has the panache to bring his clients dreams to life! The great Albert Hadley has been an influence and inspiration to Jay.

Jay Jeffers new book, Collected Cool, The Art of Bold, Stylish Interiors , Forward by Jamie Drake. Published by Rizzoli and written with Alisa Carroll. Photography by Michael Millman.

This stunning book is divided into four sections, plus one about Cavalier the shop he and  partner MIchael Purdy have made into an experience for the senses.

He begins with the section Collected Cool, rooms thoughtfully layered over time through a multitude of unique details.

PLease click on any of the images to enlarge for detail

This image says it all An antique settee covered in a fresh icomic fabric, jeweled with gilt, scrolls, nailhead trim, bolstered with piping  in contrast and a luxe throw casually draped. Resting on a Santorini blue carpet. Can you picture yourself reading here with a glass of wine and Jays fabulous book!?  

Unabashed Glamour

I adore this room, staring with an almost ethereal fabric on the chairs, many would not venture to use; however it sets the tone for this exquisite room. The patina of old world pottery with sprays of fresh blooms, then there is Jay's almost terracotta shade of orange! Look at the curtain fabric and how the color backed book cases highlight the owners collections

Unabashed Glamour
Brilliant unadorned windows with painted moldings, the daybed generously proportioned and sumptuous. The sleek contemporary table. A masterful mix of luxe finishes, sumptuous materials, sophisticated glam!

Bold Bespoke

Of the many glorious master bedrooms featured in this tome, this is the one Jay created perfectly for my future villa at the sea. The Bespoke headboard, whimsical, yet elegant.  Birds fly across the Handpainted Fromental wallcovering. Murano glass lamps bring even more artistry!

Casual Chic

Always stylish, though comfortable and relaxed

A fresh Galbraith and Paul printed linen and red lacquer chairs, and a pedestal top of recycled glass make a perfect breakfast room

In this sky-high Russian Hill Home Jay has set the stage to showcase the owners stunning art collection

Jay on Art: 

Ultimately Fine Art, accessories, and personal objects are the souls of a room. Each piece brings its own energy to a space;it can set the mood or disrupt it in an unexpected but inspiring way.

I have the privilege of working with many clients to curate collections of fine art and objects, and whether their prized collections are wonderful things they picked up on their travels or family heirlooms, they speak of a life well lived

You will be thrilled at the collected works of art throughout the pages of this incredible book! There are Montages of artfully done elements, do take time to appreciate the details.

Jay also invites us into two of his and partner Michael Purdy's homes and what a treat!

There are persimmon hued walls in the living room with a hot pink lacquer table. Look at the lines of the gray velvet chairs. Then the gray and cream on the lower wainscot show how no detail is left to chance

Jay and his partner Michael Purdy with their faithful companion and shop namesake, Cavalier

The Cavalier attitude is Bold uncommon furniture, art and accessories.You will see many of Jay's own bespoke designs at Cavalier The shop is Thoughtful, Inspiring, and Adventurous!

Thank you Jay for this fabulous Springtime offering that will have us cherishing it throughout the year! Bravo!

You may reach Jay through Jay Jeffers Design Group 
 Please purchase his book Jay Jeffers  Collected Cool as it is a collectors item for your design library!

The Arts by Karena

Thank you to my friends and followers who support The Arts 

Publication and images received courtesy of Rizzoli New York

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ArchitectDesign™ said...

looks like a wonderful shop!

MJH DesignArts said...

I love Jeffers work--and his dog!
Great review! xoxo

Sarah Sarna | Live The Life You Dream About said...

The book looks like a good one!

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

He is such a talented designer! Love the orange, and the settee arm is one of my favorites.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

My first thought was "Isn't he spiffy!" Love his work too.

Happy St. Patrick's Day weekend!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Love the joyful and fun!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I my, I love his elegant!...and love the kitchen...I can just imagine entering that room and just would make anyone happy!...
Thanks for the feature Karena!!

Leslie said...

Gorgeous post! I like the fabric, pottery, and the blooms at the top. xxleslie

Katherines Corner said...

I love this post. Oh my goodness so many lovely things. Great style and inspiration. xo

Brillante Interiors said...

Love his style. Thanks Karena!

Carolina Elizabeth said...

I had so much fun visiting your blog. Thank you for sharing all the lovely inspiration. Now, it's off to paint I go. I hope you will also visit my blog and see my art.
Kindest regards,
Carolina Elizabeth

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, what a handsome pair, and such style to frame their lovely selves!!!!!!!! Karena, you always feature such posh and fabulous artists. THANK YOU! And you too my dear? Weather has been capricious for you too? We as well had a lovely melt-down with at least 4 days of 40+, enough to melt things. But yesterday? 20s. This coming Tuesday? SNOW! So Mother Earth cannot make up her mind!

Enjoy your day no matter what the weather my friend. Thank you for coming! Anita

therelishedroost said...

How fabulous!! I also have to say your facebook Photo is so lovely too! You look great I hope you are feeling as good as you look my friend!

Fashion-isha said...

His style is so my style! I hope you're doing well!

La Petite Gallery said...

Eating my heart out over the dog and those red chairs, I left some in Florida.. Oh these guys have style..

Paisley Curtain said...

From your description and the pictures it looks obvious Cavalier must be a wonderful shop, will keep it on the "to visit" list when in that part of the world.
Have a great weekend. (Kansas City weather looks good after an intense winter).

Julia said...

Me encanta tu bloc ha sido un placer visitarlo, te invito a mi blog, y si te gusta espero que te hagas seguidora.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

I adore period pieces when it comes to design, but Jay's magical touch with colour and form make these pieces and the rooms in which they sit,contemporary, with a bold wow factor".

Thanks for visiting Karena. I too think of you. I hope that you are travelling well. XXX

Julie Yenicag Paulino said...

I love his work and his store is amazingly beautiful.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

What a fabulous cover! And such brilliant usage of colors. I definitely need this book for my design library. Cheers!!

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