Further to comments on the previous post about colourful Fortuny pendant options . . .
Also in response to commenters, I feel a duty to show you the one other area where some of Jill and Jack’s money went — to their entryway, for which the designer created a four-colour paint stripe (blue, cream, silver and gold) that wraps up and around a curved ceiling and staircase leading to the second floor of the home. It would have been an expensive application and the painter’s fee also came out of the budget, along with oversight charges, no doubt.
And finally, an observation about the heated discussion below; Jill and Jack made some expensive mistakes for which Jack admits to being “embarrassed.” The couple learned a costly lesson and shared their story with the intention that it be a cautionary tale for others who might travel down a similar road.
Ultimately, I get the sense that some of the criticism stems from class-conscious indignation. The couple was prepared to spend “up to $100,000″ and negotiated a final decorating tab of $85,000 — a lot of money in just about anybody’s books. But this is a $1 million-plus home in a desirable pocket of the city and people who live in such places spend commensurate amounts on their decor, they hire the best help and shop in the best stores. It might seem wasteful to some, but this is not the kind of home where you’re going to see second-hand anything unless it’s a prized antique. I wish I was as fortunate.